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+++++ the official KICHI STORE thread +++++

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by impolyt_one, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz

    Mrs TOJ and I are ready to announce a Japanese proxy service to the members of styleforum. As we are mutually interested in cooking, clothing, cars, design objects, and Japanese culture in general, it is our pleasure to be able to assist you in acquiring rare, hard to get items from Japan.

    We are located in Tokyo, and have physical access to all of the stores in the Tokyo/Kanagawa/Saitama area, and can do Yahoo! Japan auctions, Mbok auctions, online shops, and more. Just ask us.

    The service will be as standard - items will be paid for, add proxy fee as a percentage of item cost, add shipping (combined shipping available), add paypal fee if paying via paypal. We will accept paypal and bank wire - we will charge no fee if paying via wire. We ship via postal EMS (3-4 day worldwide delivery) unless the item can't be sent as such.

    Fee schedule:
    basic proxy fee, for auctions, online store buys, physical store buys: 10%. In cases where clothing items or other items can possibly be bought at a discount off tag price through our private membership discounts (department stores like Isetan offer 5% off) - we will pass the savings along to you and reduce the 10% fee accordingly - Isetan items will be 5%, and so on.

    I will update this original post with suggestions and links over time. I plan to also scour the stores and markets for an assortment of goods that are one of a kind or of singular quantity, and bring them online.

    our email: kichi.orders at gmail dot com

    Feel free to ask questions about items, availability, item choices in this thread.


    Drew and Rei (KICHI STORE)

    (credits to Uncontrol for the logo design)
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
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  2. sipang

    sipang Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    here's a logo suggestion

    1 person likes this.
  3. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Sounds great. Looking forward to working with you.
  4. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz
    item suggestions, beyond the obvious clothes and accessories:

    knives and cutlery, custom handles and finishes are often available (bone/horn/wood/wrapped handles)
    plates and Asian table service - wans, rice bowls, serving plates, chopsticks and spoons, Noritake60 flatware, etc
    kitchen goods - vegetable sheeters and ribbon cutters, shaving boxes, Suribachi, rice boxes, dough boxes, etc
    handmade celluloid eyeglasses, ie Taihachiro, et al
    personal care items, hair care items (light hair glosses and waxes, facial products, scrubbing tools, etc)
    mid-century and antique Japanese design items, collectibles
    leather goods, boots (Moto's, et al)
    books and magazines
    period-correct discontinued auto parts
    used wristwatches
    dry/non-perishable food items
    pet goods, clothes

    Just ask. :slayer:
  5. malaujai

    malaujai Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    How much would shipping be on a pair of denim? Think they're around 13 oz denim so none of that thick heavy duty stuff
  6. fungz0r

    fungz0r Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Definitely interested in knives and kitchenware, except I have no idea what to be even looking for in terms of special stuff only available in Japan
  7. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011
  8. Johnny Amiga

    Johnny Amiga Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2008
    This is fantastic.

    Already sent an email about some japanese magazines, can see myself using this service quite a bit.
  9. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz
    Sent you a reply man.

    Noted a few of the ever-coveted wool Bless hoodcoats on Yahoo! nowadays, they are ending at about 60,000Y, which after fees and shipping would be about $900 - so not cheap, but not expensive if you want one and can't find one, that is a 'regular price' I guess.
  10. g transistor

    g transistor Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Ahh links? I just wanna see them. I wanted to just throw up a shit ton of cool y! jpn stuff for people but I don't know if that would be faux pas :embar:

    Lots of great schneider stuff in small sizes too for dudes interestd in that stuff. I will probably try this out sometime soon, but it is difficult for me to search through the auctions
  11. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz
    yeah let me know how I can assist with the Japanese part, there are translators obviously but I can parse the auctions more quickly just using Japanese and booleans. Name your poison and I'll throw up some links, can do mild translations if you need any, etc.
  12. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz
    Yahoo! Japan has EVERYTHING though, I mean seriously it is the epitome of 'one man's trash...' - It was like 5am last night and I caught myself looking at an auction for blinker lenses and door seals for a Porsche 356A coupe last night on yahoo. I should stock some of these rarities.... :slayer:
  13. driveslowk

    driveslowk Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    LA / NY / Cambridge
    google chrome automatically translates the japanese and it works pretty well for the most part
  14. ceoceo

    ceoceo Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2011
    This should be your logo

