Although it’s located in Harajuku’s popular vintage and consignment area, Funktique is not a shop you’d accidentally walk into as it’s tucked away from the crowds on the third floor of an inconspicuous building. Opened by a husband and wife duo from Fukushima – who relocated to this part of town after the 2011 earthquake – the shop is indeed funky, offering a mix of accessories, toys and clothing.
However, the focus here is on fashion from the ’90s to the early 2000s, with the odd older piece thrown into the mix. You’ll also find several original items like printed tees and hoodies bedecked with the word ‘underwear’ in gothic script and fun mugs featuring a cheeky play on the Nike logo.
For some fashion fiends, this shop might seem familiar as the owner’s daughter Coco is a famous Instagram style star who has accumulated almost half a million followers. If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of this adorable fashionista, make sure you stop by on the weekends, when Coco can often be found playing dressing-up with her parents.