Crashing Hotels Opens a Pop-Up Store in the Mission

You're bound to find some nifty — and weird — gewgaws at the San Francisco band's temporary shop.

Today, San Francisco band Crashing Hotels will open the doors to its new pop-up store, Exploration Exploitation, on Guerrero Street in the Mission.

Like the band itself, which makes what they call “electro-goth” music, the items in the store are eccentric, bizarre, and wide-ranging. Expect oddities and curiosities like mother of pearl opera glasses, Vincent Van Gogh shot glasses, “needle sets,” and Spanish hats, as well as art pieces like Mexican skeleton dioramas, Salvador Dali prints and wood engravings, and Nagano clay pottery.

Crashing Hotel’s songwriter Ao Anderson describes the hand-picked, curated items available for sale in the store as such: “[I was] simply choosing items I would purchase for myself if I had a house big enough to fit them all. For me, these items fall under the same motto of my life: If there’s no thrill, there’s no point.”

The store opens tonight, Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and will be open through Sunday, Dec. 11.

Exploration Exploitation, 299 Guerrero Street inside of Proef Space. 


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