- THE NORTH FACE 3 to Open New Store in Yokohama
THE NORTH FACE’s womens label THE NORTH FACE 3 opens the second store at the new commercial facility NEWoMan Yokohama. Like the Harajuku store, the new store will offer eco-friendly products and aim to create a place for staff and customers where they can share their knowledge of outdoor activities and camping.
- Mercari Opened First Physical Store
Japan’s largest flea market service app mercari opened the first flagship store mercari station. This store offers a photobooth and packing materials, as well as mercari post to support the users.
- SEIKO to Open New Store at WITH HARAJUKU
SEIKO opens stores of Seiko Boutique and Seiko Prospex Boutique at the new commercial facility opened in front of Harajuku station. This is the second store of the Seiko Prospex brand after its Ginza store.
- and wander Renovated its Yoyogi Store
and wander’s directly managed store “MT.” will reopen. The new store has a gallery space “OUTDOOR GALLERY” on the 3rd and 4th floors.
- One-O to Open New Community-Type Store in Miyashita Park This Summer
Fashion PR company One-O will open a community-type store EQUALAND SHIBUYA at the new commercial facility Miyashita Park. EQUALAND SHIBUYA is a curation media type store which operates both real and digital stores. The real store located in Miyashita Park consists of four areas: MARKET area, EQUALAND TRUST FASHION, gallery/communication space and press room.
- New Balance to Open New Concept Store
New Balance will open a new concept store “T-HOUSE New Balance”. The store is inspired by the spirit of hospitality in Japanese tea room. The 122-year-old warehouse has been renovated into a modern building by the Schema architects. Also, there is a creation space “TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO” attached to the store.
- IKEA to Open New Store in Shibuya This Winter
IKEA has announced that it will open its second city center store IKEA Shibuya following the Harajuku store. It will be consisting of 7 floors and the total sales floor area is 4,800sqm.
- EMPORIO ARMANI Renovates Shinjuku Store
EMPORIO ARMANI renovated the Shinjuku store and reopens on April 1st. The new store follows the store design concept used at the London store.
- LULULEMON Opens Flagship Store at Roppongi Hills
This will be the 8th flagship store in Japan. The store has a wide selection of men’s items. The second floor will have a community space for events and workshops. The opening date has not been decided.
- Sarutahiko Coffee Opened at New Harajuku Station
The new Sarutahiko Coffee store opened at the second floor of the new Harajuku station building is the first large scale store of Sarutahiko Coffee. The store design was handled by SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE.
- New Vintage Store Opened in Shibuya
Freelance vintage clothing buyer Michihiko Kurihara relocated Mr.Clean Yokohama store to Shibuya in March. The store handles 700 to 800 vintage items.
- BAYCREW’S GROUP to Open Second-Hand Store
Circular Supply is a new store that sells used clothes of the staff. This project helps to reduce the waste of clothes and provides place to sell the company’s brands used clothes for employees.
- F-LAGSTUF-F Opened First Flagship Store
F-LAGSTUF-F was started in 2014 with the concept “An uncategorizable genre”. The first flagship store Four Store is located along the canal in Nakameguro.
- New Beauty Brand ATHLETIA Opens Flagship Store
Equip will open a flagship store for the new skincare and lifestyle brand “ATHLETIA”. The store has two floors with a shop and a studio where private lessons and events will be held.
- ECOALF Opened First Store in Asia in Tokyo
ECOALF is a sustainable fashion brand from Spain launched in 2009 with a concept of “selling clothes to protect the global environment”. The brand makes all items using only recycled materials and natural materials. Their first store in Asia handles women’s, men’s and kids collection, shoes, accessories and yoga wear. The store is designed under the concept “Sharing Ecology”.
- SACRA Opened First Store
Women’s wholesale brand SACRA opened the first store in Daikanyama. The brand has been sold by major multi brand stores such as United Arrows and Estnaion. They will also open new store in Futako-tamagawa in April.
- ORBIS to Open First Concept Store
At the store area on the first floor, skin analyzing service will be offered. Also, there will be a juice bar. The second floor will be a skincare treatment space and a workshop space.
- GAP Renovated Shinjuku Store
It is the first store in the world to have a in-store coffee stand Gap Café. The store design is handled by the SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE. The store not only offers brands full collection, but also a new service, “CUSTOMIZE YOUR STYLE” that allows you to customize your purchased items.
- New Cosmetic Store to Open at Shibuya 109
Tokyu Department Store opened the 4th store of “Dress Table by Shinqs Beauty Palette” on the 1st floor of Shibuya 109. The store carries different price range cosmetic brands. Tablets will be used to show how-to videos in collaboration with the video sharing app “VIIBEE”.
