Anyone who has visited Tokyo will understand the charms that seep through every corner of the city. From contemporary fashion to street style subcultures, it is no secret that this city is the one of the most favourable destinations for every fashionable soul. If you’re new to the city, here are some of the spots not to be missed:
First on the list is KICKS LAB, founded with a vision to provide a space where sneaker lovers can gather and get close to rare products. The store offers many limited-edition models, Japan-exclusive and special releases so be sure to check out this store when you’re in Tokyo.
Address: 4-32-5 HTS Building Jingumae Shibuya Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
Further down the street is NEIGHBORHOOD Harajuku, the streetwear brand’s first flagship store in Tokyo. Apart from its latest collections, most of the collaborations are also available in the store. A short walk up the stairs to the second floor leads to you to Supreme, another iconic streetwear label.
Address: 4-32-7 Jingumae Shibuya Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
Around the street is the first BookMarc store in Asia. In addition to a wide collection of books related to art, fashion, and photography, the curated bookstore also carries an exclusive range of original stationery items, tote bags, and other accessories. The basement houses the first Marc by Marc Jacobs menswear in Tokyo. And there’s the beautiful RRL store that’s just right in front.
Address: 4-26-14 Jingumae Shibuya Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
Standing across along the Omotesando is the luxury retail complex – GYRE that houses big names such as Chanel and Bulgari. Other shops include Visvim, Comme des Garcons, a large Martin Margiela store and also the first Asian branch of MoMA Design store. Do also check out the Good Design Shop and Trading Museum by Comme des Garcons located on the second floor.
Address: 5-10-1 Jingumae Shibuya Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
adidas Originals Flagship Store
Just 2-minute walk away is adidas Originals flagship store in Shibuya. At the time of visit, adidas has just launched the their latest collaboration with Japanese utility womenswear label HYKE for a series for apparels and footwear.
Address: 5-17-4 Jingumae Shibuya Tokyo 150-0001 Japan
Daikanyama TSUTAYA BOOKS (T site)
From Shibuya, take a train ride or walk to Daikanyama, one of Tokyo’s hippest neighbourhood.
It is easy to lose hours just browsing through the selections in this 3-building bookstore that includes a wide range of titles, art books, antique tomes and magazine back issues. There are also sections for movies, music, stationery and a camera specialty store. As one of the ‘most beautiful bookstores in the world’, this place is definitely worth a visit.
Address: 17-5 Shibuya Saragaku Tokyo 150-0033 Japan
Located on the street behind TSUTAYA BOOKS is Maison Kitsuné. The third outpost in Japan features a traditional yet modern Japanese aesthetic. The boutique features two levels and 1,500-square-feet of space, offering both men’s and women’s collections.
Address: 20-14 Shibuya Saragaku Tokyo 150-0033 Japan
Go around the corner to find one of the original American-style vintage stores in Tokyo – High! Standard.
Address: 25-1 Shibuya Saragaku Tokyo 150-0033 Japan
B Jirushi Yoshida
This concept store is a collaboration between Beams and Porter and is the place to shop for all the Japan-only collections.
Address: 19-6 Shibuya Saragaku Tokyo 150-0033 Japan
Final stop for the day is a few steps away – Nanamica, a Japanese outerwear label. Besides their collections, the brand also designs and produces Japan-exclusive The North Face Purple Label line.
Address: 26-13 Shibuya Saragaku Tokyo 150-0033 Japan