Kanye West

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.

From WWD:

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.

Adidas won't carry Yeezy Season 2 RTW 2016 collection, but retailers are already lining up to place orders.

Photo: Clint Brewer/ Splash News

  • SummerBaby

    Folks will buy anything with a celebrity name attached to it.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I JUST CAN'T

  • Maccabees Apocrypha

    ...any Dumb negro that walks outta his/her house wearing that Slave Attire deserves to be hit by an 18-wheeler

  • SummerBaby

    Those clothes look terrible. ?

  • Junkanoo

    There is no accounting for taste......I wouldn't put it past Kanye too buy out his own line to generate some buzz......

  • Buttercup

    Ye should be ashamed of himself for buying all of those clothes. The Goodwill won't try to resell them when he donates them. They'll just end up being washcloths and pot holders at the dollar store.

  • Dee

    Kanye bought some people to buy those rags. Please believe!!!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    THIS!!!!!???? Kanye's clothes looked like hot garbage, even when broken into individual pieces. And it was overpriced. But folks obviously wanted that Kanye name.

  • SummerBaby

    He is married into that crazy family ?

  • iWasteTime

    I didn't expect anything less.

  • Angela

    Wrinkled and dirty looking bum wear is the new move in 'high fashion ', huh? Nasty looking.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    DIT-TOE!

  • Angela

    The model is even walking the runway with his head down looking embarrassed. And he's getting paper to wear it.

  • Empress

    I need receipts. I realise there are stupid people, but that many? Not buying it(no pun). I believe hype can be paid for.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Ehh, Don't believe it, unless Land of Dead needed additional wardrobe.

  • Just Keya

    So what yall are saying is that Kanye brought his own shyt? I believe it. But I bet several people who buy costumes brought it as well. Watch out for it in the next slave movie or theater production. #TheClothesAreUgly #KanyeIsNOTAFashionDesigner

  • Just Keya

    I just said this!!! :hug: lol lol

  • SandrasNewFave

    Kanye told us years ago.....

    Rollies and Pashas done drove me crazy
    I can't even pronounce nothing "pass that Ver-say-see"

    Then I spent $400 bucks on this
    Just to be like "nigga you ain't up on this"

    And I can't even go to the grocery store
    Without some 1s that's clean and a shirt with a team

    It seems we're living the American dream
    People highest up got the lowest self esteem

  • ShadeMstr

    Kenye paid those "Customers" Hey, do what you must do to make it happen. Hype, it takes money to make money. He just needs better style vision

  • Junkanoo

    It really doesn't add up. ....some lines outside of a couple stores doesn't add up to his line selling out around the country or everywhere it's sold.

  • Just Keya

    And married right into a bunch of women with low self esteem. sad.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Good Morning, excuse my manners.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Good Morning!

  • Jusstlookn2

    Morning Hun

  • Jusstlookn2

    Morning SMILE

  • Just Keya

    Well I guess if men feel like they women then Kanye can feel like he is a fantastic designer, who has brilliant vision and talent. -_-

  • Just Keya

    Good Morning!!!!!

  • SunnyChi

    Wow. I would never!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Well, when you put it that way...?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    It's very easy to sell out when you don't have that much product to begin with. If a very limited number of each piece was produced and it's only sold at certain stores of course you will sell out and seem like a success. Mass produce that shyt and sell it at major upscale retailers with several locations across the country...let's see how you do then Yeezy.

  • Just Keya

    He clearly thought he was fooling people. Now watch him walk around and say how his whole line sold out. I hope whoever is interviewing him points that out.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Nah, won't happen. It would be the equivalent of one of his albums going brick and he knows it.

  • scentsychick30

    Folks crazy buying this mess?I guess it's designer so they have to have it, I can't believe folks look at Kanye pics like that's how I want to look?unwashed

  • Just Keya

    In my mind, anything after Heartbreak and 808 (and that is pushing it) did go brick.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Out here acting like people aren't aware of how the business of fashion works. Also, did any store carry the entire line? I highly doubt it. They picked what they thought would sell, the most generic pieces, and even those were produced in limited quantities I'm sure. Just like he said to Sway "It's not Ralph." Never will be either.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I liked My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I won't deny it ???

