Fans line up to buy Kanye West pieces

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - NEWS -

NEW YORK >> Kanye West fans waited in line overnight in lower Man­hat­tan on Fri­day for the chance to buy pieces from a new cloth­ing line cen­tered on the rap­per-turned-fash­ion mogul’s lat­est al­bum.

The store was among 21 that opened world­wide just for the week­end.

Brit­tany Fletcher, who said she waited more than five hours to make her pur­chase, ex­plained why it was im­por­tant to buy some T-shirts.

“It’s not one of a kind, but it’s rare. You’re not gonna see the aver­age per­son walk­ing down the street wear­ing Pablo cloth­ing,” Fletcher said.

Not every­body waited that long.

Ray­mond Ngo met up with a friend who helped him out by pick­ing him up a T-shirt (along with a sec­ond shirt for him­self). To­tal price for the two: $130.

Those prices had some buy­ers grip­ing about the qual­ity of the mer­chan­dise. Mo­hammed Khamis, who spent $1,000 on mer­chan­dise, com­plained about the man­u­fac­turer of the shirts, Gil­dan, which also makes much less ex­pen­sive lines.

“I’m not go­ing to lie. The thing he has to fix is the Gil­dan. … C’mon man … charg­ing me $90 for a sweat­shirt,” Khamis said.

The first store opened ear­lier to­day in Syd­ney. Other cities in­clude Los An­ge­les, Toronto, Lon­don and Berlin.

Items for sale in­clude a $400 mil­i­tary jacket and a $50 base­ball cap.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.