Last Thursday, a video emerged of what looked like someone getting arrested shortly after the iowa dui laws drop in London.
According to what went down on the SupTalk Instagram page, after copping a flask in Supreme and attempting to resell it, a man was approached by an undercover police officer and an employee of London’s Westminister Council, which is responsible for the Soho area.
Another image by the same Instagram page shows a form with the caption: “Update: got done for £90 flask.”
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We reached out to the London city council and, while they couldn’t give details on the specific case, they confirmed that it was technically illegal to resell clothes in Soho.
In http://uristocrat.com/category/uristocrat/page/815/, it reads: “A person who is not the holder of a street trading license or a temporary license and who engages in street trading whether or not from a stationary position in the city shall be guilty of an offense.”
If someone is caught trading — i.e. reselling Supreme — without a license, the item can be confiscated and the person is liable for a fine.
If you want to resell after drop day legally, you would have to apply for a street trading license, which costs £93.73, as well as daily fees for selling. You also won’t be able to sell right outside the Supreme store, but instead, you have to go around the corner to Berwick Street or one of the other approved areas for street trading.
While the Soho police department acknowledged that there was an incident surrounding the Supreme drop, it didn’t respond to an inquiry for an official statement. We’ve also reached out to Supreme, who at the time of publishing has not responded.
Though the act was first published in 1999, the events of last Thursday are the first time we’ve actually seen someone stopped for reselling. Have you had any trouble reselling in London? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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