White Atelier by Converse Kichijoji
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A classic pair of Converse is a fashion staple, but did you know you can also personalise your own kicks with the brand? Enter this Converse store, where you can deck out a pair with various designs and patterns created by popular artists, as well as add on personal touches such as charms and coloured laces – all from ¥9,000 (price includes the shoes).
The process is straightforward. First, try on a sample pair to determine your size and pick either an all-white high- or low-top All Star, which is exclusive to the White Atelier. The Kichijoji shop also offers customisation for toddlers’ and children’s shoes. Next, flip through the design book and pick out your favourite pattern. Converse regularly changes the options to showcase different artists, but there are also simpler typography options (English alphabets, katakana and numbers).
The entire process takes about an hour and a half, so you’ll have your unique pair on the same day. How easy is that?