It’s not strange to discover that people who visit Japan generally thrive on shopping here. Recently, foreign visitors have been permitted to shop “tax-free”, which makes this activity even more tempting. You just have to show your passport and you can save a few bucks!
Tokyo is obviously the Mecca of shopping in Japan but I wouldn’t underestimate Osaka. In this city, there are many hidden gems waiting to be discovered, and you can actually enjoy a relaxing and stress free shopping experience. In contrast, the metropolis’ big city hustle and bustle can be a bit overwhelming, even for diehard of shoppers like me.
Needless to say Osaka is the perfect city not only for shopping but nightlife adventures too (read more about Hidden streets of Dotonbori ). If you like thrifting and looking for unique, one-off items to purchase, then you should definitely check out my list of the Coolest Shops in Osaka.
Located in the heart of America Mura (America Village) is one of my favorite shops in Osaka. RONRON NEMENT offers a wide range of unique pieces by young, independent, Japanese designers, as well as custom made clothes, accessories, jewelry, used items (such as sneakers), and vintage goods.
It is located in a shopping wonderland called OPA in Shinshaibashi. The OPA Building has 11 floors of various stores, so you will be able to shop till you drop! While in OPA, don’t forget to pop in to MARS ATTACKS, and check out its impressive range of selected items from Off-White, Geo,HBA, Phirewire, Misbehave, 424 ,KTZ etc.
Check out their online store : gr8-marsattacks
VISITFOR is a multi label store that originally opened in Kyoto. After 15 years it relocated to Osaka. The shop has a wide selection of high-end street fashion labels with prices to match.
Check out Visit-For-Online-Store
PALETTE art alive
Located next to the A BATHING APE shop is one of the gems of Minami Horie and Orange Street .This is where all fashionistas go for shopping and coffee. In Palette art live shop you will find many selected items of Japanese and international designers, as well as handmade jewellery.
FRAGILE – Dark wave of Osaka
If you like black then you should definitely check out FRAGILE. They have more cool, band T-shirts than you could ever imagine. Other notable items, include, skater socks with Buddhist prayers, caps featuring your favorite genre of music (I love the post-punk one), and limited edition T-shirts from the collaborations like: DUST magazine /Peter de Potter, RVCA, Obey x Bad Brains, and many more. On top of this, the store’s patient and cute staff will assist you, as you try on hundreds of t-shirts.
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Me strolling down Orange street in Minami Horie:
Misbehave – T shirt
skirt – bought online from HK
sneakers – Reebok Insta Fury