Even among the shopping chaos that is Harajuku's Laforet, this store dealing in 'cutting-edge' fashion stands out from the rest. The neon lighting inside lends a quirky glow to styles from up-and-coming and edgy designers like Hyein Seo, Astrid Andersen and Shaun Samson. They also host a range of items from popular designer collabs including the coveted Kanye West and Adidas Yeezy collection as well as clothing and shoes from Rihanna’s Fenty Puma line. In celebration of GR8’s recent 12th anniversary, the shop’s exterior received a makeover in the form of a Japanese garden complete with a serene pond, traditional stone lanterns and bonsai trees. A surprising contrast to the loud and busy shopping space indoors.
2/5F, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-9pm daily|
|Transport:||Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Omotesando exit; Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin lines), exit 5|