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Fashion & Accessories in Harajuku & Aoyama

Sou-Sou

Kyoto brand Sou-Sou gives traditional Japanese clothing items – such as split-toed tabi socks and haori (coats with kimono-like sleeves) – a contemporary spin. It is best known for producing the steel-toed, rubber-s…
Clothing in Harajuku & Aoyama

Gallery Kawano

Gallery Kawano has a good selection of vintage kimonos in decent shape, priced reasonably (about ¥7000 to ¥25,000). The knowledgeable staff will help you try them on and pick out a matching obi (sash); they're less …
Fashion & Accessories in Harajuku & Aoyama

Fake Tokyo

This is one of the best places in the city to discover hot underground Japanese designers. It's actually two shops in one: downstairs is Candy (www.candy-nippon.com), full of brash, unisex streetwear; upstairs is Si…
Arts & Crafts in Harajuku & Aoyama

Musubi

Furoshiki are versatile squares of cloth that can be folded and knotted to make shopping bags and gift wrap. This shop sells pretty ones in both traditional and contemporary patterns – sometimes in collaboration wit…
Fashion & Accessories in Harajuku & Aoyama

House @Mikiri Hassin

Hidden deep in Ura-Hara (Harajuku's backstreet area), House stocks an ever-changing selection of avant-garde Japanese fashion brands. Contrary to what the cool merch might suggest, the sales clerks are polite and fr…
Fashion & Accessories in Harajuku & Aoyama

Comme des Garçons

Designer Kawakubo Rei threw a wrench in the fashion machine in the early ’80s with her dark, asymmetrical designs. That her work doesn’t appear as shocking today as it once did speaks volumes for her far-reaching su…
Fashion & Accessories in Harajuku & Aoyama

Laforet

Laforet has been a beacon of cutting-edge Harajuku style for decades and lots of quirky, cult favourite brands still cut their teeth here (you'll find some examples at the ground-floor boutique, Wall). A range of lo…
Vintage in Harajuku & Aoyama

Pass the Baton

There are all sorts of treasures to be found at this consignment shop, from 1970s designer duds to delicate teacups, personal castaways to dead stock from long defunct retailers. It’s in the basement of Omotesandō H…
Fashion & Accessories in Harajuku & Aoyama

6% Doki Doki

Tucked away on an Ura-Hara backstreet, this bubblegum-pink store sells acid-bright accessories that are part raver, part schoolgirl and, according to the shop's name, 'six percent exciting'. We wonder what more exci…
Fashion & Accessories in Harajuku & Aoyama

Arts & Science

Strung along the 1st floor of a mid-century apartment (across from the Nezu Museum) is a collection of small boutiques from celebrity stylist Sonya Park. Park's signature style is a vintage-inspired minimalism in lu…