There’s a lot to love about Tokyo, but what they do better than almost anything else (besides robots fighting over your dinner) is vintage shopping.
These guys know their old-school labels, and there are some incredible second-hand boutiques hiding throughout the city. No matter your budget. From worn out band tee to limited edition Supreme, and all the vintage Chanel in between.
We've gone ahead a wrapped up some of the best spots for you to check out. Here's your vintage shopping guide to Tokyo.
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With fifteen locations across Japan, Ragtag has become famous for designer brands on a budget. Sure, the prices can get steep, but if you’re looking for a special piece without moth-damage, this is probably where you’ll find it. Think Comme des Garçons, Supreme and Vivien Westwood, and plenty of racks for rummaging. You'll find Ragtag in Shibuya and Shinjuku.
This one's not far from Harajuku. Kinji isn’t the most curated selection, but you are guaranteed to get a LOT, and get it for cheap. It's where most of the Harajuku kids send their second-hand gear. This classic vintage store has everything and regardless of your style, gender or budget you’re going to walk away with something rad. About one-third of the massive space is dedicated to men's clothes. The rest is for the ladies.
Oh yes. If you’ve got some cash to splash (or you're looking to make an outlandish purchase) head down to Amore vintage in Shibuya. I honestly don’t recommend going in here unless you’re comfortable making a big purchase. Seriously, it’ll only upset you as it did me. What can you expect? Vintage Hermes, Chanel and a plethora of Fendi logo prints. Need inspiration? Check out Bella Hadid serving looks in these resin Chanel sunglasses, purchased at Amore of course.
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Chicago was put on the vintage map when Kim Kardashian West took a snap out front, referencing her third child’s name. You won’t find designer pieces here—think more baggy jeans, big tees and even bigger jackets. This is your stop for vintage denim. The guys at Chicago organise it into colour, size, cut and style. Seriously impressive.
These guys specialise in handpicked pieces from 90’s to early 00’s, and the store has a more contemporary feel. Think printed tees, hoodies, and some quirky pieces thrown in the mix. Side note: their daughter is an Instagram style star. You'll find this in Harajuku's consignment district, but it's tucked away on the third floor of a random office building.
PSA: A$AP Rocky visited this store last year, so you know it’s legit. You won’t find high-end pieces here. Think more editorial-friendly streetwear pieces. Pin Nap sits on Ura-Harajuku street, which is where you'll find most of the big Tokyo boutiques (Dog Harajuku, Kinsella, BerBerJin and Meno etc).
Berberjin is an impressive spot. These guys have hundreds of vintage tees, all perfectly worn for optimum comfort, and just the right amount of colour fade. Be warned though, prices are steep (even though I’m still reeling, I know I made the right decision walking away from that $600 Madonna tee). Berberjin is a bit of an institution—it opened over 20 years ago and shows no sign of slowing down.
Stop off at Laila if you’re keen on finding some archived runways pieces and collectables. A blend of European and American vintage pieces, this is your go-to for some rare garments you won’t find anywhere else. Take a look at their Insta if you want to get a feel for the style.
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