Blink Travels: Tokyo, Shimokitazawa

Following on from the joys of Nakameguro, we wanted to tell you about Shimokitazawa. Quite the mouthful, but worth the effort! Just a few metro stops away from the absolute craziness of Harajuku, but a world away in mood and atmosphere. This collection of small, pedestrian streets feels like you have stumbled into an ultra cool residential enclave. Small, independent stores are interspersed with really lovely cafes.

One of our favourite stores was the vintage treasure trove called ‘Haight & Ashbury‘. A really great selection of retro menswear and womenswear, with a separate section of antique clothing too, all displayed around a bonkers knitted sculpture. We chatted with one of the staff members who very kindly let us take her picture. Its turns out that she bought her lovely coat at a vintage store in London! We also really like a womenswear store called ‘Fig London‘, which it seems actually has nothing to do with London but is lovely never the less…

Little Page, Shimokitazawa

Shimokitazawa

Platform DM's anyone!? It could only be Tokyo!

the entrace for Haight and Ashbury

the entrance into Haight and Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury's knitted sculpture

Haight and Ashbury's super stylish shopgirl

Haight and Ashbury's super stylish shopgirl

Shimokitazawa

Fig London

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