I"m in Ireland so obviously zero chance of buying them here. Thought their might be an online UK site that may have them but the only sites I've come come across have dollar signs and prices which mean ordering from the US with all the extra shipping + duty etc.
Has anyone here bought a pair recently , just wondering where?
Hi guys, just wondering how I might go about buying a pair of Eternal 811's?
Afaik there aren't any UK stockists – which is no great loss tbh as all of the UK stores that do sell Japanese denim charge an astronomical mark-up (see Rivet and Hide, Son of a Stag etc)
If you're after a new pair then you only really have two choices: US or Japan.Blue in Green Soho
have a full size run and will mark down for customs, so there won't be any extra import duty fees to pay.
You could also get them proxied from Japan (rakuten, denimio.com etc), which would work out cheaper but will be a bit more hassle.
They also occasionally crop up on Superfuture classifieds
so it might be worth doing a 'want to buy' post there.
Don't think you’ll have much luck on here as I couldn't even give away the pair I was selling – think they went for about £40 in the end…
I just saw your post and think it merits a reply. I do not add an astronomical mark up on what I sell. The diffrence in a Japanese price and mine just reflects the import costs and tax position in the UK.
When a jean lands in the UK from Japan it costs me an average of £25 in duty and shipping costs. With any sale of a pair 20% of the price will go to the UK tax man in VAT.
So if you take a jean I sell at £229 you can work out that at this point I only see £165.83.
Add on the huge PayPal charge (credit card a bit less) of £7.00 transaction fee and my free shipping of between £7-18 depending on UK or Europe.
We open our first brick and mortar store at 5 Windmill St in London in a couple of weeks. This is a huge overhead as you can imagine. My challenge and determination is to keep the prices where they are rather than have to push them up with this added cost.
I travel to Japan twice a year to choose the jeans and other apparel and am always thrilled to see British Made goods in stores over there. They are usually 3 times the price than in the UK.