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.

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Add some high-fashion flavor to your fit.

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Fashion

Nordstrom Partners With Dover Street Market To Highlight Emerging Designers

Marking the first time DSM has partnered with another retailer for a shop-in-shop experience.

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Harry Fane and DSML select the likes of Cartier’s Tank, Baignoire, and more.

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COMME des GARÇONS Rejoins Mikimoto for Punk Pearl Necklaces

Classy jewelry undercut by silver safety pins and studs.

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Dover Street's Little Market Puts Managed Brands Front and Center

The new Parisian outpost will spotlight ERL, Vaquera, Liberal Youth Ministry and other developing labels.

COMME DES GARÇONS PLAY Drops Minimalist Nike Collaboration
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COMME DES GARÇONS PLAY Drops Minimalist Nike Collaboration

More of the same or cleverly simple?

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Nike and COMME des GARÇONS PLAY Teases Upcoming Collab

Aptly dubbed “PLAY TOGETHER.”

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A stress toy, Nalgene bottle, an air freshener, and a pen also appear alongside a bevy of essential sweats.

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Footwear

Relive the Early Renaissance With Kiko Kostadinov's SS21 Chelsea Boots

The runway-presented pair features floral leather appliqués, a crepe sole, and no branding.

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