Dover Street Market

Dover Street Market

Dover Street Market is a multi-level retail space and concept store developed by Rei Kawakubo, and her husband, COMME des GARÇONS president Adrian Joffe. With installation-like spaces and special pop-ups, DSM houses all of CDG’s lines as well as a variety of other labels such as Vetements, Raf Simons, Junya Watanabe and Balanciaga and many more. The retail space is also known for its creative visual merchandising and bi-annual interior change signalling the change of season, which is inspired by “tachiagari,” (translating to “beginning” in Japanese). With poured concrete, bare ceilings and eclectic fittings, DSM introduced a famously industrial, anti-luxury aesthetic to the fashion retail sphere. Joffe has described its unique approach of mixing high and low-end brands as ‘beautiful chaos’. Each season, designers and artists are invited to produce and create visuals for the store, which results in a completely new look twice a year. Dover Street Market was first located in London, before expanding to locations in Tokyo, Beijing in collaboration with I.T., Singapore and New York.

Founded 2004
Industries Contemporary
Headquarter London, United Kingdom
SHABBAAAAA & DSMNY Honor NYC’s Youth Culture With a Collaborative T-Shirt
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SHABBAAAAA & DSMNY Honor NYC’s Youth Culture With a Collaborative T-Shirt

Drops tomorrow.

Dover Street Market's Chuck Taylor All Star '70s Ox Releases on DSM London E-Shop
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Dover Street Market's Chuck Taylor All Star '70s Ox Releases on DSM London E-Shop

Previously exclusive to DSM Singapore.

Potato Head Celebrates Dover Street Market Singapore's 1st Anniversary
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Potato Head Celebrates Dover Street Market Singapore's 1st Anniversary

Expressing a distinct breed of tropical modernism.

Dover Street Market x Converse One Star Canvas Series Releases This Week
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Dover Street Market x Converse One Star Canvas Series Releases This Week

Two classic looks.

Dover Street Market LA Is Making Bootleg Merch
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Dover Street Market LA Is Making Bootleg Merch

With a DIY bootleg station in the parking lot.

Gucci Launches Exclusive Pre-Fall 2018 Goods at Dover Street Market
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Gucci Launches Exclusive Pre-Fall 2018 Goods at Dover Street Market

Opulent clothing and furniture.

Bianca Chandôn Celebrates Tom Bianchi and Pride Month In New Capsule
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Bianca Chandôn Celebrates Tom Bianchi and Pride Month In New Capsule

With proceeds going to non-profit organization Visual AIDS.

Vetements Introduces New Graphic Items for FW18
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Vetements Introduces New Graphic Items for FW18

Available now at Dover Street Market.

COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT's Plastic Tote Bags Are Summer Must-Haves
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COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT's Plastic Tote Bags Are Summer Must-Haves

CdG goes PVC.

Dover Street Market Los Angeles to Open Soon
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Dover Street Market Los Angeles to Open Soon

The retailer has created a web page for its LA outpost.
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2016

London store moves from Dover Street to Haymarket

2013

Opens New York branch

2006

Opens Tokyo branch

2004

Created by Rei Kawakubo of Japanese label Comme des Garçons