- New Commercial Facility BONUS TRACK will Open in Shimokitazawa Area
The commercial facility “BONUS TRACK” will open in the development area “Shimokita Railroad” between Higashi-Kitazawa Station and Setagaya Daida Station. It is a new-style shopping district consisting of 4 buildings which is a total length of 1.7km.
- New Commercial Complex to Open at Skytree
Tokyo Mizumachi, a commercial complex under the railway overpass connecting the Tobu Skytree Line Asakusa Station and Tokyo Skytree Station, will be opening on April 17th. There will be 12 new shops in the complex. Also, a new pedestrian bridge “Sumida River Walk” will open on April 13.
- TARA JARMON Opened New Store
French brand TARA JARMON distributed by ITOKIN was launched in 2014. The brand currently has 10 shop-in-shops. This new shop is the second domestic store after its Ginza Six store.
- Tsutaya Book Store to Open at Haneda Airport
Culture Convenience Club will open a new Tsutaya Book store at Haneda Airport Terminal 2. This Tsutaya offers relaxing space and coffee in collaboration with Starbucks before international flights.
- HAY TOKYO to be Reopened This Spring
HAY TOKYO will be temporarily closed from April 5 due to the store renovation. HAY is the Danish interior product brand and this store was opened in October 2018. CIBONE AOYAMA will be opening the new store on the same floor after renovation.
- UNIQLO to Accelerate Large Store Openings This Spring
UNIQLO has announced details of the three large stores, UNIQLO PARK Yokohama Bayside, UNIQLO Harajuku, and UNIQLO TOKYO, which will open from April to May. UNIQLO PARK Yokohama Bayside store will open on April 10th, UNIQLO Harajuku store on April 25th and UNIQLO TOKYO will open on May 15th. All of them have a sales floor area of over 1,500sqm.
- TUMI Opens Largest Domestic Store
The new will be opening on the first and second floors of the new “Ginza 5-chome Globe” building. The store will have a total floor area of about 304sqm and carries men’s and women’s business bags, day bags, travel bags and travel accessories.
- Richardson Opens First Flagship Store in Japan
Richardson, a New York-based sex magazine, will open the first flagship store in Japan in Harajuku. The store is located in the Jingumae area.
- YSL Opens First Cosmetic Store in Japan
This will be the world’s 3rd store of YSL beauty. The store will provide services and contents only for this store in the world, such as a personalization experience and a service to design your own packages.
- MCM Opened New Shop at Isetan Men’s
The German lifestyle brand MCM opened a permanent shop on the 1st floor of the Isetan Men’s. The brand also has opened a women’s shop on the first floor of the main building in September last year.
- MIYASHITA PARK will Open This Summer
The opening date of “MIYASHITA PARK”, which is being redeveloped by Shibuya Ward and Mitsui Fudosan around Miyashita Park area, has been decided on June 18. There will be a total of 90 shops, including 7 shops launching for the first time in Japan and 32 shops opening for the first time in a commercial facility.
- BALENCIAGA Renovates Aoyama Store
BALENCIAGA AOYAMA is temporarily closed from February 29 due to the store renovation. The temporally store BALENCIAGA AOYAMA INTERIM opened on March 1 at the site of LA PERLA AOYAMA.
- Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO will Open Sneaker Specialty Concept Store
Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO will open a concept shop “MY Foot Products” specializing in sneakers. Prior to the store opening, items are available on the brand’s official online store from February 29.
- the ARGYLE aoyama will Open in July
Mitsubishi Estate has announced details of the new complex ARGYLE aoyama, which is currently under development at the site of Aoyama Bell Commons. The complex will house offices, hotel and commercial facility.
- SHIRO Opens New Digital Concept Store
Cosmetic brand SHIRO will open a new digital store “SHIRO SELF”. Instead of offering in-store customer services by sales staffs, customers can get information of products by reading QR codes with smartphones.
- POLO RALPH LAUREN Opens New Store at Lumine Shinjuku
The new concept store “Polo Ralph Lauren LUMINE Shinjuku” is targeting the Generation Z. This is the first time Ralph Lauren to open a store in LUMINE. At the new store, MD and services will be changed according to the trends of Generation Z.
- Porter Classic at Isetan Shinjuku Renovated and Reopened
Porter Classic relocated on the same floor at the Isetan Men’s building. The sales floor area has been expanded from 12sqm to 32sqm. It’s the first store for the brand to have a live performance space to show the process of making bags.
- Mame Opens First Directly Managed Store
Mame Kurogouchi opens the first directly managed store Mame Kurogouchi Hanegi in the Hanegi area. The brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. A 40-year-old wooden apartment was renovated with the tea room theme for the new store.
- KANGOL Opens First Apparel Specialty Store
British headwear brand KANGOL will open the first apparel specialty flagship store in Japan at Laforet Harajuku. This is a part of Laforet Harajuku’s renovation plan for spring 2020.
