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Caught in the clutches of Rei Kawakubo? This is where to buy Comme Des Garçons

where to buy Comme Des Garçons

There's no girlie like a Comme Des Garçons girlie! The Rei Kawakubo universe is ever expanding, but one thing that will always remain is our loyalty to CDG, the brand that the Japanese designer helmed in 1969, and has built upon in the past 50+ years as one of the most well-respected and boundary-pushing brands within the industry. One look at a frayed edge and an off-beat use of volume and you'll know if Kawakubo has has something to do it. wWhich is one of the reasons Comme Des Garçons has stood the test of the time amongst critics and consumers alike, exploring duality within high/low scenarios, Kawakubo achieves staggering range within her original pieces and brand offshoots while staying true to the brands commitment to innovation and thoughtfulness.

While well known for its more accessible line in the mainstream, Comme Des Garçons PLAY, tracking down a ready to wear piece from the mainline can, at times, feel more elusive. Below, we're rounding up where to buy Comme Des Garçons.

Dover Street Market

 

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The first and most obvious choice to shop all things CDG is Dover Street Market, the luxury London retailer that was founded by Kawakubo herself in 2004 and has now expanded globally. Offering just about every CDG range that exists, DSM is a reliable place to start.

 

Dot COMME

 

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Octavius la Rosa's coveted Melbourne retail store-cum-gallery space, Dot COMME is one for the true CDG fan, amassing followers and devoted fans out of the likes of editors, stylists, and anyone with a penchant for the Kawakubo multiverse . Stocking only archival pieces – some of the rarest there are, mind you – Dot COMME carries only 6 labels, with a strong focus on the CDG archive. With a physical store, e-shop, and pop-ups that take place across the globe, it's worth a visit.

 

Matches Fashion

 

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UK ecommerce giant Matches Fashion has a sprawling selection of CDG to shop worldwide, stocking ranges: Comme Des Garçons, Comme Des Garçons, Comme Des Garçons Girl, Comme Des Garçons Wallet, and Comme Des Garçons Shirt.

 

SSENSE

 

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Another online retailer that has a large curation of CDG is SSENSE, which stocks Comme Des Garçons, Comme Des Garçons Comme Des Garçons, Comme Des Garçons Girl, Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus, and Comme Des Garçons Shirt lines, and ships mostly internationally.

 

Poepke

 

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A local Sydney favourite for designers like CDG, Yohji Yamamoto, and Issey Miyake is Poepke, located on Paddington's William St. Curated by directors Nicola Lie and Juliet Kember. Poepke presents a colourful and carefully considered range of clothing in intimate surroundings, and a tight but impressive edit of CDG.

 

Comme Des Garçons

 

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Saving the best for last. If none of the above take your fancy, why not just shop direct?

 

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