In a tweet posted earlier today (April 18), MorningKall revealed that the official pop-up store based on In The Soop will open in the One Utama Shopping Centre in Petaling Jaya from April 29 to August 28.
The most recent Southeast Asian edition of the pop-up opened in Singapore on February 11 and will remain open till May 8. Though the Malaysian pop-up has yet to confirm its offerings, the Singapore pop-up featured In The Soop-themed merchandise including apparel and houseware for both BTS and SEVENTEEN from both seasons starring each K-pop group.
Hi MALAYSIA, apa khabar?
Some of you might have heard the rumors.
Yes, you are right. IN THE SOOP POP-UP in PETALING JAYA is coming!
— morningKall (@morningKall) April 18, 2022
The Malaysia pop-up will be housed at the G313 LUXE Zone of One Utama’s ground floor and will be open daily from 10am to 10pm. Exchanges and refunds will not be entertained, except in the case of defective items which must be returned on the day of purchase itself.
These In The Soop pop-ups follow several other BTS-themed pop-up stores across the region in recent years, including the ‘Map Of The Soul’, ‘Space Of BTS’ and ‘Permission To Dance’ stores. The In The Soop pop-ups are SEVENTEEN’s first-ever global merchandise pop-up.
In other recent BTS news, the group announced a new album set for release on June 10. Their label Big Hit later took to the band’s fan community platform, Weverse, to confirm the new album, though it did not share any further information.
BTS’ last official single came in the form of July 2021’s ‘Permission To Dance’, which NME called “an uplifting gift for ARMY and an inevitable addition to their collection of chart-toppers” in a four-star review. They’ve since collaborated with Megan Thee Stallion and Coldplay, and performed at the Grammys.
Just last week, SEVENTEEN released their first English-language single ‘Darl+ing’, which the group say is a gift to their global fanbase. “Our international fans, even though they may not understand Korean, love us for who we are and love our music so much, so we just wanted to make a song they can easily listen to and understand,” said vocalist Joshua in a recent interview.