Launched on May 18, 2018, MOMENT is a set of four dynamic micro-retail spaces designed and programmed to advance, grow and celebrate creative retail.
Powered by San Jose Made, MOMENT embodies the urgency, immediacy and verve of today’s new retail and creative culture, featuring makers, creatives, artists and emerging brands for varying short-to-mid-length durations. Located in downtown San Jose within the ever-popular San Pedro Square neighborhood, MOMENT is perfectly positioned to elevate these already-amazing businesses, brands and talent to newer and greater levels of visibility at a time when San Jose itself is rising to newer and greater levels of visibility.
MOMENT arose from a Knight Cities Challenge grant awarded in 2015 to San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA), who envisioned the amazing things possible in converting twelve parking spaces on the sidewalk level of the San Pedro Market Parking Garage into four dynamic micro-retail spaces along with a sidewalk patio to add public space to our rapidly growing urban core. MOMENT is part of SPSQUARED, a SJDA initiative designed to activate, elevate and celebrate San Pedro Street within San Pedro Square.
Meet the Current MOMENT Shops
bobo design studio
“At bobo design studio, I create wanderlust inspired goods for the bohemian rebel, and I love to share the story of celebrating everyday adventures and encouraging folks to explore the world around them."
With bobo design studio, Angie Chua has created a lifestyle wanderlust brand featuring brilliant designs crafted on everything from pins and patches to bags to graphic apparel, handcrafted and made in California.
Follow bobo design studio on IG: @bobodesignstudio
Yuri Kim & Sarah Lim
“We encourage whimsical, mystical and ethereal storytelling through our customizable terrariums, allowing you to escape to places you’ve visited time and time again in your fondest dreams."
Through Fractal Flora, Yuri Lee and Sarah Lim have a mission to reconnect people to nature, be it through their wonderful curation and care for the plants and flowers they sell or their wildly popular DIY terrarium workshops.
Follow Fractal Flora on IG: @fractalflora
Hapertas & Company
“Hapertas & Company specializes in classic bespoke goods for the modern gentleman. Quality is our top priority.”
Jill Evans of Hapertas & Company uses the finest ethically made & USA sourced materials. Her current line includes small batch and bespoke Neckties, Bowties, Pocket Squares, Cuff Links, Scarves, and Leather Goods. All items are handmade in her studio in Menlo Park, California. Her handmade menswear accessories are truly heirloom quality pieces that will withstand the test of time.
Follow Hapertas & Company on IG: @hapertasco
Empire in the Air
Francesca Mateo & Christopher Nguyen
“Our apparel carries the message that everyone can build their own Empires. We strive to inspire others to stick their heads at cloud-level & turn dreams into reality."
Along with the encouragement through their products, Empire in the Air takes action by hosting community events in the San Francisco Bay Area. From open mics and art shows to 5k runs and kickball tournaments, they offer a platform for others to share their passions.
Follow Empire in the Air on IG: @empireintheair