Alright, can you call yourself a hipster and still be hip? Because thats what this place was actually called. I stumbled upon i twhile walking around Harajuku today (I know, always Harajuku!) and couldn’t resist. Whether the name is safe or not, I liked it. Reminded me of Bauhaus in Seattle and my dear Ace Hotel in Portland, OR., and the clothes were amazing (unfortunately almost all men’s). Laid back, artsy, slightly pretentious…I like…; )
Speaking of hipsters, I also went to American Apparel today–
So there are all kinds of American stores and brands in Japan, but seeing American Apparel here was by far the strangest. I guess from my perspective this look is such a local, Seattle and Portland thing. But everything was the exact same– the cutoff jean shorts, the white and grey striped, oversized tank tops, the sparkly gold boyshorts…What am I getting at? Isn’t it strange to think about the global nature of our fashion trends? I guess what varies is the way people wear the clothes–as far as I have seen in Japan, someone might wear American Apparel head to toe like a lot of people in Seattle, but they don’t do the mullet, mustache & no shower thing. : )
Anyways, I have a 4 day weekend so I plan to get out and explore more. Any suggestions or requests on where to go/ what to do?
ps check out this thrift store find..i was pretty excited about it..haha