Best places to purchase everything KAWS
Because of the high demand of everything KAWS produces it is often hard to obtain something from an official release. Below is a compilation of websites where you may be able to find KAWS merchandise.
Official release sites:
What else needs to be said besides KAWSONE being the official KAWS website. Releases (usually new) show up on the website every couple of months so sign up for the mailing list or follow his instagram to get word on the next, highly coveted release.
DDT by AllRightsReserved
KAWS has partnered with DDT many times to release a lot of his HOLIDAY series online as well as several niche items (Seeing lamps, teapot, and BFF plushes for example.) Sign up for an account on the DDT website or follow them on IG to be notified of any future KAWS releases on their platform.
MoMa Design Store
NGV Design Store
When the 2019 National Gallery of Victoria opened the exhibition “KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness” it also released a huge variety of new KAWS collectibles including magnets, postcards, totes, and puzzles.
Other websites known to carry KAWS merchandise occasionally:
Art Gallery with locations in NYC, Paris, and Hong Kong, that occasionally has KAWS figures and books in stock. If nothing is on the website then you can email Perrotin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website that features art galleries and resellers from around the world. Artsy tends to skew towards the more limited and higher priced KAWS items.
Perhaps the most popular place to buy and sell new KAWS merchandise is StockX. Stocked with most of the KAWS collection, the authenticity at StockX is guaranteed and they have a decently responsive customer service team if there are any issues. With this authenticity guarantee does come a higher price though.
Ebay is chock full of KAWS merchandise but, buyer beware, not everything on ebay is Authentic. When looking at an ebay listing be sure to review the Seller’s feedback and be sure to zoom in on the pictures and compare to pictures on a more 100% reputable site.
*A good rule to follow on ebay is if the price is too good to be true then it is most likely not authentic.
Reddit can be a good resource for fairly priced KAWS collectibles if you are willing to take a more hands on approach. Once you have signed up for an account you can either put request an item by making a WTB (Want to Buy) post or you can buy an item by replying to a WTS (Want to Sell) post.
*The KAWS subreddit also features a Legit Check post where you can post pictures items and usually get a relatively quick response on the authenticity of the piece.
The below websites do not sell authentic KAWS items. Do not purchase from these sellers.
IF THE PRICE IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT IS FAKE.
kawsonlineart (dot) com
wish (dot) com and other similar websites