  15. brad-t

    brad-t Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    that's kimchi
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  16. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz
    been seeing a number of BLESS hoodcoats, some Undercover backpacks, and other sought after items up on Y! lately.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  17. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Drew, could you maybe throw up some links of what's around? The Bless coats and stuff, I mean. Also interested in Kolor and other stuff like that with few US retailers. I dunno how familiar most people are with Y!, but I don't know how to use it at all.
  18. g transistor

    g transistor Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Drew, do you have a list of japanese search phrases for brands? I know some katakana (and I think there is an SZ list floating around but I can't find it) but often when i try bless I get "breath" :D
  19. chaos

    chaos Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    ^ here you go people

    [​IMG] auctions.yahoo.co.jp search terms

    Originally Posted by Diorowen [​IMG]
    ■ ANN DEMEULEMEESTER Ann Demeulemeester
    Ann Valerie Ash ■ ANNE VALERIE HASH
    ■ ALESSANDRO DELL 'ACQUA Alessandro Derakua
    ■ Alexander McQueen Alexander McQueen
    ■ BALENCIAGA Balenciaga
    Bernhard Willhelm ■ BERNHARD WILLHELM
    ■ BOTTEGA VENETA Bottega Veneta
    Christian Carroll Poeru ■ CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL
    ■ C DIEM Carpe Diem
    Christian Ross ■ christian roth
    ■ CHLOE Chloe
    ■ collection PRIVEE? Collection Privee
    ■ COMME des GARCONS PARFUMS Perfume Comme des Garcons
    Comme des Garcons Homme ■ COMME des GARCON HOMME PLUS Puryusu
    Comme des Garcons Homme ■ COMME des GARCONS HOMME
    ■ COMME des GARCONS SHIRT Shirt Comme des
    ■ COMME des GARCONS × WOLFSHEAD Comme des Garcons × Wolf's Head
    ■ DAMIR DOMA Damirudoma
    ■ DRKSHDW dark shadow
    ■ DOLCE & GABBANA Dolce & Gabbana
    ■ D & G D & G
    ■ DRIES VAN NOTEN Dries Van Noten
    ■ DSQUARED Dsquared
    ■ GIORGIO BRATO Giorgio Brat
    ■ GUCCI Gucci
    ■ HELMUT LANG by Helmut Lang
    ■ HERCHCOVITCH ALEXANDRE help co-Bitch Alexandre Le
    ■ HUSSEIN CHALAYAN Hussein Chalayan
    ■ ISSEI MIYAKE Issey Miyake
    ■ JOHN GALLIANO John Galliano
    ■ JEAN PAUL GAULTIER HOMME Jean Paul Gaultier Homme
    ■ JILSANDER Jil Sander
    ■ JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARCONS MAN Junya Watanabe Man Comme des
    ■ KATHARIN HAMNETT Katharine Hamnett
    ■ KAREN WALKER Karen Walker
    ■ KIM JONES Kim Jones
    Kris Van Ash ■ KRIS VAN ASSCHE
    ■ LANVIN Lanvin
    ■ LOUIS VUITTON Louis Vuitton
    Lucien Perafine ■ Lucien Pellat-finet
    ■ MARC JACOBS Marc Jacobs
    ■ MARCO TAGLIAFERRI Talia Ferri Marco
    ■ MARNI Marni
    ■ Martin Margiela Martin Margiela
    Martin Margiela ten ■ Martin Margiela10
    ■ Martin Margiela 0 / 0 10 Martin Margiela / 10
    mastermind JAPAN JAPAN Mastermind ■
    ■ McQ Mac queue
    ■ MIHARA YASUHIRO Yasuhiro Mihara 
    ■ PRADA Prada
    Pringle ■ PRINGLE
    ■ RAF SIMONS Raf Simons
    ■ rick owens Rick Owen source
    ■ TOKIO KUMAGAI HOMME Tokio Kumagai om
    ■ VERONIQUE BRANQUINHO Veronique Burankino
    ■ VIKTOR & ROLF Viktor and Rolf
    ■ Vivienne Westwood MAN Vivienne Woodman
    ■ YOHJI YAMAMOTO pour HOMME Yohji Yamamoto pull Om
    ■ Y's for men wise for Men
    Waisuri ■ Y-3

