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Comme des Garcons !

4.10.2010

This site is dedicated to Japanese luxury fashion label Comme des Garcons and dedicated to all the people who share our addiction for it. The number of visitors is absolutely stunning. For some time it has solely featured the Berlin CDG guerrilla store – still let’s figure this out: Are you looking for
any guerrilla store (not necessarily CdG)? For the latest in Comme des Garcons fashion and accessories? For Comme des Garcons online or near where you live or where you just want to travel? Click one so that we know what you are looking for.

Comme des Garcons is almost always understated but recognized on the street. At the cloak room though you might catch a hint that your stuff has tears and rips as they do come in spots that don’t qualify for decorative effects. High quality in fabrics in combination with deconstructed design always with a great sense of humour, these are the ingredients of the label based in Tokyo and Paris.

We are constantly searching for ways and sources to get Comme des Garcons fashion and accessories – preferrably at a discount. We are also especially interested in Commes des Garcons vintage and second season and limited editions in Berlin as well as Japan, the US, Italy and France, Russia and the rest of the world.

Some shopping options are found here. Apart from this catch up with us. In case you know of good sources yourself DO WRITE and we publish them here.

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Opening of third CdG Berlin guerilla store on video (Feb 9th 2007)

30.07.2010

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Shopping online for Comme des Garcons

5.03.2010

Oh! You think it’s like that. Type commedesgarconsdotcomme, shop around, picture big, turn, mail order. Comme on! It’s not like that – we are talking exclusive fashion here. Even if you can do, DON’T! Find a shop. Try on the stuff. Enjoy the findings. Don’t be a girl with Comme des Garcons. Now you know what you want and you are desperate? Different story. CALL for G’s sake. Here are store offers – and do not expect them to be waiting call center like (don’t call on Saturdays!). So what do we have: Of course and foremost Lil in Berlin in Lil’s shop which is kind of the inheritance of the first Comme des Garcons guerrilla store outside of Japan and she might get you stuff you don’t get anywhere. The foremost and officiel Doverstreetmarket in London (yeees shop online! big picture. put in cart. but don’t expect to get the kick!). Then there is tresbienshop based in Sweden. Should you order across border? How do we know? Call them. Then tell us! Hm – no shop in the US?! Anyone?

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Find your local Comme des Garcon dealer

5.03.2010

How to find shops which have Comme des Garcons near you or anywhere? We’ve got an answer – quite some cool idea of a website made just a few streets from here in Berlin: Not just any but The label finder! They find 5 stores in NYC and 10! in Berlin. Hah! Hm – and only 6 in Tokyo. Maybe it’s because they are from here :-/

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June Takahashi launches Mother and Baby fragrance in Paris

5.03.2010

yeah – crazy but that’s the news coming with Comme des Garcons as they produce it. Don’t read it from us though, have the word from Suzy Menkes in the New York Times. It’s crazy stuff. Totally CdG isn’t it? We love it.

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Fashion design and shopping in Berlin

4.02.2010

Fashion in Berlin. The pace of change has made East Berlin unrecognizable to those who knew it from Socialist times. While big parts of long neglected historic Berlin are fixed and now hosting a flock of art galeries and designer stores the fashion scene spreads from Socialist ready mades to abandoned industrial sights of East and West. Industrial sites of socialism at the same time were left deserted and get invaded by creative new usage or fashionable living in sometimes most unlikely spots. The fashion crowd transits between Socialist Modernism and remodeled glitz of brand new Baroque parts of Mitte. A crowd of fashion addicts and those who set trends while denying to be fashionable at all. In Berlin it appears that it’s considered fashion when it hurts in the eyes. Vintage is recycling fashion from yesterday into latest trends in a breathtaking speed. Glamouros flagship stores next to trash and decay as well as brand new – or: guerrilla stores at hot spots appearing and disappearing before they’ve made it into travel guides. Guerilla stores are as if they have ever been a Berlin phenomenon. Pioneering in still neglected areas or popping up at or near hot spots of urban scenes and before anyone gets used to them giving way again to fast food spots retail shops or art galleries.

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Guerilla Marketing – a trend made in Japan

25.11.2009

Guerilla Marketing – a trend made in Japan: Pop Up Stores. Both young fashion labels and established luxury brands take advantage in this creative concept.
The so called Guerrilla Stores are temporary shops appearing in unusual places such as in an old pier, in a clubhouse, a gallery, a garage, an old warehouse or as part of an exhibtion.
With a little bit of luck you will be able to listen to a cool DJ or even participate in an Urban Art Performance while shopping the latest limited editions and designs of the label. Fashion presentation in a special atmosphere is the proposal.

The Japanese avantgarde label COMME des GARÇONS opened the worldwide first temporary store in Berlin already back in 2004. More than 20 Pop Up Stores followed in cities such as Barcelona, Warsaw, Ljubiljana, Singapore, Beirut, Los Angeles, Athens just to name a few. The first Berlin COMME des GARÇONS store already settled down. Designer and co-founder Lil Schlichting-Stegemann still follows the original concept of offering special and creative merchandise in Lil*Shop. There you can find vintage collections of Comme and Junya Watanabe, limited editions from Japan. A colourful and wildly mixed range of Rei Kawakubos work, that is not restrained to seasons or other industry dictates.

International fashion labels like Nike, Louis Vuitton or Chanel seized this idea and developed it for their own interests.
VOGUE Nippon and COMME des GARÇONS recently created a temporary store in the hip Tokyo district Aoyama last November. Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and Karl Lagerfeld designed displays, which changed frequently. We are excited about things coming up…

DEUTDEDBBER

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