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
- 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