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Old 15-10-2014, 06:15 PM   #3391
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hi all,

I am thinking of getting a porter tote bag when i go japan next month. I think i read somewhere in this thread that Kura Chika stores don't give tax rebate?

If I see on the website, the bag is Y18,500 plus tax.
Means if i go Kura Chika at Parco, I will need to fork out Y18,500 plus another 8% tax?

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Please use the above webby to search for the exact model you are going to buy there, this website will usually only list the japanese SRP for the item excluding tax so yes you have to calculate another 8% to it as the finalised pricing (written as +税 on the page). Like for example for my fav Heat Series, for this particular small shoulder bag the final SRP is actually 15,660 JPY after including the tax in. (I have counter-checked with some popular website regarding this such as from other Rakuten/zozo.jp shopping websites, as those webbies usually will state the prices after including 8% tax)

The above method only applies for Kurachika's official store outlets in Japan. If you are however buying from Parco at Ikebukuro, there may be a chance that the Kurachika authorised dealer store outlet may be able to offer you a 8% tax refund so you will have to enquire at the storefront when you visit there. By normal standard procedures, I have checked for you that Parco have stated they do not offer 8% tax exemption for foreigner visitors normally so looks like you will have to check with the store physically yourself as I have no personal experience with regards to purchasing Yoshida Porter goods at Parco outlets myself.
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Old 15-10-2014, 06:16 PM   #3392
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Do you have the exact address of Yoshida Porter in Tokyo?
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Old 15-10-2014, 06:18 PM   #3393
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U can go to the harajuku head porter outlet just get my bag from there and have tax refund
FYI Head Porter does not share the same line of product model releases as Kurachika Yoshida Porter lah, please don't anyhow come in here to mislead other people pls leh.
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Old 15-10-2014, 10:30 PM   #3394
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Please use the above webby to search for the exact model you are going to buy there, this website will usually only list the japanese SRP for the item excluding tax so yes you have to calculate another 8% to it as the finalised pricing (written as +税 on the page). Like for example for my fav Heat Series, for this particular small shoulder bag the final SRP is actually 15,660 JPY after including the tax in. (I have counter-checked with some popular website regarding this such as from other Rakuten/zozo.jp shopping websites, as those webbies usually will state the prices after including 8% tax)

The above method only applies for Kurachika's official store outlets in Japan. If you are however buying from Parco at Ikebukuro, there may be a chance that the Kurachika authorised dealer store outlet may be able to offer you a 8% tax refund so you will have to enquire at the storefront when you visit there. By normal standard procedures, I have checked for you that Parco have stated they do not offer 8% tax exemption for foreigner visitors normally so looks like you will have to check with the store physically yourself as I have no personal experience with regards to purchasing Yoshida Porter goods at Parco outlets myself.
Wah, thanks a lot for the explanation. I will just factor in the 8% tax in case i can't get the rebate.

one more qn, i am unsure if the shop at Parco has ready stock of the bag i want. How to ask them in advance? Or can place order with them first?

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Old 15-10-2014, 10:40 PM   #3395
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Wah, thanks a lot for the explanation. I will just factor in the 8% tax in case i can't get the rebate.

one more qn, i am unsure if the shop at Parco has ready stock of the bag i want. How to ask them in advance? Or can place order with them first?

Thanks again!
Albedo, I'm sorry but I really have no idea regarding yr question abt that. You can just try to use the Yoshidakaban.com search engine as I suggested, search up on the model of the bag you previously saw that you are interested in getting. Take down the model no. and the actual MSRP amount w/o tax then when you go down the Parco branch outlet at Ikebukuro, just enquire with the staffs there yrself. Worse come to worse, if no stock at Parco just drop by the official Omotesando outlet in Harajuku since it isn't far away, you don't really save that much even if there's no 8% tax exemption for you to claim anyway, since you are already buying something this expensive over there during yr holiday trip.
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Old 15-10-2014, 10:49 PM   #3396
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Albedo, I'm sorry but I really have no idea regarding yr question abt that. You can just try to use the Yoshidakaban.com search engine as I suggested, search up on the model of the bag you previously saw that you are interested in getting. Take down the model no. and the actual MSRP amount w/o tax then when you go down the Parco branch outlet at Ikebukuro, just enquire with the staffs there yrself. Worse come to worse, if no stock at Parco just drop by the official Omotesando outlet in Harajuku since it isn't far away, you don't really save that much even if there's no 8% tax exemption for you to claim anyway, since you are already buying something this expensive over there during yr holiday trip.
I think u misunderstood my qn.
I don't mind the 8%, i am more worried about no stock of the bag. So can I ask them about the availability or if I can order the bag first?
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Old 15-10-2014, 10:55 PM   #3397
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I think u misunderstood my qn.
I don't mind the 8%, i am more worried about no stock of the bag. So can I ask them about the availability or if I can order the bag first?


