Juliet Sulejmani | 15 April 2017
Seconds after the Comme des Garcons SHIRT x Supreme collab was released, my friend and I were on the Dover Street Market online store on our phones trying to ‘cop’ some pieces. Regardless of the fact that we were here in Melbourne, miles and miles away from the hype that was happening, first in London, then hours later in NYC, the anticipation was there. Would we be so lucky as to be one of the very few to get our hands on this limited, exclusive collaboration.
The answer is no, unfortunately not.
The site had crashed. Refresh, refresh, refresh. No chance. Eventually it loaded and we were able to see the items, we were even able to hit ‘BUY’, and then, the screen went white, it crashed again.
As we were persistently trying, I said to my friend, “I read online somewhere that serious Supreme fans buy Supreme Bots which help them make a purchase within less than 5 seconds”. He looked at me and his face dropped and then said “I wish I was a celebrity (celebrities always get all the cool stuff)”. We kept trying for a while and then realised we were not going to cop anything.
I checked the sites hours later and they were up, I felt hope, only to discover, everything was SOLD OUT. Of course.
Can you believe the power that these two brands have. They only announced the launch about two days before going on sale and now every single piece, GONE. SOLD. Copped. It blows my mind. Can you imagine creating a collection and being able to sell every single piece, every, single time!?
So that was the bad news, but there is some good news. There seems to be a staggered launch, so that means that there is still a chance to cop some. The collection launches online and in store at Dover Street Market Ginza and Dover Street Market Singapore on Saturday 15th April.
If, even then you don’t succeed and you’re willing to pay double the price or even triple than the actual cost, you can head on over to EBAY where some ‘entrepreneurs’ have already put up their loot. This activity I learnt is called ‘Cop and Flip’.
And finally, don’t forget that the Comme des Garcons SHIRT x Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low’s don’t launch until May!