Best for: Quality vintage, labels, accessories
Visit if... You want edgy style in a welcoming environment
Single-handedly proving that used clothing shops don’t have to consist of stacks of bargain bins filled with ugly, ugly shoes, this sleek Meiji-dori store offers a good selection of fashionable vintage apparel and accessories. The simple interior showcases diverse pieces with an edgy, raw sense of style, ranging from rock T-shirts and American stadium jackets to classic tailored items. Find it about a seven-minute walk from Shibuya Station.
Fashion is a fickle mistress – just when you think you have it down, parachute pants are suddenly 'not cool' anymore and the shiny new purchase you were so proud of two weeks ago is confined to the back of the closet, never to be spoken of again. But, as every experienced fashion-lover knows, some styles do endure, and the savvy shopper with an eye for a lasting piece can't go far wrong with a vintage buy. After all, if it can stand the test of time from as far back as the 1800s, you know it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
Tokyo has more than its fair share of vintage and secondhand clothes shops, but with such an enormous selection to choose from, separating the treasure troves from the tat dens is a long and arduous process – a process that we've gone through so that you don't have to. With that in mind, we bring you the best vintage clothing stores that Tokyo has to offer, from Shibuya and Harajuku to Koenji and Shimokitazawa. Now go out there and get your glad rags on, you stylish young thing, you.
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