I think we all know how excited I was when I heard about the Louis Vuitton X Supreme collaboration – I practically wet my hip hop and high fashion self. I called up LV and asked to be put on a list for any information that came up about the drop date for the collab. Well, much like finding a caterpillar in one’s tenderstem broccoli, I was horrified when Twitter went off announcing the pop up date and location in London and I had not received any communication from LV. My shallow materialistic anxiety set in and my hands have never moved faster to gather the most information I could on prices, etc. All I knew was the trunk was £40k and therefore never going to happen.
Louis Vuitton X Supreme
On the first day of the drop, people queued up to 30 hours to be first in the line, people dropped cash stacks for people’s place in the queue, oh and I also heard only the first 15 people got everything worth getting. 15. The rest would be restocked, but no one knows when…so for the days to follow, people are hanging around the pop up waiting for information on a restock and then a stampede to join the queue will follow I’m sure.
So I went, naturally. I joined what looked to be a short queue one afternoon and security warned me from the offset that no one is coming out with bags so it’s probably all sold out. I decided I was already there so may as well ride it out. I queued for 45 mins and made a friend in the queue – s/o to Bill. Once you’re let in, you then queue inside to wait for a shop assistant (you can’t get in without one), and then you see your fate.
Oh, you can only buy up to 6 items – 1 pair of shoes, 2 items of clothing but different styles, 1 small leather good, 1 accessory and 1 bag.
When I went, the only things there were the trainers, a couple of terrible key rings, badges (🙄), and a camo backpack…I was clutching at straws. I ended up with a pair of the men’s trainers for my dad. None of the red LV print accessories were there, at all.
What annoys me is that this collection is already so ridiculously limited edition- so why make it even harder by not restocking regularly? People are queuing to spend big money – the collection isn’t cheap by any means. The hoodie is like £670. And the people queuing are a mix of student re-sellers (f-ck you all btw, ruining it for everyone else), young kids with their parents’ money and people who are loyal fans who have saved up to be able to take a piece of the collection home. It sucks. And it means that those willing to pay £2k for a place in the line or students who have whole days free to queue and then resell, get everything. Those of us who can only try our luck on the weekends or take the afternoons off work to go and queue *cough cough* *points to self* get what? A pair of trainers for my dad. Dad’s loving life and I’m LV X Supreme-less. Well, one upside is that I didn’t spend money…that’s an upside, right?