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Faline

Faline Tokyo is another off-Takeshita Dori treasure that can be difficult for the uninitiated to find. But we here at EnableJapan.com are in the know, so now you are too! And you’re in good company. This small shop has been patronized by the likes Gwen Stefani and Sky Ferreia. And when you see the range of accessories adorning its shelves, you’ll also want to join their latest quirky fashion trend!

But where is it? As all the fashionistas know, the best finds in Tokyo aren’t always under the big signs on the main streets. All brands started somewhere, and the back streets and alleys are where you have to go to find tomorrow’s hottest look today. Faline Tokyo is in an alley, likely in a section of you wouldn’t go to unless you are a dedicated Harajuku fashion-trawler. Just follow our map and look for the baby-blue sign with the neon lights.

The Faline style focuses on a relaxed yet quirky aesthetic. Faline Tokyo has their own brand and garments, ranging from printed tees, patterned skirts, dress shirts with printed cartoon characters, and more! The Faline brand has been featured on many “Japanese street style” websites and magazines, and is recognized for its fun and imaginative stylings. And though it is becoming a “known” brand, Faline Tokyo maintains an appeal to all sizes of pocketbooks–the lines feature high-end, mid-range, and affordable priced must-haves.

Faline Tokyo also carries selections from designers such as Jeremy Scott, whose style fits the “Harajuku look.” And don’t pass up their accessories!  they also carry an extensive range of those cute “Harajuku Style” tidbits, including bows, lunchboxes, and hair clips.

The target audience for Faline Tokyo’s designs and selections are younger women, between their teens and mid-twenties. So if you’re feeling daring and rebellious, seek them out in the Takeshita Dori area. It’s a must-shop place for the Tokyo Girl who wants to have fun with her outfits without breaking the bank.

Faline Tokyo Location Information

Website and Online Shop | Facebook (English and Japanese) | Twitter (English and Japanese)

Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station (click on the Google Map for directions)

Hours of Operation: Open daily 12pm – 9pm.

“Why Go?”: For that oh-so Harajuku street style appeal!

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November 10, 2016 0 comment
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Tsumori Chisato is a Japanese fashion designer whose brand comes from an array of exciting and unique inspirations. Her fashions, which have spread from Japan to the rest of the world, are based on “things that will make you smile and are interesting for both men and women.” We here at EnableJapan.com were lucky enough to visit the flagship store in Aoyama to get the inside scoop on the Tsumori Chisato brand!

(Note that all products were photographed in August 2016. The Tsumori Chisato brand moves fast, and there is always something new to wear!)

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The Tsumori Chisato style is girly but sexy. She has a universal audience, ranging from teens to 60s. Regardless of age, she appeals! Her inspirations and concepts come from art, music, and especially her travels. Although some design ideas may come from one of the other in-house textile designers or shape designers, most of the inspiration comes from Tsumori Chisato herself.

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On the day we visited, the designs featured were based on her travels to Iceland. The inspiration she took from her trip influenced her print design, motifs and colour choices. The pieces emulate the view of Iceland, as painted in watercolour. The Icelandic theme was represented throughout the range of men’s and women’s t-shirts and jumpers.

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The current collection shows a story of her travels across Iceland, but Tsumori Chisato is always looking for inspiration. Her collections come from the new stories she is constantly spinning. Her line is every-changing, and every season you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a new tale whenever you visit the shop.

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Tsumori Chisato’s work has an obvious worldwide appeal. Her designs focus on Japanese pattern-cutting mixed with Western style techniques. Her range of dresses, skirts, t-shirts and pants all have unique and playful prints.  Prints, checks, paintings,  and her trademark cat illustration make appearances every season with each new design. And her work is not just for women! Tsumori Chisato also has a line of men’s wear, all of which follows the same design concept as the women’s lines. So if you’re looking for ‘couple’s outfits’, the Tsumori Chisato is the perfect place to look!