Um look, I not in-charge of the Kurachika branch over at the Parco store of Ikebukuro, what makes you think I have any idea regarding that? I mean, if you are staying in Tokyo long enough, just try and ask them even if they have no stocks? But based on what I know, most of the Yoshida Porter stuffs you are interested in are very likely to have ample stocks at their official branch outlets as listed below, compared to the smaller chains of authorised dealer shops such as those found at Parco.

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Old 15-10-2014, 10:59 PM   #3398
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Um look, I not in-charge of the Kurachika branch over at the Parco store of Ikebukuro, what makes you think I have any idea regarding that? I mean, if you are staying in Tokyo long enough, just try and ask them even if they have no stocks? But based on what I know, most of the Yoshida Porter stuffs you are interested in are very likely to have ample stocks at their official branch outlets as listed below, compared to the smaller chains of authorised dealer shops such as those found at Parco.

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I did some browsing, seems like the bag i want is only available at the outlet at Parco Ikebukuro.
Thanks! I will go try my luck, have stock or not is up to fate liao. Haha...
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Old 26-11-2014, 03:11 PM   #3399
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Came back from Tokyo.

Before I went, i emailed Porter and check with them the availability of the models I wanted. Either my taste is good or suay, all not available anymore. In the end, picked one that I saw in Tokyu Hands.

Porter's support thru email is surprisingly good.
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Old 26-11-2014, 06:19 PM   #3400
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Came back from Tokyo.

Before I went, i emailed Porter and check with them the availability of the models I wanted. Either my taste is good or suay, all not available anymore. In the end, picked one that I saw in Tokyu Hands.

Porter's support thru email is surprisingly good.
Yoshida Porter's line-up all along a few yrs once will swap models/colors with newer line-up series one. That's why back then during October when u posted yr original inquiry on this thread, I already responded to you with their Yoshidakaban online site catalogue to ask you to browse through their models, if it is not listed there means very likely discontinued/EOLed already. Tokyu Hands/Parco stores are just one of their stockist retailers in JP carrying their merchandise goods, very often their in-stock items gets sold out very fast or restocking status are much worse compared to the 3 flagship stores I had mentioned in my posts previously.

Sometimes Yoshida and Headporter will also run special collaborations with big name labels in JP such as BEAMS or Sony with special season releases, once these special edition merchandises gets sold out they will not re-manufacture them anymore.
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Old 27-11-2014, 09:41 AM   #3401
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Yoshida Porter's line-up all along a few yrs once will swap models/colors with newer line-up series one. That's why back then during October when u posted yr original inquiry on this thread, I already responded to you with their Yoshidakaban online site catalogue to ask you to browse through their models, if it is not listed there means very likely discontinued/EOLed already. Tokyu Hands/Parco stores are just one of their stockist retailers in JP carrying their merchandise goods, very often their in-stock items gets sold out very fast or restocking status are much worse compared to the 3 flagship stores I had mentioned in my posts previously.

Sometimes Yoshida and Headporter will also run special collaborations with big name labels in JP such as BEAMS or Sony with special season releases, once these special edition merchandises gets sold out they will not re-manufacture them anymore.
My original 1st to 5th choices were all listed on their online catalog, but still OOS.
In any case, I am happy with what i chosen in the end.

Btw, I went to taipei following my Tokyo trip, and saw what Porter International is carrying. Their designs (not as wide variety) followed closely to Porter but have a larger choices of colors. The inner lining is also different.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:42 AM   #3402
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i wld like to buy this 30th anniversary edition. anyone can advise how can i purchase it online? amazon.jp only sell the normal colours
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i wld like to buy this 30th anniversary edition. anyone can advise how can i purchase it online? amazon.jp only sell the normal colours
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:09 PM   #3404
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i wld like to buy this 30th anniversary edition. anyone can advise how can i purchase it online? amazon.jp only sell the normal colours
It's unfortunate to share with u this piece of news, but I have just checked the product item link u had pasted in yr original post, and on the page itself there is a disclaimer that mentions こちらの商品はオンライン通販対象外です which means this product item is not able to be purchased via their online shop conditions, meaning to say you can only purchase this model through their physical flagship store outlets or main stockist throughout Japan. So in this case online forwarding proxy services such as those that fellow HWZoner Donten have listed won't work for your case.

You may kindly check this link for the flagship store addresses yourself if you happen to have any friends or relatives heading over to Japan soon, can request them to help you buy this bag by quoting to the sales rep the product item no. which is 622-28302. Hope the above info helps.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:58 AM   #3405
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hi,

posting here, currently in hong kong, but i am looking for yoshida porter only.

i went to one of the stores and all it had was porter international =(
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