New York in December is simultaneously the best and the worst for shopping.

Pros: More shops.

Cons: Crowds. So. Many. Crowds.

You don't live in New York for a lot of personal space... Take advantage of all the new pop-ups in NYC before they pop down!

Land's End

Land's End, which currently does not operate any
Land's End, which currently does not operate any stores in NYC, has popped up on Fifth Avenue! Open through January 31st, the homey wooden space -- yes, there's a lounge with a fireplace -- is stocked with holiday gifts, cozy basics, monogramming and a hot chocolate bar! 650 Fifth Ave., landsend.com (Credit: Land's End )

GOOP MRKT

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand, goop, has opened up
Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand, goop, has opened up a pop-up holiday shop at the Time Warner Center. Through Dec. 24, you can enjoy plenty of complimentary beverages, makeup demos and browse the luxury apparel at GP's first official NYC pop-up. 10 Columbus Circle, goop.com (Credit: goop )

American Eagle Outfitters

A curated selection of American Eagle holiday items
A curated selection of American Eagle holiday items has popped up in their Bryant Park winter shop. Find cable knit sweaters, plaid flannels, printed socks, blanket scarves and even pet sweaters and beanies here through Dec. 27. 62 W. 42nd St., ae.com (Credit: American Eagle Outfitters)

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The Eight Senses

Contemporary ready-to-wear and outerwear line The Eight Senses
Contemporary ready-to-wear and outerwear line The Eight Senses has popped up in SoHo! Founded and designed by Israeli N. Baranes, you can shop this new label locally with price points from $58 - $898 through Dec. 28. 120 Wooster St., theeightsenses.com (Credit: The Eight Senses)

Lower East Side Holiday Pop-Up

Shopping local is oh so easy -- and
Shopping local is oh so easy -- and fun -- at this first-ever Lower East Side pop-up open Nov. 27 - Dec. 24! Local artists and makers from the Grand Street Cooperatives will sell crafts, artwork and plenty of gift items for everyone on your list. Stop by on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. for aperitivo hour which will feature live music, demonstrations and tasty refreshments. 365 Grand St., lespopup.com (Credit: LES Pop-Up)

The Styleliner at The Drawing Room

Through Dec. 20, shop this pop-up featuring jewelry
Through Dec. 20, shop this pop-up featuring jewelry and accessories by Joey Wolffer, founder of The Styleliner. Find gifts like internationally sourced jewelry and Wolffer's new line of handbags made with Italian leathers and adorned with hand-woven straps and rare embellishments from around the world. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 40 E. 75th St., thedrawingroomnyc.com (Credit: The Drawing Room)

WIRED Store, Always On

Part interactive window shop, part actual pop-up store,
Part interactive window shop, part actual pop-up store, this techy haven is open for shoppers to browse, play and recharge with plenty of touch-screens and gadgets. Open Dec. 8 - 20, cameras, drones, headphones, speakers, watches, toys and more will be for sale at the pop-up WIRED shop. 154 Spring St., wired.com (Credit: SubRosa)

By Brooklyn

By Brooklyn, the Smith Street shop that sells
By Brooklyn, the Smith Street shop that sells only products made by Brooklynites has popped up at the Brooklyn Marriott! Open Thursdays - Sundays through Dec. 20, shop local holiday decor, edible treats and stock up on your local Brooklyn gifts! 333 Adams St., bybrooklyn.com (Credit: By Brooklyn)

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Food 52 Holiday Market

Back and bigger for another year in NYC,
Back and bigger for another year in NYC, Food52's holiday pop-up will sell cookbooks, baking supplies, artisanal treats and even antique and vintage kitchenware exclusive to the pop-up! Open Dec. 3 - 20, cookbook signings, demos and more will take place nightly. 41 Union Square West, food52.com (Credit: Food52 via Facebook )

Fab Holiday Pop-in

Fab.com is popping up in NYC from Dec.
Fab.com is popping up in NYC from Dec. 3 - 6. Visit from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. for holiday happy hours, gift making workshops, free manicures, complimentary sweet treats and more! 118 Orchard St., fab.com (Credit: Fab via Facebook )

Tictail Market

Global online community Tictail is bringing the
Global online community Tictail is bringing the "world's greatest independent brands" to the Lower East Side in it's second annual pop-up shop! Open Dec. 4 - 23 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., shop designs from Paris, Stockholm, New York City and beyond! 90 Orchard St., tictail.com (Credit: Tictail Market)

Try The World

New gourmet subscription box, Try The World is
New gourmet subscription box, Try The World is opening a pop-up shop downtown! Inside, you can purchase a Holiday Box for $39, a subscription starting at $33 per box, individual boxes from France, Argentina, Spain, Japan at $39 each and gourmet products from around the world for $1.99. Open from Dec. 11 - Dec. 29, visit Mon. Fri from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 118 Orchard St., trytheworld.com (Credit: Try The World )