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Videos: Louis Vuitton-Supreme Pop-Up Shut Down After Drawing Huge Crowds
A Louis Vuitton/Supreme pop-up shop, which opened in downtown L.A. late last week, has been drawing huge crowds....and an LAPD response on Friday morning that may have shut down the store.
The temporary pop-up opened on July 1, reports the Los Angeles Times. The collaboration has been drawing eager fans who line up for hours to buy $1,300 denim jackets and other limited-run items. Despite the swell of fanfare, it seems that shoppers have had a hard time getting concrete information about the pop-up, leading to big crowds of confused people.
“There was really no information on what time they would allow us to get in line,” Lee Esten, who was present at the scene, told CBS. “The line wasn’t organized, so people would just run to line up multiple times, and it was chaos.” According to CBS LA, some 500 people were gathered Friday morning awaiting the high-end retailers' store to open.
As CBS reports, a large fight is believed to have broken out at some point on early Friday, prompting security to call the police to assist. "Around 4:30 a.m., a radio call came in to the LAPD that a large group was gathered at 3rd and Garey streets," Irma Mota, a public information officer with the LAPD, told LAist. "The crowd was told to settle down. They did. There was no crime reported and no arrests were made." The LAPD could not confirm with LAist who put in the call.
According to ABC, store representatives say that, due to the massive crowds, the shop is now closed indefinitely.
Of course, some of the massive gatherings were documented on social media:
Louis Vuitton, the 163-year-old French fashion house, has undertaken a number of collaborations recently, including one with artist Jeff Koons and a collaboration with streetwear brand Fragment. Louis Vuitton's collaboration with New York streetwear brand Supreme debuted at the Paris Men Fashion Week last month.
"In this collaboration, archived styles and techniques of the brand are revived to mix with the modern shapes and approaches of Supreme creating a silhouette for the here-and-now," Louis Vuitton writes on their website.
The limited edition collaboration with Supreme has only eight pop-up shops globally, including one in Miami.
Will the shop be opening again? Here's hoping it will (and that, uh, smaller crowds will be forming after that). Check the pop-up's website to see if there are any updates.
Louis Vuitton-Supreme Pop-Up LA is located at 833 East 3rd Street in the Arts District.