Who’s in the mood for some Tokyo shopping? Vintage shopping that is. Top of my itinerary during my recent vacation in Tokyo with my family was to visit some vintage shops because I’ve read Tokyo is one of the best places in Asia to shop for vintage bags and accessories. Unlike here in the Philippines where vintage shopping is synonymous to “ukay-ukay” shopping, well, in Tokyo, that’s a whole lot of different story.
So on our second day in Tokyo, our first stop was Hachiko (read all about it here), Ichiran, and then Vintage shopping. We went to this popular vintage store called Vintage Qoo in Omotesando and walked a couple of minutes from the train station into this alley of brick buildings where many outlet stores are in. Then there, we saw this cute pink and white vintage car parked outside this store with a pink door.
Upon entering the store, we were all in “oooo’s” and “aaaa’s” drooling over the massive display of vintage designer pieces. From Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Celine, Gucci, Fendi and so much more. They also have vintage clothing pieces and shoes in very good condition but what I was totally drawn into was the selection of 1990’s vintage Chanel flap bags in all possible colors. They even have the limited edition denim, satin, and plastic Chanel bags that very rare to find. I was literally in vintage heaven and was blown away that we stayed in the store for more than an hour trying to figure out which one to buy.
Outfit details: Blazer from Mango, Skirt from H&M, Shoes from Zara, Belt bag from Gucci, Sunglasses from Sunday Somewhere.
Okay, so I actually ended up not buying anything since all the Chanel pieces that I like were out of my budget, and I love the vintage earrings too but the problem is that they were all clip-ons and I don’t like wearing clip-on earrings. Prices were reasonable but some I find too pricey. But hey, this is just one store, I know there are still many more vintage shops in Tokyo but unfortunate that’s all the time we had for the day. Vintage Qoo also conducts promotional sales so you’ll be lucky if they are on sale when you visit them.
For a closer look and a tour of the store, please watch my video below and enjoy “screen” shopping! Enjoy Watching and thanks for dropping by guys!
4-11-15 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001 Japan