by Andrew Dominick
If you take a stroll down Washington Street in SoNo and gaze through the glass of a certain store, your eyes cannot help the mesmerizing feeling that your brain will soon receive. All kinds of patterns, checkered, plaid, leopard spots, striped, and army fatigued, will stand out. Soon after, the pastel pinks, greens, and blues will draw you in, the chandeliers and red, orange, and green Christmas trees will assist.
This store that came out of nowhere, just in time for your holiday shopping, is the Scout Pop-Up Store. Scout sells bags, all types of bags, in many different colors, patterns, sizes, and styles. Messengers, totes, duffels, backpacks, beach bags, shoulder bags, cooler bags, you name it, Scout has it.
The bags at Scout are fashionable without being as expensive as a designer brand. “The best thing about Scout is that they are affordable and great looking all at once,” said Scout Pop-Up Store owner Kate Corridan. “Our most expensive bag in the store is only $50.”
Bags for a shopping trip in the city, like Scout’s Daytripper ($35), or their bestseller, perfect for that weekend trip, appropriately named the Weekender ($45), make great gifts for that person on the go.
The recently opened pop-up shop is open for business until the end of the month to help you with your holiday gift list. Be sure to check out the store this Sunday, December 18, from 12-2, as the store will host a special holiday event. The event will feature a raffle, an appearance by Santa, cupcakes to snack on, and if that is not enough, the first 10 people through the door will receive a free gift. “The Short and Sweet Cupcake truck will be parked in front of the store featuring a Scout inspired cupcake. Chocolate cake with pink peppermint frosting,” Corridan said. “Stop by, Santa will be here to take pictures with the kids, have a cupcake, and buy some Scout.”
Scout Pop-Up Store
136 Washington Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
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