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Bonobos Launches “Cyber Pop-up Store,” Further Blurring The Lines Of Ecommerce

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Bonobos, everyone’s favorite online clothing provider named after amorous monkeys, has announced a Cyber Pop-up Store featuring a number of special items curated by Nets basketball player Deron Williams with proceeds going to his charity.

If that sounds like a lot of fluffy marketing, it is. However, the sale is one of the first self-described online pop-up stores and is designed to run from March 21 to April 21.

Unlike traditional sales, the “pop-up shop” is based around Williams’ charity and style. More important, it drives folks to Bonobos who wouldn’t traditionally be interested in buying slacks online. Win-win, as they say.

With more eCommerce companies trying new and interesting methods to grab traffic – see Indochino’s real world pop-up shops for another example – it’s clear much of the build-it-and-they-will-come attitude of the olden days is now falling away and more lifestyle companies are looking toward unorthodox methods to get folks clicking again.