Ragtag has been pretty busy since its first branch popped up on Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori in 1985: the chain now has 15 branches across Japan, all specialising in second-hand designer clothing for men and women. Its new Harajuku branch, which opened in August 2012, occupies a plum spot in narrow Cat Street and spans three floors. The ground floor is reserved for casual and street wear, with brands such as A Bathing Ape, Hysteric Glamour and Journal Standard to choose from, while the second floor displays fancier formals – Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, Diesel, Marc Jacobs, Martin Margiela and even Chanel often make an appearance. If you’re looking for cleaning, repairs or have a branded item of clothing to flog, head up to the third floor where you can hand over your old unwanted items for some shiny new yen.
|Venue name:||Ragtag Harajuku||Contact:|
6-14-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
|Transport:||Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Omotesando exit; Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin lines); Omotesando Station (Ginza, Hanzomon, Chiyoda lines), exit A1|