Vintage Hunting: 5 of Tokyo’s Most Popular Secondhand Clothing Stores
Tokyo is the land of style and fashion. In the city that has every brand to offer, secondhand clothing stores and their rare items have been gaining a lot of popularity lately! Here are five of the most popular secondhand clothing stores you find in Tokyo.
1. KINKI Used Closing Harajuku Branch (Harajuku)
Loved by a multitude of people, KINJI is a major secondhand clothing chain with locations in Osaka, Kyoto and, of course, Tokyo. The store not only sells secondhand clothes but also offers a service that purchases your used items and accessories. KINJI mainly handles fashion articles from the 90s and forward, but here you can also find some rare items and Japanese typical clothing, such as kimonos. Harajuku’s store is massive and contains great selection of items for both men and women. Have a blast trying to coordinate some outfits from the 90s at KINJI!
2. FLAMINGO Shimokitazawa Branch (Shimokitazawa)
“A familiar vintage store” is the concept behind FLAMINGO. The secondhand clothes sold here are handpicked by a buyer based in the US, so at FLAMINGO you’ll definitely get your hands on some items you can’t find anywhere else in Japan. Look for the pink and blue neon sign to find the store! It not only handles clothes but eyeglasses and small antiques as well. You’re bound to find something you like in here!
3. Toyo Hyakkaten Shimokita Garage Department
With 22 different shops inside, Shimokita Garage Department is the place to visit for secondhand clothes in Shimokitazawa. Just as the name states, this venue looks just like a department store of secondhand items. It’s the kind of space vintage enthusiasts love as it offers used clothes, fashion accessories, cute knickknacks, and much more. If you want to go shopping for vintage clothes in Tokyo but don’t know where to start, Shimokita Garage Department is the place for you!
4. DYLAN (Shimokitazawa)
DYLAN manly handles articles from the 70s, and everything you find here was procured abroad. The selection of shirts and flare jeans is particularly large. The store has been attracting a lot of attention because it is the second venue conceived by the popular vintage clothing shop ALASKA, also located in Shimokitazawa. DYLAN has, give or take, an incredible 8,000 items on offer! Prepare yourself to get lost in the fascinating world of vintage fashion!
5. BIG TIME Koenji Branch (Koenji)
BIG TIME is a nationwide chain of popular secondhand clothing stores handling mainly casual fashion from America. The store has two floors with a huge selection of items, and since the number of articles is almost the same for both man and women, anyone can have a great time here. BIG TIME has a large number of accessories, shoes and imported items. You might even be able to coordinate a whole outfit here! Let the hunting begin!
There’s certainly a secondhand store for your taste here, as every shop on this article offers items you won’t find anywhere else. Get ready to put your hands on that vintage piece you’ve been looking for!
*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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