Four Popular Fashion Brands to Check Out When You’re in Japan

  • Japan is a home to many fashion industries. It offers countless fashion choices to many people from young to old. Whatever style you choose, Japan has it all. If you happen to be in this country, you should visit their local shops to get some distinctive Japanese clothing for your wardrobe collection. Here are some of the most popular brands I highly recommend to you.



    BAPE stands for A Bathing Ape. It was established in 1993. It is situated in the heart of Tokyo, Shibuya, which is considered to be one of the leading fashion hubs in the world. It offers Men’s, Ladies’ and Kid’s wear and is even sold internationally. Some shops can be found in US, UK, China, and throughout Asia. You can also purchase their clothing online from their official website.



    Beams is a Japanese clothing brand which was established in 1976. The chief executive officer is Yo Shitara. They don’t only provide clothing, but goods, furniture and even have galleries as well. It was only in 2005 when the business expanded internationally. One of their stores was recently opened in Bangkok. For those who are interested, this is the official BEAMS website.

    Hysteric Glamour

    If you want to go rock’n’roll, you might as well head to Hysteric Glamour. Remember though, that the main theme is 1960’s media. They are selling t-shirts with pictures of famous musicians. There are many designs to choose from including package designs, automobiles, comics and neon signs. The brand is currently operating 51 stores in Japan, and a few branches in the USA, Australia and Asia. The ones in Tokyo are located in Harajuku, Aoyama, Shibuya and Shinjuku.

    Hysteric Glamour website


    Muji sells a wide variety of household and consumer goods, as well as stylish clothing. It started with a line of 40 products in the 80’s, but by the end of 2000’s was already offering more than 7,000 items. Its products and clothes have minimal design and the emphasis on recycling. The brand avoids wastage when it comes to production and packaging. MUJI can be translated to “no-brand” and that is exactly what their policy is.

    MUJI website.

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