|Fashion Fuzz from the Swatch fall-winter collection 2001 Courtesy
Eighty-five new models make up Swatchs 2001 fall-winter collection. Their message
this season is the individualistic, I want to be...EAll the watches have a
unique story or message embedded into their designs, which comprise five new series-Gent,
Lady, Pop, Scuba and Square. The Fashion Fuzz (JY5500) is quirky, with a powder-puffy fur
coat to cover the face and keep you warm during the cold winter season. The Ladys
collection offers fun, feminine, fashionable fabrics in pastels, elegant gold and lots of
silver and gold.
Available at all
Swatch shops nationwide.
To commemorate their 25th year anniversary, upbeat street wear specialists Museum for
Ships in Shibuya has gone through a major renovation and has doubled their space, with
each floor now having a theme. The third floor will feature mens fashion with
Italian designer labels such as Marco Re and Grifoni. The second floor features SHIPS
original casual styles for men, and the first floor will offer unisex clothes and brands
like UACT. The basement is devoted to gals. Watch out for the SHIPS Bluelab store
featuring street-smart fashion opening Oct 4 as well.
Open 11am-8pm. 1-18-1
Jinnan, Shibuya-ku. 03-3496-0481. Nearest stn: Shibuya stn, near Koen Dori.
Moving from Meiji Dori to the chic, tree-lined streets of Omotesando, Emporio Armani
opened their new boutique Sept 7. Armani Jeans, Armani Jr and Emporio Armani will line the
shelves. While the Kioi-cho store remains the largest Giorgio Armani boutique in the
world, the new Omotesando store is set to offer more than the previous Meiji Dori branch.
In addition to special items limited to the Aoyama branch, the latest line of Emporio
Armani will also be on sale.
Open 11am-8pm, 5-2-29
Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. 03-5778-1631. Nearest stn: Omotesando or Meijijingumae, on
This old home-furnishings favorite has finally closed its doors on Japan. Just one in a
number of foreign companies to feel the bite of recession, Pier One has returned to more
friendly shores, pulling out of the Japanese market completely.