TL:DR The best VPN to buy Supreme is ExpressVPN. It's not free but you can choose to get your money back after 30 days just by signing up with this link.
As many of my friends might know, I have an unhealthy, expensive obsession with Supreme. Despite getting into minimalism, I still purchase clothes regularly from this brand (even though I reduced the variety and amount). So, with about 5 years of experience buying Supreme, I'm going to share with you the best way to buy Supreme with a VPN.
If you are new to this, you would have realized that you can only buy Supreme from online stores in your region. Asia-based customers can only access the Japan store, US and Canada customers can only see the New York store and Europe can only access the London store. If you are in the game long enough, you would realize that it's hard to get certain items if you only try once. Whether it's because you are just slow or something happening with the site or your credit card getting declined for no reason, the chance that even an experienced buyer will hit a big L is very high. You can also only buy one style of each item from one store. So buyers looking to buy multiple colors are out of luck without a VPN.
So, having the chance to buy from different online shops means you increase your chances. Even though you require a local credit card to actually make those purchases, there are various ways to circumvent this (but that's for another article). Even if you are not looking to purchase from the other online stores, one might want to access other stores for various reasons such as getting references for price, or getting a feel of what sells out first or just looking at the product images before making the purchase locally.
For this article, I am going to share with you a few options that I have personally tried and tell you which I think is the best.
The best thing about this is that it's free. However, unlike a few years ago when I started using it, it's popularity and increased users cause unreliability issues, especially with high traffic sites like Supreme on drop times. You will often find yourself not being able to load the site. Getting that coveted box logo is a zero-sum game and that few seconds you lose could mean having to wait another year for a try. There are also a few concerns about Hola Unblocker in regards to privacy as detailed here.
They have a limited lifetime subscription plan but I tried them on a 7-day trial and found that I have problems connecting to Supreme during drop times. They were intermittent but failed me often at the last second before the 11 am. While they seem like a reliable company, and the “most downloaded”, I would rather stick to my recommended choice.
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This was my VPN of choice up until Hola Unblocker and ExpressVPN. I used the limited option and simply signed up with a different email each time to get the premium. But after several times that Zenmate failed me (a no-load during load time or extremely slow loading), I dropped it for Hola Unblocker.
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Download Zenmate here. There is a 30 days money-back guarantee so there is no risk trying it out.
My current VPN of choice. This is a paid option, but the most reliable of the lot. While you will still feel a lag compared to simply not using a VPN and might need a refresh once in a while to correctly load a page, this is by far the most reliable way to buy from non-local Supreme shops. I have gotten box logos and The North Face collaborations with this.
While this is a paid service, you can sign up for a plan and cancel within 30 days to get your money back. It's also one of the few services that still unblock Netflix after its crackdown on VPNs, which is an extra perk.
You might experience times where the “shop” section won't load when connected to a VPN. In this case, all you have to do is connect to another server from the same country and you'll be good to go.
In case you don't already know, you can access Supreme's online store with servers from the region, not just the country. For example, using a VPN server in Taiwan will let you access the Japan online store.
There you go. I recommend you give each of them a try and see which works the best for your location and the balance of features vs price. All the best!
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