I’ve never been a big on fashion and brand name stuff. I’m a simple girl from Gary. After living in Dubai for six years, not much impresses me. However, after living in Japan for almost four months, I’ve grown to appreciate the fashonista culture. The Japanese do everything well… and fashion is not different. I swear I’ve come to fall in love the the style and grace of the women I see wondering these Japanese streets on the weekend. What have really been blown away by is the vintage culture. I mean, who know? Get off on any train station and wander for a few minutes and you are bound to run into a range of vintage shops selling anything from 1960s trench coats to 1990s Coogi sweaters, and everything in between. I even spotted a Avriex store one day. A whole ...two story….Avirex store, complete with the leather jackets from the 90s that would have made all the urban stores of the past jealous!
But I digress..one thing that I recall my mother always saying is that “they don’t make stuff like they used to.” Well ya’ll mama’s right. But don’t tell her I said so. The quality of things past is just better. Well crafted and made with love. That’s why is no surprise that I have fallen in love with luxury vintage goods. Quality, classic, timeless pieces. Japan has dozens of stores geared at selling vintage Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Fendi, and etc. Usually, I wouldn’t even bat an eye, but it’s made so well… and I’m a bargain shopper. These stores are the perfect combination for a girl like me.
Please join me as a traverse these Toyoko streets hunting for classic vintage pieces and limited editions that won’t break the bank.