“By 10 a.m., more than 150 people were lined up at Colette, forming a queue around the corner and nearly all the way down to the Tuileries gardens,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “The line didn’t start moving until 11 a.m.”
“It did however attract lots of attention, and at times snarl traffic along Rue Saint-Honoré as curious onlookers and media blocked sidewalks and walked out into the narrow streets,” Dilger reports. “Paris police were also on the scene, armed with automatic weapons.”
“Shortly after the first customers entered the store, the first buyer — a young man named Teddy, living in Paris — emerged with a Colette bag and was immediately accosted by media cameras and boom mics,” Dilger reports. “He told me he’d chosen the 42mm Apple Watch Sport with a black band.”
“It’s not yet clear how many more customers will leave this store with the Watch model they wanted,” Dilger reports. “As the line grew, a young English man pulled open the door of his car, then signaled his driver to proceed to another location because ‘this line is too long.'”
Read more, and see all of the photos, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Imagine the bedlam if these were available at Apple Retail Stores!