In November I go to Japan for 2 weeks, and it’s just long/short enough away that I can’t seem to reconcile my shopping leading up to it. I buy so much of my clothing secondhand from Japan already, and this trip means getting to visit the physical locations of some of these online stores and brand flagships for the first time. I’m really looking forward to having a more meaningful experience shopping for CdG/Issey/Junya/Yohji in person, in actual Japan. So should I stop buying things in the months leading up to November? Will that make the pieces I select once I’m there more significant? Will I appreciate them more if I impose a bit of a draught leading up to it? It won’t all be secondhand – I’m planning on picking 1 item to buy new from each flagship in Tokyo as well.