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Rakuten Demystified – How to Buy from the Japanese Megaretailer

Back in college, I loved to smoke cigarettes. I don’t know if it was to rebel or to get to know a girl I liked, but it wasn’t long before my packs seemed empty on a daily basis. There were two [...]

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Rawr Denim’s Guide to Harajuku Vintage Shops

In the first installment of our guide to vintage shopping in Tokyo, we presented you our favorite shops in Koenji, probably the best area for vintage menswear in Japan with [...]

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Inside Railcar Fine Goods New Monrovia Workshop

Hardly anyone who’s into raw denim these days is a stranger to the folks at Railcar Fine Goods. We’ve been following founder Steven Dang and company since the since the early days, back when the brand was an extension of Dang’s desire [...]

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Snake Oil Provisions Brick-and-Mortar Grand Opening

A little over a month ago, I was able to join Snake Oil Provisions for their grand-opening celebration in the historic Bluff Heights neighborhood of Long Beach, California. There was a solid turnout for a night of giveaways, brews, music, [...]

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Hudson’s Hill: Store Opening in Greensboro, NC

It’s not unheard of these days to hear of two people meeting by chance and deciding to venture into something bigger and better as a duo. That’s exactly the case for Evan Morrison and William Clayton, the founders of

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Rawr Denim’s Guide to Tokyo Vintage Shops: Koenji

Japan is great for many things, but vintage shopping certainly comes to the top. Like Mr. Hanzawa explained to us before, the Japanese bought tons of vintage garments [...]

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Denimio: The Japanese Denim Retailer with Japanese Prices

Those of us who bleed indigo have often sought to purchase Japanese denim right from the source, particularly due to the lower price. This excursion has led many to come across the store Denimio. But few western denimheads have known a great [...]

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The Complete Guide to Okayama Jeans Street – Part II

Click here to check out Part I of our Guide to Okayama Jeans Street. Last week, we discussed the ins and outs of the North Area of Okayama Jeans Street (blue section on the map below). Today, we’re focusing on [...]

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The Complete Guide to Okayama Jeans Street – Part I

Most denim heads understand that Japanese denim comes from Okayama. Maybe not that many know about Kojima, and probably even less are familiar with Jeans Street. We recently met with Tatsushi Tabuchi, General Manager at Rampuya & Co, mother company [...]

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Rivet & Hide Launches London Storefront

Until earlier this week, customers of UK denim mecca Rivet & Hide were limited to online shopping or appointment only visits. Well after two years and a lot of hard work, 

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