Streetwear shopping on a budget

Few places can measure up to Tokyo when it comes to streetwear labels. The city is a visual encyclopedia, littered with locals in bold fashion statements and home to hypebeast brands with the highest street credit. Aside from expensive brands such as Bape, Hi Panda, Cav Empt and more, we’ve found 10 thrift shops and affordable retail brands for that ultimate shopping spree – but at a bargain.

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Getting Around In Tokyo

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Streetwear shopping isn’t cheap, but with the Tokyo Subway Ticket, you’ll score major savings with the added perks of unlimited travel on all Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines! The subway ticket is available for 24, 48 or 72 hours from just $10 ONLY.

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Secondhand Stores

1. 2nd Street

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Photo credits: @2ndstreet_official on Instagram

Capitalizing on Tokyo’s rage for Japanese streetwear is 2nd Street. The retail brand now spans over 250 stores over the whole of Japan, well versed in both men and women’s streetwear.

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Photo credits: @2ndstreet_official on Instagram

Boasting an impressive selection of Japanese street labels and Western brands, hypebeast brands like Supreme and Champion are MUCH cheaper than what you’ll usually find in their regular brick and mortar. By that, we mean a staggering 60% – 80% lower than retail prices, dependant on the brand and quality of the piece.

Famous 2nd Street Stores in Toyko

AddressOpening HoursNearby Stations
2nd Street
Harajuku
4 Chome-26-4 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo
150-0001, Japan
11 am to 9 pmOmote-Sando Station or
Meiji-jingumae Station
2nd Street
Suginami
4 Chome-6-7 Koenjiminami, Suginami City,
Tokyo 166-0003
10 am to 10 pmNakano Station
2nd Street
Shimokitazawa
2-3 Kitazawa 2 No. 30-13 Fine Court Shimokitazawa
2F, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, p. +81 357 385 115.
11 am to 10 pmShimi-Kitazawa Station

2. RAGTAG

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Photo credits: David Ewen on Flickr

RAGTAG is Tokyo’s holy grail when it comes to second-hand designer clothing. To date, there are over 15 stores across the city, housing hypebeast brands like A Bathing Ape (Bape), Comme des Garcons and OFF-WHITE. Most outlets see a high turnover rate on a weekly basis so better get your hands on these finds fast!

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Photo credits: @ragtag_official on Instagram

RAGTAG is your best bet when it comes to finding superior quality streetwear loot at an average of under 10,000 yen (~$126). You can also snag high-end luxury brands like Chanel and Givenchy all under the same roof.

Famous RAGTAG Stores in Toyko

AddressOpening HoursNearby Stations
RAGTAG
Harajuku
6 Chome-14-2 Jingumae, Shibuya City,
Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
11 am to 8 pmOmote-Sando Station
or Meiji-Jingumae Station
RAGTAG
Shibuya
1 Chome-17-7 Jinnan, Shibuya City,
Tokyo 150-0041, Japan
12 pm to 9 pmShibuya Station
RAGTAG
Shinjuku
apan, 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City,
Shinjuku, 3 Chome−32−10 T&Tビル 4F
12 pm to 9 pmShinjuku Station or
Shinjuku-Sanchome Station

3. Kindal

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Photo credits: @kindal_aoyama on Instagram

When it comes to refreshing your wardrobe, Kindal is that hotspot where fashion-obsessed Japanese load off their fabric in search of other secondhand hauls to sate their lifestyle.

This recycling shop houses streetwear brands like NUMBER(N)INE, UNDERCOVER as well as the household brands like Supreme and more. The store also sorts their items according to prices, perfect for any budget-conscious shoppers on the lookout for hypebeast brands at a steal.

Famous Kindal Stores in Toyko

AddressOpening HoursNearby Stations
Kindal
Shibuya
Japan, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City,
Udagawacho, 29−8 1・3・4・5F 中村ビル
12 pm to 9 pmShibuya Station
Kindal
Harajuku
3F Omotesando building, 4-29-3,
Jingymae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
12 pm to 9 pmOmote-Sando Station
or Meiji-Jingumae Station
Kindal
Ginza
3F The Ginza Avenue Building, Ginza,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061 Japan
12 pm to 9 pmShimbashi Station
or Ginza Station

4. Mode Off

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Photo credits: @black_cat2hands on Instagram

This thrift store haven is what every shopper on strict budget needs. Mode Off specializes in cheap fashion be it no-name brands or streetwear names with a 3-digit retail cost. It may be a matter of luck when it comes to finding a high-end brand of your choice but Mode Off should definitely be on every shopper’s radar.

Address: 14 26, 2-chōme, Kitazawa Setagaya-ku, Tōkyō-to, 155-0031, Japan
Opening Hours: 11 am to 9 pm

5. Bazz Store

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Photo credits: @bazzstore on Instagram

Bazz Store is no stranger for shoppers who frequent RAGTAG and 2nd Street for streetwear at a bargain. It has long gained traction as a second-hand shop for housing popular brands such as UNDERCOVER, NEIGHBORHOOD and more, with prices mostly slashed by 40% or more.

