When you think of Osaka, you think of comedy, cheap and delicious food more than fashion but there are actually many trendy homeware and accessory shops. Here are some 4 selected shops where you can buy fashionable accessories.
1. Kotori no Mi
Kotori no Mi is a handmade homeware shop close to the Tanimachi subway line Nakazakicho metro station. It is filled with accessories and home goods made by unique designers that seem like they have their own hidden stories. You can try your luck looking for small baby bird figures hidden within the cute displays. Come and find your own unique accessory!
*Most of the products are handmade, so please be aware that the items showcased on their website or elsewhere may not be available.
At accessory store Lycoris in Shinsaibashi, you'll be able to find original handmade accessories made from natural materials. The store is attached to the studio so you can have size-altering done right in store, perfect for travelers with little time to spare. In addition, they will work with you to make custom order made accessories from pieces in the store as well as fully order-made accessories (starting from 10,000 JPY). If you aren't satisfied by the kinds of accessories you see in other stores, you will be able to find your own unique accessory here.
3. JAM POT
The next featured shop is in Osaka Kita-ku's Nakazakicho, an area with a retro feel. JAM POT is filled with various homeware pieces made by over 90 designers. The colorful flower bracelets (3,500 JPY (incl.tax)) and beaded and hand-knit earrings (2,300 JPY (incl.tax)) are especially popular. They regularly hold one-man shows for their designers and other special events in the gallery attached to the store so if you're lucky you might even get to meet a designer.
Felted dolls made by Hakkaza: hide-and-go-seek cat and bunny
4. Château d'abeille
Château d'abeille is located near Osaka Nishi-ku's Utsubo Park. Just like its name, "Honey Castle", the inside of the store is girly and filled with accessories and home goods that will tickle any girl's heart. There's a large variety of items so you won't get bored no matter how long you spend there. The store is reasonably priced so it's good for shopping for presents as well. Their special macaroons are known for being delicious, but they're only sold every once in a while so if you're lucky to see them in the shop, definitely try them out!
How did you find our recommendations? Osaka has a lot of accessory and home goods stores that will keep your heart racing. Try and find your own one-of-a-kind original accessory!
*Please note that the prices and other information in the article may not be the most up-to-date information