The force and influence of the Harajuku fashion culture has been gathering steam for over half of a century now. At times, it can be hard to imagine Harajuku’s famed Takeshita-dori without the passionate street fashion fans keeping the innovative spirit alive. After all, fashion subcultures like goth and sweet lolita as well as decora have made Harajuku the street-style hotspot that it is today.
Of course, Harajuku’s fashion culture wouldn’t be at the level it’s at without some serious support from local shops and boutiques. For almost 45 years, the lolita mainstay boutique Milk has kept lolita fashion modern and up to date without letting it fall to the wayside. Well known and respected by global designers and fans alike, Milk offers you a true piece of the Harajuku lolita lifestyle.
While stores like Body Line can offer you the full blown frills and petticoat side of the lolita style, the main Milk store in Harajuku focuses more on the lolita lifestyle, which may factor into their longevity. At Milk you can find the perfect balance of cuteness, practicality, and just the right amount of frills.
Anything pastel you could ever want to wear is available here, plus some light wash jeans to match. The darker side of kawaii is also displayed at Milk as well in the form of black lace skirts, gauzy black and red hair bands, and a variety of other cute items that even Wednesday Adams would love. Milk really does illustrate the depth of what it really means to be in the lolita lifestyle.
If you are going to be going to Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori, Milk is an absolute MUST to visit if you want to see where lolita all started!
Want to check out some of Harajuku’s other top stores? Why not try the world-famous 6%Dokidoki or the budget-friendly WEGO?
Milk Store Information
Hours of Operation: Everyday 11:00AM-8:00PM
“Why Go?”: If you want to add the famous Harajuku lolita style to your wardrobe.
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