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The Aoyama shop wouldn’t be a flagship store without some extra perks. Some garments are completely exclusive to this store. Even the shopping bags are exclusive! And the Aoyama store gets the new products and fashion lines first, so it’s the place to be if you want fresh-off-the-line Tsumori Chisato clothes.

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The Tsumori Chisato flagship store in Aoyama is a great place to find imaginative and exclusive clothing from a world-renowned designer. Be sure to visit when you are in Tokyo!

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Tsumori Chisato Aoyama Location Information

Website ||| Facebook ||| Twitter (Japanese) ||| Instagram ||| Pinterest ||| Google+

Nearest Station: 4-minute walk from Omotesando Station A5 exit (click on the Google Map for directions)

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

“Why Go?”: Happy, high-end fashion with global appeal from a world-famous designer!

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September 9, 2016 0 comment
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Harajuku street fashion is a culmination of all things weird, trendy, and uniquely Japanese. And the best place to go in Tokyo to get that Harajuku Girl look is Takeshita Street. Not only is this pedestrian street a hub for the culture of youth street fashion, it’s also great fun! During your trip to Tokyo, be sure to check out these spots!

(If you’re worried about the differences in sizing, check out our great article on size conversions here!)

Harajuku Street Fashion: 6% DOKIDOKI

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You can’t miss the pink and pastel exterior of 6% DokiDoki. With ribbons and glitter practically spill right out onto the street, 6% DOKIDOKI is the perfect place to start assembling your Harajuku Girl outfit.

Check out our article on 6% DOKIDOKI here!

 

ACDC Rag

ACDC Rag Harajuku Street Fashion

A fashion mainstay on a street where shops are quick to go out of style. ACDC Rag sells a variety of youth-oriented styles, from Gothic Lolita to punk to hipster. Collaborations with other designers and constant additions to their apparel keeps this brand fresh and exciting.

Check out our ACDC Rag article here!

 

Bubbles

Bubbles Harajuku Street Fashion

Bubbles makes you feel like you’re walking into dollhouse. Everything inside is just so girly! This is the perfect place to go to revamp your wardrobe with pastel sweaters, fuzzy bunny phone cases, and velvet chokers. Make sure to strike a fashionable pose in front of the rose wall!

You can check out this very cute Harajuku Street fashion on the Bubbles Website and Online Store (Google Translate) or check them out on Twitter (via Google Translate) and Instagram.

 

Calbee Plus

Calbee Plus Harajuku Street Fashion

Check out the Calbee Plus shop on Takeshita Street! The menu includes potato chips exclusive to this store, such as freshly-fried potato chips topped with maple syrup, cream cheese, or chocolate. And they have soft ice cream for those hot summer days! Packaged snacks make for delicious souvenirs for friends and family!

Check out our Calbee Plus article here!

Etude House

Etude House Harajuku Street Fashion

Etude House is the perfect place to visit for your makeup needs. This Korean cosmetics brand has a large line of cosmetics for every age and skin type.  Before buying, feel free to test out the products and ask for personalized help from a makeup specialist. You can also go to their in-store studio for a makeup lesson and a custom makeover!

You can see what Etude House has to offer on their Website (via Google Translate). Follow them on social media at Facebook (Japanese only), on Twitter (via Google Translate) , or their Instagram.

Harajuku Alta

Harajuku Alta Harajuku Street Fashion

Harajuku Alta is a multi-level mall containing a large selection of stores that will have you screaming “kawaii!” Favorites include Choco Choco by SWIMMER and the Harajuku Lagrace Mart, where you can find great accessories and shoes. Check out Harajuku Alta’s Website (via Google Translate) to see what’s happening now.

Hysteric Glamour

Like printed tees and denim vests? Hysteric Glamour is the place to go! With a laid-back California aesthetic and a rock ‘n’ roll mindset, this place can help you with a layered grunge look that mixes in that little bit of Japanese something.

Check out our article on Hysteric Glamour here!