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    True. Then let me put it another way. This is like putting on a concert in a coffeehouse/small venue and bragging that you had a standing room only crowd. When really, if you were hot like that, you'd be selling out arenas. Kanye's music is arena size, his fashion is coffeehouse (if that) size.

  • Just Keya

    Nor will it ever sell like Ralph either. Maybe what he should of done, was try to get with some people in the fashion industry and LEARN. Stop thinking he knew every damn thing. His style is WACK. But whatever.

  • jussaying

    Yes that was a good one! I also loved the videos during that era too.

  • jussaying

    In other fashion news.... are yall roses gearing up for H&M Balmain? Already exercising my clicking finger lol.

  • Just Keya

    Uhh Kanye? We all know your entire line did not mass produce and sell out. So congrats to the few pieces that did. However, even Kamora Lee Simmons massed produced Baby Phat and her KLS collection, and made millions. THAT should tell you something. Question, who did better numbers? You or HOD? You or the line Tina Knowles has on HSN? I would LOVE to see those numbers. YOU sir, are NOT high fashion. In any sense of the word. You have tried and tried, and clearly you can't see that, this is not for you. It could be, if you took the time to learn a thing or two and stop pretending that you AND your wife know every damn thing about fashion. The line is a hot damn mess. DO BETTER. I don't really know what is going on in your life, but bruh, get it together. YSIC (do you even believe in Christ anymore? Or are YOU God at YOUR house. (note I said YOUR house)

  • Tammie Reed

    Im not buying this article from WWD because there is NO way someone would really wear this foolery!

  • Just Keya

    I did not. I was over him. I still am. Sadly.

  • MzApple

    Kris bought them all

  • Just Keya

    For the next 6 months, lets count the number of celebrities that wear this foolishness. Not including Kim and her peoples. Bet money it will be no one.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well

  • Rachel

    Most of it will prob end up on eBay at an enormous markup price. Kanye only releases a few pairs of his sneakers every year, which they end up on eBay.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile these trashians bought all of it trust.

  • 1/8

    There must be more wealthy homeless people than I thought. ?

  • Just Keya

    Child no one is really buying that bull shyt, that he sold out of an entire collection. Negro Please.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    basically this lol.

  • Too Many Colors

    FUGG em. If folks want this Zombie Chic inspired clothing leave em the hell be.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    his PR could just have 'bought' this story to the press. they tell us what they want us to believe like all media. he's not doing Celine and Ralph Lauren numbers relax. Kanye aint foolin nobody.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    He did do that supposedly. Interned with several designers, took classes etc...so the story goes. He did the education allegedly...and came up with this homeless chic look he believes is high fashion. I'm going to need him to pay attention to what his boys Riccardo Tisci and Olivier Rousteing are doing. THAT is fashion. Look at Raf Simons (who's stuff I'm not even always a fan of), Alber Elbaz, Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey, Mary Katranzou, Micheal Kors, Alexander Wang, Phoebe Philo, Hedi Slimane, the Mulleavys etc... THAT is fashion. Yeezy's shyt should be sold for clearance prices at DTLR.

  • Just Keya

    Preach girl!!!

  • Just Keya

    You know like I know, no one wants this mess.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Nene Leakes sells more of her collection...and her stuff looks better.

  • Just Keya

    LMAO. See? THIS. Your name clearly does not carry that much weight Kanye.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    My daughter is super excited. I'm not.

  • Just Keya

    What did Katt Williams say? If you been selling weed since 2006 and have not bumped up to the cocaine , you need to be a real-estate consultant. (I know it's not exact) SO Kanye, you might want to try something else. It's not happening sir. At all.

  • SandrasNewFave

    Ain't it though.

  • jussaying

    Didn't see anything you liked or just not here for Oliver?

  • Junkanoo

    Am so tired of all the media brainwashing, they really think we're all a bunch of idiots ,there sole purpose seems to be to share misinformation

  • SandrasNewFave

    Oooo, I forgot about that! He shole did instruct folks to step it up.

  • jussaying

    ...Lol I like the yeezy boosts :[. I see lots of people in those. Idk about those clothes tho. They look like they smell like mildew. Like someone wore them for a straight 30 days and never washed..

