Late Saturday night February 16, on the heels of successful trade shows at MAGIC and Project in Las Vegas, scores of fashion industry insiders made their appearance at the coveted guerrilla pop-up store opening of Japanese high-end street brand Comme des Gar?ons in downtown Los Angeles. Located across the street from Label Networks office, our new neighbors greeted us kindly as we, along with many others, made our way behind a black gate into an alley located next to a cool local sneaker shop to get access to the hidden store. It’s so secret that the only way you can find the entrance is to look for the alley dumpster–the door’s on the other side.
Japan’s Retail Warrior Uniqlo Steps-up Its Digital Shopping Integration on Its Way to Becoming”The New Gap but Different” -Label Networks Profile Data on the Store/Retailer Quantifies How Success Came to Be
It’s not unusual that the highly popular store and brand Uniqlo, originally out of Japan and now quickly taking over key cities as most-liked shopping destination among 13-30-year-olds in North America, would work fast in creating a digital lifestyle and shopping experience for the brand overall.
Expansion Revamp of Young Men’s Retail Shibuya 109-2 for the Onii-Kei Guy Indicates Growing Market for Rocker Looks Importance of Street Fashion -Label Networks’ Japan Data Reveals Top Stores for Young Men
Often what takes place in major Japanese retailers is an indication of where things are changing and how U.S. retailers may need to react in the future. With the expansion and revamp now of the popular Shibuya-2 store for young men, two whole new floors have been revamped to offer up high-end street fashion styles for the growing marketplace of rock-inspired men’s styles.