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XXXCLUSIVE Freak City LA with Shoushi and Yoshi

Written by John Woo

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.

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All I knew is that we had an appointment at a shop in Los Angeles at a specific address.

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An uber dropped us off in a remote neighborhood somewhere just northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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This was the first time that I’ve ever heard of having to make an appointment to shop at someone’s store.

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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.

Being in the store felt like a trip.
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At times, I didn’t know if I was coming or going.

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John Woo

John Woo is a Los Angeles Photographer that specializes in fashion, cosplay, travel, and food photography.