It’s no secret that Drake’s new pop-up shop will be opening its doors to New York City Thursday.
The new Summer Sixteen pop-up shop is Drizzy’s second pop-up this year and is opening at 208 Bowery in Manhattan. The shop follows Drake and rapper Future’s Summer Sixteen tour, which kicks off tomorrow at Madison Square Garden (Future also has a Pop-Up shop at 76 Wooster St. that is currently open until Aug. 8).
Drake took to Instagram to make the official announcement and it would seem that the shop will only be open from Aug. 4 through Aug. 7.
So what can fans expect at the new pop-up? While the finer details have yet to be released, we have been able to amass enough information to put together a little survival guide for those who plan on checking out the Bowery store.
On the eve of the official store opening, here’s how you should plan for your Drake pop-up shop experience.
Tip # 1: Getting In
Get there early. This might be a no-brainer but, as of now, no opening time has been released. Judging by the popularity of Drake’s first pop-up last April, there could be a mob scene. Chances are still likely that the shop won’t open until the afternoon (the "Views" pop-up shop opened at 4 p.m.), but a morning wait session might be in order to guarantee your spot.
Tip #2: What to Bring ($$$)
Although the t-shirts for Drake’s first pop-up shop (also on Bowery) for his “Views” tour were free, you might want to come with a full wallet. The VIP packages for this tour were reportedly valued for up to $1,000 and -- in addition to VIP seating and a meet-and-greet -- included pins, patches, incense holders, a custom disposable camera and a Summer Sixteen bag, among other items. Unfortunately, it was reported that the VIP packages were cancelled – which might make the items for the shop all the more valuable.
Tip # 3: What to Grab
The shop is said to be pretty exclusive to tour merch – think t-shirts with prints of Drake’s face and song lyrics on them – and one of the confirmed items will be a sweatshirt that reads “Revenge” across the chest. It might be a good call to grab for that, seeing as it’s the print of the first image Drake Instagrammed earlier today. Gothamist reported that there will also be a t-shirt with the praying hands emoji on it -- if it shows the tour names and dates, it might be a good idea to grab that one as well.
Keep an eye on Drake's @champagnepapi Instagram page for more updates.