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Armani Jeans Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 03-5475-1751.
Aromatherapy Associates Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 03-3447-1400.
Badan Baru Open: 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 035424-6661.
Benugo Open 7am-9:30pm. Tel: 03-5475-5371.
Camper Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 035423-4579.
Hug Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 035449-8989.
Ku Croissant Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 03-5793-5150.
Le Chinois Club Open 11am-10pm. Tel: 03-5447-1688.
Les -ereides Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 03-5789-0608.
Niwaka Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 03-3443-2030.
Pal'las Palais Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 03-3473-1198.
R gath Open 11am-9pm. Tel: 03-5447-1838.
Samsonite Black Label Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 03-5420-2880.
Synchro Crossings Open 11am-7:30pm. Tel: 03-5789-9726.
Jai Thai Palace Open 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm. Tel: 03-5793-5100.


Shibuya’s Zenmall (29-4 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku; 03-3770-1641), known for offering large clothing for men, is holding a two-day Early Bird Pre-Summer Sale. The sale will take place on the mornings of April 12 (Sat) and 13 (Sun) for three hours (9am-noon) each day. During these times, nearly everything will be marked 20-80 percent off. Some of the bargains include suits with a spare pair of pants for \9,800 (sizes 3-8L), and summer casual jackets for \8,000 (3-6L). Imported designer suits by makers like Calvin Klein and Boss are also marked down to \39,000 and \59,000, respectively. Those who spend over \10,000 can take part in the Cash Grabbing Contest, where shoppers can dig into a box full of cash. Spend over \30,000 for two chances to grab, and \50,000 for three. Don't miss this rare opportunity, as it could be one of the few chances for those looking to buy large sizes in Japan, especially at affordable prices.
Ash 03-3770-3755
Clinique TCA
Club Boy Beau
Crunch 03-5459-123-
Dr. Allen Leroy Robinson
Hair Dressers Archecal 03-0449-6106
Hayato New York 03-3498-9113
Japan Electrolysis Clinic (Ginza)
Maiko Make Over Studio Shiki
My Boo Nail Salon 03-5428-1121
Neal's Yard Natural Therapy Center
Roksen Bar Cosmetic 03-5658-7675
Sin Den
Takagi Skin Clinic
Tokyo Skin Clinic
Toni&Guy Japan 03-3797-5790
Watanabe Hair Dressing 03-3405-1188
Who Ga 03-5570-1773

