When you’re in another country, you’re never going to integrate completely into their culture, but boy, will you try. You’ll try to speak their language, practice their culture, and most importantly of all, wear their clothing. When you’re in Japan, you’ll want to dress up and accessorize, and they do have their fair share of accessory shops to check out. Here are some accessory shops in Shibuya and Harajuka that are worth visiting if you’re in the area. Whether you’re looking to change your fashion sense, or just wanting to know what Japan has to offer, you will be satisfied.
Shibuya 109 is the place to go for fashion. We could write entire articles based on the shops you can find inside there. One shop to look out for is Me Percent, or Me%. It’s for young women who want to look girly and stick out too. It sells trendy accessories and clothing for you to choose from, all for prices that won’t break your bank. There are six stores across the area, but the Shibuya one will obviously be the most convenient if you’re there.
We hope the name of the store didn’t make you think of something else, because this store has nothing to do with the President of the United States without any clothes. Instead, it’s a thrift store with costumes, vintage clothing, and tons of accessories for you to choose from. Though, many tourists may walk in and think it’s dedicated to Donald Trump. Despite this, the name comes from trump cards that have nude models on them. They also sell those cards, too. Quite different than the President. Almost 30 years ago, Hayao Matsumura, a legend in the vintage clothing department, opened the store, and it’s been successful ever since. If you’re looking for something unique, then Nude Trump is the right place to check out.
This is another clothing and accessories shop that is worth checking out. They sell fashionable clothes and accessories such as beautiful handbags. However, their main source of revenue are their shoes. They sell shoes that are athletic, retro, stylish, and more. They have been in business since 1949, so they must be doing something right. For those who prefer shopping on the Web, they do have an online store that is definitely worth checking out. However, we think the brick and mortar shop is still the best experience.
Then, their accessories like hand bags are super cool! That’s why I chose this shop even if it sells mainly shoes.
4.Tokyu Department Store
This store is straight off of Shibuya Station and has accessories for both men and women. They also have another store near the area too. They also sell appliances, fashion designer clothes, and much more. If you’re near the station, it’s worth a visit. They are a chain, so you can find them in other places too. They’re good for if you want a bigger store experience.
They are owned by the Tokyu Group, which focuses on the railways. So you can come to the conclusion that they’re there to provide more for the stations and whatnot. If you enjoyed the ride, why not support the stations?
Here is a place to shop if you’re young or feeling young. Center Gai is a street that has a strip of hops containing clothing, accessories, and much more. If you want it, they probably have it. You can find people of all different fashion styles walking around Center Gai, and it’s also quite the place for photography as well. So you can shop and take some photos as well. For many, this is a win-win. You should also visit this place during Halloween if you’re interested in seeing a bunch of costumes. This is more of a street than a shop, but it’s still worth mentioning.
This is a general department store, containing a wide variety of items, but clothing and accessories are sold in this store. It’s also owned by the Tokyu Group, as you probably inferred from the name. Tokyu Hands is quite a sizable place, so make sure you have your spending money handy before you shop there. It’s been in the business since 1976, so you know it has some good stuff to sell. If you visit the Ikebukuro location, you can also visit a cat cafe as well. Everyone loves cat, so why not visit a cat cafe while you’re at it?
Here is a store you can find in the Harajuka area. If you think this is a store dedicated to selling merchandise of a certain rock band, you’re wrong. ACDC rag has clothing for goth lolitas, punk, hipster, and any other countercultural style you can think of. It also has plenty of accessories for those styles as well. You may come looking for accessories, but you will instead come out with a new outfit entirely. Just take a look at their website and you can get an idea of what they sell. If you want to look cute, or punk, you’re going to be in for a treat for sure.
From the outside, you’ll know what to expect when you go inside. Bubbles looks like a dollhouse outside, so you can expect some clothing that is quite girly. It has plenty of accessories if you want to look more effeminate. They take a part of your childhood and bring it into the adult age. We love shops that have a cool gimmick, and if you agree with that sentiment, then Bubbles is the shop worth checking out. You’ll come out with more than just dolls.
If you’re looking to outfit yourself in some trendy fashion, this store has you covered. It has tons of accessories, clothes, and other objects that can make you fashionable. It was founded in 1995. The name of the store comes from how the Japanese spell the heartbeat. To Japan, your heart goes doki doki when it sees something exciting. It specializes in cute items, so if you’re looking to be more kawaii, you’ve come to the right shops.
And here is a small sampling of places you should visit if you’re looking for fashion in the Shibuya area. Japan is packed with much more unique fashion trends than the US. While some of its fashion has invaded the US, mainly through cosplay scenes, you still have to travel to Japan itself to get the full fashion experience.
It doesn’t matter what fashion you are. When you’re in Japan, you should experiment with all they have to offer. Who knows? You may come out with a new fashion sense.
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