The Chicago based fashionable brand Mott50 popped up with a retail shop just in time for the hottest summer months ahead; July and August. The Mott50 sun protective apparel shop pop-up is located steps off the Morgan and Lake CTA El stop at 160 N. Morgan Street in the heart of the trendy Fulton Market area.
What is UPF?
Mott50 is a leader in fashionable sun protective apparel because each garment is certified with 50 UPF. What does than mean? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is used for rating sunscreens and other sun-protective products applied to your skin. UPF measures the amount of UV radiation that penetrates a fabric and reaches the skin. Your regular T-shirt or woven cotton dress may only have 5 UPF, so the sun’s harmful rays can creep in even while you are dressed head to toe.
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CEO and Founder, Anne Reilly started the company because she knew there was a great need for sun protective clothing. Her family has a history of skin cancer which inspired her to offer fun, fashionable and wearable pieces for the whole family.
Mott50 Sun Protective Apparel
Mott50 includes swimwear, rash guards, coverups, dresses, chambray pieces and waterproof athletic wear. So you can go paddle surfing, swimming or boating safely covered up in UPF 50 protection. You’ll look chic too!
The summer 2017 collection features items designed and selected by Gretta Kruesi, including this wonderful avocado print (which also wraps around the pop up building). You can’t miss it!
This Sonja Swim Dress, $118 (pictured above) caught my eye and I found out it’s their best seller.
There will be many events at the pop up shop, so check out the Mott50 site and their social media channels to stay up to date.
Thursday, July 20, Pure Barre class 6-7pm
Sat, July 22, Cubs Pre-party 11am-1pm
Sunday, July 23, Children’s Fair 9:30am-12pm
Thursday, July 27, All About Dance Hip Hop class, 6-7pm
Saturday, July 29, National Avocado Day Guac Off … 10am-2pm
Wednesday, Aug 2, Yoga Class, 6-7pm
Thursday, Aug 3, Flower Crown making and Pizza, 3-6pm
Friday, Aug 4, Flowers for Dreams activation, 12-3pm
Mott50 | 160 N Morgan Street, Chicago IL 60607 | Open now through August 31, 2017
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm | Saturday: 10am – 8pm | Sunday 11am-6pm
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Photos: Second City Style
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