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Photos: Behind The Long Lines At The Downtown Kendrick Lamar Pop-Up Shop
Coinciding with his Los Angeles tour dates, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar has opened a pop-up shop up in downtown Los Angeles in support of his new album DAMN.. The merch-stocked Los Angeles pop-up is one of a number of similar temporary stores across the country.
The store opened on Sunday in a converted space on Los Angeles Street and will run through Friday. The line snaked down the block on Monday afternoon, and an employee told LAist that several thousand people had already visited since they opened their doors yesterday. Small groups of individuals were let in at a time from the line into the narrow, all-white store, where they could peruse DAMN. merchandise and take their pick from T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and totes, among other items. The hats cost $30 to $35, the shirts run from $40 to $45 ($65 for a button-down), and the hoodies were priced at $65.
Jacob Gutierrez, 19, told LAist that he'd driven up from Anaheim and had been waiting in line for about an hour and a half. "I wanted to buy a couple things and I like Kendrick a lot," Gutierrez said. He's planning to wear what he purchases to the concert this week.
The DAMN. pop-up shop will be at 725 S Los Angeles Street from August 6 until August 11. It is open from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.