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My 5 Favorite Places to Shop in Japan For Women’s Clothes and Shoes


This is a semi-follow up to my post, “My 5 Favorite Places to Shop in Japan for Baby and Toddler Clothes.” Spring is the season for new beginnings, and your social calendar is bound to be filled with events like graduation and entrance ceremonies, cherry blossom viewing parties, picnics, weddings, and more! If you’re looking for new clothes or shoes for these events, I suggest my 5 favorite places to shop in Japan for women’s clothes and shoes.

My 5 Favorite Places to Shop in Japan For Women’s Clothes and Shoes 

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Personally, I prefer to do all my clothes and shoe shopping online via Rakuten in order to earn points! However, when I do have time, I like to go in-store, especially to drop by Uniqlo and Itsdemo.

1. AmiAmi

 

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Shoe shopping online can be such a pain sometimes! But, AmiAmi is my favorite online shoe store in Japan because they have excellent service and a great selection of reasonably priced shoes, from sneakers to pumps to sandals, rain boots and more.

What I like most about AmiAmi is their free shipping on orders over 2,000 yen and same day-shipping on orders placed by 13:00. It’s also worth mentioning that AmiAmi has a free return/exchange service.

AmiAmi Website 

2. ItsDemo


ItsDemo is a retailer that I profiled in my “shopping for makeup in Japan” posts. Along with beauty products, ItsDemo also sells clothing, shoes, amd accessories. 

The style of clothes sold at ItsDemo is called kirei me kajuaru (きれいめカジュアル) or kire kaju (キレカジュ) for short. Think sophisticated business casual: chiffon blouses, creased trousers, pleated skirts, and such.

ItsDemo stores are usually located inside of shopping malls attached to major JR stations, which is how I first became familiar with the brand. I’d casually window shop on my way to work, then shop during my lunch break (naturally on days when I could earn bonus JRE Points!).

ItsDemo Website 

3. Oriental Traffic

Oriental Traffic is hands-down my favorite place for shoe shopping in Japan. I find that they have a better (looking) selection of smaller and bigger shoe sizes, especially when it comes to sandals and fashionable rain boots and waterproof pumps. (Their size range is 21.5cm~26.5cm)

Oriental Traffic frequently has online sales, but I’ve always had great luck when browsing their sales racks in person. Plus, if you love earning Rakuten points, you can also earn bonus points when shopping in-store!

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4. La Gemme

I bought a winter clothing fukubukuro from La Gemme a few years back and everything has held up wonderfully. Ever since then, I’ve been a fan of their clothing.

Most of the clothing La Gemme stocks is what I consider “kindergarten mom style” AKA otona kajuaru (大人カジュアル). But, many of their pieces are great for the office, work/school functions, and date nights, too!

La Gemme Website 

5. Uniqlo

 

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Uniqlo is great for the basics like seasonal undergarments (Airism, Heat Tech) and professional wear. I also love their stretchy high waist skinny trousers! 

But, being perfectly honest, I find their selection of “regular” clothes to be very underwhelming, even its collaboration collections. Plus, its sister brand, GU, feels too “young” for me. 

With that said, Uniqlo is a great place to shop when you’re on a budget as the ends of the aisles typically have discount bins. Look carefully, and you’ll find merchandise marked down as low as 1,000 or even 500 yen!  I usually end up picking a few things for myself when I shop in-store for my daughter.

Uniqlo Website

My 5 Favorite Places to Shop in Japan For Women’s Clothes and Shoes 

Check out the followup to this post, “What (Not)To Wear in Japan: A complete guide for professional women in Japan.”

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