5 Hottest Second-hand Clothing Shops in “Harajuku”

“Harajuku” is popular for foreigners as well, because it is the center of Japanese sub-culture and fashion.  Not only various unique fashion such as Rotary fashion and Cyber fashion, but also there are many second-hand clothing shops where you can enjoy fashion not so expensive. In this issue we introduce popular second-hand clothing shops in “Harajuku”.

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1.SPINNS

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“SPINNS” is a shop for “Harajuku casual clothes”. You find the fashion, music and art of youth culture coordinated in SPINNS’ way. The concept of the shop is “Attitude makes Style”. They are in mode, yet express their uniqueness. It is like treasure hunting where you will find your favorite stuff among so many colorful items. Internet-shopping is also available.

Information about “SPINNES” (Harajuku Takeshita-dori)

Address: Cute Cube Harajuku 2F, 1-7-1 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Hours: 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.

Open every day

Direction: 5 minutes walk from “Harajuku” Station, JR Yamanote Line

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2. OTOE

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“OTOE” is a select shop popular among fashionable people. Their concept is “to provide a selection of clothes that helps people create their own style, come up with new ideas, mix and match as they please, and do away with limits”. There are carefully selected items to motivate your exploration. The interior is decorated after a museum and there are various stuffed animals placed in the shop. Colorful birds at the cashier amuse you, too. Very much fun!

Information about “OTOE”

Address: “Crystal Jungu-mae” bldg 2F, 2-31-9 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Hours: noon – 8:00p.m.

Open every day

Direction: 9 minutes walk from “Meiji-jingu-mae (Harajuku)” Station, Tokyo Metro

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**3. BerBerJin **

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Though replacement of shops is so rapid in “Harajuku”, a second-hand clothing shop, “BerBerJin” has been there for more than 20 years. Now it has 6 shops in Tokyo dealing with items of different concepts. Their main items are popular American second-hand clothes such as military, sweat and jean jackets. They even have their original brand. Items of dead stock or vintage are a bit expensive. BerBerJin for its uniqueness is called the holy place of American old-clothes. You may encounter the cloth you have been longing to find.

Information about “BerBerJin”

Address: Harajuku SH bldg, 3-26-11 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Hours: Mon-Fri: noon – 08:00p.m.

Sat & Sun: noon – 08:00p.m.

Open every day

Direction: 6 minutes walk from “Meiji Jingu-mae (Harajuku)” Station, Tokyo Metro

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4. Dude – Harajuku

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“dude” is a second-hand clothing shop located in “Harajuku”, Tokyo’s fashion center. Their concept is “to create the latest street fashion of its own, regardless of the times and traditions”. They are dealing wide ranged second-hand clothes of Japanese designer’s brands such as “COMME des GARÇONS”, “JUNYA WATANABE”, Youji Yamamoto” and “FACETASM”, as well as American old clothes, imported brands, etc.

Information about “dude – Harajuku”

Address: 610 Bankan bldg 6F, 6-10-14 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Hours: (Mon-Sat) 13 :00 – 21 :00, (Sun, National holidays) 12 :00 – 21 :00

Closed: Wednesday

Direction: 6 minutes walk from “Meiji Jingu-mae (Harajuku)” Station, Tokyo Metro

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5. LEMONTEA

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“LEMONTEA” is located off the main street in “Harajuku” (Towards “Shibuya” from the “Jinu-mae” Crossing and off the “Meiji” Street). Though it is in a small alley-way, not very noticeably located, you will find the shop relaxing and intimate because of the staff, goods, familiar atmosphere. The antique shelves and furniture give off a relaxing ambience in the shop. The goods are in a category called “New Standard”. Perhaps the concept is to let more people enjoy second-hand clothing freely.

Information about “LEMONTEA”

Address: 6-11-3 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Hours: noon – 08:00p.m.

Open every day

Direction: 4 minutes walk from “Meiji Jingu-mae” Station, Tokyo Metro

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About Shoto Hachiya

Hello, my name is Shoto! I’ve lived in and traveled many countries. Through the experiences, I saw a lot of different cultures and customs, and that made me realize how unique Japanese culture is.