Are you interested in Japanese fashion culture? Then you definitely must come to Harajuku! Laforet is the beginning, the end, and everything in between when it comes to Tokyo fashion style. It’s a hangout for locals and visitors alike and always teeming with highly individualistic people looking for something unique to furnish their closet with.
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The place is located at on Meiji-dori, at the “Harajuku Crossing” it looms over Harajuku as a white structure with a rounded facade. Laforet Harajuku was opened in 1978. The name “La Foret” means “The Forest” in French language and it alludes to its group company “Mori” building which also means forest in Japanese.
This famous fashion building in Tokyo contains cafes and approximately 140 shops, including those handling women’s clothing, menswear, accessories, shoes, handbags, books, and CDs. Since its opening, Laforet Harajuku has always been the source of cutting edge fashion and culture, and it became a Harajuku landmark by setting the tone for the era. It is a haven for subcultures as well as simple, trendy clothing. It’s always changing and evolving.
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There is also a multi-purpose hall on the 6th floor, where culture with a close connection to fashion is shared. If you’re looking for souvenirs but don’t know where to start, each shop has chosen a special item which they think represents them, and Harajuku the best. You might feel that you don’t have enough time to stay in Harajuku only a day! Interesting? Please check it out!