so of course the polaroid news was upsetting to everyone, and since i am always on the hunt, i am able to occasionally find some packs of film, which then of course i spend $100 buying that particular store out of their pola film stock. and it is waaaay harder to find while i'm back here in the states!
yes you can buy in on ebay, but the bidding wars get atrocious .
GREAT NEWS sad pola lovers!
When Polaroid stopped production of their Instant Film in 2008, The Impossible Projectpurchased all the machinery and equipment at Polaroid's Dutch factory to bring back Instant Film in 2010. Now Urban Outfitters presents a limited edition 700 hand-numbered deadstock Polaroid camera kits. The exclusive Special Edition will include one pack of Polaroid Instant Film along with one of the most sought after analog instant cameras, the Polaroid ONE600 Classic, the last Polaroid camera ever produced.
Urban Outfitters will offer additional deadstock original Type 779 Instant Film saved from the last production runs from the factory in The Netherlands, hand-selected, tested and stored at low temperatures exclusively. Wallpaper.com will also be partnering to host the pop-up shop in the Oxford Street location.
The launch at the London flagship will be on Friday, August 21st, simultaneously to the North American stores.
"The mini 7S is the most compact of Fugi’s Instax collection, measuring less than five inches across and just shy of three inches thick. The camera snaps full-color, credit-card-size photos, at a relatively budget-friendly $100!"
Alexander Wang is a genius businessman. He's slowly rolling out menswear with a small collection of tops under his lower-priced T line that bridges the gap between the label-whoring guy who seeks out jeans with a leather crotch patch and the guy whose significant other buys all his clothes for him at the Gap. All too often men's designers sendclothesdownthe runways that suggest they have paid the conservative fashion-fearing male, many of whom shop exclusively online to avoid the embarrassment of being seen in an actual clothing store, no consideration. But Wang's first collection is decidedly non-flamboyant. “It’s a guy who doesn’t think he’s fashionable, but is just cool and has taste and style," he told WWD last month. "That’s much more appealing than a guy who’s fighting his girlfriend for the mirror." A video preview of the line recently went up on Wang's website. It depicts model Vincent LaCrocq hanging around a basketball court in a filmy tank top with those really large armholes that would be great for this god-awful heat wave. Just think, ladies: You can be an Alex Wang couple now. Looking sweaty will never be the same!
Back to reality, for the moment anyway. I feel like I've been in Limbo for the last 8 days and just woke up in retail hell, who knew it would take 2 1/2 years to feel homesick. This coming weekend of fun should jump start my heart for New York. In the mean time...
Gucci plans to launch an 'Icon-Temporary' flash sneaker store that will travel the world starting this October 2009. To coincide with this, Creative Director Frida Giannini has collaborated with musical artist Mark Ronson to design a limited edition collection of sneakers. A new limited edition Gucci Ronson sneaker will be introduced at each international destination of the tour.