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Blast From The Past: Stuntman P renegotiated contract with LVMH CEO Yves Carcelle
I mean you know your boy is in a good place, I mean, fucking Ice Cream is selling out of the stores, We in Barneys in the boutiques all around the world as well. Store just open up in Tokyo, Billionaire Boy Clubs is selling around the world like It’s …It’s the look is crazy!, I just renogotiated my contract with Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs and Camille and them, Just flew over Paris …gotcha’ boy looking incredible!, like renegotiated with me man, my contract is looking crazy! like it’s more money!, and they’re doing wild shit like throwing me parties and shit. Come on, It’s Louis Vuitton man …Louis Vuitton, making me Chin-Chilla coats for like gifts and shit, I mean, dog, listen what I’m saying to you, like who?, who do we know, who do we ever meet to be able to create your own diamond cut?, 2 of them at that, I got 2, that Louis Vuitton trade-market my name. It’s crazy! it’s unheard of!.
Blast From The Past: A Bathing Ape Los Angeles Flagship Store Opening.
The cult Japanese streetwear brand with a rabid following and a single U.S. outpost, in Manhattan — have been burning up the blogosphere for years, speculating on where and when the first L.A. boutique would appear.
Well, here’s the answer: Construction on a boutique at 8001 Melrose Ave. is in its final phase, and the first West Coast Bathing Ape is expected to open mid-April. “We’re planning a big grand opening bash,” spokeswoman Amanda Silverman said. “Nigo [the line’s designer] will be in town, and we’re hoping Pharrell [Williams] and Kanye [West] will both be there.”Concentrated in Japan with additional shops in London, Hong Kong and Taipei, the BAPE stores usually share a spare, minimalist aesthetic that’s a counterpoint to the busy graphics of the merchandise, and an early glance inside the single-floor, 3,000-square foot shop reveals that’s likely here as well.Launched in 1993 by Japanese designer Tomoaki Nagao (who goes by the moniker “Nigo”), the quirky, premium collection of T-shirts, hoodies, footwear and accessories is coveted for the distinctive camouflage designs, “Planet of the Apes”-inspired iconography and extremely limited product runs and distribution. Prices run from $70 for T-shirts to $180 for sneakers to $300 for hoodies. (Sneaker heads have been known to camp out for hours to score a pair of the label’s kicks.)
When the 800-pound gorilla swings open this spring, it will cement the stretch of Melrose west of Fairfax Avenue as a premium streetwear mecca, with Adidas Originals next door at 8009, Kidrobot across the street, Crooks & Castles a few doors west and the Hundreds around the corner.
-Los Angeles Times (March 2008)