melbourne: comme des garçons pocket store opening

© comme des garçons - belated arrival down under

we always wondered, but no more. japanese superbrand comme des garçons have finally arrived down under with a comme des garçons pocket store in melbourne. tucked away in a narrow downtown back alley, the store measures a compact 30 sqm. [323 sq.ft.] and is located in a space that was once occupied by a vegetable delivery service. still featuring all the peculiar industrial hallmarks, a pristine white modular shelving system and proper lighting has been added to recreate the signature pseudo-clandestine retail atmosphere that comme des garçons launched years ago for its hailed guerilla stores across the planet. the shop carries the brand's play and fragrance collections, in addition to its highly coveted range of wallets and ipad and macbnook sleeves. a large chunk of melbourne's fashion forward crowd attended the opening party to sip some bubbly and stock up on a few trophies. location: 2 rankins lane [cbd].

© comme des garçons