When it comes to international shopping destinations, we are always looking for the best places for you to shop. Tokyo is one of the world’s most important cities when it comes to fashion and streetwear labels. Many well-known brands decide to open up retail locations in Japan’s capital city and the stores themselves are well-designed and a pleasure to look at. Here are some stores where you must definitely pass by when you’re visiting Tokyo.
C.E is a brand of Japenese heritage and is the brainchild of former BAPE employees Sk8thing and Toby Feltwell. The brand blends London-flavored streetwear with retro-futuristic graphics. This store is the brand’s first brick and mortar retail location and is located in Tokyo’s Aoyama district.
Opening Ceremony was founded by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, creative directors at Kenzo since 2011. The store is 13.000 square foot and covers four levels with brands like Acne, Alexander Wang and of course Opening Ceremony’s in-house clothing line. The floors all have its own theme and the retail design is a pleasure to look at.
Undercover’s store features an installation of 1000s of lightbulbs on the ceiling. When the wind blows inside, the lightbulbs actually make some noise, giving the shop a tranquil atmosphere. Both the men’s and women’s collection are available at this retail location.
Pigalle is a well-known brand amongst streetwear lovers, and that’s why you can’t miss a visit to its flagship store while you’re in Tokyo. The construction and design of the interior was overseen by Stephane Ashpool, founder of the brand, himself. The store features a cement floor, touches of marble, wooden shelves and metal piping.
Domicile Tokyo is one of the latest additions to the streetwear scene in the Harajuku district in Tokyo. The store is a converted dormitory and the interior pays homage to contemporary Japanese design with a modern twist. Domicile houses brands like AWGE (a design collective led by A$AP Rocky), Infinite Archives and Domicile’s in-house clothing line.