Guide To The Best Vintage Shops In Shimokitazawa

Flamingo, Shimokitazawa
Flamingo, Shimokitazawa | © Ryosuke Yagi/Flickr
Alicia Joy

Tokyo Writer

The trendy, low-key neighborhood of Shimokitazawa is known for its fine thrift stores and high-end vintage shopping. Some of Tokyo’s best vintage boutiques can be found here. With so much to choose from, navigating the narrow streets can be a little overwhelming. So here’s an introduction to some of the area’s most high-profile shops.

Haight & Ashbury

Haight & Ashbury is the crown jewel of high-end vintage shopping in Shimokitazawa. The shop stocks authentic, 19th and 20th-century vintage finds from at home and abroad. The best pieces from their carefully handpicked selection are usually on display, and they don’t come cheap. Haight & Ashbury is the perfect place to pick up one-of-a-kind luxury finds, as well as quality shoes and bags that’ll last generations.

2-37-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0031, +81 354 534 690


With a tropical mascot to greet the customers, Flamingo cheerfully sells second-hand clothing and affordable vintage buys. They carry both new and used clothing. Most of the clothes are American vintage from the 40s up to the 1980s. Flamingo stocks more men’s fashion than most vintage shops. The rock-bottom sales they have from time to time make this place a worthy stop on any vintage hunt.

2-25-12 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0031, +81 334 677 757

Flamingo, Shimokitazawa

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