Saturday, February 8, 2014

Some Tokyo Stores for Street Fashion and Bearbricks or Vinyl Toys

http://tokyoexcess.blogspot.ca/p/my-sf-writing.html 
I received an inquiry the other day about Bearbricks and street fashion stores in Tokyo.  I hadn't posted for awhile as I was dealing with some health related issues so I took it on as a bit of a challenge for me.  These topics are not more core area of expertise at all, but I'm more than willing to share what I found with a little bit of research.  There are a few of these stores I'll definitely visit on my next trip to Tokyo.  Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page or add to the list there.  A good listing of fashion shops.

BAPE Store Harajuku



BAPE  HARAJUKU
I visited a Bathing Ape shop on my last trip to Tokyo.  There is an upstairs and downstairs floor to this store to separate mens and womens fashions.  While you are here, there are many little shops on the backstreets around here you could also see, and don't forget to visit Omotesando Hills Mall right next door even if you are just going to look at the interior architecture!

http://www.bape.com

BAPE STORE HARAJUKU
4-21-5 JINGUMAE SHIBUYA-KU TOKYO
TEL.+81-3-5474-0204

BAPE STORE SHIBUYA
RISE BLD. 13-17 UDAGAWA-CHO SHIBUYA-KU TOKYO
TEL.+81-3-6415-6041

UNIQLO GINZA FLAGSHIP STORE
A very nice store in high-end Ginza, but it is Uniqlo so you know it is affordable.  Look here to get something that accessorizes with your other clothes.  There is a great T-shirt floor that is unique to this store too!

http://www.uniqlo.com
6-9-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel : 03 6252 5181

DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA COMME des GARCONS
There is plenty of nice stuff in this store that is just behind the Ginza UNIQLO.  You literally take a walkway over on the upper floors or walk through the UNIQLO and across the alley.  The price tags were a bit of a stunner for me. Don't forget the Rose Bakery cafe here too if you need a break.

http://ginza.doverstreetmarket.com

Ginza Komatsu West
6-9-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel : 03-6228-5080

F.I.L. FLAGSHIP STORE by VISVIM HARAJUKU
A famous Japanese streetwear label. It is in the basement of the TUMI Store at this location.

http://www.visvim.tv/

5-9-17-B1 Jingumae
150-0001 Tokyo
Tel : 03 5725 9568

NEIGHBORHOOD FLAGSHIP STORE HARAJUKU
This is one of the more famous streetwear labels to come out of Japan.  A counter-culture brand involving motorbikes that started in Harajuku in 1994.

http://www.neighborhood.jp/

4-32-7 Jingumae
Kanzaki building Tokyo
Tel : 0 3 3401 1201

Comme des Garcons Aoyama Flagship Store
An old streetwear chain established in 1973 with an international presence.  The flagship store is located in Aoyama Tokyo where you'll see tons of fashion all around!  Further south than the other Harajuku stores.

http://www.comme-des-garcons.com/commedesgarcons_stores.html

5-2-1 Minami-Aoyama
Tokyo
Tel : 0 3 3406 3951

Opening Ceremony Omotesando
Flagship store for Japan
http://www.openingceremonyjapan.com/

6-7-1-B Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo


6% Dokidoki

Shockingly cute even for Japan
http://www.timeout.com/tokyo/shopping/6-dokidoki
4-28-16 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo

BE@RBRICKS AND VINYL TOYS
You can visit the Tokyo Skytree and the Solamachi Mall and also shop for Bearbricks at the Medicom Store there.  Other places to shop for vinyl toys would be any large Mandarake Store like the one in Nakano Broadway, Shibuya, or Akihabara.  There are other places to go too, but I'm not positive about how good they are, etc.  If anyone has suggestions, feel free to chip in!
Tons of stores at the Solamachi Mall.  Ghibli Store, Shonen Jump Store, Medicom Store, and even a Nanoblocks store.
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp

Medicom Official Store
4F Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi,
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Tel : 03-3622-6000

Mandarake Shibuya
31-2 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan ‎
+81 3-3477-0777
mandarake.co.jp

IF you are in Shibuya, plenty of fashion around here too.  Also check out the Parco department stores for all kinds of stuff from toys to clothes.  Many little mini-stores in these buildings.  There are also the Loft and Tokyu Hands stores for crafts and DIY types of stuff (you'll be amazed at what you will find).


For toys only, also check out the big toy stores like Kiddyland (also in Harajuku) and Yamashiroya at the links below.



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