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Going to Japan

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dimshum, May 30, 2006.

  1. dimshum

    dimshum Senior member

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    Well this summer I'm heading off to Japan for a week, and it'll be my second time since a few years ago. Unfortunately, back then I wasn't aware of Japan's place in the fashion world, nor of my "denimheadedness." And, after seeing everything that coldrice has brought to you guys, I'm REALLY excited.

    So before I go this summer, can those experienced individuals (coldrice this means you) give me some tips for shopping around and also some places to hit up? I'd like to know where all the great streetwear stores are. Thanks.
     
  2. Johnny5

    Johnny5 Senior member

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    i will go to parco .. it's a small shopping complex selling all guy clothings...they have one in Tokyo and one in osaka. Plenty of diesel shops too the last time i went there. just explore all shopping centers u come across... (avoid the all gals shopping centers)
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

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    Man, you gotta check out the Prada flagship store in Omotesando/Aoyama area.
    http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/pradatokyo/

    The Ginza Hermes is also nice, but the Prada store is just breathtaking. The walk around Omotesando up to the Prada store has Puma, Comme Ca, Adidas concept, Ralph Lauren, A.P.C., Dior, D & G, Louis Vuitton, UNIQLO, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gucci, and about a million other places. For gods sake, even if you don't buy anything, wander around!

    For real culture shock check out Candy Stripper.

    http://superfuture.com/city/area/area.cfm?area=3&city=1
     
  4. dimshum

    dimshum Senior member

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    awesome, i'll definitely check those things out. What about loopwheeler? I'm very interested in their hoodies. Is Spruce sold in japan as well?
     
  5. xcoldricex

    xcoldricex Senior member

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    sorry, my internet is down at home so i'm in an internet cafe so i can't post a lot.. and my girlfriend will be here in about 12 hours.

    so basically walk around harajuku/shibuya. print out the superfuture maps. they pretty much have everything on there- but don't be afraid to just walk up some stairs to a 2nd floor shop just to see what's there- you might find something interesting.

    ships carries spruce and w&h.
     
  6. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    Man, you gotta check out the Prada flagship store in Omotesando/Aoyama area.
    http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/pradatokyo/

    The Ginza Hermes is also nice, but the Prada store is just breathtaking. The walk around Omotesando up to the Prada store has Puma, Comme Ca, Adidas concept, Ralph Lauren, A.P.C., Dior, D & G, Louis Vuitton, UNIQLO, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gucci, and about a million other places. For gods sake, even if you don't buy anything, wander around!

    For real culture shock check out Candy Stripper.

    http://superfuture.com/city/area/area.cfm?area=3&city=1


    That map makes me moist. [​IMG]
     
  7. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    That map makes me moist. [​IMG]
    Yeah... seriously. I've been missing the homeland a bit lately. I wish I had more money. (or any money at all) I'd check out the Ayoyama maps too, as there is a Pringle of Scotland store I found in the area last time I was there, as well as Issei Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Costume National, Paul Smith, Martin Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, and etc. in the neighborhood. I would also highly reccomend eating at Maisen (on the Harajuku map) for some excellent tonkatsu. Ask for the hirekatsu teishoku.
     
  8. Metal Circus

    Metal Circus Senior member

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    A friend is visiting Japan in a couple of weeks, and I asked her to bring me back a pair of Sugar Canes (I figured there would be a better chance of finding 28's in Japan, plus there's the price difference.) In Tokyo, where should she look?

    thanks guys
     
  9. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    A friend is visiting Japan in a couple of weeks, and I asked her to bring me back a pair of Sugar Canes (I figured there would be a better chance of finding 28's in Japan, plus there's the price difference.) In Tokyo, where should she look?

    thanks guys


    hinoya in ueno. best place in tokyo for denim in my opinion..really helpful as well.
     

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