In the land of technology with its love of everything new, it’s strange to think that Tokyo would be a vintage and thrift store paradise – but it is. From super-cheap outlets to tiny niche boutiques and high-end department stores, Tokyo has it all, but knowing where to go is the trick. Here’s a guide to some of the thrift stores you can’t miss while you’re in town.
This Harajuku outlet boasts a reputation for being one of the best in the business. Though perhaps not the most curated or trend-driven, what Kinji does best is to provide volume at cheap prices. It’s the classic mega-vintage store where everyone is guaranteed to find a special piece, no matter your style, sex or size. Thanks to its location down the road from Shibuya’s fashion capital Takeshita Dori and Aoyama’s shopping strip, Kinji gets access to a cross-section of cast-offs from the quirky and the fashion-forward, all in one convenient location.