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SECOND-HAND FASHION: TOP HARAJUKU RECYCLE SHOPS

 

Second-hand fashion shops, known in Japan as “recycle shops,” are a popular way to acquire name brands at discount prices. These shops are popular even in Harajuku, the center of Tokyo’s street fashion world.

The best thing about second-hand fashion shops (as far as the fashionable-yet-broke set are concerned) is that they will often buy your used street brands or high-fashion labels, either for cash or in exchange for store credit with which one can further indulge their clothing habit. Each second-hand fashion shop has their own guidelines for what they will and won’t accept, so be sure to read the guidelines in each selection. Also, every second-hand fashion shop requires that you provide identification of some sort in order to sell clothes, so be sure to bring your ID along.

So without further ado–

Second-Hand Fashion : Fool’s Judge

 

What Are They Selling? Second-hand Japanese street brands for men. The store is actually split into two shops on the same street–one for the Supreme label, the other for a variety of other name brands.

What Are They Buying? Fool’s Judge occasionally buys name brand clothing, used or new. Although they have to see the clothing in order to make a decision, it’s a good idea to call them first (03-3796-6664) to see if they are currently buying. Don’t worry–they have several English speakers on staff.

Website (via Google Translate) | Facebook (Japanese only)

Hours of Operation: open daily 12:00 am – 8:00 pm

Ragtag

What Are They Selling? One of the biggest recycle shops in Harajuku. Features men’s and women’s clothing, Japanese street brands, high fashion, and even some less-expensive clothing lines.

What Are They Buying? Check out Ragtag’s extensive online buy and sell list.

Website  | Online Store (primarily Japanese)

Hours of Operation: open daily 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Jumble Store Harajuku

What Are They Selling? Designer brand and Japanese brand clothes/ bags/ accessories for men, women, and children.

What Are They Buying? As above. Make sure to bring some form of ID.

Website (via Google Translate) | Online Store (primarily Japanese)

Hours of Operation: open daily 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Kinji

What Are They Selling? Harajuku-style Japanese brands for men and women. Kinji has a wide selection of clothes, shoes, and accessories, and even sports clothing such as cycling gear.

What Are They Buying? They have a number of brands listed on their “Sell Me” page. You can sell your clothes for cash or credits (points) and then use that credit to buy other clothes at Kinji.

Website (via Google Translate) | Twitter (Japanese)

Hours of Operation: open daily 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Laboratory/Berberjin R

What Are They Selling? Second-hand and “new vintage” (60s to 90s) clothing from Japan and the US. Featured brands include Labrat, Blackmeans, and FUUDOBRAIN.

What Are They Buying? Any of the above categories.

Website (via Google Translate) | Facebook (Japanese only) | Online Store

Hours of Operation: open daily 11:00 am – 8:00 pm