One would think that as a New Yorker I should be used to walking. This morning I awoke to the scream of my blistered feet, begging for mercy. Yesterday was another trip into the seemingly never ending Tokyo shopping labyrinth. I took things slower, explored more carefully and found some of the previously elusive spots. The streets are mostly unmarked, and initially, fairly difficult to navigate to a new comer. The highlight of the day was the breathtaking Zaha Hadid designed Neil Barrett store. I have been a huge fan of Mr. Barrett for sometime, ever since I found my favorite sweater coat years ago. My other favorite was the Beams+ hunting lodge / store in Shibuya. Can they open a store in New York? I would shop there everyday.
Beams+ in Shibuya
Beams International Gallery in Shibuya
I also went to Ships, Slapshot, American Rag CIE, Levis, Muji, Original Fake, Stussy, Undefeated, United Arrows (again), A.P.C., Journal Standard (again), Uniqlo, Top Shop, Edifice and many others. In the evening, Heavy Tweed Jacket was kind enough to take me through the unbelievable men’s shoe department at Isetan in Shinjuku and the massive Takashimaya Times Square. Many thanks to HTJ for the hospitality and the guidance.
The new Neil Barrett store in Aoyama
Louis Vuitton x Comme des Garçons