Marc Jacobs now has a place to call home in Tokyo. While the new Aoyama district flagship has been open for a few weeks now, Marc, company president Robert Duffy, and the rest of the team have been visiting for the past couple of days to promote the GORGEOUS store. And judging by the flurry of recent tweets (about everything from store giveaways to meeting Tokyo design students), the Stephan Jaklitsch Architects-designed, 2,800 square foot brick-and-mortar is definitely the talk of the town.
A host of fashion insiders, including Marc Jacobs company president Robert Duffy and celebrity photographer Brian Bowen Smith, flew in for the "house warming."
To lure "tweeps" into the store, Robert Duffy announced over Twitter that he and the team would be handing out free copies of The Men + Women of Marc Jacobs, a picture book that launched in September and features MJ employees around the world that were photographed by Brian Bowen Smith.
Stateside "tweeps" must have gotten jealous about the freebies tweet, because the next tweet explained the concept of the Tokyo flagship store and why there isn't one in New York City...yet.
In matching black tees, Marc Jacobs (on the right) took a quick twitpic with Marc Jacobs' president Robert Duffy. But, who's been drinking? Could have fooled us!
Robert, who clearly has an appreciation for Japanese style and creativity, couldn't have left Tokyo without meeting with some of the city's up-and-coming designers.
Talk about a storefront that draws you in! The Tokyo store features fish tank glass windows. AMAZING!
Sooooo, you couldn't make it over to the Aoyama MJ store in Tokyo on Jan. 5. Neither could we. Sneak a peek inside the store with this pic. Do you see the glorious, glorious wall o' bags!?
After meeting and mingling all day, Robert Duffy (in a snazzy b&w scarf) partied with models and fashionistas inside the flagship.
After a whirlwind few days in Tokyo of book signing, meeting journalists and chatting with customers, Robert Duffy finally signs off. Next stop...London.