  • Just Keya

    DEAD!!! Mildew though?! hahahahha

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    No, there are some things he makes I love. I just don't like anything H&M is offering.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    If he did the education, then I'm inclined to believe that it's just his taste level (or lack thereof).

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I do like the last 2 Yeezy Boosts he released though. I have those...and my Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October's are in my top 5 favorite pairs of kicks ???

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    right! aint no park ave exec wives wearing this shit and they run the NY fashion scene $$$ spent wise, Kanye please...

  • scentsychick30

    Man I miss that Kanye,I still love that late registration album.?oddly enough he dressed better. Who knew he was describing his future self.

  • CandyRedd

    Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen wear these type of fashions all the time and are considered fashion icons :/

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    The difference is MK & Ashley don't sell their homeless chic wear. Their clothing is surprisingly sleek and their handbags have won awards.

  • jussaying

    Ahh, yeah... I don't know why they are still making the beetlejuice pants tbh... I love the silhouette of them just not the pattern.

  • Lulu

    35 to 40 people. .. .did their mommies drop them off?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    New post

  • Torae

    People are dumb....

  • JennyJazzhands

    I'm clearly not trendy because I wouldn't give a second glance to any of this stuff. When he was trying to get pastel off the ground, that stuff looked way better than this.

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    GTFOHHHH!!!

  • LibraGirlonly

    I'm sure it was all black people buying these items just to say they have the latest.

  • Gossip Gurl

    I need pics of the people lined up to believe this one?

  • Vonn

    There were probably a bunch of kardashians standing outside the stores. There is an entire herd of them.

  • Vonn

    This adds up to kris jenner telling lies again.

  • Lambily01

    I've seen homeless people that we're better dressed than this.

  • Imperfectly_perfect

    This has got to be a joke!

  • tynamight

    Wow!

  • Sincerity7

    Homeless Couture

  • SpideySense

    Hobo chic

  • Dee

    Birds of a feather, Kanye lost his mind many years ago. Why would he even attempt to be a designer. Tragic.

  • SandrasNewFave

    I keep Late Reg & College Dropout in heavy rotation. He even foretold getting with a white girl. Went from Alexis' coco self to Amber to Kim. SMH

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    Smh.. horrible.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Maybe the clothes in the store are not tattered and torn or maybe the set stylist for Walking Dead bought them ?

  • EasyBreezy

    H O L L E R I N G!!!!!!

  • what?why

    Now let's hear the whole story - who were in line, did they buy, what was free and the list goes on.....RECEIPTS

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    lmao

  • Jefferson Leroy Jefferson

    Black children will be walking the streets of urban/suburban America looking like homeless children with homes.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    yes, The Row is the shit, overpriced but they are who Victoria Beckham (brand) aspires to be, and that alone says a whollleeee lot.

  • Candance

    He sent people checks to go purchase that BS.... I don't believe these reports!!!! Where's the audit report lol

  • Sexy CJ

    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...........

  • Nik

    ANYTHING!!

  • Sexy CJ

    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........

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    LOL, stop.

  • Michelle Peele

    When i said people would buy it folk said it wouldn't happen...some folks are jist brand wh@res and will buu anything attached to a celebrity

  • Monday

    Are there any pics of the line ups?? Of people wearing the clothes??

    He is a Kardashian now so some Yt must think it is appropriate to buy theses clothes for their blk boyfriends

  • Monday

    I agree. I have 5k people on my fb and NO ONE has the selfie book. No Yeezy boots... I bet they bought the whole collection to make it sold out like they do with music

  • NAYB

    I was about to say the exact same

  • Monday

    True .... Damn shame

  • Monday

    Walking Dead for Oscar performance

  • Monday

    Art imitate life

  • Monday

    Did I just reread that the clothes sold at Barney's???

    That is 3 pieces per store... Ok that is possible. Just end a Kardashian team member per store and TMZ for "media approval" and you got yourself a successful collection.