535: Anything goes
Add a little spunk to your life at Tokyo's zakka housewares shops. Hanna Kite visits five of the best.
531: To a tee
Tokyo’s hottest T-shirt shops boast designs by some of Japan’s top talents. Hanna Kite dresses down.
527: Treasure chests
Hanna Kite checks out five Tokyo jewelers that offer the perfect setting for your next shopping excursion.
523: Arts and crafts movement
Trina O’Hara goes in search of the Japanese creative spirit.
519: Bra-vo
Move over, Hello Kitty. Sexy has finally replaced cute in Tokyo's lingerie stores. Hanna Kite reports.
515: Bowled over
Trina O'Hara tracks down the latest tableware to suit any time of day.
511: East meets nest
Trina O'Hara finds that Tokyo's flea markets and shrine sales suit all types of personalities and interests.
503: The write stuff
Hanna Kite takes notes at Tokyo's finest pen and paper boutiques.
499: Blasts from the past
Tokyo trendsetters have a knack for making old fashions new again. Jennifer Au goes back in time at the city's coolest vintage clothing stores.
495: In the bag
From haute to mass-market, designer to dowdy, Tokyo has a tote to suit every taste and budget. Jennifer Au tracks down the best.
491: Paper chase
Steve Trautlein goes on a search for Tokyo's best English booksellers.
487: Happy trails
A love affair with the great outdoors is easily consummated at these Tokyo retailers. Steve Trautlein gears up.
483: Top hats
Whether it’s a rooftop barbecue, a riverside picnic or an afternoon stroll, there will be times this summer when you’ll want to keep the sun off your face. †Martin Webb hunts down Tokyo’s best headwear suppliers so you can stay shady in style.
479: Oriental express
This summer, all things Asian are hot stuff. Martin Webb finds out how to get the look without breaking the bank.
474: Haute haven
Forget Roppongi Hills’ aspirations to be the city’s cultural hub. This is the consumer capital of the world, and it’s all about shopping. Martin Webb reports.
468: New kit on the block
Backed by street-wise fashion chain store Beams, these seven new stores are upping the style quotient in Daikanyama. Martin Webb sizes up this brand new shopping experience.
463: Can buy me love
Stuck for ideas about how to make Valentine’s Day extra memorable this year? Martin Webb shops around for some great gift ideas for lucky ladies.
452: Perfect timing
For the rushed residents of our fair metropolis, keeping an eye on time is one of life's little necessities.
448: House of style
The newly open Marunouchi Building is drawing legions of eager shoppers from all over Japan
445: Present perfect
Tired of wasting your yen on last-minute gifts at duty free?
441: Toy story
Martin Webb tackles every parent's annual ennui and finds playthings that could earn you more peace and quiet than you bargained for
437: Natural selection
Seven new "select shops" are giving style seekers an excuse to keep spending
433: Window shopping
Stephen Cotterill indulges his yen and peers into the retail oasis that is Glassarea Aoyama
429: Jet, set, go!
With the holiday high season just around the corner, trendy travelers are in hot pursuit of packing accessories
425: Loud and clear
No home is complete without a sound system, and for audiophiles, time at home revolves around those little black boxes
421: Red brick revival
Once at the heart of Yokohama's bustling port industry, Akarenga Soko has a new lease of life as an exclusive entertainment and retail complex
417: Eye browse
An eyewear boom has seen new stores open and old favorites prosper
413: Sporting goodies
Shibuya sportswear
409: Go Figure
An army of action figures
405: Puff 'n' Stuff
Tokyo's best cigar shops

Can buy me love

Stuck for ideas about how to make Valentine’s Day extra memorable this year? Martin Webb shops around for some great gift ideas for lucky ladies.


That four letter word

If you’re puzzled about what to get your girl for Valentine’s, let Issey Miyake spell it out for you with these elegant gift sets.

¥8,000 from Issey Miyake



Enchanting earrings

Asymmetrical earrings are all the rage, and getting these sparkling little turquoise numbers is sure to brighten up even the dullest mid-February day.

Hoop type ¥30,000, string type ¥49,00 from H.P. France



Woman's best friend

This ever-so-squeezable pooch, handmade from reproduction vintage kimono
fabric, can comfort your sweetheart when you have to leave the nest.

¥6,800 from Sui-Kin-Chi-Ka-Moku-Do-Ten-Mei-Kai



Luminous love-heart

Luxury legend Lucien Pellat-Finet’s Rorschach blot-style heart print T-shirt will let your lady love know you too have fashion sense—and deep pockets.

¥38,000 from Florent



Little brown bag

This straightforward single strap bag from celebrated London leather specialist Ally Capellino is perfect for a sophisticated but unpretentious girlfriend.

¥27,000 from H.P. France



Pampering package

Opulent beauty salon Boudoir has a special Valentine’s package, including an intensive facial, one-hour manicure, one-hour pedicure, 12 roses, chocolates and eyebrow shaping that will make your woman feel on top of the world

¥34,000 from Boudoir


Shop list

5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5774-0292. Nearest stn: Meijijingumae, exit A4.

H.P. France
Tel: 03-5688-3501.


1F La Foret, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5411-2705. Nearest stn: Meijijingumae, exit A5.

Issey Miyake
Tel: 03-3541-5810.

101 Maison Kawai, 2-53-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3478-5898.

Photos by Anatole Papfilippou