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Some outfits never go out of fashion. Kimonos are a prime example – they’ve been making people look elegant fo …

Some outfits never go out of fashion. Kimonos are a prime example – they’ve been making people look elegant for centuries.

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If you stand in the middle of a scramble at Shibuya crossing, how many internationally-renowned, high-fashion outfits can you spot? Tokyo might be glorified as a fashion capital of the world, but no matter how “it” the handbag or how tailored the suit, chances are there’ll be someone else with the same outfit somewhere nearby. Next time, before you waste money on another unfulfilling retail therapy session, think about checking out kimono shop instead. today’s fashion world where unique stands above all, what’s more exclusive than the kimono? (If you ever visit Japan in the summertime, you may notice everyone wearing colorful garments that look like kimono outside to festivals and temples. These are called yukata. Yukata is cheaper than Kimono but can wear only summer time and made by thinner material).

A single kimono may easily exceed thousands of dollars, and can reach up to $20,000 once you add in all the needed accessories.

Nowadays many Japanese women may only own yukata and will often rent formal kimono when needed since they are so expensive. That’s why they buy secondhand. Secondhand kimono shops are quite popular and can be found all over Japan. However today I want to recommend a store called “Kimonoya Kururi” where is not a secondhand shop but can get quite reasonable and casual kimono.

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The main store located in Minato Ward’s Omotesando. Their customers are those that take their kimono seriously. The kimonos here are of fine material and designs that you cannot find anywhere else. If you are looking to find one of high quality(but reasonable), come here to browse at what they have to offer and ask their staff on their recommendations. They are more than willing to impart their wisdom on kimonos. Please check it out!

Station

Omotesando

Price

veries according to the kimono

Open

11AM~19PM