  • Emily post

    35 people is a lot of people for a overhyped rapper who hasnt had a hit in years and gets more media attention for his antics then his talent. Loose baggy clothes with homeless swig never seen that before... urban entertainers seem to lose their edge the more money and the more-popular they become and if they enter into pop culture. Edgeless... Boring and it represents an end of the hip hop cool dominated era.
    For all that fashion hype his clothes look like some ish Donna Karen put out a decade ago. Kanye and his fashion and all that hype first he looked like he stole Marc Jacobs line then it just got boring and very Karl lagerfield. The hottest black hip hop designer was to me was Kimora lee cause she was putting out things first and it was edgy. Even with all the hype with him and the over bronzed white girl crew get its boring.... Homeless swag. And clones will copy and buy anything in a bad attempt to buy an identity. but wasn't Kanye hot in the early 2000s even with Kardashian fantasy publicity it seems like hype. Its funny the media and entertainers relentless support of All things Kardashian... Lol reminds me of j lo type hype but with. less talent and authenticity.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    The Empreror had better new clothes than this. Lol I can't see folks wanting to look tattered on purpose but then again I can believe it....

  • Satin Panther

    LMAO@ Those big a$$ boots the model is wearing smdh

  • Auditor

    Or it could be fake...just as fake as his ugly wife...*cackles*

  • Auditor

    #dead

  • BlackPpLoveOppressionN2bDocile

    because that line is TRASH!

  • BlackPpLoveOppressionN2bDocile

    the masses are robots!

  • barbeez

    35 people is not a lot. We know how the game goes. He didn't have a big inventory...hence the clothes sold out. Not a big deal. Put a hundred of those 8000 jackets in a store and they'll hang there until the end of time.

  • lovelygamour

    in some of his interviews from a few years ago I think that's what he was getting at. basically, if this guy can be a genius because he designed a raincoat and grew up with lena dunham,-- then I can be one too.

  • Bonny

    Kanye is a Gemini.

  • lovelygamour

    i do some fashion work. I love his look but I cant wear things that are pushed by kris jenners children. It would look like I take my style cues from them.

  • lovelygamour

    i just want to see how they look.

  • lovelygamour

    that's it! i just assume it would be Asian and Jewish guys. i guess just off that kanye will do some numbers.

  • lovelygamour

    thats it.

  • lovelygamour

    just like the kardashians at sears. sears couldnt sale them at 70 percent off. bali and riders jeans sold before the kardashians.

  • lovelygamour

    someone said they guess that white girls will buy this for their blk boyfriends. i believe this too and i bet they been cashing their wic vouchers in anticipation.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I don't know how it works, but just like the customer reviews on Amazon and they received the item for free or at a great discount or using social media, customer engagement and customer retention programs, it's amazing what can now be done! Hype (fake demand) or not, people will now go and buy it, the strategy! I would give away a million to make back millions! Then, it could be through his social media followers and his wife's that they created a demand, dunno? People buy anything celebrities put out, sadly!

  • eljjai

    This is a lie. A boldfaced lie. Where are the pictures of these lines? where are the buyers who were interviewed. Where are they? Nobody tweeted about it? it's not trending on twitter?
    THis has been put out by Kanye's people to save him the embarassment. Wathc his line die a slow quiet death.

  • TheRealLee

    His buddy in France, Kim, and PMK bought the crap. His next release will be the exact same thing, all white and black, same fug boots.

  • Meme81

    Go Ye. A fool and their money are soon to part.

  • maleorderside

    Just go on tumblr...everybody already dresses homeless even after mocking his entire line. The man rode the hipster trend to the bank.

  • maleorderside

    I applaud the man. Hobo chic is in. No more damn skinny jeans and bucket hats please :(

  • sunni_daze

    Guess the people need slave clothes to match the slave mentality. Miss me with it please.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Better them than me.????

  • Latisaj

    I believe it would be much cheaper to just swap my clothing with a local homeless person!

  • Latisaj

    Or taken to a homeless shelter for a hot meal and a warm shower.

  • Ima Man-In-Adress

    Agreed. He paid people to go and stand in line to make it look like these hideous, homeless looking rags are popular. Be assured he bought the rest. Overpriced Spanx knockoffs.

  • Ima Man-In-Adress

    He's a gayfish who loves fingers in his booty..ask his boyfriend, Riccardo Tischi. You know, the man he lived with in Paris during both of his beard's 'pregnancies'?