Is there a ONLINE store for official 2018 gear ?

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018 - Russia' started by Dragonlord, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    I am unable to find online the official gear, meaning that which is sold at stadiums and random retail stores in Russia.

    I have looked at Adidas and FIFA stores online, and they don't carry anything except the official team kits + standard generic FIFA WC2018 official logo tshirt. See attached cap + sleeveless shirt for examples. Neither sold at FIFA or Adidas online stores.

    Does anyone know any online store with the merchandise that is sold in Russia ?
     

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  2. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    here's another example of a logo you don't see anywhere online.
     

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  3. BuddhaWake

    BuddhaWake Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Philadelphia
    The FIFA stores appear to be regional. try to switch yours to a Russia I also have the same issue.
     
  4. Pascal F

    Pascal F Member

    May 30, 2018
    I would assume that most of those "official licensed products" you can find in every souvenir shops aren't that official so no wonder you can't find everything.
     
  5. BuddhaWake

    BuddhaWake Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Philadelphia
    You'd be wrong because I saw plenty of stuff at the official FIFA stores in GUM and the one at the kids store (not far from Red Square) and they had things there that are not at eu.store.fifa.com nor store.fifa.com. Including bags, shirts and magnets/keychains that don't appear anywhere in their only store.
     
  6. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    thank you everyone - will try this!
     
  7. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    if anyone has any success with any online store, please post here. For my part, i will try EU and Russia and report results.
     
  8. Pascal F

    Pascal F Member

    May 30, 2018
    I was talking about "official" magnets that I saw for 150 RUB while FIFA stores had them for 450 etc... regular stores, not FIFA stores.
     
  9. BuddhaWake

    BuddhaWake Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Philadelphia
    see the bolded part of the OP. Or in fact reread the whole thing. The original poster is not asking about unofficial stuff, he even highlighted where he checked.
     
  10. Pascal F

    Pascal F Member

    May 30, 2018
    All this stuff had "official" written on them.
     
  11. BuddhaWake

    BuddhaWake Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Philadelphia
    So was it official or wasn't it? FIFA has regional online stores, and is very limited as to what is offered. 80% of the stuff I saw at the FIFA store in GUM and The Central Children Store (can't get more official than that) is not offered on their very own sites. Even things offered are not the same. The scarfs for example... at store.fifa.com some are different than the ones at eu.store.fifa. Another example, at the FIFA store in GUM I saw 2 messenger bags, one was pretty cool in a black and white with the same design as the shirt above... haven't seen them since. Not even at the other FIFA store down the block and the Children Store. My point is that FIFA for some reason doesn't offer the same stuff online and even from one store to another. Who knows why! I have friends in my whattsapp group that would share pictures of available items on the different OFFICIAL FIFA stores in other cities and there would be stuff that I never saw in the two in Moscow (maybe they had it in the one in Fan Fest?) It seems random. Now the OP being in the US has even a lesser chance of finding the stuff because you would think that the best way to get FIFA crap would be directly from FIFA but no... hence why he asked and I'm also looking because I didn't want to carry all that stuff from one place to another.
    I could be wrong but I'm sure OP is not asking about unofficial products/knock-off or pirates but rather actual FIFA stuff that was sold both by FIFA and others that apparently became... you snooze you lose.
     
  12. Pascal F

    Pascal F Member

    May 30, 2018
    He mentioned random retail stores.
    What I have been trying to say that there's a huge variety of products and all of them have "official licensed product" on them. It's not really easy to tell which is real and which isn't outside the official overpriced FIFA stores which you mentioned.

    My point was that OP may have seen some of these "official" products that really aren't official and that's why they are unavailable online. That's all I wanted to say.
     
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  13. BuddhaWake

    BuddhaWake Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Philadelphia
  14. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    Thank you both. Indeed I am not talking about unofficial stuff. Everything I saw in MOS, NIZ, KAZAN etc was the official stuff, with the logo and the platinum seal of authenticity. Could that be faked? Absolutely. But well, if they were that good (and bold) to fake in retail prime locations, they deserve their money.
     
  15. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    Coming back to report here.

    I basically spent a whole day lurking the web, and these are my success stories :

    I reverse-engineered the process with limited success. The first thing I did was I went to fifa.com and its EU store, and simply browsed. I then collected the SKU of the items I liked and googled hits. Very few hits, in particular with non-tshirt stuff. For example, most caps SKU numbers were worthless to google.

    The next step is i checked the items I did buy in Russia. Then i played around with the SKU numbers, going to the next one in the series, etc. Then googled. Most of the hits were in EU sites that would not ship to US. No luck.

    Then I tried amazon. Nothing. Amazon UK was promising but the listings there also did not ship to US.

    The place I did find some success was in ebay. I searched by the SKU item, as per above. There are a few EU sellers that have sorted a way to ship to US. I know their stuff is legit because looking at their inventory showed several items I saw in stores. I also saw some very nice stuff I never saw in Russia. I bought some things, hoping they know how to ship internationally. I have no assurances there. That's literally the best I could do.

    I have yet to find the white cap I took a picture of in my OP. Let alone finding it in a store that will ship to the US. That was going to be a perfect gift...
     
  16. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    Yes random.

    I still don't understand how why random stores that did not seem like chains were able to carry officially licensed gear, at competitive prices to that at stadiums, fan fest, etc...with some stuff they carried being BETTER or higher quality than what you could get at FIFA locations. It was literally as if FIFA santa had gone to stores in Russia, and dropped merchandise "gifts" depending how naughty or nice a particular store had been.

    Also, what is GUM ?
     
  17. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    where was the central children store? and what is GUM ?
     
  18. BuddhaWake

    BuddhaWake Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Philadelphia
    Lubyanka. Not far from red square. A mall. The most famous one.
     
  19. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    too much drinking.

    must have missed it
     
  20. BuddhaWake

    BuddhaWake Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Philadelphia
    I guess you didn't go to Red Square... as it literally takes the whole flank of it.
     
  21. milan24_2000

    milan24_2000 Member

    AC Milan
    Feb 24, 2018
    Auckland, NZ
    anyone know how to get the final programme apart from ebay?
     
  22. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    Manhattan
    reporting - bought most of my gear in Ebay.

    I was also able to get some stuff on sale in 1 US site, but I am not sure if it is the officially licensed gear. However, the price was reduced so dramatically, that I could afford to gamble. Since I was desperate for souvenirs for relatives & friends (i think i spend $400 overall) i took the plunge.

    If anyone is able to find branded stuff dirt cheap, do share!
     
  23. KarmaMan

    KarmaMan Member

    May 21, 2018
    Does anyone know where I can get game scarf?
     

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