    Originally Posted by Diorowen [​IMG]
    ■ APC Apese
    ■ AMERICAN RAG CIE American Ragushi
    ■ Acne Jeans Acne Jeans
    ■ ADDITION ADELAIDE Additions Tsu session Ade line de
    ■ AIGLE Aigle
    ■ AKM Eikeiemu
    ■ alfredoBANNISTER Alfred Bannister
    ■ And A Andoe
    ■ ANREALAGE Anriareiji
    ■ April77 April seventy-seven
    ■ ATTACHMENT Attachment
    ■ BACKBONE Backbone
    ■ BACK DROP back Drop
    ■ banal chic bizarre banal chic bizarre
    ■ Banana Republic Banana Republic
    ■ Barrels Bareruzu
    ■ BASECONTROL based control
    ■ BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS Beauty and Youth United Arrows
    ■ Ben Sherman Ben Sherman
    ■ BIAS Bias
    ■ BRING ON THE NOISE Bring on the Noise
    The Brown Bunny ■ BROWN BUNNY
    punk ■ BUDDISTPUNK Budisuto
    ■ BUTTERO Buttero
    ■ CA4LA wonder
    And ■ Celt and Cobra Cobra Celtic
    ■ CHEAP MONDAY Cheap Monday
    Chrome Hearts ■ CHROME HEARTS
    ■ CICATA how
    ■ ciname. Chinamu
    's connector ■ CONNECTERS
    ■ CORONA Corona
    ■ COSMIC WONDER Cosmic Wonder
    Pig Crazy ■ CRAZY PIG
    ■ DENIME Dunimu
    ■ DIAMOND DOGS Dogs Diamonds
    ■ DIESEL Diesel
    ■ DIET BUTCHER SLIM SKIN Diet Butcher Slim Skin
    Bath ■ Digital Diverse digital divide
    ■ DIRAIN Direin
    ■ DITA editor
    ■ DRESS CAMP Camp Dresses
    Duck and ■ DUCK AND COVER Cover
    Dyubetika ■ DUVETICA
    ■ earnest sewn Ernest Thorn
    From Young Machines ■ Education From Youngmachine Education
    ■ Ed Hardy Ed Hardy
    ego tripping ■ EGO TRIPPING
    ■ ELATE Ireito
    Ever ■ ever
    ■ EYE FUNNY Funny I
    ■ green MAN Greenman
    ■ FACTOTUM Fakutotamu
    Fadosuri ■ FAD3
    ■ FINAL HOME Final Home
    ■ FLASH POINT flash point
    over charts ■ foot the coacher foot Zakopane
    Foundation ■ Foundation Addict Addict
    box ■ FranCisT_MOR.KS other thing Francis
    ■ FRANK LEDER leader Frank
    Marshall Franklin ■ FRANKLIN & MARSHALL
    ■ FRAPBOIS Furaboa
    ■ Fred Perry Fred Perry
    ■ Gabor Gabor
    ■ gaijin maid GAIJIN MADE
    ■ GalaabenD Garaabento
    ■ GB SKINS SKINS Gee Bee
    ■ gilet Gillet
    ■ GRIFFIN Griffin
    French pages ■ HPFRANCE Ash
    ■ HALB Harupu
    ■ HARE Hare
    ■ HAUTE Auto
    High Standard ■ HIGH STANDARD
    ■ HIROMU TAKAHARA Hiromu Takahara
    ■ HISUI Jade
    Hobo ■ HOBO
    ■ HOLLYWOOD Hollywood Ranch Market RANCH MARKET
    ■ HORACE Horesu
    CH ■ HTC TC
    ■ HVANA Havana
    ■ HYSTERIC GLAMOUR Hysteric Glamour
    ■ ILIAD Iliad
    Kelly Fortis ■ Inpaichthys kerri impactor
    ■ iroquois Iroquois
