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fashion

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products

bags of all kinds in the four or five porter colors: olive, black, blue, orange, etc. totebags, fanny packs, very original backpacks, cool wallets. all shapes and sizes. all unreasonably expensive, but extremely durable.

clientele

japanese kids and their parents.

service

they have to come upstairs from the stussy store.

interior

white color scheme has floated up from the downstairs stussy outlet. very rational layout. one sample of each bag is on display and the stock is hidden.

ambience

>> porter does america <<

address

140 wooster st., nyc, 10012

phone

+1 212 995 8108

website

www.yoshidakaban.com

author

superfuture

date

13 june 2009

last checked

13 june 2009

japan's very popular head porter bags have come to america, but are americans ready for the puffy-bag madness that has consumed japan for the last five years? not only is that shiny-soft material a little weird, most americans aren't into neo-hip fanny-packs. we'll see. regardless, the store --which sits upstairs from stussy-- is laid out just like in tokyo. the only difference is that you can actually walk around and look at the goods without getting mauled. warning: prices are higher here than in tokyo [somehow...].