Ok, so like, theres a Japanese line of clothing called Uniqlo. some of you may have heard of it. They have a viral marketing campaign with catchy music. check it out here:
(warning, fast connection recommended)http://www.uniqlo.jp/uniqlock/
The website just features music, and dozens of random high definition streaming videos of female Japanese dancers dancing to music. It goes in intervals of 5 seconds. 5 seconds of clock/music ... 5 seconds of hi def video showing off their clothing. It is quite artsty and completely tasteful. Everything worn in the video is available form Uniqlo retailers. Theres nothing specifically original or amazing about their clothes... but the ad is so damn catchy, and at the end of each hour, the color scheme changes, and something random happens...either a 30 second hd clip, a close up of a clock hitting the next hour, or something. It's addicting, and I bookmarked it to check when its about 2 minutes or so before the end of the hour to see the dance routine or whatever they have planned. Wow, I'm completely ranting... but I divulge.
So, they have one store in the USA. Its in New York, New York. I live in the US, but according to Google maps, I live a little over 2,500 miles (4,100 kilometers) from New York, so fuck that. Their online website is really terrible and offers about 5% of their actual products. Like seriously 5 shirts and a couple pants.
However, there are FOURTEEN
Uniqlo retailers in and around London. they also have an epic website which offers 95% of their clothing. Now, For me to use their online website, I have to LIVE in the UK to purchase items.... I shopped, added shit to my basket, went to checkout, and in the address, all I could choose was UK. Yeah. Lame. Lets go back 5 days though.
I needed a proxy who lived in the UK to pick up or have the item(s) shipped to their house, so that they could then ship the items to ME.
Proxy. N. [prox-zee]. An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
So, I asked here if anyone lived in London. I asked on some Style forums. I researched ebay, googled for Uniqlo proxies (the folk who are willing to act as courier between me, in the U.S. and the retailer, who is in the U.K.)
Short story long, the items I wanted, because it took so f*****g long to find a proxy and get shit goin, the items became unavailable online. sold out. So, in my efforts to get these clothes I want, (by now, I am more on a mission to get these clothes just to prove I can get them because if I get them I'm epic) I purchase a calling card from NobelCom so I can start calling all of the Uniqlo retailers in London to see if any of them have this product left. So I stay up till 4AM (which is when stores in the UK are opening) and I begin my middle-of-the-night calling. I'm jittery and excited because its fun to call foreign countries. I realize, as the other end is ringing... that maybe they don't speak English in London. I panic, but remember that is Paris, I think. Of course they speak English in London, you fucktard! anyway, Its hard to understand their English, but they have a couple pair in stock of what I want. I call 6 more locations, and they either cant understand ME (which is fucking hilarious because I work at Domino's Pizza, so I have to deal with Spanish people on the phone whom I cant understand, and now the coin is flipped) or they are out of stock.
So anyway, I found a guy who lives in Bournemouth, who is gonna call the store I called and see if they can ship it to him... he doesn't live close enough to London to just do that, but I'm fucking serious, if I don't reserve these things, they are gonna be gone unless they are ALREADY gone.
SO! Here is the name and location of the store in London:UNIQLO Bromley
Unit 5, The Mall
Bromley, Kent BR1 1TR
Tel: 020 8460 6075
the product I want is women's "HEAT TECH LEGGINGS"
in colour BLACK or DARK GREY ... if those colours are not available, any colour will do, as long as they are size small. It is for my gf. She's always cold, and loves the Uniqlock website and would be really surprised if I got them. she has no idea I've done any of this, lol.
I have found someone who is gonna try and order them to his house... but if one of you LIVE in or around London, or know how to get to this store and want to call and see if they still have a pair and want to reserve a pair and go buy them for me, that would be awesome. of course I would pay you an agreed amount to carry out this task as my hired proxy.
As a side note, that would be epic if I made all of this up to get one of you to buy these $10 pair of black trousers for no reason. But I didn't, I promise. Those leggings will be MINE!!!
who's up for the task?