Wednesday, July 3, 2013 , Updated 4:16 p.m., July 8, 2013
4 most ridiculous items at One Direction store in Dallas
So, the joke about a 1D onesie wasn't a joke. It's $100.
DALLAS On June 22, Dallas joined the One Direction fan craze in a tangible way, as a pop-up store celebrating the UK boy band opened for business. The store is visiting Dallas until
July 7 July 14, and we set out to see exactly what kind of absurd merchandise a One Direction fan might want to buy.
[UPDATE: The store has extended its closing date to July 14.]
Imagine a large, modern-day loft with concrete floors and walls, with a broad, open layout, and of course that annoying air conditioning sound that you eventually learn how to just tune out: That’s the One Direction 1D World store.
The store feels like a concert merchandise table gone crazy. It's One Direction fan heaven. There’s a concert of the band playing on television, as well as sold-out posters along the store’s red backdrop. And then there’s the stuff to buy.
The tables and shelves are full of ridiculously overpriced items with the band members’ faces and the band logo. There's also trucker hats, T-shirts, letter jackets, phone cases, messenger bags, and of course, the famous 1D onesie.
The store also has a karaoke section where you can jam out to your favorite One Direction songs. Fans can write personal messages to the band in another section, or Photoshop themselves into a photo with the band by using a green screen.
Fans might be hypnotized by all the products with the boys’ faces on them, but it's all a little much. The four most ridiculous (also pictured above):
- 1D onesie: $100
- Life-size stand-ups of the guys: $35 each (yes, that's $175 for all five)
- 1D press-on nails: $10
- Set of 1D cups: $15
If you’re a fan of this UK boy band, then this is the perfect place for you. A home away from home, as some may say. If not, well … we warned you.
The store is open through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. It closes after business on July 14. One Direction's concert in Dallas is July 22.
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