IKEA Launches Virgil Abloh Collection On 31 Oct
Hypebeasts around the world were thrilled when IKEA announced its collaboration with Off-White designer Virgil Abloh earlier this year.
The MARKERAD collection, which comprises household items like rugs, bed covers, as well as other furniture is set to launch in Singapore on Thursday (31 Oct).
Like most things with high demand, the IKEA Virgil Abloh saw snaking queues at both IKEA outlets in Singapore from Wednesday (30 Oct) evening, one day before its launch.
The queue situation at roughly 10am on 31 Oct
Singaporeans queue for IKEA Virgil Abloh collection 12 hours ahead of launch
Instagram stories also show long queues at the IKEA store along Alexander Road from as early as 7pm on Wednesday (30 Oct).
The situation was largely the same at IKEA’s Tampines outlet with customers queueing overnight to be among the first to cop items from the collection.
Both IKEA Tampines and Alexander outlets open at 10am.
Those queueing at the Tampines outlet were treated to complimentary croissants and doughnuts courtesy of the IKEA restaurant on Thursday (31 Oct) morning.
According to 8 Days, there were roughly 300 people in line as of 10am on Thursday (31 Oct.
Items relisted on Carousell for at least twice the retail price
The highly-anticipated collaboration includes 14 pieces ranging from rugs, bed covers, and common furniture like chairs and cabinet.
Some popular items from the collection have already been re-listed on Carousell, with some going for more than twice its original price.
The IKEA receipt rug retails for S$139 in stores
Many items already sold out
If you’re dropping by IKEA later during lunch to cop a few items, do note that each customer is only allowed 2 purchases and 4 chairs.
Many of the products are already sold out, as of the time of the article, so we advise managing your expectations if you’re heading down.
If you’re still keen on going down, all the best!