August 18, 2016

Look what just dropped on Twitter less than 10 hours ago:

That’s right, a map of all the places where Kanye West will be having his pop-up stores, worldwide, all 21 of them, which will be selling merchandise from his latest The Life of Pablo album. And we can’t help to notice one little red dot on the right — ours.

Other than the usual suspects of New York, London, and L.A., it’s downright surprising (and flattering) that we’re the only city in Asia that’s part of this global event.

For a taste of what kind of merch we can expect, Vogue.com reports that each city will have its name spelled out on tees and hoodies, with Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s gothic script printed on them. Kind of like this: the hoodie and denim jacket from the previous Pablo pop-up in March this year at NYC. We expect long queues already.

Photographed by Taylor Jewell

As for where and when? We don’t know… yet. All we know so far is that the store will run for three days from 19 August (that’s tomorrow!), but its exact location will only be revealed on kanyewest.com 24 hours before it opens. Well, it’s nice that merch is still a thing in the music world, and we’re thankful that the famous musician’s leading the pack on this one.

Header Image: Kanye West’s “Bound 2” Music Video