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Holy Miyazaki — ‘Spirited Away’ x Loewe Is Being Resold for Thousands

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Run, don’t walk — Loewe’s Spirited Away collection, the luxury label’s second Studio Ghibli collaboration, has officially hit the resale market.

One week after releasing and promptly selling out online, the collection’s whimsical apparel, bags, homeware, and accessories are being peddled for eyebrow-raising prices.

Take one eBay listing for the range’s least-expensive item, a Susuwatari-printed candle, as an example.

Priced at a rather unrealistic $451,049, the decoration is valued (at least by one ambitious seller) at over 2,000 times its original MSRP of $220.

Perhaps this is user error, as the seller is located in Japan and might’ve intended to list it for ¥451,049 (about $3,955) instead, though that’s still pretty bad price gouging.

Marginally more reasonable, listings the Susuwatari Puzzle purse, the Chihiro Amazona 28 bag, and the Yubaba tote are priced at upwards of $5,000.

On Grailed, prospective buyers can find clothing from the collaboration at similarly inflated figures.

Sweaters printed with Boh, Yubaba’s infant son, in lovable mouse form are fetching up to $2,600.

Not ready to invest in a collection whose hype is destined to eventually wear off?

Sellers are even touting Loewe x Studio Ghibli-branded shopping bags, notecards, and notebooks — packaging and promotional materials distributed by Loewe — as collectibles worth hundreds of dollars.

(MSCHF, whose latest project riffed on the very phenomenon of designer shopping bags as status symbols, would be proud.)

Some online digging also revealed that Hot Topic recently dropped its own Spirited Away merch just before the holidays, including a Susuwatari cardigan, priced at a very modest $55 (chump change, compared to Loewe’s admittedly fancier $1,300 version).

LoeweSpirited Away sent hordes of Hayao Miyazaki fans, myself included, into a frenzy, generating massive crowds outside of the brand’s New York City flagship last week.

Thanks to eBay (and Hot Topic’s unexpectedly relevant Studio Ghibli wares), it’s not too late to get in on the fun whatever your price range.

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This Patent Leather Nike Air Force 1 Low Features A Bust Of An Ancient Goddess

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Nike, even in just their name alone, has loose ties to Greek mythology. In the past, the goddess they took inspiration from has seen her very own shoe, which has likely inspired this upcoming Air Force 1 in one way or another.

Roman mythos, though, takes the helm here; and while influenced by the Greeks in many ways, its replete with its own rich culture. A far cry from a history lesson, this Air Force 1 purely mimics the empire’s color and regal sense. The deep reds that mark their flag are used for the patent leathers overlay, which shine in place of a gold exterior. A gilded shade does at least mark the tongue, taking the shape of a what looks like an ancient goddess.

For a closer look at the Air Force 1 “Roman Empire,” take a look at the official images below.

If you’re looking for something similar, the Nike Air Huarache Bordeaux Patent cuts pretty close.

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Nike Air Force 1 Low “Roman Empire”

Release Date: 2022

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Style Code: DQ8583-100

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Air Jordan 1 High “Anodized” Revealed By Dearica Marie

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Lately, the Air Jordan 1 rarely ever dials up the theatrics. That’s the role the AJ1 Mid and Zoom CMFT have gone on to play. With the high-top’s latest, however, it seems to be reprising this part, dressing up near entirely in an anodized finish.

For the uninitiated, anodization utilizes an electrochemical process to effectively make a metal’s surface more durable and corrosion-resistant. It’s also used for decorative means, as the color, too, can be tweaked to a certain extent. The bright blue, almost green gradient of the upper here is but one of the possibilities, and its metallic sheen makes it appear even closer to the actual thing. Immersion is then broken, though, as the Swoosh, laces, and tread opt for a matte black.

Enjoy a quick peek at these right here. Once official images and release details surface, expect to find out here.

In other news, a Black Cement Jordan Point Lane is in the works.

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Deon Point Reveals A Third Concepts x Nike Air Max 1 Colorway

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Thanks to sneaker leakers, it was revealed this past week that Concepts was working on a collaborative Nike Air Max 1. And it wasn’t just one colorway that was revealed; a second very quickly surfaced following the first, each rife with their own share of patterns and colors. And to make things even more exciting, Deon Point himself recently shared a third and likely final pair.

The simplest of the bunch, this iteration forgoes the use of camo and lessens the bandana print. In their place, a ripstop outfits the mudguard, its surface finished in a light olive similar to that which is found in military surplus. Adjacent, a lightwash denim wraps the toe as well as the profile, while the vamp and lace unit add luxurious pops of faux cow fur and red velvet, respectively. Across the back heel, a subtle hit of paisley does take the stage, though its blends in with the graphic-heavy hits at the collar and Swoosh.

For a closer look, check out the full image below. When we hear of a release date, expect to find out here.

In other news, have you seen the adidas Forum Low NBA Pack?

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