Queuing for Kanye West’s pop-up shops should be an Olympic sport
Popping out to the shops this weekend?
If you were thinking of stopping by Kanye West’s pop-up clothing store, we hate to break it to you, but you might have needed to set off a little earlier…
The rapper has set up 21 temporary shops in locations including New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cape Town and Singapore, as well as one in Old Street, east London. But so far it seems the main attraction has been the queues – with would-be shoppers joining them the night before they opened.
Just in case you were wondering what the line looks like for Kanye's pop-up shop in #NYC! ð³https://t.co/Eaf3OSoRvj
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) August 19, 2016
I can't with that Kanye West pop-up shop line. I'm going back later
— Colin Daniels (@RueDesRome) August 20, 2016
Kanye West is probably one of the only rappers I'd wait 7 hours to enter a pop up store for. It was totally worth it
— Efua Twibah Wallace (@EfuaW) August 20, 2016
You're a sucker if you're standing in line for that Kanye pop up for 7 hours. Straight up. Sucker.
— CHUMP! (@TheChump_) August 20, 2016
What did it look like outside Kanye's pop-up store before it opened yesterday? https://t.co/YtNsbXGOUI pic.twitter.com/KQ0LuDA0ds
— Boston Globe Music (@GlobeMusic) August 20, 2016
I have become a statistic. I'm in a queue for a Kanye pop-up.
— Laura Cronin (@LauraCronin_) August 20, 2016
In line for the Kanye West pop-up store pic.twitter.com/OugZvBmAAF
— Jungle Tiffany (@CVO_Tiffany) August 20, 2016
Do we reckon Kanye's merch pop up in London is gonna be mega rammed, or I could just turn up, shop, and go?
— Kaye Fordtography (@Fordtography) August 18, 2016
Yeezy’s stores are called The Life Of Pablo and they sell clothing inspired by his latest album of the same name. Items include a military jacket costing around Â£300, or a slightly more bargainous baseball cap for around Â£40.
Still, it’s outside the budget that some of his fans had set.
kanye pop up shop but no money this should b fun
— moll (@MollyOMalia) August 20, 2016
i really want to go to kanye's pop up shop in london but i am poor as heck
— isabel (@yourlieindaniel) August 20, 2016
went to the kanye pop up shop in london & it was Â£50 for a tee shirt. a gildan ultra tee shirt. print cost is like Â£3 per tee. dick head
— dellux â¥ (@delluxmusic) August 19, 2016
It turns out looking like Kanye is pricey.
#London #Pablo Pop up store price list #OldStreet #Kanye #West pic.twitter.com/vMLXjJljSf
— Harry R. Cartwright (@harry__r__c) August 19, 2016
Others considered every penny to be worth it when it came to taking style tips from Kim Kardashian’s mister.
My pal's pal is getting the 250 dollar pablo bomber at this kanye pop up I'm about to watch dreams turn into realityð¤
— Lana Del Reysus (@Jknightlion) August 20, 2016
The stores were only due to open for three days and not everyone was on the ball with the news.
There was a Kanye pop up store for his merch in LA and I didn't know uuuu I'm mad ð¤
— Lulu (@sheslulu) August 20, 2016
And while crowds were happy to stand in line for hours, there’ll always be those who just don’t get the appeal.
So there's a pop up Kanye store in KOP and apparently J. Bieber was at the mall yesterday. I've never wanted to avoid the mall so badly.
— Morg (@missmorganl) August 20, 2016
What did you think of Kanye's Cape Town pop up store? Not going to lie ,I was expecting more.
But this jacket was ðð¼ pic.twitter.com/CL2I9AH4Zm
— SNAP: cas_ferguson (@CassanFerguson) August 20, 2016
scared to go to the mall because of all this Kanye West pop up shop hype
— ashley (@ashleymallary) August 20, 2016
Meanwhile, at the Salford Lads Club in Greater Manchester…
I seem to be at a Morrissey pop up shop. pic.twitter.com/y4JiCLEaK3
— Joel Yates (@JBY35) August 20, 2016