    Izunesu ■ is-ness
    ■ itazura prank
    Izuriru ■ IZREEL
    ■ LADMUSICIAN Lad Musician
    ■ J . Sabatino Sabatino J
    ■ jam home made homemade jam
    ■ JAS MB Jasuemubi
    ■ JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN John Lawrence Sullivan,
    John Medley ■ JOHN SMEDLEY
    ■ JULIUS (_7) Julius
    ■ JUSTIN DAVIS Justin Davies
    Capital ■ KAPITAL
    ■ KITSUNE Fox
    ■ Kyoji Maruyama Maruyama Kyouji
    Lad Musician ■ LAD MUSICIAN
    ■ Levi'sRED memory - thread by
    Lil ■ LIL ALMOND Almond
    ■ Lithium homme Homme Li
    ■ loomstate State Room
    Laurie Rodokin ■ Loree Rodkin
    ■ LORINZA Rorinza
    ■ LOUNGE LIZARD Lounge Lizard
    ■ M · A · R · S Mars
    ■ Magical Design magical design
    margins ■ Magine
    ■ MALKOMALKA Marukomaruka
    ■ marka marker
    Mirokku ■ Milok
    ■ MofM (man of moods) Manobumuzu
    fin ■ Morphine Generation Generation mode
    ■ MONCLER Moncler
    ■ MOTEL Motel
    Naichichi ■ nai chi chi
    nano universe ■ nano universe
    ■ Needles Nidorusu
    ■ NEPENTHES Nepenthes
    Mr. Hollywood ■ N. Hoolywood
    ■ NOZOMI ISHIGURO Ishiguro hope
    ■ nudie Jeans Jeans Nudi
    No. 44 ■ n ° 44
    Occupy occupy ■
    ■ Orobianco Orobianco
    Ossamondo ■ OSSA MONDO
    ■ PARANOID Paranoid
    ■ Pledge Pledge
    ■ PREMIATA Puremiata
    public image ■ PUBLIC IMAGE
    ■ RICO Rico
    Rip Van Winkle ■ rip van winkle
    ■ roar Lower
    Roen ■ ROEN
    ■ ROYAL ORDER Royal Order
    ■ S2W8 double eight-to-S
    ■ SABRE Sabre
    ■ SASQUATCH fabrix. sasquatch Fabrics
    ■ schott shot
    Shama ■ shama
    ■ SHELLAC shellac
    slogan ■ slowgun
    ■ SOE Soi
    ■ STIFF Stiff
    ■ super fine super fine
    ■ TALKING ABOUT THE ABSTRACTION Talking About The Abstraction
    ■ Tass Standard
    Standard Baitasu
    ■ TENDERLOIN Tenderloin
    Tettoomu ■ TETE HOMME
    ■ THC tea Eichishi
    ■ Tim Hamilton Tim Hamilton
    M ■ TMT tee tee
    ■ TOGA toga
    ■ troiso Torowazo
    Torovu ■ TROVE
    ■ TRUE RELIGION True Religion
    Trunk Show ■ TRUNK SHOW
    ■ tsubi (ksubi) Zwi (Fiesta Inn Insurgentes)
    UGG UGG ■
    ■ UNDER COVER undercover
    ■ UNRIVALED Anne rival de
    ■ URBAN RESEARCH Urban Research
    ■ useless useless
    ■ Varde77 Valderrama 77
    ■ Vinti ANDREWS Irvine duty Andrews
    ■ WACKO MARIA Wakomaria
    ■ WHEREABOUTS Uearabautsu
    ■ wjk Double Jay Kay
    ■ WOLF'S Wolf's Head HEAD
    ■ YEAH RIGHT! yeah Light
    Engineering & Georgette ■ ZER
    ■ The Viridi-anne The Dian Willi
    ■ 5351 POUR LES HOMMES 5351 Puruomu

