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Comme des Garçons Partners With Louis Vuitton!

A look from the Comme des Garçons fall ’08 line.Photo: Getty images

Save up some vacation time and cash this fall for a trip to Tokyo, because that’s where the pop-up shop to end all pop-up shops will be popping up. Comme des Garçons and Louis Vuitton will open a store together for three months starting in September, where they’ll offer six bags designed by Rei Kawakubo in Vuitton’s signature monogram pattern. Kawakubo approached Louis Vuitton about the collaboration, and they obviously were into it; Louis Vuitton’s chairman and chief executive, Yves Carcelle, sees the partnership as a great way to celebrate Vuitton’s 30th anniversary in Japan.

You and we are not the only ones excited about this — Marc Jacobs is, too! “It is impossible to overstate Rei Kawakubo’s influence on modern fashion,” he said in a statement. “I find it wonderful to think that 30 years ago, this immense talent, someone who has inspired so many others, was inspired by Louis Vuitton.” If you can’t afford both the trip to Tokyo and a new bag, at least make sure you hustle over to H&M when Comme des Garçons’ line launches there in November. See? There’s truly some Comme for all.

Comme Together [British Vogue]
Comme des Garcons partners with Louis Vuitton [IHT]

Comme des Garçons Partners With Louis Vuitton!