If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind Japanese designers with aesthetics distinctive of their homeland, look no further than this boutique. Featuring an industrial minimalist interior, the shop’s name stands for ‘Room for Designers’ and it showcases a hefty number of homegrown fashion and accessories creators, as well as regular pop-up events.
Opened earlier this year, the boutique used to be an online store before transforming into a brick-and-mortar operation featuring over 30 well-known and up-and-coming Japanese designers who have been working with the shop since its inception. At R for D, you’ll find that each featured designer has their own unique point of view; collectively they make a good showcase of Tokyo’s mix of old and new cultures as well as local and western design sensibilities.
The shop is a good place to gain some insight into the local fashion scene and try out some new designers you may have never heard of before. Who knows, they could be the next big thing.