Over the past few years, Tokyo has prided itself as a one of the most fashionable cities in Asia, boasting an array of hidden shopping gems with some of the world’s most quirky stores ranging from interesting local designers to vintage treasures. No matter what your style is, there’s plenty of stores to visit in Tokyo. Fashion City Tour Tokyo from the popular TV show Fashion First have highlighted some of their favourite stores.
Catch Fashion City Tour on November 12 at 1:00 A.M on Now TV (Channel 532) and TVB (Channel 41).
Amore A vintage high-end boutique hidden in one of the quiet alleys of Omotesando is a collectors dream store. Amore offers a huge collection of vintage designs full of Chanel goodies, the store is a treasure chest filled with Chanel vintage finds from the 1960s till the present day.
Address: Fes Jingumae 5 1F, 5-39-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel:+ 81 (0) 3 5778 3567 www.amoretokyo.com
ChicagoChicago has a fantastic collection of vintage clothes ranging from bold printed dress to 80s graphics skirts. This store has become a popular shopping spot in Harajuku, attracting tourists and local fashionistas for their vintage clothes sold at extremely low prices. Located in the shopping district of Harajuku, the store is hard to miss with their bright neon sighs of the company.
Address: 4-26-26 First Tanimura Building 1F, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Japan. Tel: +81 (0) 3 5414 5107 www.chicago.co.jp
Faline Faline is a popular shop with the hipsters of Tokyo, offering high-end women’s wear and cute accessories. Head here to buy pieces with an eclectic high-low mix of neon sweaters and couture headbands that will get you immediately noticed by street photographers for their bold chic styles.
Address: 1-7-5, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel: + 81 (0) 3 3403 8050 www.bambifaline.com
GrimoireStep into the fairytale world of Grimoire where antique dolls, chandeliers, and ornaments make up the décor, setting the scene for its fashionable range of girly gothic and cute dresses. It is the first store in Tokyo to introduce the Dolly Kei concept into the Japanese culture, which has become a growing subculture with the fashionable crowds of Tokyo.
Address: Ohata building, 8F, 1-9-2 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel: +81 (0) 3 3464 0808 www.grimoire.jp
Ground YLocated in Shibuya’s Parco Mall is Ground Y, a new store by designer Yohji Yomamoto. The shop opened in 2014 to cater to fashionistas in Shibuya, Tokyo and sold at an affordable price point compared to Yomamoto’s high end line. Clothes are inspired by different cultures and most of the garments are unisex.
Address: 15-1 PARCO Part 1 1F, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel: +81 (0) 3 6455 3621 www.yohjiyamamoto.co.jp
Kyoko HigaKyoko Higa is a womenswear designer based in Tokyo with more than 25 years of experience in the fashion business. Higa studied fashion design in Tokyo and worked as a fashion designer before launching her own company. Kyoko Higa’s collection consists of bold modern day street wear, stylish dresses and traditional kimonos.
Address: 503 7-3-2 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan. Tel: +81 (0) 3 3406 6175 www.kyokohiga.com
Limi Feu Founder Limi Feu, daughter of Yohji Yamamoto launched her own label in 1999 after working as a pattern maker for her farther for 2 years. Her first collection was a huge success in Tokyo for her shapeless designs with clean lines and exceptional tailoring and soon she expand her territory to Paris and garnered a lot of attention from the fashion magazines like Vogue. Her designs focuses on how clothes can enhance the wearer’s personal lifestyle rather than being trend focused.
Address: 15-1 PARCO Part 1 3F, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Japan. Tel: +81 (0) 3 5728 2305 www.limifeu.com
Paris KidsParis Kids is a paradise for shoppers looking for cheap and cheerful fashion accessories. Head here to accessorise your outfit without having the need to spend a fortune high-end jewellery. Most of the time, this shop is packed with girls in the search of the cheapest and trendiest accessories available with customers queuing outside to get in to find some fashionable bargains!
Address: 1-19-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel: +81 (0) 3 6825 7650 www.pariskids.jp
Ragtag Harajuku One of the most famous second-hand is Ragtag, a Japanese store selling the most popular high-end designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs and Comme Des Garcons at heavily discounted prices. This is the store where fashionistas head to Ragtag to sell their designer pieces when they are clearing their wardrobe.
Address: 6-14-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Japan. Tel: +81 (0) 3 6419 3770 www.ragtag.jp
The Sun Goes Down This used clothing shop in Shibuya offers a range of vintage menswear from the UK, France and America imported by the shop’s owner. Styles range from Harley Davidson leather jackets to Nordic pattern sweaters and even handmade accessories.
Address: 2F, 1-12-17 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel: +81 (0) 3 6455 0269 www.thesungoesdown.jp