The Vintage Lowdown
Best Vintage Shopping in Tokyo
It may come as a surprise that an ultra modern city such as Tokyo boasts an unsurpassable selection of vintage haunts, but they’re not always easy to find in among the piled-high scrum of retail outlets, so we have located the best places to step back in fashionable time!
Top of the list for classic western wear is Haight & Ashbury which has specialised in his-and-hers American-European clothing for more than 20 years, including a covetable stash of C.19th lacy numbers, floral dresses and embroidered waistcoats that would make a Woodstock bohemian green with envy.
For the label-lovers, Eva Fashion Art stocks an array of blockbuster designers like Chanel, Hermès and Vuitton along with rare gems from the likes of Jean Muir and Ossie Clark; also on sale are antique curios, out-of-print books and vintage European posters.
Clothing for the individually-minded can be found at Toro, a small but carefully-curated outlet for both men and women, also boasting a range of original remakes.
Alternatively, if you’re in the market for some rare eyewear, Solakzade’s got your peepers covered with a range of vintage glasses and sunglasses from Japan, the US and Europe, with a particular eye for frames from the sixties and seventies, but even dating as far back as the 1800s. Antique chic!