The Arsenal x Classic Loot
A Holiday Pop-Up Storefront at Valley Fair

Awesome gifts and classes for artists from The Arsenal. Vintage, new and handmade goods from Classic Loot. Original artwork by Sam Rodriguez and Tamiko Rast as well as other artists' artwork curated by Empire7Studios. In-store local maker pop-ups curated by San Jose Made (see below for the schedule).

Open from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31

Located in the former Sephora storefront at Westfield Valley Fair Mall (2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050)

About Classic Loot

Vintage, New and Handmade goods. Boutique on Wheels.

Website: http://www.classicloot.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/classicloot/

About The Arsenal

San Jose's only artist owned and operated art store. Art supplies, classes and workshops, gallery, and artist merchandise.

Website: http://www.thearsenalsj.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thearsenalsj/

About Empire7Studios

Empire Seven Studios (E7S) is an art gallery located in the Japantown district of downtown San Jose, CA. It all started in 2008, when founders Juan Carlos Araujo and Jennifer Ahn ventured on their establishment which has since become a beacon to an underground art culture in the South Bay. Known for housing great talents and featuring art exhibition openings every 2nd Friday of the month.

After 10 years, we will be losing our current location and looking to relocate. We have created a Go Fund Me (https://www.gofundme.com/save-empire-seven) to help us find a new permanent home. We would like to give a big thanks to all of you who have been supportive in this ongoing experience.

E7S is a place where good company and friendships are intertwined and the arts are forever appreciated.

All artwork showcased for December's Valley Fair pop-up is available for sale. Art by Sean Boyles, Lacey Bryant, Tim Diet, Jayde Fish, Chris Gonzales, Chad Hasegawa, Avery Palmer, Pacolli and Mildred and Sam Rodriguez.

For more information about us, visit https://www.empiresevenstudios.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empire7studios/

Sam Rodriguez's website: http://samrodriguezart.com/

Sam Rodriguez's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samrodriguezart/

Tamiko Rast's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tommytoe/

Weekly Local Maker In-Store Pop-Ups
Curated by San Jose Made

Screenprint SJ

Popped up from Dec. 1 to Dec. 8

Originally, the driver of a series of San Jose community celebrations of screenprinting craft and culture called the Screenprint Showdown. Currently, a program for teaching screenprinting to high school and junior high students in San Jose. Sales from all Screenprint Showdown products will go towards the Screenprint SJ program.

Website: http://www.screenprintshowdown.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/screenprintsj/

Le Petit Elefant

Popped up from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15

Artist and wanderluster.

Website: http://www.genevievesantos.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lepetitelefant/

The Little Red House

Popped up from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22

Illustrator and designer.

Recently Featured in Content Magazine: http://content-magazine.com/home/the-little-red-house/

Website: http://www.thelittleredhouse.co/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelittleredhouse/

Rachel Riot

Popped up from Dec. 23 to Dec. 31

Rachel Riot (originally called  "Manic Designs") is an independent fashion designer that hand makes clothing and accessories with a dark and elegant avant garde twist. Each piece is hand crafted and unique to stand out against fast fashion and celebrate individuality in an overly mass produced world. 

Website: http://shoprachelriot.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachel_riot_designs/

What is Local Label?

The urgency and immediacy of the pop-up power Local Label. We believe everyone from makers, small businesses, emerging brands and labels, technology companies and even large mainstream brands can engage and enrapture large masses of audiences through pop-up experiences. This is because pop-up experiences, in their high-intensity and ephemeral nature, appeal to the high-speed and newness-hunting demands of the modern consumer.

To achieve this, Local Label secures highly promising locations where pop-up experiences can connect with a community and the community as well as Local Label in turn can help it grow and help shape it into what that community needs from its physical spaces. Local Label prizes the ability to gather and analyze information and to develop insight from its pop-up experiences, helping better define the physical space's needs. To any venue or any pop-up inhabitant, Local Label offers its expertise in designing spaces, merchandising products and creating marketing strategy tailored to creating successful pop-up experiences. 

Who are our clients?

  • Anyone looking to sell their goods or services or to exhibit their vision or expression through a pop-up experience.
  • Large-scale retail centers
  • Property owners and managers
  • Cities
  • Event producers
  • Special projects, especially those looking for quick and impactful deployments of their ideas

If you are interested in working with Local Label, feel free to reach us at locallabelusa@gmail.com.