Ladyfag is a celebrated Downtown New York City nightlife promoter. Understanding the power and value that social gatherings and parties have, she has been able to help re-energise the scene with her events.
For over a decade, she sold vintage clothing and antiques in Toronto, Canada. After moving to New York, she began to throw parties for the downtown nightlife & fashion set. Watching a new generation of talent emerge in the nightlife scene, as well as hearing her friends complaining about having to come up with new looks every night inspired a new kind of event. In 2010, she decided to funnel her many talents and concentric social circles into one project, and thus Pop Souk was born.
More than just a marketplace; Pop Souk is an event unlike any other. A shopping pilgrimage where the cool cats come to socialize, listen to DJs... & shop!
At Pop Souk, we’ve created a multifaceted, interactive event. You can hear your favorite New York DJs spin, mingle with creatives while sipping on cocktails, try out some custom tasty treats, have your nails done, and, of course, shop! Pop Souk is a nexus of nightlife personalities, artists, musicians, DJs, designers, all their to sell and shop alike. Pop Souk helps artists, & performers empty out their overflowing closets, so that the next person can enjoy their treasures. Pop Souk is about interacting not with sales reps, but with the artists themselves and strives to introduce up and coming & underground brands. Pop Souk is dedicated to the growth and success of our scene and work hard to create a platform for artists to get recognition and share their passions.
Pop Souk: Where downtown goes to sell…not sell out!
Pop Souk is only $5 for a whole day of fun! $1 of every entrance will go to the Ali Forney Center. AFC's's mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. Since AFC's launch in 2002 with just 6 beds in a church basement, the organization has grown to become the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youth in the country -- assisting nearly 1,400 youth per year through 10 housing sites and a multi-purpose Drop-In Center. AFC will also be at Pop Souk with a raffle full of surprises from our sponsors, with all the money going to directly to AFC. Much love & respect to the Ali Forney Center for all the amazing work they do.
We are excited to announce that Pop Souk is taking over all 4 floors of the legendary Webster Hall for our second year in a row!
From the Streetwear Studio to the Balcony Boutique, each room will host different worlds from vintage, to streetwear, and the main ballroom & balcony overflowing with fashion & accessory designers... champagne & shopping awaits you.
From Penn Station - Take the 1 2 3 south to 14th st. Transfer to the L Brooklyn bound to Union Square.
From Brooklyn - Take the L Train to Union Square.