Retail Refugees

I.T. Beijing Market
November 16, 2010, 4:27 pm
Filed under: Market Info, Retail Events | Tags: , ,

Looks like Comme des Garcons genius Rei Kawakubo is setting her sights on China…

Is this Dover Street Market 2.0? WWD reports that Rei Kawakubo is set to open a 19,000 square foot multi-brand emporium called I.T. Beijing Market in, um, Beijing, China, on December 29th. The four-story space will stock Comme as well as other labels including Alaia, YSL, Ann Demeulemeester, and A Bathing Ape.

And that’s not the end of CDG’s retail expansion in Asia. Kawakubo plans on opening a 32,000 square foot store called Ginza Komatsu Market in Tokyo next year. WWD reports that “the product mix will be half Comme des Garcons brands, the rest invited and curated by Kawakubo in collaboration with Komatsu.”

A new Comme des Garcons flagship will also bow in Tokyo in January. The brand will open a 4,500 square foot store in the Marunouchi district. Early reports say the location will include a 2,000 square foot branch of Paris’ Rose Bakery. (via Racked)


Dover Street Market X Comme des Garcons Perfume
August 31, 2009, 11:27 am
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

London concept shop Dover Street Market and Comme des Garcons (they have the same director, Rei Kawakubo) have teamed up to release a new perfume availalbe beginning October at DSM.

dover street market comme des garcons Dover Street Market Perfume by COMME des GARCONS

Comme des Garcons in Mexico
August 3, 2009, 10:39 am
Filed under: Stores | Tags: , ,

Mexican department store Headquarters has just unveiled its new Comme des Garcons in-store installation.

Colima 244
Planta Alta, Col. Roma
Mexico City

play comme des garcons headquarter mexico 2 PLAY COMME des GARCONS Installation @ Headquarter Mexico

play comme des garcons headquarter mexico 3 PLAY COMME des GARCONS Installation @ Headquarter Mexico

play comme des garcons headquarter mexico 4 PLAY COMME des GARCONS Installation @ Headquarter Mexico

H&M x Comme des Garcons Opening: Tokyo
November 10, 2008, 9:46 am
Filed under: Art/Design, Retail Events, Stores | Tags: , , , , ,

It is official, the H&M and Comme des Garcons collaboration is on sale (in Tokyo). As expected, the turnout for the opening was huge (see pictures, from Hypebeast).

Is this just further proof that the collaboration bandwagon will never die, or is this more a product of a really great collaboration. I do not remember other H&M collabs receiving as much exposure or hype before, but I may be wrong.

Will be curious how the rest of the world reacts to the launch of this line on Thursday of this week.

COMME des GARCONS for H&M Japan Release – from on Vimeo.




Pocket Shop: Comme des Garcons
October 2, 2008, 8:54 am
Filed under: Fashion, Stores | Tags: , , , , ,

Comme des Garcons (Rei Kawakubo) recently opened several pop-up shops in Paris that they are calling Pocket shops.  This one, located in Marais, and looks pretty simple and inviting.  I suppose that they are simply miniature versions of the pop-up shops that CdG has become famous for.  No news as to how long they will be open, but definitely stop by for some CdG basics including accessories and items from the Play collection.