BTS excited fans at the end of last year when it was announced that each member would release their own self-designed merch. Since then, fans have been treated to pajamas, pillows, notebooks, and necklaces.
Recently, one member has caught the attention of fans for his designs, and it was BTS‘s V.
As expected from someone so stylish and artistic, V shared with fans two beautiful pieces of merchandise in the form of a sophisticated “Boston Bag” and an elegant brooch set.
The official pre-order release was scheduled for January 11 at 11 AM KST, and fans worldwide were waiting at their computers with bated breath to refresh the website and buy the products. However, they were in for the shock of their life. Many pointed out that the Boston Bag had already sold out as soon as 11 o’clock arrived, and they hit refresh.
While some couldn’t even access the website at the time, others showed videos of just how quickly the product sold out.
It isn’t uncommon for BTS products to sell out quickly. However, ARMYs were shocked when they realized just how quickly it happened. While many explained that it had all gone in just under a minute…
[INFO] According to various Armys Taehyung’s Mute Boston bag was sold out at 11 AM KST in under 60 seconds
— TTP (@thetaeprint) January 11, 2022
Some went even further, claiming that the product had been sold out within one or two seconds of the bag coming on sale.
The bag was actually sold out in 1 second, not even 2. ITS CRAZY pic.twitter.com/Wor8bJ6ak3
— Nikitta⁷⁹ ( slow ) (@BestVocalistTae) January 11, 2022
Before the product was released on Weverse, Japanese fans said the bag was out of stock before the official time.
Tae’s Mute Boston bag is out of stock on Japan Weverse Shop , it can no longer be per-ordered in Japan. 🤣The bag has yet to be released in Japan. Help😭
— Nikitta⁷⁹ ( slow ) (@BestVocalistTae) January 10, 2022
When fans realized just how quickly it had sold out, they couldn’t believe it, especially considering that many had waited patiently to make sure they didn’t miss the exact time it was released.
As expected from ARMYs, whenever any chaos happens when buying BTS products, social media was full of the best reactions to what happened on the Weverse store.
opening weverse shop 30 seconds after merch drops pic.twitter.com/tazOuqDPSj
— party rock! (@namjkooker) January 11, 2022
mute boston bag on weverse shop: pic.twitter.com/xao1WPYjcs
— z (@jjkooookie) January 11, 2022
BTS: Did you see my bag?
Weverse Shop: No, it sold out before anyone could see it 🥲 pic.twitter.com/jBSAUMwGf5
— eDNA⁷ (@bulletproof_dna) January 11, 2022
Others joked that if they ever saw ARMYs who were lucky enough to have bought one, they wouldn’t hesitate to commit a crime…
me when i catch one of y’all in the streets with the boston bag pic.twitter.com/UnKA6JsGK3
— ･ﾟ* Sparkle ⁷ * ﾟ･ (@sparkleebby) January 11, 2022
when bts start touring again whoever buys the mute boston bag better leave it at home cause i’ll def be around.
— mon⁷ (@knjgIoss) January 9, 2022
Even though ARMYs were upset that they couldn’t buy one and were even asking for a restock from Weverse, they weren’t surprised. V has regularly been called “Sold Out King” because of his ability to make things sell out. Whether it’s vintage wine…
Whatever V has or promotes, ARMYs want! Considering how beautiful both pieces of merchandise are, it isn’t surprising that they sold out so quickly. With more members due to release their designs in the coming weeks, more competition will undoubtedly be to secure them.