- CONNOLLY to Open First Shop in Japan
British leather brand CONNOLLY opens the first shop in Japan. The grand opening is scheduled for next year.
- @cosme to Open First Flagship Store
The first flagship store of @cosme will be opening within this year at the former site of Gap Flagship Harajuku which was closed on the May 7. Since its first store in 2007, @cosme currently has 34 stores in Japan and overseas. They plan to offer new shopping experiences at this new store.
- Shiseido Opened Digital Experience-Based Showroom
Shiseido opened an experience-based showroom “S / PRESS”. The showroom introduces in-house products and beauty information using touch-panel digital signage and various digital contents such as personalized skin care system and virtual makeup experience.
- LALIQUE Ginza Reopened
French lifestyle brand LALIQUE, also known as “crystal couture”, reopened its Ginza store after the renovation for their 1st anniversary of the store. This store introduces the new store concept “My First LALIQUE” for the first time in the world.
- atmos’s Finest Sneaker Boutique Opened
Under the concept “Gallery-like sneaker shop” which was the brand’s first concept when it started, the store offers not only premium sneakers, but also the installation using digital technology and holds events in collaboration with different brands and artists.
- THE NORTH FACE Opened First Airport Store
THE NORTH FACE opened THE NORTH FACE EXPLORER at Narita International Airport Terminal 1. This is the first store for the brand to open in the airport. The store offers items with functionality and mobility for domestic and foreign tourists.
- Levi’s will Open The Largest Flagship Store in Harajuku This Summer
Levi’s is closing the Harajuku store in the end of June which was opened in 1999 as the first store in Japan at the end of June due to the new store opening in the same area. The 8 stories new store building also houses showroom and an office.
- Lee Opened Flagship Store
Starting from the Laforet Harajuku store that opened in 2007, Lee is focusing on developing flagship stores to increase the brand awareness. Harajuku store will be located along Meiji Street. The store carries men’s, women’s and kids collection.
- PIGALLE Flagship Store will Turn Into Gallery in May
PIGALLE will change the business style of its flagship store Pigalle Tokyo in Shibuya to a gallery space “Pigalle Gallery”. Pigalle was started as a multi brand store by Stephane Ashpool in the Paris in 2009 and Pigalle Tokyo was opened as the first store in Asia in 2015.
- L’OCCITANE Opened New Store
The French lifestyle cosmetic brand L’OCCITANE opened a new store, L’OCCITANE Ginza Six Atelier de Provence. It is the first L’OCCITANE café to open in a commercial facility. Under the concept “atelier”, the store offers wrapping services and workshops.
- Adidas Reopens Largest Flagship Store in Shibuya
With this reopening, the store will introduce new shopping experiences. 19 digital screens and projectors will be introduced including an 8m LED screen, and a pickup counter for online purchasing will be set up. There also will be a gallery to hold sports and art events.
- L/UNIFORM Opened First Flagship Store
French fabric and leather goods brand L/UNIFORM opened the first flagship store at the former site of Folli Follie store in Marunouchi. The store is design by Wonderwall that also designed the Paris store opened in 2015.
- Loft Opens Cosmetic Specialty Store
Loft will open the first cosmetic and health specialty store “Cosme Loft”. Based on the concept “city corner beauty station in Omotesando”, the store will stock approximately 6,000 to 7,000 items.
- Mercedes-Benz to Open Brand’s Gallery for Women
Mercedes-Benz Japan has opened the Mercedes-Benz GINZA the limited store which is the world’s first gallery for women in Ginza. They aim to promote the brand towards female customers by offering events and exhibitions, test drives, and selling brand’s goods including the original apparel.
- RAY-BAN Opened Second Store in Japan
The second domestic store of RAY-BAN was opened in Toyosu following the first store in Shibuya opened last year. They also will be opening a new store in Okinawa. They see the potential for the market to expand the business as the number of Japanese people wearing sunglasses is increasing.
- GAP to Opened First Airport Store in Japan
At the Narita Airport Terminal 1 store, a variety of limited edition items will be available. They mainly carry standard items with GAP logo.
- Chinese Brand HIPANDA Opens New Shop
HIPANDA targets men and women in their teens to 30s who are familiar with street culture. Currently, there are 220 stores in China. They opened a store as test marketing last year and this will be the first permanent store in Japan. In the store, AR design by the visual design studio “WOW” will be used.
- COREDO Muromachi Terrace to Open This Fall
This new facility opening in September will introduce 31 shops including 2 new shops in Japan, the Taiwanese book store Eslite and a pizzeria from Naples Gino Sorbillo Artista Pizza Napoletana.
