A Complete Guide to Buying Supreme in Japan

-- Last updated date: 29/7/2019 --

Previously we published a guide to buying Supreme in the UK. Now, Japan's buying guide is here.

Japan is the country with the most Supreme stores in the world, with 6 physical stores in a small area. You know, there are only three in the United States! So this article is very complicated and huge. Thanks again to everyone who helped with this article!

Official address of Supreme in Japan

Harajuku, Tokyo: 4-32-7-2F Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku
Shibuya, Tokyo: 1-18-2 Jinnan, Shibuya-Ku
Daikanyama, Tokyo: 1-6 Daikanyama-Cho, Shibuya-Ku
Osaka: 1-9-8 Minamihorie, Nishi-Ku
Nagoya : 3-13-28 Sakae, Naka-Ku, Nagoya
Fukuoka: 1-11-29 Daimyo, Chuo-Ku

There is also a Supreme counter in DSM (Dover Street Market) in Ginza, Tokyo! We explain how to go to these stores to buy Supreme, first of all offline physical stores.

Offline physical store purchase process

New products will be released on Saturday in Japan. If you want to buy the hottest items, go to the store on Saturday and you may need to queue up! Let's take Shibuya as an example.

Shibuya store's queue address: [35.665020,139.698989] Copy this information to Google Map for direct positioning. The bottom right corner of the picture below is the Supreme store.

Line up at the specified time and place. When hot brand cooperative items are released, the clerk will close the queue at any time due to too many people. So the sooner the better!

Generally, you can wait for news near the queue at around 12 o'clock. If the clerk comes to inform, you can start waiting in line. At the same time, security guards will be present. The crowd began to rush to the designated location. Don't worry too much if you line up too late. Because, the order of purchase depends on the next draw lots.

The next process: the clerk divides people into 5 people in a row in order until the line ends. If there are too many people, the people who line up behind will be cleared. Next, the queue will be arranged in a team of 20 to 50 people.

Identity documents need to be checked to make sure the queue is at least 20 years old. Because Japanese law stipulates that adults are 20 years old in Japan, minors are not allowed to stay overnight, so they cannot participate in night platoons. After the identity check is over, you will get a wristband to prevent changing personnel.

The group draw begins. With luck, you will have the opportunity to buy in the store as quickly as possible.

After that, the clerk will dissolve the latter group, because they can't buy any good products after entering the store.

Then the clerks also retreated one after another, and the security began to take over. When the night comes, security allows customers to rest on their benches and doesn't mind leaving the team for a short time.

However, you'd better tell the security guard that your request is the most secure. The clerk will send a note to read, please be familiar!

The long night is also about to start. So much is said to help friends who are not familiar with the queuing rules to understand this process. There is nothing to do, just stand. Wait until 7 in the morning, the security will take you to the store to enter the store.

It is much easier to line up in the morning, usually in the absence of a night platoon or after the night platoon has moved. The morning row location may also be near the store. For example, the red section in the picture is near the Harajuku store.

Never change your bracelet or substitute in front of the Japanese, or you will be kicked out. The next time he goes in line, he will stare at you if he recognizes you.

After entering the store, tell the staff directly what you want. You can only buy accessories at the checkout counter.

The general process is similar in other areas, but the queues are different.