Prada Aoyama

Harajuku & Aoyama

Of course you could shop here, but pretty much everyone comes just to ogle the curvaceous glass bubbles of the boutique's exterior, designed by Herzog & de Meuron in 2003. This is the building that escalated the design race in the neighbourhood.

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