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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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.
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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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Hi Alex, thanks for your posting good article how to cop Supreme outside of USA. I was trying to use Express VPN last week (week 1 drop), I could load the page, and add item to the cart, but when I do check out, I get the credit card declined constantly, and never get luck to cop anything. I do have a US address and a US credit card (same person as I have a friend live in US, so I use all his information), but still keep getting credit card declined even now I was trying to buy (i.e. backpack still available). Originally I thought Supreme might block the purchase from those VPN IP, but seems it works for you still now too. If you can let me know if there is any insight why I am keep getting the credit card declined would be great. Thank you so much!!!!
The credit card problem is a strange one. I sometimes still get hit with it and sometimes get through. There are theories saying its a temporary ban, an address ban, or that its the autofill that triggers it or some saying it is completely random. But I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with the VPN.
I might write an article if I investigate more and have more to share. But till then, best of luck for both of us.
Thanks Alex. Yes, this is very strange, as I asked my friend in the US to use the same exact information, address, credit card, etc… and he can purchase without problem. Best of luck for both of us. Thanks again
Hi Alex, I have a probelm while using expressVPN to buy new items. It was strange that I could buy old items those released last week, but when I was trying to buy new items released, it showed payment declined.
I had the same problem last week. I found that I could buy those items on Monday, but just not able to pay on the first three days after released.
I am quite sure that they blocked my ip address on the first three days after release, so what can I do?
Thanks for your sharing and hope that you could help me with this issue.
There are no firm conclusions in the community for why payment gets declined, but like you said it is either an IP ban or possibly related to autofill or a combination of other factors. Unfortunately, I have no further insights on how to overcome this completely. I will write a new post if I do investigate it.
So I was having a similar issue today as TK was discussing. I’m in Europe for a couple months right now but live in the US. I can’t ship packages to where I’m staying in Europe so tried purchasing from the London site this morning to find out during checkout they don’t allow for shipping to US from London site. So I purchased some proxies and was able to access the US site during the drop there. I was able to add items to cart and view the cart also but once I would click checkout it would give me a screen that said “page cannot load” and would bring me back to Supreme homepage. I do usually use a bot that autofills for checkout, which was on at the time, but I had no trouble getting to checkout page earlier today using the same bot with Europe drop. The address and card I use match for my US address. Any idea on what I can do to fix this or how to get around it? Thanks!
If it says “page cannot load”, then it is probably a different error. The one he is experiencing is a credit card decline error, which will state explicitly as so.
I am not 100% sure, but you should try a different ExpressVPN server or it could just be the massive load on the site during drop time. If the page loads normally usually, then it is probably the latter and unfortunately, using a proxy or VPN will always be slightly slower than not using one. What I normally do is usually try a few US servers and even the Canada one to get a feel which loads the fastest and just go with that one during drops.
All the best,
Hey,what service can i use for this point “Even though you require a local credit card to actually make those purchases, there are various ways to circumvent this ” I want know more 😀
It’s by far the best option to use a bot together with a proxy provider. I’m not sure if VPN is a better choice, but I can assure proxy is going to do the job. Here’s a list of proxies on I read on Medium channel if you are having difficulties choosing one https://medium.com/@raimondofanucci/top-5-residential-proxy-providers-2018-dc69d9503155
VPNs do not actually work well with copping… You have to get residentials with really fast speed to get those going. Those have helped me quite a bit – https://smartproxy.com/blog/what-is-a-residential-proxies-network
Hey Alex, thanks for the write up. Besides the VPNs, do you actually have a credit card with a valid US address to be able to buy supreme online from US stores or even Japan for that matter. Or are you using a virtual credit card?
Used to be able to buy from Japan online store with a Singapore credit card but all of a sudden am not able to as of last year.
Unfortunately, it seems like there aren’t any credit card from Singapore that offers this kind of service at the moment. I’ll update this post if I find out more.
Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but after I connect to this VPN in the US, it’s still shows me the Japan site. I’m currently stationed in Korea, but I’m from the US. Tried multiple US locations, none have worked. Can you assist?
Did you try contacting ExpressVPN? They can help in cases like this.