I am not quite sure what you might want to bring with you to sell in Japan, J. Given your talent for making thrift store discoveries, you may consider buying retro t-shirts, baseball caps, and jeans to sell to some of the hip shops in Harajuku. (Unfortunately, I am not really enough attuned to prices to know what would move here.) One used to see folks on the street in Japan selling brand name bags and watches. They would have a small portable table, and set up shop near locations that got a lot of foot traffic. Â I was once told (but never confirmed) that many were young Israelis. Â The story had been that police often turned a blind eye to the practice, and aside from the ocassional payoff to the mafia, things went pretty well for these folks. Â Recently there have been news stories of renewed vigor in visa crackdowns. Â When I think about it, I haven't seen any of these folks in the last 6 months. There are numerous pawnshops and "recycle" shops in Japan where one can sell and purchase designer goods. Â Popular hosts and hostesses apparently get numerous high-priced brand name goods from customers, and they often sell the extras to these shops. Â Popular culture is replete with young Japanese men who want to give their lady friends a Bulgari necklace or LV purse, but not wanting to pay full retail, will buy it at one of these shops. A Saturday morning television program recently had a regular segment with an expert in spotting fakes. The expert and a reporter would visit trendy areas of Japan and ask passersby if they would agree to have their Gucci, Prada, or LV item examined. Â A great laugh was had when the owner realized that her prized LV clutch or Gucci tote bag was fake. Very often the (usually female) owner would say, "I got this from my husband," or "I got it from the boss as an omiyage from his trip to Hawaii."