- ASPESI Opens Japan’s First Flagship Store
Italian brand ASPESI’s opened the largest store in Japan. The store reflects the design of Milan flagship store and has minimalistic and contemporary design.
- JACK WOLFSKIN Opens New Shops
Callaway Golf launches “Jack Wolfskin” in Japan Opens new store at Mark Is Minato Mirai
Callaway Golf will take over the Japanese business of the German outdoor brand JACK WOLFSKIN from the current import and sales agency, Caravan. The company will open new shops at MARK IS in Yokohama, MORI PARK Outdoor Village and Minamimachida Grandberry Park.
- TSUTAYA Roppingi Reopens
TSUTAYA TOKYO ROPPONGI was opened in 2003 as the first store that collaborated with Starbucks coffee. The renovated store not only offers books and coffee, but also Japanese souvenirs, stationery and gifts. On the second floor, the bar lounge will be set up to hold events.
- GEORG JENSEN Opens First Flagship Store
Danish jewelry and home products brand GEORG JENSEN will open its first flagship store in Japan.
- SALOMON Opens New Shop
This will be the 5th store in Japan and the first Salomon SNEAKERS store in the world to sell the exclusive design collection “Salomon Sneakers”.
- Digital Jewelry Brand DIAPLUS PRODUCED BY FESTARIA Opens
You can try on more than 100 designs from fashion jewelry to bridal jewelry through a smartphone app. You can also order your original jewelry using your own handwriting. Your handwriting sign will be digitized and a 3D printer will create a sample in the store. The core price range is 100,000 to 300,000 yen, and the delivery time is about one and a half months.
- GOLDWIN Opens New Store
Goldwin will open its original brand GOLDWIN’s store. This will be the company’s third store after Marunouchi and San Francisco. They aim to increase brand recognition by this store.
- United Arrows will Open First Store of LOEFF
The original label of United Arrows LOEFF was started in the FW19. It has been developed by wholesaler distribution and carried at multi brand stores such as UA, ESTNATION and JOURNAL STANDARD L’ESSAGE.
- Too Faced Opens First Flagship Store in Japan
Makeup brand Too Faced opens the first domestic flagship store. The store was designed by the creative director of the brand Jerrod Blandino.
- CLAUS PORTO will Open Its First Store in Japan
The Portuguese Body care and fragrance brand CLAUS PORTO will open its first store in Japan. Tokyo is the 4th city to open directly managed store after Porto, Lisbon and New York.
- First Collaboration Store of Urban Research and Family Mart Opened
By combining a convenience store and an apparel brand, they aim to acquire new customers. Under the “sustainability” concept, the Urban Famima! store proposes fashionable and sustainable lifestyle for office workers.
- JOURNAL STANDARD Launches New Label and Opens First Store
Oriens JOURNAL STANDARD will be launched in the SS20. 23 to 26-year-old young members are managing the brand. The first store will be opening at the site of the “Journal Standard Jinnanzaka”.
- CIBONE Aoyama to Relocate at GYRE Omotesando
The lifestyle store CIBONE Aoyama will close on March 22 due to the store relocation. The new store will be opening at GYRE Omotesando in April.
- Snow Peak Opens New Shop at Isetan Shinjuku
It will be the brand’s first branch shop in the department store. Currently Snow Peak has 5 branches in Shinjuku and this will be their 6th.
- Paul Stuart Aoyama Store to Relocate in November
Paul Stuart is closing the Aoyama flagship store on February 11 due to the new store opening in November. Currently they have 3 flagship stores and 60 stores in Japan.
- New Commercial Facility to Open Under JR Yurakucho-Shimbashi Station
The new commercial facility “Hibiya OKUROJI” will be opening between the JR Yurakucho Station and Shimbashi Station in late June 2020. The 300m underpass between these 2 stations will have 44 stores including cafés, restaurants, bars and fashion stores.
- YANUK Opens 3 Shops in February
American denim brand YANUK opens new shops in Sapporo on February 1, in Osaka on 7th and in Ueno on 29th. Based on the concept “denim salon”, shops have the image of relaxing Malibu Beach.
- ROLF BENZ to Open World First Flagship Store
German luxury furniture brand ROLF BENZ opened its first flagship store in Japan. Otsuka Kagu acquired exclusive sales right in 1996. The store is operated by Otsuka Kagu.
- Jewelry Brand NIWAKA Opens Flagship Store
NIWAKA is a jewelry brand from Kyoto. The new 5-story flagship store is the largest domestic store. The interior design of the store is a modern reinterpretation of Japanese design as the brand is looking to expand overseas.
- Aoi Opens Import Accessory Shop
Importer Aoi will open DI CLASSE VITA, a multi brand shop specializing in imported accessories. The shop handles high-quality women’s bags and accessories from brands such as TILA MARCH and ZELLIG.
- Mercari Opened First Physical Store