Famous Bazz Stores in Toyko

AddressOpening HoursNearby Stations
Bazz Store
Shibuya
Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City,
Jingumae, 4 Chome−26−5 神宮前426ビル 1F
12 pm to 10 pmHarajuku Station or
Meiji-Jingumae Statio
Bazz Store
Setagaya
Japan, 〒155-0031 Tokyo, Setagaya City,
Kitazawa, 2 Chome−31−3 バズストア 1F
12 pm to 10 pmShimo-Kitozawa Station
Bazz Store
Sakuradai
Japan, 〒176-0011 Tokyo, Nerima City,
Toyotamakami, 2 Chome−21−18 ジェイ・コート桜台 1F
12 pm to 10 pmIkebukuro Station or
Takadanobaba Station

6. Kinji

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Photo credits: @kinji_harajuku on Instagram

What may come as a surprise, Kinji is probably one of the last few names to pop in your mind when it comes to high-end streetwear on a budget. The little Harajuku store is better known as a thrift shop for all things vintage but among the mess and clutter, you may score a piece of branded streetwear or two!

Address: Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 4 Chome−31−10 YMスクエア原宿B1F
Opening Hours: 11 am to 8 pm
Nearby Stations: Harajuku Station or Omote-Sando Station

Affordable Hypebeast Brands

7. Casper John

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Photo credits: @casperjohn_official on Instagram

Casper John is an important tribute to Tokyo’s alternative fashion scene. The hypebeast brand’s signature trait reflects a gender-neutral style, sporting oversized clothing, loose tops, and baggy bottoms. Shopping at Casper John will set you back at an average of 5,500 yen ($68), a healthy price tag in the designer market.

Address: Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingu-mae 1-11-6 Laforet Harajuku B1F
Opening Hours: 11 am to 9 pm
Nearby Stations: Harajuku Station or Omote-Sando Station

8. FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS (FPAR)

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Photo credits: @forty_percent_against_rights on Instagram

FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS (FPAR) is the brainchild of Tetsu Nishiyama, a designer from Bape. Featuring outstanding graphics and bold fonts, the Japanese brand takes pride in conveying provocative messages. Their concept stands by that so long an original artwork is modified or altered by at least 40%, the rights to a particular artwork are invalid.

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Photo credits: fparmg.com

Unlike most traditional streetwear brands, FPAR caters to both men and women in the market. A tee-shirt may cost you approximately 6,500 yen ($80) and a hoodie about 11,000 yen ($136).

Address: 1f Bansho Bldg, 1-9-10 Jinnan Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0041 Japan
Opening Hours: 12 pm to 8 pm
Nearby Stations: Harajuku Station or Omote-Sando Station

9. RAGEBLUE

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Photo credits: @rageblue_official on Instagram

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Photo credits: @rageblue_official on Instagram

An affordable option in the fashion scene, the brick and mortar showcases edgy streetwear styles like puffer jackets, puffers, and the classic overalls. Tilted more towards an urban Japanese direction, this “Uniqlo 2.0” is much trendier, hipper and certainly price friendly for all ages.

Famous RAGEBLUE in Toyko

AddressOpening HoursNearby Stations
RAGEBLUE
Shibuya
Japan, 〒150-0041 Tokyo, Shibuya City,
Jinnan, 1 Chome−12−14 3F.4F 渋谷宮田ビル
12 pm to 9 pmShibuya Station or
Meiji-Jingumae Station
RAGEBLUE
Shinjuku
Japan, 〒160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City,
Shinjuku, 3 Chome−38−1 ルミネエスト6F
11 am to 10 pmShinjuku Station
RAGEBLUE
TOKYO-BAY
LaLaport TOKYO-BAY, 南館, 2F, 2
Chome-1-1 Hamacho, Chiba 273-8530, Japan
10 am to 8 pmNishi-Funabashi Statio

10. HARE

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Photo credits: @hare_official on Instagram

HARE retains much of the silhouettes of Japanese traditional wear- mellow tones, wide pants, and exaggerated loose sleeves. Paired with affordable pricing and a selection of casual yet sharp streetwear styles, HARE has been a clear winner among young Japanese.

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Photo credits: @hare_official on Instagram

Fittingly so, the retail store sets the bar low for its young customers – except for pieces borne out of a collaboration, potentially racking up the budget from 11,000 yen ($136) onwards. Shoppers new to Tokyo’s hypebeast scene will find HARE a great place to start with – wallet-friendly prices and quality assured.

AddressOpening HoursNearby Stations
HARE ShibuyaJapan, 〒150-0041 Tokyo, Shibuya City,
Jinnan, 1 Chome−17−3 神南サンビル
12 pm to 8.30 pmShibuya Station
HARE Harajuku1F Harajuku XS, 5-17-8 Jingumae,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
11 am to 8 pmShibuya Station, Omote-Sando Station
or Meiji-Jingumae Station

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