3 great vintage shops you must visit in Shibuya (and one gothic one)

Many people into fashion and Japan now know about Grimoire which I wrote about here, but there are other vintage stores with similar aesthetics and offerings in the area. Valerie and I visited a few while in Shibuya back in March. Here are 3 more fantastic vintage shops you must visit while you’re in Shibuya.

Cabaret
As the name implies, there is a lush theatrical feel to the place, with red and gold baroque wallpaper, deer heads and furs, ornate gold mirrors, tutus, hats and chandeliers everywhere. There is a lot of glamorous clothing such as ballgowns and furs, evening bags and shoes.
Cabaret has a blog which list new items in stock. Stylists visit often for pieces to help with magazine shoots, and these too are detailed in the blog. Mags/mooks such as ViVi, SCawaii!, Glamorous, Zipper, JJ, Sweet, Forest Girl…just too many to mention.
As always, Style Arena does a great rundown on the store, with beautiful photos.
Coop Napoli 2nd floor 1-14-1, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo  

TEL:03-3462-0022  
Business Hours:12:00-20:00

Rosy Baroque

Like Grimoire and cabaret this has an elegant feel, with clothes from the 20′s thrugh to 70′s stuffed together on hangers, lots of furs, tutus everywhere, hats, chandeliers, and so on. There’s a beautiful pink chair to rest in while your friend tries clothes on…or to rest your shopping purchases on while you trawl the racks.

Tokyo Arena profile on Rosy Baroque.

Hoshi Building 6th floor 1-12-14, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 
Tel: 03-3463-7809 
Business Hours:12:00-20:00

Nude Trump

This one is a lot bigget than the others, and has a more modern feel to it, in that it has a lot of 70′s and 80′s represented. There are tons of shoes and boots, lots of blingy jewellery, uniforms and drag queen pieces. I liked the skeletons and other humorous elements in the shop. Overall it’s more hip and less elegant.

While you’re there, nip upstairs to check out the Trump Room, site of many a glamorous party and club.

Tokyo Arena profile on Nude Trump

Hoshi Building, 3rd floor 1-12-14 Jinnan, Shibuya
Tel: 03-3770-2325
Business hours: 13:00 – 21:00

And a store that is not vintage but new, original and gothic in  style:

Kikirara Shoten

Kiki is one of the people featured in the Gothic Lolita book, and has designed for years, her work featured constantly in Kera magazine, the Gothic Lolita Bible and Alamode magazine. Her blog is here. There are various sub-brands such as Dangerous Nude and Dangerous Deco within the Ziggyvamp company. However, it is the Kikirara Shoten store that we visited in Shibuya.

There are fantastic finds instore, although they are not cheap! iv>

 

There is also an online shop, filled with one-of-a-kind corsets, hats, bags etc…so when they’re sold, that’s it. There are whole lolita ensembles:

 

But I’m partial to her hats and accessories. How about this super-tall tophat in leopard with cross and crown insignia?

or this Evil Queen neck corset?
 
3-7 Yamaguchi Building 2nd floor
Fsakuragaoka shibuya-ku TOKYO
TEL: 03-6677-4649
Business hours: 11:00 – 20:00
As for Dangerous Nude, the theme for the 2010 Summer range is Petit Horror, with new bat fabrics utilised; Spring 2010 was Girly Stripe.

 

I visited the store in Osaka last year and bought an awesome corset in argyle fabric- very Alice in Wonderland. It is well worth a visit.

1-16-10 Shinsaibashi Loncourt bld. 2.5F-1 nishi-shinsaibashi

chuou-ku osaka-shi OSAKA
Tel: 06-6245-1066
Business hours: 11:00 – 20:00 closed Thursday

For those in Tokyo now, Tokyo Decadance on May 29 will feature a Dangerous Nude fashion show.

And you can see a spread in Alamode Magazine, issue 4.

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Comments

  1. Wahhhhhh such an amazing post!!! I've been to nude trump and kikirara shoten, but damn, I need to go backto Tokyo just for the other two! They're unbelievably gorgeous. *_*

  2. And there are others too! I have more to visit when next in Tokyo. What were your faves?

  3. I LOVE Nude Trump…The shop staff were so friendly to me!

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