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Fans continue to line up for second day at Kendrick Lamar’s Sydney pop-up store

He’s been thrilling fans while Down Under for his DAMN. tour.

And it seems Aussies can’t get enough of Kendrick Lamar, with a sizeable crowd of fans snapped lining up for the second day of the rapper’s pop-up store in Sydney.

Hosted by Darlinghurst’s Above The Clouds store, the pop-up attracted fans who queued outside for hours as they waited to get their hands on the Kendrick Lamar-branded gear – despite the hefty price tags.

Would YOU pay $115 for a hoodie? Fans line up for second day at Kendrick Lamar’s Sydney pop-up store as they attempt to get their hands on the rapper’s costly merchandise

The clothing didn’t come cheap – the most expensive item was the hoodie, priced at $115. At the other end of the scale, a cap cost $50 a pop.

Kendrick’s brand of T-shirts were also on offer, with the long-sleeved version costing $75, while the price tag for the short-sleeved option was $55.   

The costly gear didn’t appear to deter punters, with Above The Clouds owner Dimitri Calligeros telling Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that the items flew off the shelves.

‘We’re sold out of most things actually after the first day – all the hoodies are gone,’ Dimitri said. ‘Kendrick’s red long-sleeve shirts were the first (to sell out).  

Getting their wallets out! Above The Cloud owner Dimitri Calligeros told Daily Mail Australia merchandise flew off the shelves, with many items selling out the first day

Getting their wallets out! Above The Cloud owner Dimitri Calligeros told Daily Mail Australia merchandise flew off the shelves, with many items selling out the first day

The man of the moment! Kendrick Lamar (pictured) is currently Down Under on his DAMN. tour

The man of the moment! Kendrick Lamar (pictured) is currently Down Under on his DAMN. tour

Lining up! The second day drew quite a crowd but it was nothing compared to the first day where queues of an estimated 150 people stretched around the block

Lining up! The second day drew quite a crowd but it was nothing compared to the first day where queues of an estimated 150 people stretched around the block

Teenager Jordan was first in line on Wednesday and had been patiently waiting since about 7.30am for doors to open at 11am.

The 17-year-old told Daily Mail Australia he was unaware how much money the clothing would be setting him back financially but ‘didn’t care, to be honest’.

‘I was hoping to get my hands on a black jumper but it looks like they’re sold out. So I might get a black shirt,’ he said.

Not hoodies in sight! The cheapest items were the hats which cost $50 each, while the most expensive were the jumpers with a price tag of $115. Short and long-sleeved shirts were also on sale for $55 and $75 each respectively

Not hoodies in sight! The cheapest items were the hats which cost $50 each, while the most expensive were the jumpers with a price tag of $115. Short and long-sleeved shirts were also on sale for $55 and $75 each respectively

Another fan, 20-year-old Raina, said she turned up after missing the first day of the pop-up because she wasn’t in Sydney.

Raina explained she was still in Byron Bay, NSW after attending music festival Splendour in The Grass – at which Kendrick performed.

However, she added that heading down to the store as soon as she could had been high on her agenda.

‘I’ve been waiting since about 9am. I couldn’t get anyone to wait in line for me yesterday so I was committed to coming down first thing today,’ Raina said.   

Other fans included  20-year-old Steven, who bought two shirts and a hat for $180 after enjoying Kendrick’s music for more than seven years.

Meanwhile, Canberra-based Maddie had travelled to Sydney with her friend Beatrix for Kendrick’s first Sydney gig on Tuesday and picked up a $50 T-shirt at the pop-up store while in town.  

Getting his money's worth! Committed fan Steven bought two shirts and a hat for $180

Getting his money’s worth! Committed fan Steven bought two shirts and a hat for $180

Shopping 'til they drop! Among the fans who lined up was Canberra-based Maddie who travelled to Sydney to see Kendrick perform and then bought a $50 T-shirt Pictured: Beatrix (left), Maddie (second left) and other fans are all smiles after their purchases

Shopping 'til they drop! Among the fans who lined up was Canberra-based Maddie who travelled to Sydney to see Kendrick perform and then bought a $50 T-shirt Pictured: Beatrix (left), Maddie (second left) and other fans are all smiles after their purchases

Shopping ’til they drop! Among the fans who lined up was Canberra-based Maddie who travelled to Sydney to see Kendrick perform and then bought a $50 T-shirt Pictured: Beatrix (left), Maddie (second left) and other fans are all smiles after their purchases

Security guard Bill Sirmanoglou said while Wednesday was relatively calm, scenes were even more chaotic on the first day, with an overwhelming number of fans ready to get their wallets out.

‘It was crazy, it was pretty constant from about 10am until 4pm,’ Bill said.  

‘Lines stretched out around the block and reached (nearby nightclub) The Arc all day.’ 

'It was crazy' Security guard Bill Sirmanoglou (pictured) said while Wednesday was relatively calm, scenes were even more chaotic on the first day

‘It was crazy’ Security guard Bill Sirmanoglou (pictured) said while Wednesday was relatively calm, scenes were even more chaotic on the first day



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