    CATEGORIES: Ann Demeulemeester Attachment Carpe Diem Comme des Garcons Homme DiorHelmut Lang Julius Yasuhiro Mihara Hoolywood No. Number (N) INE Rick Owens Undercover Yohji Yamamoto translations: Ann Demeulemeester Ann Demeulemeester Atou Ato Attachment attachment Augusta Augusta de Puerto application Avantidietro Avanti Balenciaga BalenciagaBalmain Homme Barumanomu Bernhard Willhelm Bernhard Willhelm Bless Bless Boudicca BoudikkaCarol Christian Carol Christian Poell Poeru Carpe Diem Carpe Diem Chronicles of Chronicles of Never Never Cloak Cloak Comme des Garcons Comme des Garçons Costume National Costume National Homme Plus CDG Homme Plus Comme des Garcons Comme des Garcons CDG Evergreen Evergreen Damir Doma Damirudoma Dark Shadow Dark Shadow Devoa Deboa Diet Butcher Slim Skin Diet Butcher Dior Homme Dior Homme Dries van Noten Dries Van Noten Faliero Sarti Farid erotic Saltillo Final Home Final Home Fiorentini & Baker Fiorentini & Baker Guidi Guidi Gustavolins Gustavo Lins Haider Haider Ackermann Ackerman Hare Hare Haute Auto Head Porter Head Porterincarnation Incarnation Individual Sentiments in Debyi Jua OR INDIVIDUAL cm Apartments Apartments Lucentum duty INDIVIDUAL OR Issey Miyake Issey Miyake Jas MB Jasuemubi Jil Sander Jil Sander Julius Julius Junya Junya Kumagai Kazuyuki Kazuyuki Kumagai L'Maltieri Altieri Altieri OR LM Label Label Under Construction Under Rad Lad Musician Musician Lanvin LanvinLinea Linea Lumen Lumen et umbra Umbra et Lumens Eto application or bra MARSèLL MarcelMartin Margiela Martin Margiela Marudi Ella OR OR Miharayasuhiro Mihara Yasuhiro Mihara Moma tossed N. Hoolywood Mr. Hollywood NTT Hollywood or Neil Barrett Neil Barrett Nicolas Andreas Taralis Tara Andrea Nicolas list Nozomi Ishiguro Noyomiishiguro Number (N) ine Nanbanainnested creative team Officine Creative Officer Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony Paul Harnden Paul Harden Pierre Hardy Pierre Hardy Raf Simons Raf Simons Rick Owens Rick Owen source Robert Geller Robert Geller Sartoria Sarutoria Siva Siva Stephan Stephan Schneider Schneider Viridian The Viridi Anne Thom browne Tom Brown Todd Lynn - Toddorin Undercover Undercover Ute ploier Utepuroia Veronique Branquinho Veronique Burankino Volga Volga Volga Volga Yohji Yamamoto Yohji Yamamoto Also: Coat Coat Jacket Jackets Overlock Overlock Bag Bag Bag OR Pants Pants Shirt Shirts Leather Leather Knit Knit Cap Hat Boots Boots Shoes Shoes OR Rare Rare Denim Denim Tank - Tank Long Sleeve Long sleeve I Additional keywords for Navigating Categories: Men Mens Women's Women's Tops Tops Bottoms Bottoms Other Other
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
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  20. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    The Temple of Jawnz
    Somebody asked me to proxy a Loopwheeler hoody, and so I'm gonna hike up to the Harajuku store in about an hour or so, they close at 8. If anybody else wants a LW or anything else close to Harajuku, speak nao :slayer:
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011

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