Apple Watch available at select fashion boutiques starting Friday

Vanessa Friedman and Brian X. Chen, The New York Times:

In further evidence of the smartwatch’s positioning as a fashion accessory, as opposed to a tech gadget, while the product may not be in Apple stores to purchase on its official release day of Friday, select destination fashion boutiques around the world have their own stock, and will be offering the watch for sale at the end of the week.

Or it could be further evidence that Apple only has enough stock to supply a few boutiques and not the 412 Apple Stores that are in the launch countries.