- SAZABY LEAGUE to Open I’M OK Store This Fall
The SAZABY LEAGUE acquired an exclusive license of I’M OK LIFESTYLE INTERNATIONAL, LLC which develops housewares and jewelry store “OK the store” and “I’M OK” started in LA in 1999. They will open the first store in Tokyo in October.
- New Store of HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE will Open
It will open at the former site of TOCCA Aoyama Store, on the same street as ISSEY MIYAKE and ISSEY MIYAKE MEN store in Aoyama. A pleating machine will be installed in the store to demonstrate the process of pleating.
- HARRY WINSTON to Open New Store in Tokyo
This will be the 9th store in Japan. It will be located next to Isetan Shinjuku store and will carry jewelry, watches and bridal collection.
- Sanyo Shokai Launces New Suit Brand
Sanyo Shokai launched its first personal made-to-order suit brand “Story & The Study”. The brand uses the original 3D measurement tool. The first store will be opened in Sanyo Ginza Tower, which will be reopened in September.
- Tsutaya Daikanyama Renovated Music Floor
The renovated floor includes new CDs and rare records selected by the Music Concierge. There are 160 cafe seats on the floor and drinks will be sold at the drink counter, and you could also enjoy over 2,500 music magazine archives and music books.
- BANNER BARRETT will Relaunch the Brand and Open New Store in September
BANNER BARRETT will start rebranding from next season. They have closed the store in Daikanyama last year but will open new store in the area on September 6 after the brands relaunch.
- Golden Goose Opened First Flagship Store
Italian luxury brand Golden Goose opened the first flagship store at the former site of kate spade NEW YORK Aoyama store. The store carries full collection of the brand and the new concept customization service space LAB will be introduced for the first time in Asia.
- atmos pink to Open Sneaker Specialty Store
Sneakers multi brand shop atmos’s womens store atmos pink opened its first sneaker specialty store. The store concept is “Shoes Kitchen” and has an atmosphere of a juice bar. The store also has an in-store ice cream stand.
- New Store DONADONA TOKYO will Open
The owner of a second-hand clothing store DEPT and a florist Otsuka Tomoki will open a household’s goods store DONADONA TOKYO. The store will have an adjoining flower shop.
- BALANCE STYLE Opens New Shop
BALANCE STYLE which proposes a fashion style with soccer will open its flagship shop Balance Style Omotesando Hills as its fourth store in Japan. The store features an interior design with the image of an urban soccer stadium.
- Isetan Shinjuku Reopened Watch Department
The watch department of the Isetan Shinjuku is opened on the 5th floor of the main building. It handles about 70 brands.
- Italian jewelry brand POMELLATO Opens Flagship Store
The approximately 135sqm is inspired by the Montenapoleone store in Milan, which was designed by a design studio in Milan DIMORE STUDIO.
- WACOAL Opened New Store with 3D Body Scanner and AI Service
Wacoal 3Dsmart & try which introduces a new customer service using 3D body scanner and customer service AI has been opened in Tokyo. The store offers personalized services such as stress-free sizing services 3Dsmart & try, which collects data from about 1.5 million spots in the body in 5 seconds.
- 70 Shops to Open at New Commercial Area at Tokyo Station in 2020
This is the part of “Tokyo Station North Passage Area Development”, which JR East Group has been promoting since 2012. They plan to open about 70 shops under the concept Tokyo Station City.
- Tabi Style Shoe Brand MARUGO Opens First Flagship Shop in Nihonbashi
MARUGO is a long-established manufacturer of the tabi socks and they have been developing their business with the new tabi style casual shoes.
- Francfranc Shibuya Store will Reopen This Fall
The Francfranc Shibuya store will be temporarily closed from August due to the store relocation. The new store is scheduled to be opened in October.
- Church’s Opened New Shop in Tokyo
British shoe brand Church’s opened a new shop that carries not only shoes but also bags and accessories.
- Shibuya PARCO to Introduce New Showrooming Store This Fall
Booster Studio by Campfire is the Japan’s first demonstration experiment specialized showrooming store opening at PARCO Shibuya. New technologies, ideas and digital products such as the store analysis service “ABEJA Insight for Retail” will be introduced in this store.
- DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL Launches New Concept Store FIRST HAND
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL will open a new concept store this fall with the concept “Sustainability” and “recycling fashion”. The details of the opening are not disclosed yet but the location is planned around the terminal station in Tokyo.
- Urban Research will Develop New Business Style Shop in Collaboration with FamilyMart
Urban Research collaborates with FamilyMart to target office workers in urban areas. The first shop is scheduled to open in spring 2020 in Tokyo.
- GR8 at Laforet Harajuku to Reopen
The GR8 has been renovating and increasing the store space since its opening in 2005, and this will be the third store renovation following the last year’s renovation.
- Swedish Sneaker Shop Sneakersnstuff will Open First Store in Japa
Sneakersnstuff founded in 1999 has stores in Stockholm, Paris, London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles and other countries around the world. The specific location and opening date of the new Tokyo store has not been disclosed.
- ACME Furniture Jiyugaoka Renovates as Interior Selectshop
At the Jiyugaoka store, in addition to the 3 original labels developed by ACME, Journal Standard Furniture, Acme Furniture and JOURNAL STANDARD SQUARE, it will also carry vintage furniture. The store aims to reach out to wide range of customers by switching from a mono brand store to a multi brand shop.
- AWESOME STORE Opens Flagship Store with Café
Low price miscellaneous goods store AWESOME STORE will open a flagship store AWESOME STORE & CAFE IKEBUKURO in a new commercial facility Q Plaza. There are currently 45 stores and it will be the second store to have a café in the store.
- IPSA Opened First Standalone Store
Shiseido’s skincare brand IPSA opened the first standalone store that offers various programs such as workshops and seminars of experts according to the measurement results of your skin.
- LUSH Shinjuku Store Opened
The new four-floor store has different concepts for each floor and offers a variety of shopping experiences using digital tools. The store handles Lush’s first organic flowers, limited makeup collection for the Shinjuku store, fresh skincare items and much more. Also a spa treatment space will be opening on the 4th floor this summer.
- 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.
- New Store of HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE will Open