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Shimokitazawa: The Heart of Tokyo's Second Hand and Vintage Scene



13. May. 2020

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Fashion is serious business in fashion conscious Tokyo, and combined with a “waste not, want not attitude,” thrifting makes perfect sense. Whether one is hunting for vintage Americana, Yohji Yamamoto or Comme Des Garcons, goofy ‘80s relics or haute couture castoffs, Shimokitazawa is the place to be. Harajuku and Shibuya might have greater name recognition beyond the city, but for young hip Tokyoites, Shimokitazawa is the hipster holy land.

Shimokitazawa is only a few stops from the heart of Tokyo but features a more laid-back and slow vibe. This former farming village has transformed into a dense residential area and is now packed with vintage stores, cafes, bars, record shops, and music venues. It’s proven to be one of the most popular destinations for the young and earthy to look for cultural inspiration. It's a great area to get lost and explore. Here, we give a rundown of the Shimokitazawa thrift scene, from the oldest stores to the latest boutiques.

Shimokitazawa: The Heart of Tokyo's Second Hand and Vintage Scene


  • New York Joe Exchange
  • Flamingo
  • Florida Shimokitazawa
  • Valon
  • Ocean BLVD
  • WEGO
  • ROSE Shimokitazawa
  • iroha
  • Hickory
  • BIG TIME Shimokitazawa
  • Zondag
  • A-room
  • ALASKA vintage clothing
  • Signal
  • Little Trip to Heaven
  • SPiKe
  • Treasure Factory Style

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