BT21 is a set of eight characters created in collaboration with K-pop band BTS, and fans of the boy band got in line as early as midnight to snap up some of the plushies and headbands for sale.
“I spent way too much and will [probably] be back,” shopper Kait Martin shared on Twitter. “Shout out to my midnight gang.”
#BT21POPUP SUCCESS! 💜 Okay, not completely. I didn’t get a Cooky headband (if u did and want to trade for Mang, DM me) and selection was SO LIMITED. But I spent way too much and will prollie be back! Shout out to my midnight gang! 💜 #BTS #Toronto #Yorkdale #BT21 @_LINEFRIENDS pic.twitter.com/fBEfkRgyvL
— Kait Mrtn⁷ 💛🧈 (@kaitmartin_twt) August 26, 2021
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Some people brought camping chairs to help with the overnight wait, while others could be seen sitting on towels.
— DES. ⁷ || 🏳️🌈 (@__notTODAY) August 26, 2021
Some shoppers complained about organization, commenting on operator Sukoshi Mart’s Instagram saying late-comers butted in line.
One shopper advised fans who weren’t already waiting early in the morning to stay home because the line was so long.
if ur planning on going to the bt21 yorkdale pop up today. dont. its a 6 hour wait pic.twitter.com/OFrlmSVxx4
— yus is back (@livelikejoon) August 26, 2021
Other fans were glad they braved the line, and shared photos of the store’s cute interior and the items they bought.
The inside of the bt21 pop up store looks so cute at yorkdale pic.twitter.com/alutakNxcW
— ally⁷ (@allyrjsmom) August 26, 2021
bt21 pop up at yorkdale was super fun!! pic.twitter.com/XQdZeKKKel
— sus⁷ 🧈 (@jinharemau) August 26, 2021
The last time Sukoshi Mart hosted a BT21 pop-up was in 2018 at Scarborough Town Centre, and that event sold out of products in two days, the company said in a news release.
If you missed the initial memo about the Yorkdale pop-up store there’s no rush — it will remain open until December 2021. You can find it in the old Innisfree location across from Uniqlo.