If you don’t mind wearing pre-loved clothes, just like many Japanese people don’t, then secondhand fashion shops across the city are the places to look for the best bargains. Here are the shops to check out:
Closet Child is quite a big name in selling used alternative fashion in Tokyo with branches in Harajuku, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro. You will find at their shops brands like Moi-Meme-Moitie, Algonquins, h.NAOTO, Glad News, Putumayo, and Innocent World. On-sale fashion items include dresses, skirts, blouses, cardigans, handbags, hats, shoes, and accessories. It is recommended for those who love punk lolita style.
Bingo is the sweet home of many favorite labels that come from Japan and overseas. Expect to find used fashion items of all kinds for all seasons: Dresses, skirts, long-sleeve shirts, T-shirts, jeans, vests, sweaters, parkas, suede safari vests and so on. The best bargains of Bingo are hung on sale racks dotted all over the shop.
DON DON DOWN ON WEDNESDAY
Don Don Down on Wednesday is another good address to buy cheap clothes in Tokyo. As its name would suggest, Wednesday is when their prices drop as low as 100 Yen ($0.89) for an item. Their stores are also very accessible as they are scattered around the city.