Still, several of those queueing said they wanted to get a better look at the bags before they decided whether to place an order. “I have been a fan of Louis Vuitton for 35 years, but that is not why I came here. I want to see something edgy created in this collaboration,” said Akiko Hikoyama, a 55-year-old executive at a construction company and the first person waiting in line to get into the store.
Ken Iwano, 32, ran to the store from a dental clinic, where he was being treated for a toothache because he erroneously believed the store opened at 11 a.m. instead of noon. “I have been a fan of Comme des Garçons for 10 years, but I have never thought a collaboration with Louis Vuitton would happen. I want to see how Comme des Garçons put a twist on a classic Louis Vuitton monogram bag.”