The flagship store will feature a special window display in collaboration with Vogue as well as a special photo studio. The first 100 visitors will be able to have their photos taken in the studio, furnished with a gray sofa and Dior-themed backdrop.
The store will open up its exhibition on made-to-order products and craftsmanship, “L’Excellence du Savoir-Faire,” to the public for the first time. Model Anne Watanabe, the daughter of Ken Watanabe, will cut the opening ribbon.
Montoak x United Bamboo:
United Bamboo is teaming up with popular lounge and restaurant Montoak to present a special “one week café” from Friday to Sept. 11. United Bamboo products will be for sale at the restaurant, and DJ-model Hico will spin a set Time: 8 p.m.– midnight
The flagship will host two performances by young jazz singer Meg during the evening. On the technological front, the store will also hold demonstrations of Vivienne Tam’s laptop for Hewlett-Packard and offer visitors free downloadable games for their cell phones.
The store, which opened in March, will offer customers free beauty consultations from three of Japan’s top makeup artists: Eiji Fukazawa, Yasuko Furuya, and Hiroki Sato.
Japan’s famed streetwear brand is offering its customers double their money from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Customers who spend 50,000 yen, or about $540, or more in the shop get an additional 50,000 yen worth of BAPE goods of their choice for free.
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The store will host a slew of activities over the course of the evening. Male and female models will show off the new fall collection. There also will be a display of the sources of inspiration for the collection, along with fragrance demonstrations and DJ performances. The night will also mark the launch of the underwear line Jil Sander Intimate in Japan.
A four-piece jazz band will play three performances at the Spanish fast-fashion brand’s Omotesando store. Free drinks will be provided.