We love a good shopping spree here at OnePopz, but we particularly love a good One Direction merchandise shopping spree!
What could be better than being surrounded by loads of 1D merch, and heading home with bags full of stuff with all of their lovely faces on?
IT’S LIKE ONE DIRECTION HEAVEN!
The stores sell a whole bunch of merchandise, from posters to t-shirts to life size cardboard cutouts of the boys!
The world got it’s first 1D pop-up store in August 2012. The store opened in Northbrook, Illinois (Chicago Suburb) and remained open from August 25th – September 12.
The store was a massive hit which obviously resulted in them replicating the same success all over the USA.
From then on, the stores have travelled all over the USA for them lucky American fans!
The store travelled from Chicago to New York in November 2012, for the second and one of the biggest One Direction pop-up stores.
Being the biggest city in the USA, the NYC store attracted an unbelievable amount of visitors from all over the world!
Oh how we wish we lived in New York
Saying that, the store still sold the same merch as all the others, but being that it’s in New York it was clearly much bigger and better, as are most things over there.
After that, it was a while until another pop-up store was launched, as Minneapolis didn’t see their store until March 2013.
The store opened in the Mall Of America for just 6 weeks on March 16. C’mon guys, we don’t think that 6 weeks is NEARLY long enough to be able to take in the wonderfulness of what is a One Direction store. The people of Boston were the next lucky ones in the USA to be get the store in their town, in April 2013.
The store then travelled to Canada where it visited Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton.
We were particularly excited to hear about the European pop-up stores, where the first one launced in Barcelona in August 2012. They then visited Stockholm, Verona, Oslo, Milan and Madrid.
And then… IT WAS THE MOMENT WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! THE UK GOT THEIR VERY FIRST ONE DIRECTION POP-UP STORE!
Yep, the store opened in Leeds from 23rd March 2013 – 24th April. The UK went CRAZY with excitement, and we even got to visit it! We have to say, it was THE most amazing experience of our lives!
And of course, the lads couldn’t let Australia miss out, as they opened stores in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne last year.
As of 16th July 2013, the most recent One Direction pop-up store was in Dallas, Texas. The store opened on 22nd June and unfortunately closed on 7th July. They sold all the usual merchandise including One Direction’s staple onesies selling for $100.
And now, the boys are to unleash their merchandise upon the people of Glasgow, Scotland. The store is due to open on Saturday 20th July and Liam Payne raved about their new venture: “We are thrilled that 1D World is opening in Glasgow and can’t wait to get back to Scotland ourselves.”
Oosh, we can’t wait to see it!
Wonder where the next One Direction store will pop up?
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