Tokyo Shops Article

Posted on 2 Jun. 2008
in: Features

Tokyo is one of the undisputed fashion capitols on the planet, and that means that there are a ton of cool shops scattered around the city. It would probably be impossible for one person to see every shop in Tokyo – and even if you could, by the time you got to the last shop and went looking for the first, it would be replaced by a new one. That’s Tokyo.

This is the beginning of a feature article I’ve started working on about clothing shops in Tokyo. Hopefully, in the future I’ll have time to complete this project. For now, let me know what you think of the idea…

Tokyo Clothing Shops

Tokyo is the fashion and shopping capital of Japan, and that means that there are literally thousands of clothing and other fashion related stores scattered around it’s massive sprawl. There are certain areas that are cool and well known for cutting edge fashion – Aoyama, Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Daikanyama, Nakameguro – and then there is the rest of Tokyo, and points beyond – Chiba, Yokohama, Saitama, etc. How does one decide which shops are worth hitting and which ones are best passed on? Well, that all depends on what kind of fashion you’re into. There are so many different fashion styles and brands and sub-brands and fashion designers in Tokyo that you could spend your life wandering and never get bored – and that’s not a bad thing.

There are a lot of magazines and books and maps and online resources to help you sort out the massive awesome mess that is Tokyo fashion shopping. Over time, we’ll be adding more and more resources and links to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. For now, please check out the links below and they just might help put you on the right path. But remember one thing, the shopping scene in Tokyo changes extremely fast – the moment that you think you’ve got it all figured out, your favorite shops will close or move and new ones will pop up. Tokyo is changing every day, so make sure you have up to the minute info before hitting the ground. Good luck, have fun, and always bring lots of yen!

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