The goth-lolita fashion craze took over a few years ago and has refused to release the world from it’s fashionable clutches. The prime spot for goth-lolita garb is on Harajuku’s famed Takeshita-dori, however that area can get a little bit clogged and in those moments the savvy shopper may be craving a little more atmosphere and personalized attention. Therefore, it is recommended that you take a short train ride out of the Harajuku area and into the equally trendy Shinjuku. Get off at either the Tokyo Metro’s or JR’s Shinjuku station and head south to find the Onishi Building and on the third floor you will find the luxury goth-lolita boutique of Abilletage.
Going to Abilletage you cannot just go there for the clothing, you need to go there for the experience. This boutique is filled with well upholstered victorian style couches and day beds. Not only will you be able to relax for a second in the wonderfully gothic atmosphere, if you ask you can have a cup of tea to go with it (or if you want a little something stronger then head on over in the evening hours. They are open until 11:30 on most days)! When you are done drinking in the atmosphere, there is plenty of gothic goodies in this menagerie so satisfy your Victorian soul.
What Abilletage is known for is their wide selection of corsets and the store attendant’s extensive corset knowledge. Whether this is your first time buying a corset or your fifth, you will be able to find that special corset for any occasion. But if you get yourself to Abilletage, you can’t just walk out with a corset! What is so great about Abilletage is that they will be able to deck you out from head to toe in the perfect outfit. Aside from the wide selection of petticoats and blouses, you will able to dress up your wrists and fingers with all the beautiful bobbles you can carry.
If you need a Victorian gothic lolita style update, be sure to get yourself to Abilletage in Shinjuku!
- GPS:35.6862799, 139.70347470000002
- Telephone:03 – 6380 – 5587
- Monday:1:30 – 23:30
- Tuesday:1:30 – 23:30
- Thursday:1:30 – 23:30
- Friday:1:30 – 23:30
- Saturday:1:30 – 23:30
- Sunday:1:30 – 21:00