I had a special opportunity to hang out with Tokyo fashion icon, Shoushi Ogawa, and recent Los Angeles transplant Yoshi, for a special shopping trip to one of Los Angele’s exclusive appointment only boutique shops in Los Angeles.
The owner’s Vally Girl and Justin Time turned their creative space into a growing business that has attracted the likes of M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Gucci Mane.
It all felt so surreal.
All I knew is that we had an appointment at a shop in Los Angeles at a specific address.
An uber dropped us off in a remote neighborhood somewhere just northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
This was the first time that I’ve ever heard of having to make an appointment to shop at someone’s store.
But recently found out that this has been going on since 2011 when Nigo’s “A Bathing Ape” brand opened up a shop inside a Hong Kong apartment high rise accessible only to members who underwent a rigorous application process and afterwards still had to make an appointment to visit the Bape shop.
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