in its short history, tokyo-based retailer 1ldk has shown us a skilled expertise launching one innovative store concept after another, and when it comes to picking locations, it shows the very same approach. following the opening of an european outpost in paris early last year, the company has shifted the focus back to the home market to open a modest retail space in downtown sapporo. the shop is situated on the third floor of stellar place, a large mixed-use complex of shops and a hotel that's connected to jr sapporo railway station. called 1ldk terrace, the store may be compact in size, but what it may lack in space, it makes up with a well-curated range of goods.
similar to most other 1ldk stores the interior is simple and functional, featuring timber flooring, both plastered and exposed concrete walls, and wooden paneling that's reminiscent of the original store in tokyo's naka meguro district. currently on the shelves are men's and women's apparel pieces, shoes and homeware. especially for the store opening a limited edition backpack by inst design work is included in the merchandise. mind you, next month denim pieces will be added, while also an additional café section will open its doors. location: stellar place, 5-2 kita gojonishi, third floor [central sapporo].