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Last month, Karl Lagerfeld launched his Karl line with a Net-a-Porter online exclusive and a West Village pop-up shop. The physical store debuted with a confusing clothing-free event, and once the merchandise arrived, shoppers rapidly cleaned it out. Some big Karl fans probably never even got a chance to shop—which is why they should be very excited about what's happening tomorrow, when the Karl spring/summer collection arrives for a long-term stint at the space.
The range runs from $69 to $600 and looks very Lagerfeld, with lots of metallic details and a black and white color palette. It shows up at 375 Bleecker tomorrow at 11am, but if you stop by between 5pm and 8pm you can browse with a free glass of champagne in your non-shopping hand. (You'll also get a free limited-edition tote bag if you're one of the first 25 to arrive at the party.) Even if you can't make it tomorrow, though, there's plenty of Karl to go around: Organizers plan to keep the store open through August 2012 and bring in new clothing every few weeks.
· Karl Lagerfeld's New Collection Launched With No Clothes [Racked NY]
· It's a Karl, Karl World....and We Wanna Live in it [WreakHavocNY]
· Karl [Official Site]