Kanye West's Adidas Originals Yeezy Season I clothing line was declared dead on arrival this fall. But now Kanye is having the last laugh. His clothing line is a surprising success at the cash register.
Women's Wear Daily reports there were long lines outside Barneys New York’s flagship store when the collection launched on Thursday.
Other menswear boutiques around the country are also reporting lines forming overnight outside their stores.
The Webster in Miami held a private cocktail party for its clients on Thursday evening for the launch of the line and sold the remainder of the merchandise at its locations in Miami and Bal Harbour on Friday.
For Wish, a streetwear boutique in Atlanta, the 950 Boot in the Moon Rock colorway was the first to sell out, according to Patrick Diaz, a buyer at the store, which carried 13 styles. Another hot item was the camo T-shirt, and the tees, tank and shorts are selling out.
Keith Tran, a co-owner at Black Market USA, a men’s wear retailer in Texas, said a line formed overnight at its Arlington store.
“By the time the doors opened in the morning, we had about 35 to 40 people in line with most waiting for over three hours. The first person waited 12 hours to shop the collection,” said Tran.
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