WELCOME TO WHERE FASHION REALLY LIVES. FOR V86'S POWERHOUSE FEATURE, WE CHOSE ELEVEN BOUTIQUES THAT REPRESENT THE COOLEST, CAN'T-MISS SHOPPING DESTINATIONS ON THE PLANET, FROM TOKYO TO LONDON TO LOS ANGELES AND BEYOND. MEET THE TEAMS BEHIND THE SCENES WHO TURN FASHION FANTASIES INTO REALITY
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Founder: Mitsuhiro Kubo
Location and date opened: Harajuku, Tokyo, August 2005
What are some of your bestsellers? Rick Owens, Ambush, Balmain, KTZ, Linda Farrow
Which brands or designers have you discovered and/or nurtured? Astrid Andersen, Nasir Mazhar, Cottweiler, DTTK, Giza
Which designers are you excited about watching grow in the future? Shaun Samson
What makes you different from every other store? Our thorough and unique display, and the fact that we buy a lot of one brand to position brands, like Astrid and Nasir.
What is the most extraordinary project or feat you’ve attempted since launching? The Keith Haring x Tenga project. It expressed sex and art as one product. Many people have joyfully picked it up as a souvenir.
Photography Jimmy Ming Shum