Beginners should read this before purchasing Supreme from any places. It can be confusing if you are new but this guide covers the most basic knowledge you should know. If there are anything in which you would like me to add please comment below and I will do my best to add them into this guide.
ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS FOR SUPREME
Where can I find Supreme?
You can find Supreme merchandises on Supreme’s online store, in Supreme’s physical stores (and DSMNY), and also from resellers.
Supreme’s online store is catered to 3 different regions mainly US, UK/EU and JP. To purchase Supreme from their online store, you have to own a credit card issued from the respective countries’ banks. Local (SG) credit cards will not be able to check out from Supreme’s webstore.
Supreme physical stores are located in New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Harajuku, Shibuya, Daikanyama, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. Please note that each stores in different regions have their own way to allocate customers into their store on every drop day. The purpose is to reduce crowd which causes much disturbances to others. For example, in NYC and LA, customers have to register online prior to the drop and successful registrants will be informed of the timing that they can come down to the store.
Majority of the people in the rest of the world purchase Supreme from resellers. Items that are sold out on Supreme can only be found from resellers too as it is unlikely that they will be restocked on Supreme’s website. In SG, you can find many of these resellers on carousell (app), Facebook groups, WhatsApp/chat groups and also a few other social media platforms. Resellers mark up the prices of the items to earn some profits in order to fulfil the market’s demand.
What is Supreme’s release schedule like and how do I know what is dropping?
Supreme comes out with 2 collections of items every year, Spring/summer and Fall/Winter collection. To see what is coming out for the entire collection for current season, you can go to the preview section on Supreme’s website. The items that are not shown in the preview are the collaboration items with other designers/manufacturers and maybe some special items that Supreme choose not to disclose. The entire collection will be released part by part on a weekly basis (new batch of items every week, no repeat of items) until everything from the season has been released (approx. 19 weeks). The drop days are on every Thursdays and Saturdays (Japan only). Nobody is really clear on what is exactly releasing on a particular week, we only rely on leaked news that are released when closer to the drop i.e. Drop day is on Thursday, there will be leak news popping up between Mon-Wed to tell us what is dropping this week. You can find these news on sgstreetcred main webpage, our curated news section will pick up any leaked news and post them there. Alternatively, www.supremecommunity.com is a reliable website which updates the full drop list on every Wednesdays.
What time does the webstore drops?
Supreme US, UK/EU web drops occur every Thursday at 11am in that particular region’s time. (For Supreme US, its 11am New York time. For Supreme UK/EU, its 11am London time. Google up the timezone or convert the time yourself. Just remember it as 11am their time as it will be confusing to remember it based on SG time as there will be changes in timings along the season due to daylight saving time.)
Supreme JP web drops occur every Saturday at 11am Japan’s time.
How does Supreme fit?
Supreme clothing sizes are available in S, M, L and XL only. For the exact measurements of the apparels that are released in that week, you can refer to supreme website. Click on shop then on the bottom right of the page there will be a link to the measurements page. For tee sizes, the fitting are generally larger, exceptions are tees that were produced before Fall/winter 2017. For measurements of tees you can refer to https://www.sgstreetcred.com/street-rep/general-discussions/supreme-t-shirt-sizing.
Do note that tees that are made in collaborations with other designers/manufacturers might not be of the same measurement, this is dependent on which company is producing the tee, if the production is not done by Supreme then the sizes will differ. For example, for the Supreme x The North Face mountain tee that was released in Fall/Winter 2017, the tee was produced by North Face themselves, so the tees are of different measurement compared to the usual Supreme tee sizings.
What Supreme items resell the most?
Supreme comes out with 2 huge collection of items every year, definitely there will be some really dope looking ones, some ok looking ones and the rest are probably just meh~ The nice looking ones definitely resells more than the bad looking ones. Of course, beauty can be really subjective but the following things I am going to mention are the ones that are constantly reselling at a higher price compared to the rest of drop.
First, Supreme Box Logo apparels, the design of this clothing is very distinguishable, this piece of clothing has nothing else on it except a clean looking Supreme Box Logo on it, it could be either tees, hoodies and crewnecks, whatever it is this is going to resell for a high price.
Second, photo t-shirts, these are the tees that come with a portrait photo printed in front, usually a photo of an artiste wearing a supreme box logo tee. These tees resell for a good price as well.
Third, collaboration pieces, this can be very dependent which brands they are. The resale price can be high because of the hype of the collaborating brands, the design/material/quality of the item or could just be due to the retail price of the item being very high in the first place. But generally there are a few of the more frequent collaborations which are constantly reselling at higher prices such as Supreme x The North Face (TNF) collabs, Supreme x undercover, supreme x stone islands etc.
Forth, accessories. Supreme comes out with many accessories in each collection and some could fetch really high resale prices. However, you might also find some accessories are reselling for very low price, the resale prices for accessories can be hard to predict but they are still a safe bet because their value tends to increase as time passes by.
Lastly, the type of apparels also have different resale prices. Generally, apparels like tees, hoodies, jackets and crewnecks resell better than shorts, pants and shirts. Sizes matter too, size S apparels usually can fetch more than M, L and XL, reason being size S is very limited in US and UK/EU regions, they are more available in Japan but Japan retail prices itself are a lot higher than the other regions. Colour is also another factor, in Singapore the more preferred colours are black and white, since there is a higher demand the resale prices are higher too.