Thread and Gilt City’s Warehouse Sale Pop Up at Union Market Next Week

One weekend, two of our city's best shopping events.

Last spring's Thread pop-up. Photograph by Leigh Vogel.

Get ready to shop: Next weekend, two of our favorite (and most reliably treasure-laden) shopping markets make their return to our city, right in time for the start of holiday gift-prep.

As part of Union Market’s Fifth Street Folly weekend, curated retail event Thread returns for the third time, repeating its previous format—which last November pulled in more than 5,000 shoppers on each of its three days—by spotlighting a diverse lineup of national and local vendors that includes Southern-luxe designer Billy Reid alongside Washington-based brands such as DeNada, Matine, and Native Danger. One big difference this year: The market takes place in a new spot—the Maurice Electric Warehouse, just up the block and next the the Angelika pop-up.

So what’s taking up Thread’s previous space in the main building’s Dock 5 space? That’d be Gilt’s twice-yearly Warehouse Sale, a two-day ticketed shopping party formerly hosted at Long View Gallery. This year, the flash-sale site brings its discounted designer duds to Northeast. Along with cocktails, snacks, and music, you can expect to spy racks of clothing, shoes, bags, and home decor from big-ticket designers that include Helmut Lang, Zac Posen, Missoni, and more at discounts of up to 90 percent off. (Serious scores are practically guaranteed—in previous years, we’ve snagged pieces from Balenciaga, House of Harlow, and Pour la Victoire at major markdowns.) This year, the event will also host a special John Varvatos pop-up boutique with price cuts on fall and winter menswear. Tickets usually sell out fast—so get moving to snag one of the limited Friday-night entrance passes.

Thread. November 14, 1 to 6 PM; November 15, 10 AM to 6 PM; and November 16, 10 AM to 5 PM. Maurice Electric Warehouse, 500 Penn St., NE. Free.

Gilt City Warehouse Sale. November 14, 9:30 to 11:30 PM; November 15, 9 AM to 5 PM. Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 Fifth St., NE. $10 to $20 online.