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Why Accessories are so important?

Comparing to hairstyle and clothing, accessories situate in a special position. Let me give you a metaphor. If clothing is the main dish of the menu, then accessories will be the seasoning and decoration. The role of seasoning is to intersperse the flavor of main dish, not the other way around. Likewise, the purpose of having those decorations is to prettify a person. However, if it pollutes the beauties of the person, it loses its value. When you come to Japan, you should visit those stores. You can buy handbags, wallets, earrings, necklaces, chains (for men), and etc in here.

Never despise of using accessories for your outfit. When you are socializing with others or attending a business meeting, people will also observe what you are wearing. Don’t be surprised; first impression always comes from dressing and grooming. When you come to Japan, you have chance to learn how to match the accessories with your outfit. Yes, the Japanese staffs are nice and kind. They can give you their professional opinions and answer all of your questions. Once again, please travel with us through Enable Japan, we will recommend some famous stores for you.

Hosiery and accessories at Avantgarde Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Some of the most interesting shops in the Omotesando and Harajuku area of Tokyo are the specialty stores and boutiques. For example, Kiddy Land in Omotesando is a miniature paradise of all things toys, games, and trinkets while Candy Showtime sells only one product, but does it exceptionally well.

But in terms of fashion, there is no lack of specialty stores in the Harajuku and Omotesando area. Sure you can get yourself to Claire’s on Takeshita-dori, but deep in the backstreets of Omotesando and down a neon pink and Christmas light illuminated stair case, you will find AVANTGARDE Harajuku where you can get hosiery and accessories with a little bit of edge.

Hosiery and accessories at Avantgarde Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Despite the lack of obvious signage, it’s impossible to miss AVANTGARDE with the stocking-covered mannequin legs outside. Once you go down the neon pink staircase, get ready to be amazed. The interior is filled with racks of stockings hanging neatly among life size polar bear stuffed animals and mannequins in various states of undress. Among the racks of tights and stockings, you can find styles of stockings that you never could have imagined, including stockings encrusted with real semi-precious stones as well as glittering appliques and pinstripe varieties. If that isn’t enough for you, you can also purchase a wide variety of “tattoo” tights that have recently grown in popularity. Pick from their Disney collaboration style of tattoo tights or go for a more classic American style of tattoo tights with hearts, roses, and skulls. Their variety in styles and tastes applies to their selection of leggings and socks as well with offerings such as transparent socks and faux snake skin leggings.

AVANTGARDE Harajuku is also known for their outlandish and one-of-a-kind accessories that surprise as well as intrigue. At this unique boutique, you can find a variety of harnesses, chokers, and garter belts that are suitable to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe since they are playfully soft core in their appearance. They also have a wide range of hair accessories that range from beanies to mesh masks to reflective head bands. Odd and quirky jewelry does not escape the fashion eye of AVANTGARDE Harajuku. You can get squishy jellyfish rings and pentacle earrings in a variety of colors, just for starters.

When walking the back streets of Omotesando, be sure to keep an eye out for AVANTGARDE Harajuku for a little something off the beaten path when it comes to tights, leggings, and accessories!

For more ideas on unique things to buy and do in Omotesando, visit our article Omotesando on a Budget: 5 Must-Visit Shops and Cafes. For men’s fashion, we gathered our top 5 recommendations in Top 5 Men’s Clothing Shops in Omotesando and Harajuku.

Address:B1F, 3-22-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
GPS:35.6691904, 139.707391176
Telephone:03 – 6804 – 3739
Web: http://www.avantgardejapan.com/

Opening Hours

Monday:11:00 – 20:00
Tuesday:11:00 – 20:00
Wednesday:11:00 – 20:00
Thursday:11:00 – 20:00
Friday:11:00 – 20:00
Saturday:11:00 – 20:00
Sunday:11:00 – 20:00
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Harajuku is a wonderland of knick-knacks and fashion that is never ending. If you are there just to sight see and experience the hub of Japanese street fashion or shop till you drop, Takeshita-dori will never disappoint. However, what is unfortunate is that few tourists stray from the main street and choose to venture to into the labyrinth of back streets and ally ways that crowd the outer skirts of Harajuku. Just past the 100 yen heaven that is Daiso and in between a couple of too good to be true crepe stands, you will find Fancy Pocket on the second floor of an unassuming building, but the outside of this kawaii store is the lease unassuming example of advertisement you will see during your trip. Spattered with all things glitter, pink, and girly, Fancy Pocket is the place to go if you are looking for a cheap addition to your accessory arsenal.

