Irish Man Opens Fake Hollister Store In His Own Home

"Ill-begotten hoodies for all!"

There is only one Hollister Co. in the whole of Ireland. If you’re like us, you’d say that’s one Hollister too many. But, plenty of people really like shirtless dudes in darkened mall bungalows, so an enterprising 27-year-old man in Ireland named Max Kulczynski decided to fill that hole in the market: he began offering the full body spray and shadow experience in his very own fake Hollister.

Kulczynski set up a replica Hollister store in the back of his home in County Clare Ireland, over two large rooms filled with branded men’s and women’s clothes, in addition to fashion by other mall stalwarts like Aeropostale. The Irish Independant reports that the “west Clare shop had been fitted out in an attempt to replicate a standard Hollister-branded store,” which we take to mean pumping house music and palm trees.

Kulczynski’s methods were also surprisingly straight forward: he bought the clothing from a Hollister store in Florida and shipped it back to his home, where he began selling it… without a license, obviously. When authorities busted the shop on May 18, “eight cars were parked outside, with 14 customers inside.” Nearly 600 items were seized, with an approximate value of 10,000 euros.

Abercrombie & Fitch (which owns Hollister) is apparently not seeking damages now that the goods have been returned.

(via HuffPo)

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    • Cee

      I’m surprised that no one who shops in Hollister hasn’t gotten a seizure with how dark, smelly (seriously, I can smell that perfume two stores away) and the loud music. I got a headache just by rushing in to buy a coworker a gift card alone.

    • Tanyasaghost

      Im usually quite a fan of dark places and shirtless men, but I’m proud to say I never did the whole Abercrombie/hollister thing. I was just way too cool (poor) for school. But this Hollister store I would go to. This guy is the most punk rock person to ever sell Abercrombies crap.

    • Robby

      This guy is not cool at all, he is a con man who owes money to everyone. He and his Father have ripped off so many people they make me sick. How they get away with it is beyond me. They are still selling Hollister and will continue to do so as they are in the arsehole off nowhere and rub everyones face in the fact that they can get away with it. A friend of mine was there 2 days ago and brought loads of Hollister gear.