I finally understand what the fuss is all about.
While some will regard them as just another wallet, having seen them for myself in Tokyo certainly changed my personal opinion of Comme des Garçons’ range of wallets and SLGs. Besides being extremely affordable in Japan (they start from around SGD60 or so), they come in a huge variety of finishes, from Colour Embossed to Luxury Group (shown above), to ones not even available online at DSM, including some I picked up that had embossed croc and python skins.
And that’s not even half the fun. The fun is tracking them down, because in Japan Comme des Garçons is huge, and almost everywhere you go, you will find them in little corners in departmental stores, stand-alone shops and even special collaboration counters. You hit one place, you see a couple of designs. You hit another place, you see a little more.
As for me, I’ve already amassed quite a haul, yet somehow I know I’m not nearly done. And because I’ve not seen collections like Manga or Tartan in person, yet, the quest continues so please wish me luck. Besides, if I get lucky, one of you may get lucky too if I decide to do a quick giveaway either on my Facebook fan page or on Twitter. So do keep your eyes peeled!
Image: Dover Street Market