global: black comme des garçons

having invented the widely copied guerilla store concept, fashion guru rei kawakubo pushes the limits of this retail phenomenon even further. first there was the temporary black comme des garçons store in tokyo's aoyama district and now a temporary black comme des garçons collection, conceived as an antidote to the current recession, is about to launch. already operating two black comme des garçons shop-in-shops at parco shibuya and mitsukoshi ginza [tokyo], a further 11 sales points will open across the planet, including two freestanding stores in paris and new york on jun 22. paris location: 7 rue du perche [3e]. new york location: 112 tenth avenue [chelsea].