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.
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IN STORE ARCHIVE:
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
Tokyos hottest T-shirt shops boast designs by some of Japans
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 OHara goes in search of the Japanese creative spirit.
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 its a rooftop barbecue, a riverside picnic or an afternoon
stroll, there will be times this summer when youll want to keep the sun
off your face. Martin Webb hunts down Tokyos 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 citys cultural hub.
This is the consumer capital of the world, and its 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 Valentines 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
433: Window shopping
Stephen Cotterill indulges his yen and peers into the retail oasis that is Glassarea
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
409: Go Figure
An army of action figures
405: Puff 'n' Stuff
Tokyo's best cigar shops
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.
|addictive baggage at
B Jirushi Yoshida
The Beams team has a swagger in its step these days as shoppers
hungry for streetwise clobber and funky home fittings flock
to its smart stores from here to Hokkaido. Not content with
hogging a huge portion of the new Marunouchi Building, Beams
is now behind a neat little cluster of seven stores in well-heeled
style-freak hangout Daikanyama.
|Tropical shopping in
This two-story stores modern pine and aluminum interior
is clearly a winner: P.O.V. Beams is the busiest of any of
the newly opened outlets here. On the first floor, design-led
womenswear in a sedate pastel palette and an affordable selection
of jewelry are pulling in crowds of hip young things. Up on
the second floor, Beams very own casual menswear project,
DIS, makes its debut, and is mixed in with the kind of wallets,
chains and gadgets 20-something guys go gaga for. Easily offended
shoppers should beware the pornographic poster behind the
Beams BOY HOME
|Photo credits: Nathan
Shanahan/Modern Life Is,.
Final Home, Paul Frank and Diesels 55DSL are just
some of the names behind the colorful goodies available here.
The store is dominated by two enormous palm trees, and a 20-foot
glass wall lets in light all day, adding to the breezy, tropical
atmosphere. Beams Boys first ever clothing line for
men was launched here last month, and a collaboration with
sports brand Champion has produced some great-looking training
tops and sweatpants that are sure to be big hits this summer.
B JIRUSHI YOSHIDA
Japans answer to Louis Vuitton, Yoshida Kaban equips
everyone from office workers to schoolgirls with their simple
and practical nylon bags. The result of a brand new collaborative
outing with street trend leaders Beams, this store carries
a broad selection of exclusive double name items
along with Yoshidas staple: lightweight bags with their
signature orange lining. The phenomenal power of this unimposing
label is not easy to grasp until youve experienced owning
one of its indestructible creations.
Beams T DAIKANYAMA
|High-tech T-shirts at
Nobody beats Beams when it comes to T-shirts, and after the
runaway success of the Harajuku branch, the second Beams T
joins the family of stores here. A mechanical rotating rack
conveys a selection of funky designs along two sides of this
second-floor hotbed of graphic design talent. From witty visual
gags to wacky cartoon characters, bold slogans to intricate
graphics that will make you squint, the worlds favorite
garment is on sale here in a gamut of guises.
This British streetwear brand has finally opened a store in
Japan after four very successful years in the US. The walls
of the store are covered in graffiti and some of the highlights
here include murals, customized skateboards and T-shirts featuring
the work of top London-based street artists, including down-from-day-one
legend Solo One. The clothing comes in classic navy, khaki
and white, and many items have detachable branding in the
form of enamel pins and Velcro tabs. This is also one of the
only places in Japan to get your hands on the cult graffiti
art magazine Graphotism as Boxfresh make street art the focus
of their worldwide expansion.
|Frapbois's serene store
Somber and loose-fitting is the signature look of Frapbois
designer Eri Utsugi, leading light of Tokyos new wave
of fashion talent. Her immense popularity among Japans
more thoughtful fashion consumers has given this understated
fashion project the impetus to open a string of new stores
nationwide, the latest and most attractive of which is right
here. The walls, shelves and floors of the two-story store
are made from wood that looks as though its been salvaged
from an ancient pirate ship, and treasure chest-like display
units also add to the maritime ambience. The eerie music and
weird yet wearable clothing make this a singular shopping
Daughter of Francis Ford Coppola of Godfather fame, Sophia
Coppola has had Tokyos girliest followers of fashion
in the palm of her hand since the 1994 launch of her Milk
Fed label. Cute and casual, the look is dubbed California
Cool but is nowhere more at home than in the cafes and
malls of Daikanyama. The pink-and-cream color scheme screams
Tokyo teen style, and the clientele are appropriately young
and sprightly. The store displays apparel on the first floor,
while the second acts as a gallery and outlet for art books,
CDs and trinkets branded with the pink Milk Fed logo.
All stores open 11am-8pm every day except the third Wednesday
of the month.
Get the goods
BEAMS BOY HOME
19-7 Sarugaku-cho. Tel: 03-5428-5955.
B Jirushi YOSHIDA
19-6 Sarugaku-cho. Tel: 03-5428-5951.
BEAMS T Daikanyama.
19-6 Sarugaku-cho. Tel: 03-5428-5952.
Shibuya-ku, Sarugaku-cho. 19-4. Tel: 03-5728-3302. www.boxfresh.jp
FRAPBOIS 19-5 Sarugaku-cho.
19-5 Sarugaku-cho. Tel: 03-3780-6627. www.milkfed.jp
19-7 Sarugaku-cho. Tel: 1F 03-5428-5953, 2F 03-5428-5954.