#UK Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop comes to life for the holidays


In this image taken from video, actress and blogger Gwyneth Paltow appears at the opening of her pop-up store on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 in New York. Paltrow's luxury and lifestyle online venture goop turned into an actual boutique on Wednesday as the actress celebrated the opening of goop mrkt in The Shops gallery at Columbus Circle in New York. (AP Photo/Bastien Inzaurralde)

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site Goop is alive and well in the analog world.

Paltrow, with a hand from the fashion house of Valentino, hosted the media Wednesday at her pop-up shop Goop Mrkt, open through Dec. 24 at The Shops at Columbus Circle in midtown Manhattan’s Time Warner Center.

“It’s so nice for all of us as a company to experience the digital come to life in brick and mortar, and to be able to bring the whole lifestyle piece to an actual physical store,” Paltrow told The Associated Press.

Among the beauty products, housewares and other goods selected by Paltrow for the shop is a playful collection of sparkly, star-adorned dresses, jackets, sneakers and accessories from Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for the capsule collection dubbed Valentino x goop. They’re displayed in the shop under a bright Wonder Woman mural.

“I think of the Wonder Woman aesthetic being like Goop in a dream,” Paltrow said. “It’s kind of like the highest possible end of what we do, you know. And it’s fantasy in a way. It’s really high fashion and it really embodies the luxury aspect of the business.”

She said busy moms like herself must be Wonder Women on a regular basis.

Paltrow said she enjoyed Thanksgiving with her “consciously uncoupled” ex Chris Martin and their kids, along with singing on Coldplay’s track “Everglow” from the band’s upcoming album.

“We had a really nice time,” she said.

As for Christmas, Paltrow hadn’t given much thought to what she’d like as a gift.

“I wouldn’t mind something from the Valentino collaboration, and I really like that new Apple Watch, the Hermès Apple Watch. I got my eye on that,” she smiled.

Paltrow wore one of the Valentino pieces, a tulle mini-dress.

It’s not the first Goop pop-up. The company has set them up in Dallas and Chicago in the past.

“It’s a lot of work getting it together for such a short amount of time, but we have a great time doing it,” Paltrow said.


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