Louis Vuitton 'temporarily' stops selling Supreme collection
Louis Vuitton has confused its customers with conflicting messages about whether the label’s Supreme collection will still be sold.
Vuitton head Kim Jones debuted the collaboration at the Paris Fashion Week fall/winter 17 menswear shows in January, with fans finally given the chance to snap up the garments and accessories last month (Jun17) from a Paris pop-up store situated on Rue Boucher.
There were also pop-ups in London, Sydney and Tokyo, among other cities, with plans to drop the collection in store from 14 July. But the in store phase of the Supreme x Louis Vuitton has now been scrapped, as have the temporary shops situated around the world.
“Thank you for your inquiry about our Supreme collection. Regrettably, this collection will no longer be sold in any stores or online,” an email obtained by style website Hypebeast stated.
However editors at American GQ have been told the collection has not been cancelled altogether, it just won’t be available for a while.
Stock flew off the shelves when it was released two weeks ago, with the Tokyo store forced to close its doors early because the collection had sold out so quickly.
Pieces, like the Jacquard Denim Baseball Jersey and matching hoodie, have predictably found their way online, selling at inflated prices.
Stars including David and Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, who donned the red baseball jersey for his recent Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, London, show have all been spotted wearing the in demand collection.