Puma’s store opening was a star studded event filled with rapper performances, b-ballers and stylist….& Jay-z $1K bottle of wine.
By Yvette E
A store opening like this one comes once in a lifetime. Usually, stores open quietly to the public and only the top spenders are invited to shop before the prelaunch party. Vivenne Westwood did just that in 2016 when after 6 years of waiting for it to open. Lately, fifth ave has seen a remodel with Lululemon, Adidas and now Puma operated from the once posh location. It has become a more everyday location and this party was just one example.
So basically the store hired taxis to announce the VIP event around the city with an additional 2 days of giveaways after the ribbon cutting. After doing this for 2 weeks, the guest list ballooned out of control. Puma created a second guest list to create it but it didn’t stop those who got a confirmation from the taxi link from showing up.
The party was supposed to start at 7pm but J-Zay didn’t cut the ribbon to 7:30 pm and that’s when the crowd started filing in.
We were greeted with a giant shoe at the entrance, the ultrasuede (a bestseller) blown to giant proportions.
We headed to the bar where they had 6 mixed drinks on the menu and J-Zay’s own $1K bottle of Champagne and Rose.
The party had 3 rappers perform (not J-Zay but we think he gave enough) Meghan Thee Stallion, Brianna and Fabolous. All up and commers in local areas that Puma has seen the success.
The food at the party was an odd mix of chinese feel with backyard flavor, cabbage salad served in takeout boxes, hot & spicy wings and sweet rice eggrolls.
The food and drinks poured till the end of the party. We spent most of the time waiting to do our free custom tees provided by Chinamarket University and of course buying Puma swag.
Stylists were also in attendance so between them, the basketball players and rappers, the staff was busy filling orders all night. If you missed it, you missed a memorable night.
Stop by the store for custom embroidery and other goodies for just $10! I hope to go back and get what I purchased customized.
It’s a rainy labor day weekend but enjoy it anyway!!
Happy second sunday, 💋