Hate the crowded malls during the holiday season? Well If traditional Black Friday shopping is not your thing, pop shopping might be. It's easy if you know where to find the stores that are "popping" up all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. Savvy holiday shoppers are hot on the trend, but finding these shops isn't always easy. Pop up shops are temporary and literally pop up with little notice. Shoppers usually learn of their existence by word of mouth or via various shopping websites and email lists. This holiday season, more retailers than ever are thinking outside the brick-and-mortar box. Twenty-five Borders stores will pop up for the holidays. Toys "R" Us will open up 600 express stores. Even Hello Kitty is in a pop up state of mind. She'll swing by the Big Apple in a candy-colored bus on December 9th and 10th.This season, Brooklyn Flea moves indoors from December 15th-23rd for Gifted: A Holiday Market. Shoppers will find giftable goodies designed by nearly 100 of the borough's finest artists. PIX 11 is helping take the guess work out of Pop up shopping. Check out our guide and pop up map to help you get started.


Beauty junkies, rejoice! The Japanese outfit's pop-up offers the latest in fall and holiday makeup and gift cards for complimentary facials. Tomorrow to Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 989 Third Ave.


Sanrio's "Small Gift" truck arrives in New York just in time for the holidays. The mobile store will be stocked with collectibles that celebrate the company's 50th birthday. Dec. 9 and 10. Go to Sanrio.com .


Cobble Hill's gourmet gifter has set up a temporary holiday shop next to the regular store. The Middle Eastern emporium boasts a huge selection of ethnic specialties and holiday sweets. Now through January. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 191 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, (718) 624-4550.


Brooklyn bakers Joe and AnnMarie Glaser are selling their popular Italian treats at the Williamsburg branch of Uncle Louie G. Pick up a batch of cannolis, biscotti or Hudson Valley apple muffins. Now through Dec. 31. Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. 341 Graham Ave. (718) 208-0984.


The Parker Pen Pop up store features an assortment of sleek pens, with one for every style and price point. The Parker Pens pop up store can be found just inside the main entrance of the Time Warner Center's Shops at Columbus Circle in New York City. It will be open for a limited time, from now until January 31, 2011. Free postcards (limit ten) are offered while supplies last and must be completed at the pop-up kiosk for mailing.


Every weekend, the kiddie art studio transforms into a holiday market with vendors selling handmade clothing, accessories and home goods. Now through Dec. 19. Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 212 Smith St., Brooklyn, (718) 643-6817.


Fruitmongers Harry & David are bringing their fresh pears, chocolates and wines to New York. Feeling crafty? There's make-your-own bento boxes and a customizable gifting station. Now through January. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun., noon-6 p.m. 55 Fifth Ave. (212) 228-0009.


Performance apparel maker Under Armour's holiday pop-up is back, selling sports gear, basketball sneakers and a New York-only graphic tee. Now through mid-January. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 134 Spring St.


Pick up decorating and wrapping supplies at one of Jam's two new locations. The shops, loaded with festive ribbons, bows and boxes, are restocked every morning. Now through January. Go to jampaper.com for details.


The techie magazine has selected 200 of the year's most innovative gadgets. The three-level pop-up also will host concerts, family days and wine tastings, and sell limited-edition Wired products by Jack Spade, Bowery Lane Bicycles, Incase and Urbanears. Nov. 19-Dec. 26. Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 692 Broadway. (866) 393-8054.


The Brooklyn Flea heads indoors for its annual holiday market, Gifted. This year's lineup includes local vendors like Brooklyn Junior, Bon Genre, Brooklyn Salsa Co. and Kumquat Bakery. For a complete list, visit brooklynflea.com. Dec. 15-23, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn.