Theoretically, you could spend a perfect day in the city’s best bookstore (and possibly the world’s) without opening a single book.
Prized for its deep dyes; rough, imperfect hand; and startling density, Japan is synonymous with high-quality denim. Daikanyama has a few not-to-miss spots, but Okura is a favorite.
Japanese tailors offer a focus on top-notch craftsmanship to re-create classic styles of the past, and Yamamoto of Tailor Caid specializes in traditional American suiting from its golden age in the 1950s and ’60s.
Designed by world-renowned architect Sou Fujimoto, Sacai’s flagship store in Aoyuma carries the local brand’s main collections as well as loungewear line, Sacai Luck.
Known for graphic tees and fantastical runway creations, Undercover is a tech-based label with punk rock–themes and streetwear influences.
Located in Tokyo’s answer to New York’s Fifth Avenue, J’Antiques offers equal parts vintage clothing for men and women and antique furniture throughout two vast rooms.
This futuristic vintage concept store celebrates tradition in the context of modernity by offering high-end nostalgic clothing in an avant-garde atmosphere.
Dover Street Market
The Tokyo outpost of the art-meets-fashion retail chain by Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garcons) offers the same invigorating shopping experience as its fellow locations in London, New York, and Beijing.
With over 160 stores nationwide, United Arrows’s opened its largest flagship store in Roppongi Hills in 2016.