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Comme des Garcons, New York

Have you ever been to the Comme des Garcons store in New York? Most people haven’t, because if you don’t know exactly where it is, chances are you won’t find it.

The Japanese fashion label led by Rei Kawakubo has had an immense success since it was founded back in 1969, and with flagship-stores all over the world, you might think that they would choose a more prime location for their New York store. That is not the case though.

Because the store is hiding in a tunnel on 520 W 22nd Street, and there is no indication, what so ever, that one of the world’s most prestigious brands has a store there.

So next time you visit the city that never sleeps, go to the location and look for a sign that reads “Heavenly Body Works” – the store is just below.

Commes des Garcons photo © 2012 Brian Harkin licensed for use by Racked.com only

Commes des Garcons
photo © 2012 Brian Harkin
licensed for use by Racked.com only