How to save 40% on BAPE with FROM JAPAN
Hey BAPE lovers! Today I will give you the key to buying the latest BAPE items at the best prices! The secret is to buy A Bathing Ape directly from the place where the brand was born… Japan. Forget about the American or European Bape online shops. In Japan, BAPE costs around 40% less than any other place.
Today’s blog post will help you buy from almost any store in Japan and you can use it to buy many other streetwear brands. So, if you want to know how to buy any item from Japan at the best price with minimal effort, just keep reading!
Why buy BAPE from Japan and not from America or Europe?
This is the first CAMO BAPE TEE that you can find on the American Bape website and, as you can see, the price is 145 USD.
On the Japanese site, the same t-shirt costs only 10,800 yen (including taxes) which is around 98 USD.
This is a massive saving of 47 USD just for one t-shirt! Imagine how many items you can buy if you save 40% on just one t-shirt.
Japan is known for being quite closed off to the outside world. That means that there’s a lot of stores that do not ship outside of Japan, including BAPE. So how can we purchase BAPE from Japan?
The answer is simple: We need a proxy!
What is a proxy?
A proxy shopping service is a third-party company that purchases an item on your behalf. In other words, we use the proxy to purchase the items that we cannot buy for ourselves and they ship them to us. Simple!
The first thing that comes to mind when talking about Japan is that it is very far away and their language is very different from our own. Even though we can now use Google Translate, buying something from Japan can seem complicated. But when we use a proxy shopping service like FROM JAPAN, it becomes easy!
So now go and register to the best proxy-shopping service that I’ve found: FROM JAPAN.
Where can you buy BAPE?
BAPE has many stores in Japan, but there are two main places where you can buy authentic BAPE online.
The first place is ZOZOTOWN. ZOZOTOWN is Japan’s leading online fashion retailer and the official retailer for over 6,000 popular brands.
On ZOZOTOWN, you can find a dedicated BAPE web store, selling more than 2,000 BAPE items!
The more obvious place to buy authentic BAPE is the A Bathing Ape official website, Bape.com.
How to use FROM JAPAN
Most BAPE fans love Shark Hoodies as they are one of the most iconic pieces from the brand. One of the biggest advantages of buying BAPE in Japan is that you can easily find stock of this epic hoodie at a better price! Instead of paying 479 USD on the American site, I bought the same hoodie for 324 USD by using FROM JAPAN!
Now let’s buy some items! To show you guys how to use FROM JAPAN, I bought a couple of items from both the official BAPE ZOZOTOWN store and BAPE Japan. Here are the basic steps for using FROM JAPAN:
- Log into your FROM JAPAN account.
- Choose your items from any website.
- Copy the URL and paste it in the FROM JAPAN search bar.
- Choose your size, color, and quantity.
- Add your items to your cart.
- Proceed to checkout.
Once you proceed to checkout (Charge 1), there are different payment methods, including Credit Card, Paypal, and Deposit. Once you pay for your items, FROM JAPAN will usually buy them on the same day! Now you just have to wait a couple of days until your items arrive at FROM JAPAN’s distribution center.
The finals steps are the Shipping Instructions and paying Charge 2.
Once your items arrive at the FROM JAPAN distribution center, you will have 45 days to decide what to do with them. Normally I consolidate all the items into one package in that 45-day period to save on shipping fees.
There are many different shipping methods to choose from, but I usually use EMS. I live in Chile, all the way down in South America, and I always use EMS as my preferred shipping method since it is the best option in terms of time and cost. EMS shipping comes with a tracking code and is very secure. Normally you get the package in a week or less.
In the image below, you can see how much the shipping came to for these two items!
Even considering the shipping cost of the items, the total price is still lower than the US retail price!
Other services with FROM JAPAN
Another important thing to know about FROM JAPAN is that they can also work with Japanese auction sites! One of the best online auction websites in Japan is Yahoo! Auctions, where you can find BAPE and other streetwear for even lower prices. Other websites that I recommend and buy from are Amazon.co.jp, Rakuten, Atmos, and Medicom. If you like vintage clothes then check out ZOZOUSED, where you can find awesome pieces at great prices!