As we reported previously, the Japanese punk-inspired fashion brand Sexy Dynamite London suddenly closed their doors in September. That is undeniably sad news, but we have a little bit of good news to add to the end of that story.
Rainy season seems to be over in Tokyo, the sun is blasting, and the humidity feels like it's at about 150%. That can mean only one thing - summer has arrived. What does the start of summer signify in Harajuku?
This weekend is a big weekend in Harajuku - the LaForet Grand Bazar is on! Held twice a year (in January and July), this is the biggest sale in all of Harajuku. The streets between Harajuku Station and LaForet are
The days following New Year's Day are huge shopping days in Japan. One of the biggest reasons for the shopping frenzy are the fukubukuro (Happy Bag, Lucky Bag, Mystery Bag, etc.) that many stores offer to kick off the New
A quick update to our recent LaForet Harajuku Grand Bazar article to share some crowd videos with you. Today was the last day of the big sale and a holiday in Japan, so LaForet was mobbed with huge crowds looking
This weekend is LaForet Harajuku's Summer 2009 Grand Bazar. What does that mean? It means a tree covered in balloons, and really cheap prices on clothing by some of the coolest brands and shops in Tokyo. It also means that
Last month, when Uniqlo's cheaper sister brand G.U. announced that they would begin selling jeans for 990 yen (about US$10) a pair, it got a lot of people's attention in Japan. After all, the economy in Japan is facing many
As everyone in the universe knows, yesterday was the day that Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Wow. That's cool, but not really Japanese fashion related - or is it? Actually, it turns