What you will find at Fancy Pocket is a wide selection of affordable accessories as well as some DIY items if decking out your own stuff is your thing. Walking around Harajuku and Takeshita-dori, you may have noticed that larger than life accessories are what is trending right now and you will be able to get in on the action as well at Fancy Pocket. They have all the miniature stuffed animal earrings, chunky necklaces, and 1990s inspired jewelry that you could ever hope for. To top it all off, unless you are in for the long haul, you won’t be spending an entire month’s rent on what you are buying either. You won’t find just jewelry at Fancy Pocket either. If you want a little something to make your office space a place you actually are looking forward to going, Fancy Pocket has cute pens and sticky notes galore.

If you are one of those who are more into your own kind of DIY style, Fancy Pocket has got you covered. If you want rhinestones, dessert themed accessories with all the necessary adhesives to aid you on your decorative journey.

If you need a little bit more oomph in the accessories department but are not looking to spend a fortune and you have found yourself on Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori, go off the beaten path to find some great deals at Fancy Pocket.

Address:150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前1-19-2
GPS:35.6716428, 139.7040697
Telephone:03 – 5414 – 1288

Opening Hours

Monday:10:00 – 19:00
Tuesday:10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday:10:00 – 19:00
Thursday:10:00 – 19:00
Friday:10:00 – 19:00
Saturday:10:00 – 19:00
Sunday:10:00 – 19:00
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For those with a more upscale taste when it comes to fashion, the towering Omotesando Hills, a few blocks from the Meijijingumae Tokyo Metro station, is probably already on your radar. Along with branches of well established designers like Chanel and Brooks Brothers in the surrounding area, Omotesando Hills has made their name by providing shoppers with level after level of high fashion labels and jewelry stores all in one compact, easy to traverse area. But for those who have yet to venture into the glittering gem of Omotesando Hills, it may be a little bit intimidating. With such a wide range of options, and none of them with a $10 grab item in sight, the first time Omotesando Hills shopper may be at a loss for where to start. A good label to begin with is Anteprima located on the first basement floor of the building.

Anteprima has a long fashion history that spans all over the globe and several country. Over the course of time, they have been able to establish their name in the high end fashion world with their notoriety as well as the quality of their designs. Their signature piece is under the Wirebag section of their label. With Anteprima’s Wirebag line, you can find any size, shape, or functionality of purse or tote bag to fit your sensibility. What makes Anteprima’s bags a cut above the rest is their incorporation of metal, soft silks, and beading to create a loose but well constructed bag. If Anteprima has dedicated a whole line just to these bags, you have to know that there is something special about them.

The Omotesando Hills location of Anteprima is especially unique because you can find all varieties of their labels in one place. Along with their Wirebag selection, their clothes are just simplistic enough to be pristine works of wearable art. Anteprima’s blend of textures, metallic shine, and fabrics brings forth an interesting mixture of a relaxed air with a sophisticated twist. At times, Anteprima’s edge comes out of their simplicity and monochromatic tendencies. Either way, their selection of designs are sure to please.

If your destination is the classy area of Omotesando Hills, why not start from the ground up? Visit the first basement floor and head to Anteprima and see what styles you can find!

Address:Shibuya-Ku Jingumae 4-12-10
GPS:35.6672601, 139.7089333
Telephone:81 – 3 – 3479 – 3088

Opening Hours

Monday:11:00 – 21:00
Tuesday:11:00 – 21:00
Wednesday:11:00 – 21:00
Thursday:11:00 – 21:00
Friday:11:00 – 21:00
Saturday:11:00 – 21:00
Sunday:11:00 – 20:00
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Samantha Thavasa Luxury Handbags Tokyo Omotesando Japan

Though you can certainly find spots in Tokyo where you can spend less than $100 and walk away with shopping bags full of clothing and accessories, sometimes you’re looking for quality rather than quantity. Just one block from Tokyo Metro’s Omotesando station, you’ll find Samantha Thavasa, one of the most popular Japanese bag brands in Tokyo.

