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It’s coming…. Last year, it was announced that Rei Kawakubo’s conceptual shopping wonderland, Dover Street Market, which already has locations in London and Tokyo, would be opening its doors in New York. But we didn’t know exactly when the Manhattan mecca would launch, until today. This afternoon, DSM revealed that the store, located on the fittingly unlikely corner of Thirtieth Street and Lexington Avenue, will bow on December 21. What treasures will be on offer, you ask? Prada, Thom Browne, Supreme, Simone Rocha, Christopher Kane, Alaïa, Atto, A.P.C., Rick Owens, Junya Watanabe, and a brand-new range from nineties fashion star Andre Walker are just some of the lines on DSM New York’s stock list. And don’t worry—wares from every breed of Comme des Garçons you could possibly dream of will be up for sale, too. Whether DSM will be able to transform the notoriously bland Murray Hill neighborhood into something with a little more elegance and edge is up for debate, but if anyone can do it, it’s Rei Kawakubo. For more information on DSM’s stateside arrival, read our Q&A with Comme des Garçons CEO Adrian Joffe.
Dover Street Market, Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons’ multibrand London megastore, is one of the globe’s best retail destinations. Comme CEO Adrian Joffe has hinted that one may be coming to New York in the next few years. But shoppers in Kawakubo’s native Japan got lucky first: Last month, the designer opened a six-story Dover Street Market flagship in Tokyo’s Ginza district. The store may connect, in an unprecedented move, to a Uniqlo flagship, but it maintains the air of “beautiful chaos” (in Joffe’s words) DSM always strives for. There are dedicated spaces for Junya Watanabe, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Maison Martin Margiela, all of the CDG lines, Marni, and 10 Corso Como; those not headed to Tokyo anytime soon can rubberneck below.
Comme des Garçons at DSM Ginza.
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