Don’t you love it when you don’t have to get on a plane to travel the world? The Citizenry, a seriously cool design house that partners with master artisans around the globe, just opened the doors to its holiday pop-up shop, The Citizenry Bunkhouse. Located on Bleecker Street in the West Village, the shop is filled with a beautifully curated collection of home décor items that includes bedding, tabletop, blankets and throws, pillows, prints, and oh, so much more. Fans of the brand will also be able to shop the new light and airy linen Portugal bedding collection—woven in its namesake country—as well as pick up items from the various collections aimed at celebrating countries around the world.
An added perk? The globetrotting co-founders behind the brand, Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley, make it supremely hard to feel guilty about shopping. The duo travels to each country before creating a collection to partner with and establish sustainable, supportive relationships with incredible artisans using only local materials. This leads to exceptionally-made, unique, and aesthetically pleasing designs that allow one to shop with a conscience. “The Citizenry is committed to creating handcrafted home goods with new standards for quality, transparency, and social responsibility,” says Bentley.
“Every piece is handcrafted in fair trade workshops, providing a sustainable living for artisan communities around the world.” A fact that does not negate quality but in fact attracts it. Luxurious throws hand-loomed by master weavers in the Peruvian Andes, hand-thrown ceramics from Dublin, or handcrafted Cacao Cups from Mexico? Yes, please. The holiday pop-up shop is only open through December 22nd, so get thee to shopping! For a list of events, location, hours, and perks, see below.
The Citizenry Bunkhouse:
379 Bleecker Street between Perry and Charles Street.
Monday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Free gift wrapping on all purchases;
Complimentary craft coffee
Saturday Maker Series:
Each Saturday, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., The Citizenry will be hosting some of their favorite NYC makers to help customers get holiday ready. This includes artist Linda Colleta showcasing her artwork on December 8th, and award-winning author and baker Sarah Owens making baked goods in the shop on
Every Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., The Citizenry will be serving beer and wine, spinning records, and offering shoppers cookies and treats.
Champagne Send Off:
Date: Saturday, December 22nd
To properly say farewell to their last night in The Bunkhouse, The Citizenry is offering shoppers bubbly from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.