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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. bows1

    bows1 Senior member

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    Where can one buy Acronym

    ah just noticed what I want isn't available til Feb. Carry on
     
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  2. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    can someone give me a crash course in buying stuff off rakuten? do you have to go through a proxy?
     
  3. Severisth

    Severisth Senior member

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    ^if it's on the "english" rakuten website, you shouldn't need a proxy. You should simply be able to checkout like most sites, and I believe in most cases the buyer will get back to you with the shipping quote. If it's only on the "japanese" rakuten site you will need a proxy...at least from my experience
     
  4. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    yeah it's on the global site. how much are proxy fees normally?
     
  5. melonadejello

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    In my experience, if it comes up in the search on global.rakuten.com then they will ship to you directly.

    Someone told me I was wrong last time I said that but I still have yet to see anything to the contrary.

    If there is a check box that says "use forwarding service" next to the add to cart button then you need a proxy. In this case I would use FromJapan. Just search for the item through FromJapan's website and you can buy it from there.
    (The only time I've seen the "use forwarding service" box is by searching on the Japanese site, clicking on an item, and then accessing it through "recently viewed items" back on the English site)

    Looks like I was too slow, but yeah what Sev said.
    But every time I've done it on the English site they haven't told me how much shipping would be, the just charge it and send it off.
    Usually about $15-$25 depending on how big the item is

    FromJapan charges 200 yen per item, plus shipping to them from the seller, and bank transfer fees. 200 yen flat is way way better than pretty much every other option (Sutocorp is 8%)
     
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  6. Nil

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    http://havenshop.ca/ always has a good selection. Keep it bookmarked until February.
     
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    Pretty hooked on fromjapan now. Reasonable fees. Cheap and lightning fast shipping. Easy interface.
     
  8. mike868y

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    thank you! above the add to cart button it says:

    Shipping: United States (See estimated shipping rates)

    so Im guessing they'll ship to the US?
     
  9. Noctone

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    nah mikey bro that's just a fakeout
     
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    There's also http://www.japan-holic.com/ for mainly workwear brands... free shipping anywhere.
     
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    I want a black varsity.
     
  12. VLSI

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    Have you seen the SLP one?
     
  13. jet

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    not interested, will cop better design and quality for cheaper
     
  14. nahneun

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    should have kopped a toj, jet :foo:
     
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    apc has one this season for about 600-700 usd

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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I suspect that the Skookum ones will not feel lux enough for @jet. I've seen a number of these from @fourhorsemen, and they are really solid, old school jackets, but are not meant to be in the same vein as SLP and other designer brands.
     
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  18. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    suddenly i kind of want a varsity again.
     
  19. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    black varsities are popping up everywhere. pretty sure I saw one in the window of club monaco and then again in the window of topman. or maybe it was zara. but i bet they all have a version, or at least will before winter
     
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    Jet, you can still get a toj one
     
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