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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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
headgear at Hatjazz|
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.
clean and cool, Hatjazz is a sophisticated new arrival on the Tokyo head-dressing
scenethe Daikanyama branch opened in mid-March, the Harajuku outlet late
last year. These quiet and relaxed stores stock Florentine hatmaker Tesi, La Sartan
from Paris and homegrown headwear creator Yuko Shirakura, among others. One-of-a-kind
numbers handmade in Japan are the specialty here, like the super lightweight cap
from TABI (pictured, ¥8,900). Each handcrafted hat comes with an explanatory
note handwritten by its designer. While youre browsing, be sure to take
a peek at New York brand Lolas straw pastel-colored numbers (pictured, ¥16,000).
The staff here are disarmingly friendly and helpful, and if you need some accessories
to complement your headgear purchase, Hatjazz also carries bags, belts, bejeweled
chopsticks and other outré accessories.
11am-8pm. 8-9 Uguisudani-cho, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5459-2423. Nearest stn: Daikanyama,
across from Air.
Open 11am-8pm. 1F Arai Bldg, 3-24-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku.
Tel: 03-5785-2054. Nearest stn: Harajuku.
From trendy trilbies to branded baseball caps, Override 9999 does
it all with a pinch of wa. The Cat Street store is a hut-like building with noren
curtains and ramshackle wooden shelving holding stacks of hats. The 2-month-old
Meiji Dori store, one door down from CA4LA, has paper parasols and bamboo proclaiming
its Japanese-ness to passersby. The summer selection includes lightweight panamas,
turbans and flat capsenough to cover you for any occasion. Override 9999
also carries Major League Baseball, Kangol, Playboy and Fred Perry caps for those
looking for a logo, while in stark contrast there are baseball caps with the front
panel left blank for customization. For trendy but not too outrageous headwear
at fair prices, Override 9999 is a safe bet.
11am-8pm. 5-17-25 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5766-0575. Nearest stn: Meijijingumae,
Cat Street, opposite X-Girl. www.override9999.com
If you prefer traditional to trendy and are looking for a classic
rather than cutting-edge piece of headgear, Yamada Boushiten is your best bet.
This family-owned store is now in the hands of the third generation of Yamada
hat sellers and the impressive array of celebrity signatures that cover the walls
of the small store are testament to the clientele the clan has spent decades building
up. Hunting caps, panamas, boaters and deerstalkersevery traditional hat
imaginable is on display here. With expert advice about how to wear and how to
care for your purchase, this is the place to come for the crowning glory of a
fancy dress costume or for a timeless heirloom.
10am-7pm. 1-1-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3400-5883. Nearest stn: Shibuya,
on Meiji Dori, next to Ami Hall.
With stores spanning the nation
from Sapporo to Fukuoka, CA4LA, pronounced kashira, is Japans
biggest and brightest headwear specialist. CA4LA doesnt just keep up with
the trends, it sets themthis is the place where the soft peaked linen turban
got its debut, and where some of the coolest milliners in Japan ply their trade.
Alongside the cool caps and hip hats are a number of outrageous showpieces perfect
for posing in front of the mirror and getting giggles from your shopping buddies.
If you cant face the crowds at the Meiji Dori flagship or La Foret outlet,
theres another concession in Daikanyama Address and a stand-alone in Ueno.
Hot picks for summer include the quilted silver cap from New York brand
Lola (pictured, ¥15,000), and the CA4LA brand cowboy hat (pictured, ¥5,800).
Check the chains funky website to browse the in-store selection before you
Open 11am-8pm. 1F Harajuku Komiya Bldg,
6-29-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3406-8271. Nearest stn: Meijijingumae. www.wea
Photos by Martin