Kawaii Monster Cafe

Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku Tokyo JapanIt’s not a clothing store, but no trip to Harajuku is complete without a stop at the Kawaii Monster Cafe. When people think of the crazy fashions, pastel-neon colors, and outrageous nuttiness of that aspect of Japanese culture, this is the place they’re thinking of! The bizarre decor, hyperactive floor shows, and high-speed pop beat is the perfect background for your Facebook and Instagram photos.

Check out our Kawaii Monster Cafe article here!

Lazy Hazy Planet

Lazy Hazy Planet Harajuku Street Fashion

Lazy Hazy Planet runs the gamut of Harajuku Street fashion. Glitter to goth, Levi’s to leather, L.H.P. has seen and done it all. And when you go inside, you realize they have it all! Lazy Hazy Planet is a perfect mix-and-match place to experiment with new looks.

Check out our article on L.H.P. here!

LINE Friends Store

LINE Friends Store Harajuku Street Fashion

Fashion isn’t limited to your clothing! If you use the LINE application, the LINE Friends Store at the end of Takeshita Street is a must-go. You can get your picture taken with Brown, pick up exclusive wear and accessories, and even get the exclusive virtual stickers to show your LINE friends that you were fashionably there.

Check out our LINE Friends Harajuku article here!

Milk

Lolita fashion - Milk Storefront in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Lolita fashion is still alive and well in the Harajuku street fashion scene. For 45 years, Milk has been catering to the Lolita community with a constant stream of frilly and Victorian fashions. Whether you are new to the Lolita idea or a longtime fan, visiting this fashion landmark is always special.

Check out our article on Milk here!

Paris Kid’s

Paris Kids Harajuku Street Fashion

Need some cheap, trendy, and fashionable accessories? Paris Kid’s is the only place to go. the walls are lined with thousands of earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets that will put the finishing touches on your new look. Frequented by young girls and women alike, what keeps people coming back are the prices. None of the accessories or jewelry at this store cost more than 500 yen!

Check out our Paris Kid’s article here and get the discount!

Q-pot CAFE.

Q-Pot Cafe Harajuku Tokyo Japan

The Q-pot CAFE makes fabulous accessories to round our your wardrobe. And not only that, you can have a taste of the “accessory sweets” they have at the cafe! And the SE”Q”RET room? Well, you’ll just have to go and find out for yourself! Check out our Q-pot CAFE. article here!

Totti Candy Factory

Totti Candy Factory Harajuku Street fashion

You know you’re near the Totti Candy Factory when you start smelling sugar and sweets. Inside this pink polka-dotted shop, you’ll find decorated cake pops and a wall lined with all kinds of candy for your scooping pleasure. Their signature item is made-to-order cotton candy that is make right in front of you! Delicious fun for every age.

Check out the Totti Candy Factory’s Website (Google Translate) or follow them on social media at Twitter (via Google Translate) or on Instagram.

Tutuanna

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It’s so pink and girly and sweet that you’ll have to brush your teeth afterwards. Tutuanna is the place to go for leg wear and socks. Because as we all know, no Harajuku Girl look is complete without pink cat hosiery!

Check out our article on Tutuanna here

WC

WC Harajuku Street Fashion

Bring out your girly and sweet side by visiting WC! This shop is filled with clothes and accessories to match the pastel and neon decor to get you dressing like a true Harajuku Girl. Update your wardrobe with the bunny-eared sweatshirts, cheetah-print backpacks, and velvet jackets that you can only find here!

Check out this Harajuku Street fashion at their Website or check their social media at Twitter (via Google Translate) or Instagram.

Wego

Wego Harajuku Street Fashion

With locations all over Tokyo and Japan, Wego is a testament of how often Harajuku Street fashion shifts from trend to trend. If you want fashion and accessories that will turn you into a street fashionista for a reasonable price, head to Wego!

Check out our article on Wego here!

