When: October 3, 2009
Where: To be announced!
The location is, for now, secret. But we do have a space, and we're working on it right now. Air conditioning went in this weekend! We can at least tell you that it's in lower Manhattan, as we always planned. Somewhere in the circled area below:
(Probably not in the water, though.) Why are we holding out? It's simple - the space is still empty and raw and we want it to be a little more finished before we announce the location. We'll be ready in a couple weeks.
There's a lot to do, especially with planning for two major events going on concurrently. We have not only the store opening coming up, but also the New York Anime Festival in just a few weeks time (yikes!).
We'll be doing some special promotions for our store opening, and we'll have more details on those as we get closer to October 3rd.
We just want to say also that we're extremely excited to be able to open our first physical store, and to bring all these great fashion brands from Japan over to the United States. You know, there's more than one brand in Japanese Lolita fashion, and there are a bunch in punk fashion too. They all deserve their chance here, and we'll be expanding our brand offerings beyond what we have now hopefully pretty quickly. (We already have a few more lined up for the near future.)
Stay tuned for much more in the coming weeks. If you want to follow all the little details as we work on the space, follow us on Twitter.
Be sure to tell all your friends about us! And feel free to repost details of this anywhere on the internet that you feel it's appropriate.
Those of you who are interested in applying for jobs - yes, we will need to hire people shortly, but probably not before opening. So your best bet is to wait - we will have job applications available in our store and likely online (though you will need to give them to us personally once they're filled out).
I am super excited about this. Thank gackt i live in manhattan :D I can't wait for all those brands and especially the Gothic Lolita one ^^