Wearing vintage clothes has always been a hugely popular trend here in Tokyo. There are tons of places where you can buy stuff or simply do some window-shopping—especially in Shimokitazawa, also known as Tokyo’s “vintage mecca” with more than 50 stores offering various clothes for every different style. You can find some of the best stores in town here, but you need a lot of time and luck if you want to find the most interesting items. As visiting all of the shops is practically impossible, I would like to share my knowledge of Shimokitazawa’s vintage culture with you and show you around the neighborhood. You will find everything you need here, from clothes for men, women, luxury, casual, cheap, expensive, traditional Japanese kimonos, and more. So come dig out some cool clothes with me. Vintage clothing in these stores is usually in great condition and some pieces even look brand new. If you have never bought vintage clothes but are simply interested in the idea, don’t hesitate to join this experience. I can teach and recommend everything you and any other vintage beginners need to know.
Mickey And Massage
I'm crazy about vintage clothes. I've worked in the fashion industry and have observed the real Tokyo fashion scene for quite a while. I used to be affiliated with the famous specialty stores in Tokyo, and I know new styles as well as retro ones. I love to listen to people and advise them about all kinds of clothes. I now own and manage my own vintage clothes physical store for both men and women.
We'll meet at the station and go to a cool neighborhood where we'll have a great coffee and look around some stores. I'll take you to a secondhand kimono store called Hasegawa, which has many cool kimonos and good prices. After that, we'll walk to the Toyo department store, which is like a mysterious cave with tons of interesting stores. We will visit more than 10 vintage clothing shops.
I'll mostly show you clothing stores but I'm open to visiting other types of stores if you'd like, so please let me know and I'll change the route. Lunch is not included on the trip.
Shop for vintage clothes in Shimokita