Wonder Rocket

Wonder Rocket Harajuku Street Fashion

With two locations on Takeshita Street, Wonder Rocket sells Mori-style clothing and accessories ranging from sweet dresses and tops to fuzzy heels and bags. Although they are already reasonably priced, it pays to be on the lookout for Wonder Rocket’s 50% off sales!

Check out what’s going on at Wonder Rocket at their Website (via Google Translate) or on their Facebook (Japanese only), Twitter (via Google Translate), or Instagram.

World Wide Love

World Wide Love Harajuku Tokyo JapanWhere’s the love? It’s at World Wide Love! The brand of the spray-painted smiley face covers your street style fashion needs while never straying too far from whimsy. Check out their great collaborations!

Check out our article on World Wide Love here!

June 20, 2016 0 comment
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X Large, Harajuku Tokyo: Men's fashion Tokyo

Omotesando and Harajuku aren’t just for the ladies! If you’re looking for some Japanese men’s clothing brands in Tokyo, here are our top 5 recommendations!

1. Beams

Though Beams has labels designed for women and children, men in particular will be able find some choice clothing at the Harajuku location. With its mixture of Californian surfer vibe and all around comfy cool fashions, Beams is an easy spot to make yourself fashionable from head to toe.

2. The Pool Aoyama

The fashion isn’t the only unique aspect of The Pool Aoyama. This shop was built over a refurbished public pool, and as you walk over the glass floor, you can enjoy checking out the original signs that are still intact. The apparel and accessories available here are in cool neutral colors and are a mix of several different high-end labels that don’t sacrifice comfort for fashion.

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3. L.H.P. (Lazy Hazy Planet)

If you’ve ever wondered where all the hipsters, soft grunge fanatics, and Kanye West got their clothing from, it was probably at Lazy Hazy Planet (or L.H.P. for short). L.H.P is located right across from the exit of Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori, and you’ll find a wide variety of different fashions from several labels to give you some true hipster swag.

4. Bounty Hunter

Recently, Japanese men’s fashion has reflected old-school 80’s rap video styles: bandanas, chino pants, and collared short sleeve button up shirts. Bounty Hunter, which is deep in the backstreets of Omotesando, makes their own special brand of street fashion. Shop here and you can join the other ranks of young men who are rapidly embracing this comfortable, yet stylish trend.

5. X-Large

Though started in America, X-Large has recently found a new home in Omotesando. If you like skater fashion, you will be right at home in this store. Filled with screen printed T-shirts and embroidered premium hats, get your fill of this classic skate brand!

Didn’t quite find what you need? Shibuya’s 109 Mens and Tsumori Chisato’s upscale Omotesando boutique are also great places to find trendy men’s fashion.

June 19, 2016 0 comment
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Milk

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.
Milk 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.
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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.
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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

Website | Twitter | Online Store
Nearest Station: 6-minute walk from Harajuku Station (Yamanote Line)


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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June 15, 2016 0 comment
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by Zoe Mackey

It’s raining in Harajuku. The train doors open with the usual Yamanote line melody, and couples, groups of friends, and the stray businessman stir past one another in a kind of neat chaos towards the Harajuku Station entrance. Harajuku does not stop for the rain.

Along the sloped streets, I try as politely as I can to avoid hitting other pedestrians with my umbrella, but this is near impossible. I turn right onto Meiji Street, a lengthy strip of Japan-exclusive stores alongside Western brands, continuing past the family-style restaurant chain Jonathan’s at the corner of the crosswalk.

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Just across the street from the Under Armour store, I find “niko and…”, a clothing and goods store with a very down to earth spirit. Walking through the open entrance, I am greeted with the familiar irrashaimase. Peculiar covers of well-known American songs play from the store’s speakers. A sign reading “New Arrivals” in English hangs over a large rustic table, and I am immediately eager to see what kind of statement “niko and…” will be making for the spring/summer.

