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Friday 29 April 2022.

Thursday 28 April 2022...7.30pm to 10.30pm... PHILIPP PLEIN - Flagship Store Launch Party - 9 Old Bond Street, London W1. Luxury fashion store that sells male and female clothing and shoes. Rival luxury fashion label Michael Kors closed their store at this location due to the pandemic. It is over three levels, although the room sizes are fairly small...a garish green is featured for most of it. They are massive in Italy, and my friends were saying that the brand has thrown some of the best parties at Milan Fashion Week. The brand has had a meteoric rise over the past 20 years, as they now have over 100 stores worldwide. The price tags are stratospheric as i saw a jacket that was £100,000. It got very busy , and ended being a one out one in policy for any late arrivals after 8pm. PHILIPP PLEIN himself was here to say that his was the first luxury fashion company to accept crypto and is starting this new phase because of how important he thinks it it will become. He added that the firm’s overall online retail turnover last year was about €100 million and about 3% of that came from crypto. “We can double that this year”, he insisted. We have a DJ playing some decent tunes and guest of honour STEFFLON DON turned up wearing one of the brands long cream coats.At 9.20pm the rapper sang two of her tracks to backing tapes. In 2018 she won Best New Artist at The NME Awards and on her last tour headlined Hammersmith Apollo. Lots of female staff in black trouser suits topping our drinks up all night. Complimentary Moët champers, vodka cocktails, tequila cocktails and boxes of chicken & fries. An excellent party. ----------------- A SEX PISTOLS gig poster from Manchester in 1976 has sold for a staggering £22,000 at auction.