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Welcome!

A new guide for 2019.

The original, created in 2007 and with 1.7 million views, was lost =(

Over the past 12 years, we've helped thousands of people from all over the world purchase Bape products from Japan.

A large selection, affordability and a safe shopping environment are the key factors in to what makes Japan shopping so appealing.

This guide will show you how to:
- Navigate Japan shopping sites, like Bape.com and other official sources for Bape products

- Find items that you may be interested in

- Purchase those items (with a little help from a "proxy service")
Is Bape not your fancy? You can reference this guide to find other brands that you may be interested in.

We'll show you how it's done, from start to finish.

Open to questions, comments or concerns.
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Zozo store "BapeLand"




Zozo store "AAPE by A Bathing Ape"




Pirate Store




Rakuten, Fril, Mercari, Zozo Used

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How to: FROMJAPAN Proxy Service




How to: REMAMBO Proxy Service




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Questions from the community:


Q:
Do you know any proxy services that let you place the order yourself and give you an address to get your items sent to?
A:
No, because you'd have no way of paying for it. Japanese stores require a Japanese bank account / credit card for purchases. Ordering through a proxy is a must. You can pay them in your own currency and they'll handle the rest.

Q:
Is there any possibility to deal with a proxy that can set low value on the customs label?
A:
The proxies recommended in this guide - FromJapan and Remambo - both give you the option to change the parcel's value and mark as a gift.

Q:
I live in the USA. How much will I be paying in customs tax?
A:
Parcels valued under $800 USD are tax exempt.

Q:
Anyone know if there are duty-fees when ordering from Japan to Europe? I'm new to this whole thing and don't know what to expect.
A:
You can check with your nation's import agency.

Q:
A lot of the items I want to buy on Zozo are "temporarily not available in my country (USA)", so it doesn't work when I copy & paste the link into the proxy order form. Is this a common issue?
A:
"Temporary unavailable" only applies if you're using Zozo's affiliate proxy service, Buyee.

This should not have any impact on ordering with FromJapan or Remambo.

Cancelled Orders?...


Q:
I've been trying to purchase from the bape.com website but the order seems to always keep getting cancelled. They say they have met the limit to purchase on that website.

[The proxy] has sent me emails saying:
Quote:
We weren't able to purchase your item because:

The seller/store has set a limit on the number of units that a single customer can purchase for this item and FROM JAPAN has already reached it.
or...
Quote:
The store has set a purchase restriction. As a consequence, we can't order the item you requested.
A:
Bape.com and Zozo have implemented some restrictions to prevent resellers from purchasing multiples of the same items.

Buyers are limited to one color per style.

This means that someone already ordered the item you're trying to purchase, and [the proxy] is not able to purchase any more of that item.

Unfortunately, there is no fix or workaround other than using a different proxy.

Ultimately, this is a "First come, first serve" situation.

If you see something you want, don't wait. Get your order in before someone else does.

Not satisfied?

The author's recommended proxies were chosen based on cost of service fees, ease of use and buyer incentive (rewards program, promotionals, etc.). Have you placed an order with a recommended proxy, but were not satisfied with your experience or their service? There are plenty of alternatives to choose from. Some of the more reputable Japan buying services include Buyee, Juno, Sharp Service, Stylistics Japan and Zenmarket to name a few. Your results may vary.
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