Louis Vuitton, Supreme devotees out of luck at The Galleria

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Updated 9:10 am, Friday, July 14, 2017

This week fans of chic Louis Vuitton and the Supreme streetwear brand began camping out days before a reported limited release at The Galleria.

Though details about the supposed release were sketchy at best, a line of devotees began appearing outside days ago in the hopes of scoring an item or two, mainly to turn over on the secondary market. 

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A quick search of the Vuitton website, though, showed no record of a limited release in Houston. That didn’t seem to stop anyone, though. 

On Friday morning KPRC-TV reported that police were going to let the stragglers left outside into the store to see that they aren’t missing out on anything but air conditioning. 

As previously reported by Chron.com, inside the brand was unveiling its Tambour Horizon watch, its first fully-connected timepiece. The smartwatch watch has a “My Flight” feature that keeps up with flight times, terminal and gate information, reports of delays and much more. Its “City Guide” function provides the not-to-be-missed sights of seven of the most visited cities in the world. 

According to Footwear News, Supreme and Louis Vuitton’s collaboration, which was released in June, includes apparel, footwear, leather goods and accessories. A highlight of this collaboration is a red Louis Vuitton bag with the “Supreme” logo.

The runway-meet-streetwear collaboration has held pop-up stores in cities like London, Sydney, Paris and Seoul. Earlier this month, a popup in Los Angeles was closed due to a disorderly crowd.

But Houston was not on the list of popup cities. A rumor on Instagram began to spread like wildfire, unsubstantiated. 

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KHOU-TV reported late Thursday that there was still a group of people waiting outside the Galleria just in case the whole thing was a ruse. Many people were still in line hoping that things changed. 

GQ reported that the collection release hasn’t been canceled, but it likely wasn’t happening on Friday, wherever it was supposed to happen. 

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