The Best Design Stores And Boutiques In Tokyo

The shopping scene in Tokyo attracts people from far and wide
The shopping scene in Tokyo attracts people from far and wide | © Lucas Vallecillos / Alamy
Corlena Bailey

Whatever you need, there are many stores in Tokyo where you can shop to your heart’s content. Whether you want to find unique furniture, tasteful pottery, cute antiques or the latest fashion, we pick the some of the most inspirational design stores and boutiques in the Japanese capital.

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Minã Perhonen’s Tokyo Shop

Minã Perhonen’s Tokyo Shop is owned and operated by the Japanese designer Akira Minagawa. His fashion brand, Minä Perhonen, was created to produce clothes which do not lose their allure with the passage of time. His design labels are well known for their bold yet whimsical prints, an aesthetic that is evident in the store’s decor.

Building Fundamental Furniture

Building Fundamental Furniture is, as the name suggests, a furniture store. But do not mistake them for your everyday run of the mill furniture store. Building Fundamental Furniture offers classic midcentury designs as well as Yosuke Kimura’s personal line of unique designs; amazing creations you will not find anywhere else in the world.

Classico

Classico is a charming little antique store located in Yanaka. Here you will find simple and elegant clothing, household items, artisan-made ceramics, tasteful pottery, driftwood-carved sculptures, collections of books, brooms and even toothbrushes.

Faline

Clothing

Along the narrow, boutique-filled pedestrian street of Takeshita-Dori, Faline stands out from the rest. Faline is one of the most popular boutique stores in Tokyo and sells original items along with select pieces of clothing from designers in Japan and other countries.

Aquvil

Aquvii is a souvenir shop that is devoted to connecting Japan to the rest of the world. Here you’ll find cute little trinkets to serve as a reminder of your trip to Tokyo. However, Aquvii doesn’t sell the typical kind of souvenirs. Expect to see ear-shaped earrings, fork and spoon necklaces and colourful stackable skull rings.

KESHIKI

Located on the second floor of a building on Meiji Dori Avenue, Keshiki sells vintage and second-hand fashion items for both men and women. Keshiki stocks clothing and accessories for a dressed-down look, a sophisticated appearance, or a mixed approach that combines designer labels with street style.

The Sun Goes Down

It is not always easy to find a vintage store that specialises in quality clothing for men, but that is exactly what you get at The Sun Goes Down. Located in Shibuya’s Fire Street, The Sun Goes Down sells a variety of vintage menswear imported from the UK, France and the USA. Expect to find items like Harley Davidson leather jackets, Nordic patterned sweaters and handmade accessories from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

Tired of shopping? Tokyo has some high quality cafés and coffee shops you won’t want to miss out on.

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