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Gucci Pop-up: Too little too late
August 5, 2009, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Market Info, Stores | Tags: , , ,

Has it really come to this?  By the end of the year, the pop-up shop will be so ubiqutous, that having a permenant location will be the new competitive advantage!  Gucci will launch their version of the temporary store later this year…

“The first stop on the tour will be Crosby Street in New York’s SoHo on October 23. Other stops will include London, Berlin, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The units, dubbed Gucci Icon-Temporary, will feature 18 exclusive sneaker styles — 16 for men and two for women.

Patrizio di Marco, Gucci’s chief executive officer, told WWD that he had no concerns about the sneaker project diluting the brand’s luxury status. “This is a very controlled, brand-enhancing initiative that will appear for just two to three weeks in just six to seven cities,” he said. “An initiative such as this one will simply serve to enhance the brand’s reputation as a fashion authority and innovator.””

Innovator?… yeah right.

(via Drapers)

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