My Tokyo: A Fashion and Design Shopping Guide

My Tokyo: A Fashion and Design Shopping Guide

Totally exhausted from an extended shopping trip to Tokyo last year, Australian designer Eloise Rapp decided to create a handy shopping guide.

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Arriving home from yet another visit to Tokyo last October, I was completely exhilarated and exhausted by my shopping ventures throughout the city.

I shopped so hard I ended up hiring a bicycle since my ankles more or less gave out. I spent all my money and ended up madly transferring from other savings accounts, then just making do with window shopping.

Because I visited so many galleries and design centres, my eyes actually started to ache and I wondered if I needed to get my prescription checked.

When I arrived home in Sydney, I promptly made the decision to move straight back to Japan, permanently. Then I began writing My Tokyo: A Fashion and Design Shopping Guide.

My Tokyo - Daikanyama

My Tokyo - Daikanyama

This little book is a visitor’s guide to some of the most unique fashion, design and art spots in Tokyo. And yes, there are plenty of them. Did I mention my ankle failure? It’s a positively marvelous city to shop in, full of exciting boutiques, cutting-edge labels, eclectic vintage finds and an innovative energy quite unlike anything else.

All the locations in this guide have been visited, reviewed and mapped, so after you arrive and dump your empty suitcase you can head off (wallet in hand) to the best shopping districts in the city and blissfully wander in and out of whatever stores take your fancy.

My Tokyo - Contents

Neighborhoods covered include local gems like Daikanyama, Nakameguro, Shinkitazawa and Ebisu, as well as the shopping meccas of Shibuya, Harajuku, Aoyama and Roppongi.

The guide is available from the Catkin and Teasel Shop as a hard copy or downloadable PDF, and it will soon be gracing the screens of your iPhones as an app, so stay tuned.

Happy shopping!

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Comment (日本語もOK)

THANK YOU, ELOISE!! This is so incredibly helpful… and that you’d put all this info for free? You are made of amazing. :D

Jul 30, 2010 (3868 days ago)

@kagitsune: Actually, the hard copy is $15.00; the pdf version $7.50. Still a fantastic deal!

Kjeld Duits
Aug 1, 2010 (3866 days ago)

supa cool! {heart} it! i’m going to blog about this guide,too. just contacted catkinandteasel…will link back to japanesestreet,too^__^

5am je t♥aime
Aug 6, 2010 (3861 days ago)

Hi Eloise, the guide sounds really good but according to the link the pdf version is sold out? I’d understand the hard copy not being available but what about the pdf?

Mar 11, 2013 (2913 days ago)

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