Thursday, June 15, 2006
This is a photo of Takeshita dori in Harajuku.
Our office is located near Harajuku station. Harajuku is a pretty hip town with lots of places you can shop for clothes. Takeshita dori is actually not the place to go to find the latest fashion but has lots of small shops for kids.
You have to walk more towards Omotesando from Harajuku to find the latest styles coming out of Tokyo. The back streets of Harajuku and Omotesando is where many Japanese apparel brands have started up. Bathing Ape is from here too.
The front street of Omotesando is all international brand names like Dior, Gucci, Armani you name it. Ralph Lauren just opened up a direct managed retail store on Omotesando.
It's good to have my office here to see the drastic movements in fashion and retail. It gives me inspiration and new ideas.