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Editors' Pick

Best Pop-Ups to Catch Before They’re Gone

Pop-up shops come and go. Here are three stores to check out before their short-term leases end.

Salt & Sundry

Salt & Sundry, a D.C.-based “home + lifestyle” boutique with locations in Union Market and Logan Circle, opened an outpost in Bethesda last summer. Owner Amanda McClements’ emphasis on businesses owned by women and people of color means you’ll find 100% vegan Vela Negra candles made by Cuban-Guyanese American Aisha Cort (a Howard University Spanish lecturer) and batik-inspired throw pillows by xN Studio, a decor company founded by designer Nasozi Kakembo, who grew up in Silver Spring and whose pieces are inspired by her Ugandan heritage. McClements promises her Bethesda Row pop-up will stick around at least through February.

Salt & Sundry, 7126 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, 301-312-6313, shopsaltandsundry.com


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Wylie Grey

Sustainability-focused fashion boutique Wylie Grey signed a lease last summer that goes through August 2022 for a Bethesda Row space. The shop, which has operated online since 2016, experimented last May with a three-month pop-up on Bethesda Avenue before deciding to commit more long term to its current location. With owners Nikki Yazdanian and Rachel Grinney’s eye for emerging designers from around the world, it’s the place to discover new American fashion brands Donni, Kule and Sea New York; Copenhagen-based Samsøe Samsøe; British knitwear designer Hayley Menzies; and handmade jewelry by Paris-based Hypso.

Wylie Grey, 7125 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, 301-302-8997, wyliegrey.com


Provisions

Culinary pop-up Provisions, in Bethesda’s Wildwood Shopping Center, is the brainchild of John Helm and Caroline Liberty, the founders of Red Orchard, another Wildwood store. This tiny gem of a shop offers kitchen accessories like herb strippers and cheese knives, and specialty food products such as spiced honey and Mexican hot chocolate. Don’t wait long: Helm says he can only guarantee that Provisions will be open through January.

Provisions, 10231 Old Georgetown Road (Wildwood Shopping Center), Bethesda