Beams T, Meets Nike in Harajuku

Arts Events - February 22nd, 2010
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The cult fashion store Beams T shirt gallery, opened a special exhibition with the theme, “Sport is Art”  in the back streets of fashionable neighborhood Harajuku, the Japanese clothing store launched a limted edition collaboration with sportswear giants Nike this week.

Window display featuring revolving T shirt signage

24 Days left!

The whole store has been decked out as a locker room, customers can browse T shirts on the wall gallery before selecting the corresponding number, size and color. Staff then wrap the selected shirt in a special Nike shoebox for take out.

Decades of T shirt designs

I Like Nike!

Selected shirts revolve in the entrance

The gallery opened on Friday the 19th, but Weekender learned that most stock had gone by the following Saturday afternoon!

Don’t worry brand addicts a new batch is due in soon, but Weekender recommends you get there sharpish as Tokyo-ites know a bargain and there is nothing that Japanese consumers appreciate more than the words ‘limited edition’.

Beams camera crew document the event

Selection of sport inspired photographs, subtly reinforce the theme of the evening

Singha beer, delicious – but how is it connected to sport?

More Information

Beams Website here.

English Site here.

Location

Nearest stations:

JR Harajuku, on the Yamanote Line.

Meiji-Jingumae station on the Odakyu line.

Address

2F 3-25-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3470-8601

All photos by Weekender

– SP