the hankyu building and entrance [top and bottom] tokyo is the planet's leading shopping destination, and it isn't coincidentally superfuture's very own cradle. last month a sophisticated shopping haven in ginza opened its doors that exclusively caters to male shoppers of the discerning kind. we're talking hankyu men's tokyo, a multi-storey department store that'll not only shake up the area's shopping landscape but also confirms the japanese capital's status as the planet's undisputed leading shopping destination. so what's in store? actually, quite a lot.
the ground floor is a true show stopper, featuring endless collections of designer bags and leather goods by the likes of valextra, bottega veneta and others, but also accessories, jewellery and eyewear, and there's even a special section with men's cosmetics. floors 2, 3 and 4 are dedicated to fashion and from around the planet, from trends in casual styles to resort collections and attire that's a little dressier, many leading brands such as prada, soph., tom ford, lanvin and a.p.c. have set up shop-in-shops here, and often carry items that are often exclusive to the city.
and while floors 5 features traditional menswear, refined suit collections and a bespoke suit service, up on the sixth things take a casual turn with styles for the fashionable hipster. here shoppers a cool mix of brands such as adidas slvr, agnès b. homme and denham. and next to matching collections of accessories, bags and small leather good, the hipster lifestyle vibe is completed with a bike specialty shop called the park. floor 7 is a treasure trove of the best japanese street style and it's the place where to find matching bags, accessories and eyewear for the trophy outfits you purchased below.
the top floor is reserved for professional grooming, featuring a string of separate salons for hair, manicure, pedicure and bodycare. and as mentioned in a previous post, down in the basement section the monocle café, is a stylish spot where to recharge after your powershopping session upstairs, and additionally boasts well-stocked sections of men's trophy items, including the latest in designer footwear, watches, ties and travel bags. hankyu men's tokyo pretty much has it all, and sets a new standard in town for men's shopping. location: 2-5-1 yurakucho [ginza].
© hankyu men's + jun udagawa - information desk and various designer and product sections [top to bottom]