The store is full of curiosities. From exfoliating hand soap to kitchen essentials, coffee makers to Bombay sweet and sour soup, “niko and…” is perfect for those who want to start a new hobby or find stylish oddities for their collection. A records section sells a multitude of genres, from jazz fusion to electro dance, as well as record players and headphones. Knickknacks, pottery, and silverware line the walls. I was particularly interested in the Einstein money bank for all my loose yen.

The women’s clothing section boasts the casual, comfortable, yet stylish menswear look of loose trousers, flat sneakers, and oversized sweaters. This trend is greatly inspired by simple sensibility and a slimming tomboy flair. It is calm, cool, and collected, yet bold with long coats and a monochromatic color scheme. Anyone hesitant about trying the tomboy look can also find more feminine pieces, such as pleated skirts and collared blouses. No doubt the clothes are on the pricier side, but many of the store’s pieces are neutral colored with subtle silhouettes, and can be worn with a great variety of other styles and brands.

Men’s clothing and accessories are just up the stairs, and are similarly comfortable, cool, and charming. Also on the second floor is a café for those who skipped lunch to shop, while downstairs is a coffee shop.

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Leaving through the same open door entrance, the rain outside seems to have let up, now a slow mist. I’m glowing over the garment dyed button down I bought. I meander through a few other stores on my way back to the station where the train home was, to no surprise, awfully crowded. But it’s just a fact of my life in Tokyo I will have to get used to, along with frequent shopping trips to Harajuku.

For more shopping ideas in Harajuku, visit our article Harajuku Street Fashion: Takeshita-dori’s Top 5 Clothing Stores.

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“niko and…” Store Information

Website (includes online store) | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Nearest Station: 7-minute walk from Harajuku Station (Yamanote Line)


Hours of Operation: Everyday 11:00AM-10:00PM
“Why Go?”: If you want to shop in a unique, varied store that is packed with curiosities.

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Zoe Mackey is a native New Yorker and college student currently studying in Tokyo. Her greatest inspirations are street fashion, lazy Sundays, and science fiction. You’ll more than likely find her taking amateur photos and looking for the best food in Tokyo. You can email her at z.isamac@gmail.com.

June 13, 2016 0 comment
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ACDC Rag's cheap and trendy clothing, Takeshita-dori, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Few stores last longer than the current trend on Harajuku’s ever-evolving Takeshita-dori. So when a store like ACDC Rag has two locations, one of which is a multilevel store, you know you’re going to get something special.
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ACDC Rag’s enduring popularity could have something to do with its celebrity endorsements from famous idol groups like AKB48. Or it could just be that it’s a reliable place to get good fashion bargains. Unlike many of the stores lining Takeshita-dori, ACDC Rag is almost fashion neutral. Regardless of what style you identify with, you’re sure to find something you can make your own. For example, if you love the punk sensibility, then ACDC Rag has plenty of neon petticoats, knockoff Doc Martin boots, and safety pin decorated jackets to fill your wardrobe. Those who favor the gothic lolita style can find items such as lacy thigh high stockings and corset dresses for reasonable prices. If your’e all about being kawaii, be sure to peruse their selection of flowery, pastel options.

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ACDC Rag also has plenty of items available that are a part of its own label or are in collaboration with another famous brand or musical artist. The latest collaboration to come to ACDC Rag is with the uber popular Japanese girl idol group, AKB48. In ACDC Rag stores, you can buy the clothing and accessories that the girls of AKB48 wore in some of their concerts or in some of their photo shoots. Alternatively, ACDC Rag has hooked up with the brand Segakawaii and have since come out with a line of clothing that is video game inspired. They have also partnered more recently with the character line Coji-Coji. This line features Coji-Coji’s two super adorable mascots splattered all over lolita style dresses, accessories, and a variety of other products.

All in all, if you want to experience another piece of the Harajuku fashion lifestyle then you need to head to ACDC Rag. At ACDC Rag you can find anything you need to make yourself over in true Harajuku style without spending a lot of money!

