One-of-a-kind finds is what we’re about at Pop Up Ave—and it’s why we’re in love with Highway Robbery Vintage. Coming to us from Pittsburgh’s South Side, Kate Minton has an eye for the best pieces from the 50s to the early 90s that mesh well with the modern-day items we already have in our closets. We chatted with her about how she developed her taste for vintage and which decade had the best fashion.
Pop Up Ave is just two weeks away and we are SO excited about the vendors attending this month. Natalie Lynn of Natalie's Craft Kombucha will be joining us for the first time from Elysburg, PA. In the three-plus years she's been brewing the probiotic tea, she's developed 18 flavors that range from sweet to herbal to floral.
Summer, where have you gone?? It's back to school for everyone and even though we still have our fingers crossed for the sun to stick around we know that fall is on our doorstep. We will soon find ourselves watching the changing leaves and grabbing our favorite sweater. Fortunately for us the beginning of September means Pop Up Ave is only two weeks away and that Kneedles & Leaves will have the perfect companion beanie for your favorite sweater.
Welcome back to town, students! Happy Valley just got a little happier and so did we. Pop Up Ave is excited to have State College native Shelley Banker at the flea in less than three weeks!
If you frequented downtown State College between 1995 and 2012 you might recognize Shelley, who once owned the beloved vintage shop The Rag & Bone. She has since started an Etsy business called Steele Hollow Vintage, selling high-quality, one-of-a-kind vintage treasures.
We think it’s pretty rad that Carly Rumpf of RAD Stickers + Doodads is coming to State College! Luckily it’s only one month away! Man the summer has gone by quickly but Carly's creations are definitely something to look forward to.
Carly Rumpf, a freelance graphic designer, created RAD Stickers + Doodads in 2012. Her passion for food, puns and simple yet hilarious illustrations led her to create her first few sticker designs which later spun into more and more drawings and doodles.
It’s almost Friday and to celebrate we have a new Vendor Spotlight to help you get to the weekend.
Camp Hill has their very own unique clothing brand in Lucky Streak. The brand’s mastermind is Artist & Graphic Designer Rocky Woodling. Woodling only makes small batches of 35 of each design to keep things original. We love that he also has a mission to support local or American-made products.
Yes! You made it through the first half of Monday. Now take a break (you've earned it), kick up your feet and join us for this week’s Q & A with Rexmake. Kristen Fava is the creative mind behind all of the greeting cards and letterpress work at the Harrisburg-based shop. She has a great story and we are so excited that she took the time to chat with us.
Happy Wednesday flea market friends! We’re another week closer to popping up at the Garner Street Lot in State College on September 10.
This week’s vendor feature is a hometown favorite because the shop is homegrown right here in State College. Emily Bedell is a local who started making custom embroidered products earlier this year under the name Peenapple Express. These are not your grandma’s embroidered hats and patches. They are the perfect accents to everyday items that would make Grandma proud.
We’re 52 Days away from State College’s first urban flea on September 10th. So to get you more excited for our inaugural event we wanted to introduce you to some of our vendors. Each week we’ll have a fire side chat with a few of our vendors to talk shop and preview what goods they’ll be bring with them.
First up is Lyes & Lathers a handmade soap brand out of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Jena is the owner and resident soapmaker and she had a lot of fun answering our questions about what makes her soap perfect for Pop Up Ave.