tokyo: martin margiela

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fashion

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products

everything ˆ la mm, clothes for men and women, shoes, accessories and miscellaneous installations. [currently floor to ceiling matte white objet plus interior].

clientele

curious super fashionable, experimental, artist or designer types wearing martin margiela.

service

courteous but removed. staff wear white lab jackets...

interior

extremely interesting gutted private home with theatre set interior... remnants of facilities thoughtfully converted into display cases [ie. the bathtub] everything EVERYTHING fingerpainted assylum white ...except the merchandise. lots of stuff in carboar

ambience

>> asylum <<

address

kyoden bldg. [2nd floor] - 2-8-13 ebisu-minami - shibuya-ku - tokyo 150-0022

phone

+81 3 57252414

website

www.maisonmartinmargiela.com

author

superfuture

date

6 september 2011

[*** update 09.2006 shop moved more into regions of ebisu...but still the same excitement of searching the back streets and fun of revamped old tokyo building!]. martin margiela's first free-standing store on the planet. tucked away in a back alley in daikanyama in a gutted 1950's suburban-ish office-like building with loading dock and parking lot... it is SO difficult to find. even superfuture co had trouble... definitely worth finding though...