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Can’t get enough of Harajuku’s trendy clothing? Embrace your wild side at 6%Dokidoki. Looking for some accessories? Paris Kid’s and AVANTGARDE have you covered.

ACDC Rag Harajuku Store Information

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Online Store
Nearest Station: 5-minute walk from Harajuku Station (Yamanote Line)


Hours of Operation: Everyday 10:00AM-8:00PM
“Why Go?”: If you want to find a wide range of unique clothing options in the Harajuku shopping district.
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June 12, 2016 0 comment
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ABC MART
ABC Mart is a shoe store chain that is all over Tokyo that sells trendy men’s and women’s shoes at a decent price. ABC Mart specializes in shoes, but also sells small quantities of other apparel such as shirts and socks. With popular Japanese brands (Yohji Yamamoto, mastermind Japan, NUOVO,  etc.) and Western brands (Vans, Reebok, Nike, Converse, Adidas, etc.), the shop brings in customers of many ethnicities and appeals to both genders. We specifically recommend the store in Shibuya, which is huge and packed to the brim with merchandise. From simple sandals to unique, intricate boots, ABC Mart brings a whole new meaning to “shoe shopping”. Within the sea of items, some certainly are treasure, and it is quite fun to try and find that rare deal that’s a steal. If you could use new shoes, or if you’re a “shoe-shopper”, then be sure to check this place out! You can’t get some of these shoes anywhere else (at least, not without paying a fortune)!
*It should also be noted that this shop is located in Center Gai, which is one of the busiest places in Shibuya as it is packed with lively restaurants and shops. If you ever visit, make sure you also explore the surrounding area!

ABC Mart Shibuya Information

Website (via Google Translate) ||| Facebook (Japanese) ||| Twitter (Japanese) ||| Instagram ||| Youtube |||  Online Store (via Google Translate)
Nearest Station: 7-minute walk from Shibuya Station (click on the Google Map for walking directions)


Hours of Operation: Open Daily 10am – 9pm
“Why Go?”: If you want to expand your shoes collection with great deals
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June 8, 2016 0 comment
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Global fast fashion brands like H&M and Forever 21 have influenced Japanese fashion with their affordable, yet stylish clothing. But the Japanese mainstay WEGO is just as big, if not bigger, amongst those who are into Japanese fashion.
WEGO has gained significant domestic, and even international, attention in large part because it’s the best place to go if you want to dress like a Harajuku girl without spending massive amounts of money. Magazines like FRUiTS and countless online blogs have made it one of Tokyo’s top women’s clothing and accessory stores by frequently featuring Japanese street fashion geniuses who are quoted as saying, “I got this at WEGO,” lending it superstar street style cred.

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The two most well-known and accessible branches of WEGO in the Tokyo area is located in Omotesando close to the Meijijingu-Mae train station, and deep in the center of Harajuku’s hectic Takeshita-dori. There are also other branches throughout Tokyo, located in busy centres such as Shibuya and Ueno (All store locations). Regardless of which location you go to, you won’t leave without armfuls of shopping bags and a noticeable dent in your savings account.
Once you enter WEGO, you are immediately immersed in its unique presentation. A mish-mash of Japanese pop and bass bumping American rap fills the store, competing with the TV (complete with VHS deck) in the corner playing 1980s classics like The Goonies. Micky Mouse and other plush toys littering the shelves are only one notable piece of the bombardment of eclectic items and pop culture references that make you want to dive in and take the fashion bull by the horns.
Wego Interior Watermark The only negative thing we can possibly say about WEGO is that everything is so cheap and such good quality that you don’t know where to start. Should you go towards the girly section filled with flirty polka dots and frilled blouses that go perfectly with those lace socks in the corner? Or should you go more pop punk and buy an outfit with french fries splattered over every inch? Yum, yum.
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Reasonable prices have not affected the quality and stylishness of WEGO’s clothing lines. Instead, WEGO has become one of the top women’s clothing stores to piece together fashionable outfits in Tokyo.
Surely you have more money left to spend! If so, we’ve got a few more shopping recommendations in the area. Want to go all-out Harajuku? Try 6%Dokidoki. Want to balance your purchases with some vintage clothing? G2? has you covered. How about dabbling in lolita fashion? Milk is the shop for you.

