One of the biggest cities in Japan, Osaka is known for its great selection of shopping spots. From high-end department stores to indie brands and local thrift shops, the city is a Mecca for shopaholics. If you’re going to Japan on a tight budget, are looking to be more sustainable in your lifestyle, or just want to bring home some unique and one of a kind items, the second category will suit your needs way better. Today, we would like to have your attention for the top 6 thrift stores in Osaka, where you can find anything from vintage clothes to antiques and unique handmade items.
1. Green Pepe
Located in Nakazaki-cho, Green Pepe is a great destination if you’re looking for vintage Japanese fashion. Mind you, most Osakan thrift stores specialize in Western clothing, especially those in the Amemura (American village) district, but Green Pepe has a slightly different vibe. Go there if you’re looking for bright colors, unisex fits, vintage furniture and homeware, and overall 70s vibes – and expect to pay ¥2000 and up per item. Needless to say, most of their items are one of a kind, so don’t expect too much flexibility in terms of sizing or color.
Name: Green Pepe
Address: 3-1-12 Nakazaki Kita Ward, Osaka-shi Osaka, Japan
Business hour: 12:00-19:00 Closed Holidays: Tuesday
Phone number: +81 6-6359-5133
Official website: http://www.greenpepe3104.com/
Fugs is all about psychedelic prints and Western hippie fashion from the 60s and 70s. They do have some ‘normal’ articles as well, but this is not the place to go if you’re looking for vintage suits or jeans. However, Fugs is probably the ultimate destination in Osaka when it comes to funky patterns and brightly colored fabrics. Most of the clothes are American / Western brands.
Address: 2-9-5, Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Business hour: Every day, 12:00-20:00
Phone number: +81 90-6668-8777
Official website: http://fugs6969.blog45.fc2.com/
JAM is a chain of thrift stores, but the biggest one is their Horie Branch, located close to Osaka’s Amemura. JAM stocks a wide variety of items – from vintage items (which tend to be more expensive) to second-hand pieces that retail for under ¥500. The store is more on the large side though, so you might need a bit of time to go through the whole thing – so you might want to save JAM for when you have an hour or two to shop leisurely.
Address: 2-4-6, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, 550-0015, Japan
Business hour: Every day, 12:00-20:00
Phone number: +81 6-6556-9603
Official website: http://jamtrading.jp/horie/
4. Rain Used Clothing
Rain is the perfect store if you’re looking for second-hand designer pieces at low pirces. In other words, you won’t find too many authentic 70s vintage pieces in here – but you might find something from an Issey Miyake collection that came out years ago. Rain is definitely a better fit for young people, as their clothes are more in line with the recent trends. They’re all in really great condition too – and if they happen to have a tiny stain or something, expect the price to drop significantly.
Name: Rain Used Clothing
Address: 1−8−22, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 542-0083, Japan
Business hour: Mon-Fri 13:00-20:30, Sat-Sun 12:00 – 20:00
Phone number: +81 6-6282-9025
Official website: https://ameblo.jp/rain-1996/
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Yes, you’ve read that right – the name of this Osakan thrift store is actually 11747391. As you would expect from a place with such an ambiguous name, they sell items that go under the ‘hipster fashion’ umbrella. Lots of baggy and unisex fits, plaid, graphic tees, and sometimes even political messages. Ever you’re looking for any of those trends, or all of them in one store, 11747391 is right up your alley.
Address: 2-9-34, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan
Business hour: Every Day, 12:00-20:00
Phone number: +81 6-6212-5520
Official website: http://11747391.com
NEXT51 is yet another second-hand store chain in Osaka, They have several branches throughout the city, and each one is known for a certain type of itmes the stock. For instance, the Higashiosaka branch is known to stock the largest selection of second-hand Rolex watches, as well as Louis Vuitton bags and purses. Other branches, like the Sakai one, have a lot more antiques and footwear, while other branches specialize in clothing. Whatever takes your fancy, you’re sure to find it in a NEXT51 for at least half of its original price.
Address: 4-4-4 ,Koryonakamachi ,Sakai-ku ,Sakai-shi, Osaka, 590-0024, Japan,
Business hour: Every Day, 10:00-20:00
Phone number: +81 72-246-5535
Official website: http://next-51.com/mikunigaoka/
As you can see, Osaka has a bunch of thrift store to choose from, which stock a variety of items from vintage clothing to pre-owned modern fashion and accessories. The best destination to head to for thrift shopping in Osaka is definitely Amemura, as there are plenty of thrift stores in the are. However, you might want to take your time when going on your thrifting adventure – as the longer you spend browsing, the higher your chances of finding something special.
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