I came across The Crop Pop Up Shop on Instagram and I knew we had to include them in this Styled For Crop Over Series. After all, accessories are key to any outfit or costume and we want you to stand out this festival season.
*They’ll be popping up at Harbour Lights on Thursday July 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. *
I had a chat with owner Candi Nicholls about what shoppers can expect.
1. Tell me a bit about the The Crop Pop Up Shop. What prompted you to open this shop?
The Crop Pop Up Shop is basically somewhere to source all needed accessories for the Crop Over season. The fetes, the cruises and of course the big finale Kadooment Day! What prompted me to open the store was the fact that people always comment about my jewellery and trust me enough to shop for them. It also was the lack of accessory outlets in Barbados. Soon we will open a store front (under a different name) for everyday accessory needs. A woman must be accessorised! I love Crop Over; it’s a time to get dressed up and of course look fabulous while partying.
2. Where will we find you and what will you have on offer? Is each piece one of a kind?
Great question . . . This Summer we will pop up at Harbour Lights and hopefully two other band houses which we are waiting on confirmation from. Another location will be announced soon enough. If someone wants up to pop up at their band house, all they need to do is call or email us.
This year we will have jewellery, bags, body chains, boot accessories, metallic tattoos, kaftans, lashes, face gems, sunglasses, glitter…tings! Because Barbados is so small I try to have one of a kind pieces. If I buy two…one is for me. 😉
3. What do you find women are looking for when choosing accessories for the Crop Over season? Any particular trends?
They are looking for items that are fun and that same something. Statement pieces and of course everyone loves a little bling, especially on the road. Trends…we love the trends forecasted for Summer, which is Boho Chic and White. So expect loads of white, of course pops of colour and my two personal faves, tassels and fringe.
4. How important would you say accessories are to an outfit?
Considering that I am jewellery obsessed, it’s a must. Small or large, a woman must be accessorised. Believe me, I make sure I wear earrings to the gym. Very small ones, but earrings anyway 🙂
5. How can women go about choosing the right accessories for their outfit?
Well, I would say, trial and error. One outfit with two different sets of accessories can have two distinct looks. Look at magazines. Check out our IG page. We sometimes post tips as different necklines call for different necklaces.
6. How can we find The Crop Pop Shop online?