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Rei Kawakubo is clearly embracing the spirit of cooperation these days. In addition to her much hyped H&M collaboration, which hits stores in November, the Comme des Garçons designer has teamed up with Louis Vuitton to create a capsule collection of evening bags. The six designs are Vuitton monogram styles that Kawakubo customized with charms and multistranded leather handles. But don’t expect to see her bags at your local Vuitton boutique. They can be ordered only at a temporary, Kawakubo-designed Vuitton store in Tokyo’s trendy Aoyama district that will be open through mid-December. Those who buy will have to be patient, not a quality fashionistas are known for. Once ordered, the bags—which range from 78,750 yen, or about $726, to 194,250 yen, or about $1,790—won’t be available for six to nine months.