Peter Field, a tailor and accessories manufacturer based in Chicago, has won the Search for the Next Great Pop-up competition.
This is the third consecutive year of the contest, which is conducted by Block 37, a shopping, dining and entertainment district in the city’s Loop District.
As the winner, Peter Field will get a free 1,441-square-foot retail space on the first floor of Block 37, as well as $2,500 in prize money to help with the build-out of the space, and a complementary consultation with Pop-up Republic.
The shop will be open from Sept. 23 to Oct. 31.
“We truly look forward to connecting with a new market of Loop residents and commuters who can benefit from our custom alterations and men’s wear accessories,” said Nicholas Monterotti, founder and chief executive officer of Peter Field. “Even if clients just stop by for measurements on their lunch breaks, the exposure on the first level of Block 37 at the intersection of all main entrances is incredible.”
Peter Field specializes in custom men’s wear alterations and also manufactures accessories such as neckwear and pocket squares in Chicago. The company opened a 740-square-foot store in the Loop in 2013, which has since expanded to 3,500 square feet. In April of last year, it expanded to New York and opened a shop in the Flatiron District.
“Block 37 has always been dedicated to supporting the growing retail industry that surrounds it and for being a hub of brand incubation and development,” said Corri McFadden, founder of eDrop-Off, one of the judges.
Block 37 has hosted numerous pop-up stores throughout the past few years, including the Moto Shop, Motorola’s first-ever experiential boutique; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s design show, and the Foo Fighters pop-up store with Live Nation during the week of their performance at Wrigley Field.