Want to feel like a new woman (or man)? NEWoMan is a retail treat for Tokyoites – a huge new multi-level shopping mall around Shinjuku station’s New South Exit that will feature not only shops and restaurants but also a kindergarten, clinics, concert hall/event space and rooftop garden.
Fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands are a mere flick of the credit card away, with tempting labels from Japan and overseas. For global fash names check out Isabel Marant Etoile and Maison Kitsuné (both from Paris) and London’s Margaret Howell. Beauty booty spans Chanel and stylish Australian bodycare label Aesop. Scoop up wine and flowers at Cork or a deli gift at Akomeya Tokyo.
Talking of foodie fabulosity, the F&B scene here is the bizz too, with a dreamy Dean & Deluca Café, Pierre Marcolini chocolates, Juicery, 800˚ Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria and glam Gallic grazing at Le Café de Joël Robuchon. Italy-inspired Rosemary’s offers alfresco sixth-floor eats.
Award-winning Singaporean pastry chef Janice Wong’s sleek dessert bar serves up an artistic circus of lollipops, chocolates and marshmallows, with white stools surrounding a marbly-grey counter. The bar will serve dinner and drinks, but for now just go ga-ga for Wong’s Cassis Plum, a delicious bombe including elderflower yoghurt, ume jelly and granita liqueur, and yuzu caviar. You had us at cassis, Jan!
4-1-6 Shinjuku / Shinjuku-ku / +81 3 3352 1120 / newoman.jp