One of the thrills of traveling is definitely shopping! But when you visit Japan and you want to buy clothes and shoes, you might worry about not finding your size. So, for all those who feel that way, here are five recommended shops where you can buy plus-size clothes and shoes.
1. Sakazen (Men’s and Ladies’)
Sakazen is an apparel shop with outlets mainly located in Tokyo and other areas in the Kanto region. This store boasts of having a wide array of clothes, from casual clothes, up to business and formal apparel such as suits and jackets.
Out of its multiple stores in Japan, the one in Bakurocho has quite an extensive lineup of clothes that come in large sizes. The company’s product division is located inside the same building, so the Bakurocho store gets its hands on the latest products earlier than the rest of the outlets. Its close proximity to Tokyo Station is also one of its major appeals to customers.
※Photo shows the Shinjuku store
2. 4llll(Men's and Ladies’)
4L Group is a store that is dedicated to plus-size apparel. Here, there are various items on sale, from casual clothes to suits, as well as a rich lineup of belts and other accessories.
4L has 60 stores nationwide, from Hokkaido to Okinawa, but the most recommended outlet is the flagship store in Takasaki in Gunma. It is a huge store that offers a large selection of goods.
※Photo shows the Iwaki store
3. Shimamura (Men’s and Ladies’)
Shimamura Group has stores all over Japan, centering on branches located in the outskirts of the metropolis. It is a very popular shop for customers from all generations given its low prices and rich variations in products. Also known for offering plus-size items, this store has been gaining quite the popularity thanks to its trendy designs and cheap price tags.
Out of its many stores nationwide, the Kohoku Tokyu S.C. shop in Yokohama is most recommended. This outlet boasts of having the largest selling area in Shimamura’s store list as it occupies a space measuring about 1,500 sq.m. You will surely find a piece you like here.
※Photo shows another branch
4. Big Shoes Collection Ten (Men’s and Ladies’)
This shop is dedicated to handling more than 5,000 pairs of shoes that only come in large sizes. Big Shoes Collection Ten sells an assortment of shoes, from pumps, boots, loafers and other leather shoes, up to walking shoes and sneakers. You’d be happy to know that the shoes sold here come in various designs, too, from classic up to trendy designs!
5. eur3 (Ladies’)
This is a ladies’ fashion store that carries a wide assortment of goods for every occasion, from everyday wear up to clothes for going out. This shop is not only characterized by having large sizes in stock, but also for the special designs on its apparel that value comfort and good-looking silhouettes. Here, the clothes are embellished to make them look more stylish, and cover the parts that you don’t want exposed with the help of long sleeves and lines, so your body will be beautifully covered. They are also easy to wear since eur3 has gotten rid of zippers at the back or on the sides that are hard to reach.
The eur3 chain has many stores scattered in Japan, but the most recommended is the one in Cocoon City Saitama-Shintoshin. This particular store offers a huge space and a rich catalog of items.
The shops on this list offer products in sizes 2L to 10L for clothes and 25cm to 31cm for shoes (using Japanese sizes). But since the sizes available vary depending on the store, it would be best to inquire with the shop personnel.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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