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Your Ultimate Guide to the 11 Best Thrift Shops in Shimokitazawa

In the trendy, low-key neighborhood of Shimokitazawa (下北沢), you can find all sorts of stores and places. On a day when you feel like going on a little exploration, Shimokitazawa’s vintage stores and quaint cafes can keep you occupied. Previously, I have written about the thrift and vintage stores you can visit in Harajuku (原宿).…

Into Thrift and Vintage Shopping? Check Out These 15 Stores in Harajuku

For many fashion enthusiasts, second-hand stores are treasure troves filled with pieces they can mix and match to achieve their preferred style. In Japan, there are a lot of second-hand stores to choose from to get your daily fix of unique Japanese fashion styles. travelience.com/ Harajuku (原宿), one of Tokyo’s (東京) main fashion districts, is…

Do You Know Where Tokyo’s Hipster Paradise Is?

In search of the perfect vintage t-shirt for a friend with discerning tastes? Had your fill of the main sights of Tokyo and looking for something off the beaten track? Spend an afternoon in Koenji, a small neighborhood just ten minutes west of Shinjuku by train. commons.wikimedia.org/ Taking A Look Around ccc-cc.cc/ I was recently…

Second-hand Shops “treasures” in Japan

Concept Japanese second-hand shops, or also called “recycle shops” are now becoming a very popular concept. As a visitor, you may think that Japanese lifestyle is quite expensive and not so affordable for everyone. apparel-web.com/ However, when you stay and live in Japan for a while, you will discover some life aspects and concepts that…