Haight & Ashbury
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A giant scarlet shoe marks out the entrance and sets the tone for Haight & Ashbury, a chic store that specialises in American and European clothing from the 19th and 20th centuries. It’s been plying its trade for more than 20 years now – and it’s in good hands too, as the owners also run vintage store Boy and boutique store Fake Tokyo in Shibuya. The shop is divided into menswear and womenswear (with a slight skew to the ladies) and there’s a vintage section where you’ll find old lacy numbers, embroidered antique dresses and summery floral accessories. If you’re the sort who enjoys the thrill of wading through moth-eaten jumpers and nylon shirts in pursuit of that elusive bargain, then Haight & Ashbury might not be for you. This is a high-class operation, and all the good stuff is on display; new items arrive daily, and are carefully selected by professional buyers who keep up to date with the latest trends. Slick doesn’t mean snobbish, though – the staff are particularly friendly and keen to help you find that perfect outfit.
2F, 2-37-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku
|Transport:||Shimokitazawa Station (Odakyu, Keio Inokashira lines)|
|Opening hours:||1pm-9pm, 12pm-9pm weekend and hols|