10 Fashion Brands That Japanese People Love
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From high end designer wear to fun, affordable high street choices. Follow the lead of fashionable Japanese everywhere with these brands.
United Arrows is a high end retailer, a select shop selling boutique and luxury brands. United Arrows also has several in-house brands that are just as stylish as its partner brands.
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The ubiquitous Uniqlo is great for picking up inexpensive but well made basics and casual wear. Their collaborations with high end designers, like Jun Takahashi of UNDERCOVER and Christophe Lemaire, are always highly anticipated. Since shops are localized, many of their domestic fashions don’t make it to overseas markets.
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BEAMS began as a small shop in Harajuku in 1976. They carry fashion and lifestyle goods from both domestic and international brands, as well as their own in-house lines and collaborations.
Snidel focuses on making stylish but feminine silhouettes popular with women in their twenties and thirties.
Japan’s youth love WEGO, a fast fashion brand with shops in Omotesando and Harajuku, among others. They carry both men’s and women’s streetwear.
Japanese brand Lily Brown’s bold but stylish looks are for the fashion forward. The brand has been leaning toward blending Eastern and Western influences for a unique look.
Loopwheeler specializes in making “comfortable” men’s fashions (mainly sweatshirts), many of them made in Japan.
Tocco Closet features fun, feminine, wearable fashions with a wide appeal. Their clothes are mostly casual and this is reflected in their lower price point.