It was October 2017 when LINE FRIENDS announced that they were collaborating with BTS. It is the first output from Friends Creators’ project that embodies the philosophy of Line Friends – Global, Millennial and Trend.
LINE FRIENDS X BTS = BT21
Just a brief introduction of the characters:
TATA – created by V
RJ – created by JIN
CHIMMY – created by JIMIN
KOOKY – created by JUNGKOOK
SHOOKY – created by SUGA
MANG – created by J-HOPE
KOYA – created by RM
VAN – representation of us ARMYs
I super love them that I traveled around ASIA to visit all the BT21 stores!!! Mind you, it is so hard to get a BT21 stuff, there’s a long ques everywhere, even in their online shop it sells out really fast.
1. BOONTHESHOP – Cheongdam, Seoul
It was sold out when I went there last December 2017. But never lose hope, hahaha, I know that I’ll be able to have it soon. So I just took a picture of the place.
2. LINE FRIENDS STORE – Harajuku, Tokyo
Again, it was sold out last April. So I just roam around and took pictures.
Interiors were pretty cool toooo…
3. LINE FRIENDS STORE – Hongdae, Seoul
At last, I made it after lining up for 5 hours and it wasn’t sold out yet!!! I started lining up around 8am and I was 10th on the line (1st batch to enter the store).
My favorite section : Chimmy Section
tadahhhhhhhhh! A bag full of chimmys 🙂
They even gave me a balloon. Mission accomplished!!!
4. LINE FRIENDS STORE – Itaewon, Seoul
I went here not to shop but to try their cafe. Yaay!
and to take lotsa pics.
5. LINE FRIENDS STORE – Kwun Tong, Hongkong
After I arrived in Hongkong, I just checked in at the hotel and went straight to APM Mall for BT21.
Most of the items were sold out but these items left were the things I didn’t buy in Korea so I bought it here instead.
6. LINE FRIENDS POP-UP STORE – Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan was not originally planned in my “must-go-to-places” for this year but luckily I was able to visit BT21 in Taipei before it closes on October (I heard!). I visited the place on my 1st day and…
It was larger for a pop-up store than I expected.
and it has a cafe 🙂 Time to drink my chimmy again.
7. BT21 POP UP STORE – Manila, Philippines
It was unexpected that Manila has opened BT21 without the announcement of the official twitter account. Some says its legit, while others were not convinced. When I heard the news, luckily I was just in the area so I visited the store right away.
The prices are quite high compared to the prices in Korea and Hongkong. This is the smallest BT21 I’ve ever visited. Also, this pop-up store is until January only or until supplies last!
8. BT21 CAFE – Hongdae, Seoul
Last January 10, I went to the newly BT21 Cafe in Hongdae. It was so good to be back and there’s a lot of changes ~ it doesn’t have long lines outside just to get inside, it has now a cafe, and there’s plenty of stuff to buyyyyyy!
and of course, the cafeeeeeeee is so instagrammable!
9. LINE FRIENDS STORE – Myeongdong, Seoul
At this point, you already know that Myeongdong is my home in Seoul and I’m so happy that they are already selling BT21 stuff in Myeongdong branch.
they are also selling pajamas
10. LINE FRIENDS STORE – Ewha, Seoul
This is so unexpected, I didn’t know that they are selling BT21 here. Originally went here to accompany a friend to buy albums. But voila, I can’t help but to buy alsooooo!
11. LINE FRIENDS STORE – Young Plaza, Seoul
Probably the first store that I visited without buying anything! hahaha. I’m already broke at this point in time.
12. LINE FRIENDS STORE – Shinsegae Duty-Free, Seoul
Most of their products are intended for travelling such as luggage tags, neck pillow, luggage stickers because I know only foreigners are allowed to buy in this store.
13. LINE FRIENDS STORE – Garosugil, Seoul
A little story – back in 2017, when BT21 was created. I was in Seoul to celebrate Christmas, there was one Line Friends Store that sells BT21 (according to Myeongdong branch) and it was located in Gangnam. This was the first store I ever visited but sadly this was not the one I was looking for but Cheongdam. I’m so happy that they are selling NOW BT21. I won’t forget this store though ‘coz I got lost back then.
and it has a cafe too
(I’m dressed as Chimmy as always!)
14. BT21 POP-UP STORE – Ortigas, Manila
Robinson’s Galleria branch just opened right in time and I’m so happy that I made it. It’s quite small though but it has more products than the Robinson’s Manila branch.
These are some of the collaborations with BT21:
1. BT21 X VT Cosmetics
2. BT21 X Hunt Innerwear
3. BT21 X Monopoly
4. BT21 X Artbox
5. BT21 X Reebok
6. BT21 X Paris Baguette
7. BT21 X Narra
8. BT21 X Olive Young
9. BT21 X 7-11
And that’s it. My BT21 adventure in ASIA. 14/15 locations. Accomplished.
My love for chimmy and for the other characters are out of this world!