Samantha Thavasa is heaven on earth for anyone who loves to collect luxury handbags. As you pass under the chandeliers at the entrance of the store, you enter into a silken pink dreamland filled with all of the purses, totes, clutches, and handbags that you could ever want. You can choose from a variety of sizes and leathers, with or without matching silk interiors.

Bags with handles and shoulder straps not your thing? Well, Samantha Thavasa has a variety of wallets, clutches, and coin purses for those who travel light. Speaking of travel, if Tokyo is only a brief stop along your way, Samantha Thavasa offers a wide selection of chic and fashionable carry-on rolling bags to get your to your next destination in style.

Samantha Thavasa bags are made in Japan, which makes purchasing your new purse or clutch all the more special. So if you’re looking to treat yourself to some serious retail therapy and feel like a new bag is in order, set your sights for Samantha Thavasa in Omotesando. You deserve it.

Samantha Thavasa Omotesando Store Information

Website (via Google Translate) | Online Store

Nearest Station: 1-minute walk from Omotesando Station (click on the Google Map for directions)


Hours of Operation: Open daily 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

“Why Go?”: To get the most luxurious and famous handbags in Tokyo!

Want to learn more about our favorite Japanese fashion companies? Visit our article Top 10 Japanese Clothing Brands.

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The fashion world of Harajuku has expanded like no one could have ever expected. Although Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori will always be the start and nearly legendary center of the Harajuku fashion movement, there has begun to be a transformation of the culture of fashion itself. Now more than ever, fashion boutiques in Harajuku, as well as elsewhere in Japan and Tokyo, have moved their attention to social media platforms where they can reach their hyper-specific niche customers with more ease and accessibility than ever before. If you are a social media fashion lover and have a frilly girly side as well, be sure to walk a little bit of a ways past Takeshita-dori and over to Girly Rose. Located a few blocks from the Tokyo Metro’s Meijijingumae station, this tiny island of a pink wonderland has expanded it’s reach far beyond the secretive boutique that it once was.

This store, which is filled with designer pieces that are hand selected by the owner to fit perfectly with the look and atmosphere of the store, used to be open via appointment only. Now, Girly Rose is available for every one to visit the boutique itself during its store hours as well as several social media platforms to keep the Girly Rose experience going well after  store hours. Visit their Facebook page, their blog (where you can buy pieces before they even enter the store), or their webpage. Each web location gives you as much girly cuteness as you can handle and lets you in on what is happening at the store without even going to their Harajuku location. It really makes the experience for intrinsic to the fashion culture than before.

However cool and innovative their social media experience may be, there is nothing like being immersed in Girly Rose’s perfectly crafted and adorable Harajuku boutique. Everything from the perfectly placed white bureaus and desks to the strategically scattered strings of pearls, Girly Rose’s interior is just as feminine as the boutique’s name implies. There is no want for pink in this Harajuku store filled with white knee highs, delicately latticed cardigans, and quilted patent leather purses. If you want to look just like you live your life inside a life size doll shop, the Girly Rose can dress you to the nines without a problem.

If you have the time for a little stroll outside of Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori in order to take a visit to Girly Rose, then make it your go to destination for all things girl.

Address:#102, 3-15-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
GPS:35.6678026, 139.70564690000003

Opening Hours

Monday:12:00 – 20:00
Tuesday:12:00 – 20:00
Thursday:12:00 – 20:00
Friday:12:00 – 20:00
Saturday:12:00 – 20:00
Sunday:12:00 – 20:00
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A world-renowned millinery, CA4LA (pronounced ka-shi-ra) has stores all over Japan. The Harajuku store stocks hats of their own design alongside fashionable imports.

CA4LA Store Information

Website | Facebook (Japanese) | Twitter (Japanese) | Instagram | Youtube | Online Store

Nearest Station: 4-minute walk from Meijijingu-Mae station; 6-minute walk from Harajuku JR station (click on the Google map for directions)


Hours of Operation: Open daily 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

“Why Go?”: High-fashion hats for formal occasions.

What else is fashionable in Tokyo? Check out our Top Ten list of Japanese clothing brands!

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