Tokyo Flagship Manager Q&A + Transformer Giveaway

Recently while wrapping up our Q&A with New Era Europe we hinted that we would follow up with something interesting. We’ve teamed up with New Era’s Tokyo, Japan flagship store manager to unleash the final Q&A! To top it off we’ve managed to get our hands on a rare gem! We will be giving away the Transformer Toy Cap By Takara Tom. See bellow for 1) answers to the Q&A, 2) for the winner of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle giveaway and 3) how to enter for your chance to win the Transformer New Era Toy Cap.



What attracted you to a career with New Era? One of the main factors was being able to work at the 1st New Era retail store in Japan.  Also, the wide range and variety of customers makes it a fun environment.


For those who don’t know – how long has the Tokyo Japan Flagship been around? Two years at the end of this February.


Describe your store to us, what sets it apart from other New Era Flagship stores? It’s authentic and simple look and feel. Wide variety of products like caps, bags and apparels including many in store limited exclusives.


Which caps are the most popular in your store?  59FIFTY, the basic black on black is popular. Also military style caps are one of our long selling products.


Tell us about your personal collection. – How many caps? In your opinion what are your favorite New Era releases of all time? 150 approximately. My favorite one  is 8 panel 19TWENTY baseball cap made of Harris Tweed.


Tell us about your regular customers – do you have any ‘super fans’ that visit your store? We have many super fans. One customer has bought 200 caps since Tokyo store opened. Another one decided to buy all MLB on-filed caps and is close to hitting his goal.


What’s your most memorable experience working at your store? I can’t forget the moment when I sold the first cap to the first customer on the opening day. I knew I made the right decision to work for New Era.


All New Era Flagship stores order their own exclusive custom products – are there any particular exclusives that our fans should know about? We’re having many kinds of limited products like Swarovski logo caps, all black stadium jackets, Porter collab bags.


Have there been any worthwhile mentions or any surprise visits at the store? Many celebrities visit our store and I’m happy to see that they leave friendly comments on on their social networks.



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