Havaianas Pop-Up Beach
Renowned Brazilian flip-flop brand, Havaianas, has launched a city-centre pop-up beach in Buenos Aires, Argentina, featuring sand, parasols and loungers, to coincide with the summer solstice.
The company has launched pop-up stores all over the world, most recently in Chicago and Los Angeles, but this is the first time it has launched a pop-up beach outside of Brazil. A second pop-up beach has been proposed for Pinamar, also in Argentina.
Meanwhile, chic hotel collective Design Hotels has gone one step further, launching its very own pop-up resort on a 900m-stretch of beach on the Mayan Riviera at Tulum, Mexico. The idea of a pop-up has certainly evolved from its initial inception, when it was mostly used by retail and hospitality brands to test new markets. Instead, these latest pop-up destinations are innovative marketing tools that seek to provide unusual experiences, rather than simply generating an increase in direct sales.
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