Harajuku Store Information

Nearest Station: 6-minute walk from Meijijingu-Mae Station (Chiyoda and Fukutoshin Lines).
Website | Twitter | Online Store
Hours of Operation:
10:00AM-9:00PM Everyday
Why Go?”: If you’re bored of the H&M and Zara shopping and want something unique to Japan.
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June 2, 2016 0 comment
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Shibuya 109

 

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Shibuya 109, A “shopping paradise”

With eight floors and two basement levels, navigating the iconic shopping skyscraper Shibuya 109 can be daunting. It is a 3-minute walk from JR Shibuya station Hachiko exit and this building has wide range of excellent stores. Instead, it’s more or less a fashion labyrinth, and is hard to navigate. Here are top 5 clothing stores at Shibuya 109 that you should hit up for a great variety of styles!

 

Cecil McBee (2nd Floor)

If girly, frilly fashion is your deal, then Cecil McBee on the second floor is for you! Full of gorgeous dresses, a wide selection of accessories to lift up your feminine look, the ladies of fashion will be right at home here. At Cecil McBee, you can find clothes ranging from the girlish-cute style to the elegant-chic style.

 

Liz Lisa (5th Floor)

Known for their retro and “kawaii” style of apparel and accessories. Liz Lisa is a great place to go if you are looking for a feminine addition to your wardrobe without going entirely on lolita. Listed as one of the top five women clothing brands in Japan,  Liz Lisa is now continuing to expand their markets overseas. Here is the perfect place to find pastel mix and match clothing. Filled with sensibly lady-like cuts and colors, Liz Lisa gives you a wide selection of styles and fabrics without going over the girly deep end.

 

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Secret Honey (3rd Floor)

Secret Honey is also known for their “retro and girly style” but their apparel line is best known for their collaborations with Japanese anime and Disney characters. Previous collaborations include Cardcaptor Sakura and Sailor Moon. Their collaboration line are very popular and usually sell out in just a few minutes. If you consider yourself to be a Disney fashionista, be sure to visit their store. New Disney dresses are being released every week so don’t miss out!

EGOIST (4th Floor)

“Clothes are not for anyone but a wear for themselves.”

The name of the game at EGOIST is “classic and trendy”. Apparently you might not find crazy-colored and patterned clothing here. In contrast, you will be offered a clean and streamlines style in their apparel and accessories. That is not to say that their wares are not on the cutting edge of the latest street fashions. Besides, their fashion style actually comes in perfect understatements. The shop assistants at EGOIST are very fashionable- step up to them and they’ll guarantee you with the best coordination ideas!

RODEO CROWNS (5th Floor)

If you are more comfortable with a boyish-style, here is the right place for you. Based on American-casual style, RODEO CROWNS adds in a touch of delicacy to its men-like items. In fact, the concept of this brand is to pull out a pop and colorful combination onto their apparel.  If you’re lucky, you might find collaborations with other brands from time to time. Be creative- enjoy mix and matching their vibrant-yet-simple colored clothing.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. To get the full Shibuya 109 store list, check out the Shibuya 109 website.

Shibuya 109 Information

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Nearest Station: 3-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station  (click on the Google Map for directions)

Hours of Operation: 10:00am – 9:00pm Everyday

“Why Go?”: To spend some time in Tokyo’s fashion hotspot for young Japanese women and foreign visitors.

Got some extra time to spend in Shibuya? Stop by the neighboring Shibuya 109Mens and Uniqlo. After you’re done there, head on over to Pablo for some delicious Japanese rare cheesecake, or splurge some more money at Jeanz Mate!

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