Japanese clothing brands cover a wide variety of styles and attitudes. From the neon-colored Harajuku girls to the designer-clad women strolling through Ebisu and Omotesando, Japan is home to a wide variety of fashion. One thing we recommend doing while in Japan is stopping by some local stores to pick up some distinctive Japanese pieces for your wardrobe. Here are our picks for the Top Ten Japanese clothing brands you should seek out!
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Top Japanese Clothing Brands : A Bathing Ape (BAPE)
With locations all over the world, A Bathing Ape (BAPE) is a world-famous lifestyle and streetwear brand. You know them best for their signature camouflage prints and the iconic Bathing Ape monkey. They often collaborate with other famous brands like Star Wars, Pepsi and Coca Cola. BAPE gear can be expensive, with prices ranging from $50-$500. But you’re certain to be noticed when wearing that monkey logo. Check out our review for directions and location information.
BEAMS is one of the most famous Japanese clothing brand boutiques with stores all across Japan. Their expansive lines includes BEAMS T, which focuses on high quality streetwear T-shirts, and Ray BEAMS for women. BEAMS offers a variety of fashionable attire as well as custom tailored pieces. Their lines encompass a wide array of styles which are perfect for men, women and children. Check out our review for directions and location information.
CA4LA in Harajuku sells high-fashion imported men’s and women’s hats alongside their own designs. They have collaborated with the likes of Star Wars, Fred Perry, Andy Warhol and even Ke$ha. They offer many different styles of hats, from caps, to fedoras, and everything in between. Check out our review for directions and location information.
Found Muji has stores all over the world and is known for its quality home goods at reasonable prices. Muji goods are modeled on the philosophies of minimalism, modernity, and ethical sourcing. They carry lines of minimalist clothing for men, women and children, ranging from simple T-shirts and slacks for men to dresses and shirts in neutral colors for women.They also offer home products for the kitchen, living room, and bathroom.Their goal at MUJI is to have the finest selection materials, and streamline the process and packaging of the goods they sell. The word “muji” even means “no brand quality goods” in Japanese. Found MUJI is a great one-stop-shop for the whole family.. Check out our review for directions and location information.
The Hello Kitty brand is famous across the globe and is synonymous with Japan and Japanese kawaii culture. At Sanrio World in Ginza, you can find the largest selection of Hello Kitty and other Sanrio character products in the entire world, including stuffed animals, pencil cases, necklaces, and casualwear. Check out our review for directions and location information.
Hysteric Glamour is one of the edgier designer Japanese clothing brands, Rocking a 1960s retro theme, their T-shirts and tops feature graphics on topics ranging from classic bands to old cars. They offer jeans, T-shirts, cardigans, and dresses as well as some menswear. How great are they? Gwen Stefani mentioned them in her famous song, “Harajuku Girls.” Hysteric Glamour has 51 stores in Japan and is perfect for men and women. Check out our review for directions and location information.
Samantha Thavasa luxury bags have been endorsed by celebrities such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Paris Hilton. Many celebrities have designed bags–Victoria Beckham designed a few, and so did Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr. The bags are fashionable and well-made, and are sure to make you stand out in a crowd. Check out our review for directions and location information.
Tsumori Chisato is a high-fashion label from the designer of the same name. Her pieces are best known for their eccentric large-graphic prints and a flowing bohemian vibe. She has many oversized dresses and tops for women, as well as large, flowy pants that remind you of bell-bottoms from the 70’s. Tsumori Chisato also has a line for men, which include expertly tailored, high-waisted pants alongside memorable graphic tees. Chisato has also created kawaii-esque accessories to complement her avant-garde pieces. Check out our review for directions and location information.
UNIQLO (which is short for “Unique Clothing”), is one of the most famous Japanese clothing brands for quick and reliable fashion. Uniqlo’s prides itself on simple designs which are expertly made and last longer than your typical fast fashion clothing. They have worked with Andy Warhol designs, Star Wars, and Disney to collaborate on clothing and accessories. Their designs have been seen on top PGA golfer Adam Scott as well as tennis player Novak Djokovic. Uniqlo is found in over 14 countries worldwide. Check out our review for directions and location information.
Yoshida & Co. is a high-end bag and accessories brand who pride themselves in designing and manufacturing their products in Japan. They are best known for their Porter and Luggage labels and have featured the likes of the cartoon Peanuts and Eric Clapton on their bags.Yoshida & Co.’s products are made with high-quality materials and are targeted towards both men and women and include luggage, briefcases, backpacks, and wallets. Their pieces are found in over 700 stores worldwide. Check out our review for directions and location information.
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