- BURBERRY Renovated Omotesando Store
BURBERRY reopened the Omotesando store after the renovation. The store renovation was directed by the brand’s new chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci. The brand started to approach new customers by expanding sales channels to select shops such as Barneys New York, Tomorrowland and GR8.
- New Gift Shop g GIFT AND LIFESTYLE
Bonelite, who operates TENOHA DAIKANYAMA, will open a new shop “g GIFT AND LIFESTYLE”. From small gifts to special gifts for multiple occasions, the shop proposes a new custom of gifting.
- MANOLO BLAHNIK Opens Stand Alone Store
MANOLO BLAHNIK currently has 5 shop-in-shops and 38 dealers in Japan, and this will be the first standalone store. It will be opening at the former site of CARVEN store.
- BONPOINT to Open Skincare Product Specialized Store
French kids clothing brand BONPOINT will open the 15th store and it will be the first skincare specialized concept store. The store also handles kids clothing.
- ROXY TOKYO to Open in Harajuku
The Californian brand ROXY will open its first store in Japan ROXY TOKYO. The store offers limited collaboration items and original limited items.
- Sergio Rossi Opened Men’s Store
Sergio Rossi restarted the men’s collection from this season and they have opened the world first men’s store in Tokyo.
- Giorgio Armani Opened Cocept Store
After one year store renovation, Giorgio Armani Ginza Tower was opened its door in March. The basement floors houses ARMANI/CASA, accessory and gift on the 1st floor, women’s collection on the 2nd floor, men’s collection on the 3rd and made-to-measure lounge is on the 4th floor. Also, the restaurant is on the 10th and 11th floor.
- Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku to Renovate This Spring
Until the end of April, a total of 15 shops will be opening with 2 renovated shops and 13 new shops including the skincare brand Awake’s first concept shop.
- ONWARD Opens New Facility in Daikanayama
ONWARD has not clarified the details of the new store KASHIYAMA DAIKANYAMA yet, but it will be a building where you can take a walk. Design office NENDO, French restaurant SUGALABO and Carol Lim who is the creative director of OPENING CEREMONY are involved in the store development.
- OH MY GLASSES Opens Second Shibuya Store
OH My Glass has been developed its business as an EC brand, and they are opening the 11th physical store as the second in Shibuya. With this store, they aim to increase their female customers.
- MCM Renovates Ginza Flagship Store
MCM GINZA HAUS 1 will be opening after the renovation as the third flagship in the world which will be a new experience-based store. The store will be not only a showroom, but also a café and a gallery.
- Table Wear Brand KINTO to Open First Store in Japan
It will be the second store of the brand after its LA store opened in February. The store plans to hold workshops in the store in the future.
- GU Shibuya Installs GU STYLE CREATOR STAND
The 4th flagship store of GU in Shibuya will install their latest technology using digital signage GU STYLE CREATOR STAND that allows you to create your own avatar. They currently have this digital signage at the Harajuku showrooming store, and the Shibuya store will be the first to install as the normal store.
- Adastria Opens First Physical Store of BIJORIE
Underwear brand BIJORIE launched in March 2018 that mainly develops wireless bra will open its first store inY urakucho. They plan to open more physical stores of the brand sequentially.
- TOWER RECORD SHINJUKU will Reopen as LP Record Specialty Store
TOWER VINYL SHINJUKU opening on the 10th floor of the Shinjuku store is the only store of TOWER RECORD that mainly handles LP record. The store will carry over 70,000 records.
- New Concept Café dotcom space
The cafe style community space “dot com space” is developed by dotcom, a company based in Beijing that develops food business and produces audio equipment and smart products. The company currently has 4 cafes in Beijing and San Francisco, and now opening the first one in Japan in Tokyo.
- AKOMEYA TOKYO to Open New Store
This will be the 10th store of AKOMEYA and the first in Kanto area to have a kitchen in the store. It will be opening in March at Shin-Marunouchi building.
- UNDER ARMOUR to Open Largest Store in Japan in Fall 2019
UNDER ARMOUR’s Japanese distributor DOME CORPORATION will open the largest domestic flagship store this fall in Tokyo at the former site of GUCCI store. As it will be the flagship store, the US head quarter will handle the store design.
- prAna to Open 2 Stores in Japan in March
Columbia Sportswear Japan will open its first domestic retail store of the Californian sustainable lifestyle brand “prAna” in Yokohama and also the second store will be opening in Shonan.
