KITAKORE – JAPAN’S FASHION INSPIRATIONS IN TOKYO

This little mall, located in the most improbable of locations on the outskirts of metropolitan Tokyo, has become a hotspot for DIY fashionistas. The Kitakore Building, a run-down structure, has been restored in the image of several designers. Secret Dog, Garter, Ilil, Hayatochiri, and Southpole are all owned by creative designers who experiment with one-of-a-kind …

Aquvii store with an array of trinkets and accessories

It’s a little boutique, but they’ve packed every square inch with merchandise from largely Japanese artists and brands. In Japanese, the name Aquvii sounds like “akubi” or “yawn.” They think that good things should be passed on to those around you in the same way that a yawn can be shared from one person to …

HARCOZA Fashion Store in Tokyo, Japan

The HARCOZA store (between Daikanyama and Ebisu) has a modest art gallery-like decor that matches the apparel. The space is filled with bright and colorful hues and exudes a joyful, upbeat vibe. There is an eclectic range of accessories, including rings, watches, and necklaces, in addition to clothing. Because many of the brands in Harcoza …