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Aoyama

February 3, 2014 10:48 pm By

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Meiji st, Harajuku, Tokyo

Acne coat (similar here), Samsoe Samsoe jumper, Opening Ceremony skirt, Proenza Schouler PS11

Aoyama, situated between Omotesando and Harajuku, is a contemporary fashion lover’s dream. From the Acne to Commes Des Garçons flagships, the architecture of these shops is incredibly modern and minimal (i.e. perfect in my eyes). Japanese lifestyle store Contemporary Fix is worth visiting for a bite of delectable Japanese tapas and a gander around their eclectic menswear floor. This is where I discovered Mr. Gentleman – my favourite mens brand. Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, and the Prada flagship some other iconic architectural beauties to see.

Visiting Tokyo, I had no idea what to expect when it came to the night life. In an effort to avoid tourist traps, we found ourselves at the most local bars where lifelong Japanese friends were made. Obviously though I couldn’t resist visiting Scandi-inspired pub Stand S and Norwegian bar Fuglen (both in Shibuya). Don’t get me wrong, they were local joints – but they had that Scandi vibe – you know, the kind you can’t resist. Another highlight was Trump Room. With 3 floors featuring a mix of hip hop, electro and indie music, boredom is not a possibility. If you do want that tourist experience though, there’s no question – go to Feria in Roppongi. For all you house lovers, the biggest electro clubs in Tokyo are Ageha (just outside Shibuya) and Womb. I am seriously feeling nostalgic after writing this.

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