- Graphpaper Renovates Shibuya Store
Graphpaper is a multi-brand store produced by Takayuki Minami and the store reopened on March 8 after the renovation.
- Loft Renovates Ginza Store
The Loft will expand the Ginza store to 1.4 times bigger with 2 new floors. It will be the company’s new business model store which combines the concept of Japan, sustainability and food. The first floor houses a café “loft food lab” where also sells food related books cooking tools. The second floor will be the largest health and beauty department of Loft.
- SEIREN Opened New Shop at Takashimaya without Inventory
VISCOTEX MAKE YOUR BRAND is the made-to-order specialized brand started in 2015 by the apparel company SEIREN. The new shop after the rebranding is opened at Takashimaya Shinjuku as a showrooming store. With digital signage display, virtual fitting service is available in the store.
- New Entertainment Facility Opened in Yokohama
A new experience-type entertainment facility ASOBUILD opened at the former site of the Yokohama Central Post Office. The facility offers various experience-based contents such as VR, DIY and sports activities. The second floor concept is “multi brand store of entertainment” with VR and sports based activities, and the third floor is the largest handmade experience floor MONOTORY that offers many workshops.
- TOMORROWLAND Opened Second Store of SUPER A MARKET
Multi brand store Super A Market Shinjuku, which is the second store next to the Aoyama store, carries from domestic brands to international brands, such as Acne Studios, MARNI and Maison Margiela.
- PULP Shibuya Store to Relocate
With the concept of “New Generator of Street Culture”, multi brand store PULP operated by BAYCREW’S proposes unique fashion style from Shibuya. It opened in September last year as a shop-in-shop at &ÉDIFICE, but it opens an independent store in Shibuya.
- earth music&ecology Opens Global Flagship Store
The Tokyo solamachi store of earth music&ecology reopened as the global flagship store. The store installs self-checkout system, and also staff will use smartphones in the store in order to improve the efficiency of store operations by searching stocks online.
- Galaxy Opens Largest Showcase in the World in Tokyo
The 7 stories store is not only a standard store, but also houses exhibition space to introduce the new products and brand history, VR experience area and Galaxy Café.
- FACTOTUM to Open New Flagship Store
FACTOTUM that commemorates its 15th anniversary will open a new flagship store FACTOTUM LAB STORE. In the store, you can see the manufacturing process in the atelier.
- LULULEMON will Open First Experience-Based Store in Japan
The first experience-based store of LULULEMON in Japan will be opening this spring. The new store introduces the original VR meditation machine, has a bar counter, and offers yoga lessons.
- Skincare Brand AWAKE to Open First Concept Shop
Based on the concept “Studio & Kitchen”, the store will have a big counter at the center of the store and customer’s smartphone can be placed on the counter to take video while getting skincare advice.
- SHIBUYA109 Introduces New Shops This Spring
Korean brand chuu, sneaker specialty shop atmos pink and champion will be opening new shops at the SHIBUYA 109 which celebrates the 40th anniversary this April. Also, 19 shops will be renovated.
- The Meadow from Portland Opens First Store in Japan
The specialized store of craft foods The Meadow was founded by Mark Bitterman in Portland in 2006. Their first store in Japan reflects the DNA of the original store will open in Shinjuku.
- atmos Renovated Kichijoji Store
atmos renovated the second floor of the Kichijoji store and reopened. It is the first store that carries antique goods.
- SHIBUYA109 to Start Food Business
SHIBUYA 109 entertainment is starting the food/restaurant business to develop special food of Shibuya. 109 will open the new restaurant area IMADA KITCHEN this summer.
- BAYCREW’S Launches New Brand of Spick & Span
U by SPICK&SPAN mainly targets women in their 30s. The first store will be opened at Lumine in Tokyo.
- MARNI Opens Largest Flagship Store in Japan
The 300sqm store which will be the first flagship store in Japan carries the brands full collection of men’s, women’s, kids and accessory.
- Plan C Opened First Flagship Store
“Plan C” opened the world’s first flagship store in Aoyama at the former site of FRAPBOIS. They also opened 3 shop-in-shops at department stores in Japan. Plan C is produced by the daughter of Consuelo Castiglioni who is the founder of MARNI. The brand is positively developing their business in Japan since the launch.
- BAYCREW’S Opens New Store in Ikebukuro
BAYCREW’S will open a multi brand store “ATELIER Spick & Span” that carries 5 brands of the company, Spick & Span, FRAMeWORK, Emily Week, Plage and the jewelry brand Lilas.
- @cosme to Open First Flagship Store