A POP-UP shop that provides a space for shoppers to support businesses owned by black women will return to London just in time for Christmas.
The Janet’s List concept store, created by entrepreneur and former barrister Janet Oganah, enables consumers to get up close and personal with some of their favourite brands, a number of which are usually only available to shop from online.
Each of the carefully selected independent companies showcased in the store are owned by black or ethnic minority women.
Oganah said: “My mission is to make it easier for everyone to buy from, and support businesses by black women and women of colour. The best way for all of us to achieve this is to buy from them and contribute to their bottom line.”
She added: “We recognise that businesses by black women and women of colour face additional hurdles when it comes to access to money and retail opportunities. We solve this problem through our amazing concept stores as well as providing an opportunity for all of us to spend with purpose.”
Among those confirmed for this year’s pop-up are Sheer Chemistry, the hosiery brand chosen by The Kingdom Choir for their Royal Wedding performance, haircare line Equi Botanics and Hannah Pratt Clothing, Colourshot Cards and vegan hair and skincare brand Luxemore London.
The shop, which will be located in Islington, will open its doors tomorrow (December 3) and run until December 22.
In addition to providing online businesses with a physical space to sell, the Janet’s List pop-up store will also be a hub for events including talks, masterclasses – including one by Adeola Gboyega, national education and artistry manager for leading makeup line Pat McGrath Labs.
This 2019 concept shop follows the opening of a Janet’s List pop-up in Amsterdam for Black History Month in October and an inaugural pop-up in London in December 2018.
Janet’s List pop-up concept store opening times are as follows:
Date: 3-22 December
Time: 11am – 7pm
Location: 41 Cross Street, Islington, London N1 2BB