Fashion and food are some of life’s best things, and what’s better when you combine the two? Thanks to the latest Prada pop-up at Harrod’s, we’re revisiting a few of our favourite designer pop-ups that we still dream about. Is there a rewind button, by any chance?

Prada @ Harrod’s

When: Open until the end of 2023

Prada has recently opened a stylish pop-up café called Prada Caffé in the prestigious Harrods department store. The café is set to operate until the end of 2023 and draws inspiration from Prada’s inaugural boutique in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, as well as the brand’s other global stores. The café’s menu features contemporary variations of classic Italian cuisine and drinks.

I don’t know about you, but we’re willing to book a flight for this mint green heaven.

Cha Cha Matcha @ Tiffany & Co’s

When: 2021

The Blue Box Cafe, previously only available in New York, opened a location in Southern California in Fall 2021. The Cha Cha Matcha, popular amongst Los Angeles residents, collaborated with Tiffany’s & Co for a short period of time until end of October that year. The cafe provided a great setting catch up with friends, grab cute matcha dinks, and go on a shopping spree at Tiffany’s & Co.

Chanel @ Colette

When: 2017

The space showcased Chanel’s at that time’s recent ready-to-wear collections and a photography exhibition by Karl Lagerfeld. The exterior exhibited the colette-blue logo previously revealed by the two brands, which contrasted against the white, minimalist window displays. During the pop-up, the brands had also released of the Chanel x Pharell x adidas Hu NMD.

Colette was a three-floored concept store with an exhibition space, bookshop, and a “water bar.” However, it closed for good in December 2017.

Fendi @ Selfridges

When: 2020

The Fendi Caffe took over the ground floor Champagne Bar, The Fount, and offered an exclusive, contemporary menu at Selfridges on Oxford Street. The café drew inspiration from Fendi’s Roma Holiday collection, which prominently featured the brand’s signature yellow and powder pink colors. Back then, these two colors replaced the traditional Christmas green and red, offering a Fendi twist to both fashion and cuisine.

Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at rand@khamsa5.com or follow her on social media @rundoozz.
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