Tokyo Shopping Guide

Shibuya

Electrifying, energetic, and jam-packed with both people and stores, this neon-drenched area is the most well-known retail district in Tokyo.

Picnic on Picnic

Come here for journals, calendars, pens, organizers, and notebooks of every shape, size, page count, and color—at prices largely running way under $25.
12-17 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, 03-3770-6594

Products: Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Rosy-Baroque

Six flights up in an office building lies this secret trove of vintage clothing, jewelry, and bags. The shoe selection is especially noteworthy, but keep in mind that it's hard to find footwear above size eight in Japan.
6F, 1-12-14 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, 03-3463-7809

Products: Women's Clothing, Vintage, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Swimmer

An inordinate amount of hair baubles, umbrellas, pillowcases, pajamas, dishware, and suitcases, all emblazoned with cartoony images (dancing gumdrops, winking clouds), is crammed into this impossibly tiny space.
In Parco 3, 4F, 14-5 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, 03-5784-0215

Products: Bags, Decorative/Lighting, Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Three Minutes Happiness

With such low price tags on everything, it's easy to go a bit crazy at this two-story discount shop. Highlights include loads of affordable clothing, a towering bin of cute $2-per-pair underwear, and a bounty of bright hand towels (there are no towels in public restrooms, so everyone carries a reusable one).
3-5 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, 03-5459-1851

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Tokyu Hands

One of the best-known stores in Tokyo, this seven-level behemoth sells a little of everything, from wrapping paper to kitchen utensils. The craft-supply floor and beauty section are especially tempting.
12-18 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, 03-5489-5111

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty, Decorative/Lighting, Linens, Outdoor, Tabletop, Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Department Store

Vacancy Club

At this subterranean spot, the merchandise is mixed together in a pleasantly motley style: vintage lockets hang from the neck of an old anatomical torso, while a slinky new jersey dress is worn by a mannequin with a lampshade for a head.
Basement level, 1-20-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, 03-3780-2555

Products: Women's Clothing, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

World Wide Love!

The silhouettes of this store's eponymous clothing line are pretty straightforward, but the punky details, like an inset of skull-embroidered lace on a simple camisole, make the pieces stand out in a quiet—but very cool—way.
In Parco 3, 3F, 14-5 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, 03-3477-8851

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique
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