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HARAJUKU IS A COOL PLACE

Actually one of my favourites in the world. I found the crowd here typically a lot more friendly than most places in Tokyo. While you expect this place to be the set of a Gwen Stefani MV after all the PR she’s done for it - you’ll find that everyone is just super stylish. There are definitely a few colour junkie kids about, but not as many as you would expect. This is also the area where you will find kooky and cool fashions in abundance to take home.
The stand out mall I visited (many times) “LaForet” is located in Harajuku - my favourite place to shop in the whole of Tokyo. Plenty of Japanese & international brand names, most erring on (or well into) the side of street wear, but there’s a little something for everyone.
One of the main streets here have two benches full of Japanese Street Style photographers waiting for hot talent to walk by. They act too cool, and probably are. I think they are mainly there on weekends.
I bought a crepe here from Angel’s Heart - it was delicious and I almost had a heart attack after attempting to finish it. Worth it.
I also found an underground Mexican Restaurant here too, but I wouldn’t be able to tell you where it is. Soz, babe.
LaForet English Website: http://www.laforet.ne.jp/en/harajuku.html
Mar 15

HARAJUKU IS A COOL PLACE

Actually one of my favourites in the world. I found the crowd here typically a lot more friendly than most places in Tokyo. While you expect this place to be the set of a Gwen Stefani MV after all the PR she’s done for it - you’ll find that everyone is just super stylish. There are definitely a few colour junkie kids about, but not as many as you would expect. This is also the area where you will find kooky and cool fashions in abundance to take home.

The stand out mall I visited (many times) “LaForet” is located in Harajuku - my favourite place to shop in the whole of Tokyo. Plenty of Japanese & international brand names, most erring on (or well into) the side of street wear, but there’s a little something for everyone.

One of the main streets here have two benches full of Japanese Street Style photographers waiting for hot talent to walk by. They act too cool, and probably are. I think they are mainly there on weekends.

I bought a crepe here from Angel’s Heart - it was delicious and I almost had a heart attack after attempting to finish it. Worth it.

I also found an underground Mexican Restaurant here too, but I wouldn’t be able to tell you where it is. Soz, babe.

LaForet English Website: http://www.laforet.ne.jp/en/harajuku.html



BARBIE STORE

In Japan, Barbie is a real fashion store full of makeup, clothes, home-wares, and more.
Upon discovery, I passed out and then regained consciousness & dropped a few hundred STRAIGHT AWAY.
On my way out I was stopped by a cute Japanese girl who asked “Can I photo you please, you are so beautiful! Thank you!” - IT’S A BARBIE WORLD, BITCHES!
Located in LaForet Mall, Harajuku.
(Photo via musebreakz)
Mar 15

BARBIE STORE

In Japan, Barbie is a real fashion store full of makeup, clothes, home-wares, and more.

Upon discovery, I passed out and then regained consciousness & dropped a few hundred STRAIGHT AWAY.

On my way out I was stopped by a cute Japanese girl who asked “Can I photo you please, you are so beautiful! Thank you!” - IT’S A BARBIE WORLD, BITCHES!

Located in LaForet Mall, Harajuku.

(Photo via musebreakz)



FRANCFRANC

Francfranc is a chain of Home & Lifestyle stores in Japan and easily one of my favourite places to shop. If you’re moving to Japan, it would be a great idea to do all your apartment shopping here - so that yours will be the cutest cave ever!
The design aesthetic of Francfranc can be described as cute vs cool. Even if you’re not looking to pick up any intense home-wares, I urge you to still have a snoop around because you’ll find all kinds of awesome stuff. Here, I bought flocked bunny statues, miniature rococo-style gold photo frames, fake cakes & fruit tarts, strawberry flavoured toothpaste and pastel pink, die-cut vinyl doilies (tres adorable!).
Francfranc have also currently collaborated with Disney - so get amongst it!
Francfranc website: http://www.francfranc.com/
Mar 23

FRANCFRANC

Francfranc is a chain of Home & Lifestyle stores in Japan and easily one of my favourite places to shop. If you’re moving to Japan, it would be a great idea to do all your apartment shopping here - so that yours will be the cutest cave ever!

The design aesthetic of Francfranc can be described as cute vs cool. Even if you’re not looking to pick up any intense home-wares, I urge you to still have a snoop around because you’ll find all kinds of awesome stuff. Here, I bought flocked bunny statues, miniature rococo-style gold photo frames, fake cakes & fruit tarts, strawberry flavoured toothpaste and pastel pink, die-cut vinyl doilies (tres adorable!).

Francfranc have also currently collaborated with Disney - so get amongst it!

Francfranc website: http://www.francfranc.com/