A Vintage Fashion Tour for Armchair Travellers and Thrifters
by Louise D.
Because 2020 travel restrictions have kept most of us close to home this year, we offer this Vintage BLOG as a vicarious travel flashback to a month long trip through Japan in Nov 2019.
Vintage/Resale Shops are big business in Japan; from large chain consignment stores to independent remake shops to small stalls in large warehouses to random piles of thrift items spread out on the side of the street in smaller towns. True charity shops are rare in Japan although Oxfam (Great Britain) and Salvation Army (U.S.) have opened Tokyo locations in recent years.
Tokyo’s main reuse ♻️ fashion neighbourhoods: Shimokitazawa, Harajuku, and Shibuya. The Men’s vintage scene in Tokyo’s wildly varying fashion districts appears to be as colourful and vibrant as Women’s.
Vintage plays an influential role in the Japanese street fashion scene centred in Tokyo’s large fashion districts of Harajuku, Aoyama, Gonzalo, Odaiba, Shinjuku, and Shibuya.
Japanese Vintage Reuse Chains have expanded into China and other Asian cities to meet recent increased demand for High-end Resale Fashion throughout Asia; also a growing trend worldwide. https://hobthriftboutique.com/