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!
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.
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.
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!
“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!
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
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!