tokyo: three minutes happiness

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fashion

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products

cool recession chic products all under ´1000...your entire kitchen, bathroom, office, livingroom, laundry, plus underwear, accessories, and lipstick can now match the color of your i-mac... all with quirky generic stereotypical packaging. no idea how they can produce things this cheap?

clientele

underpaid and overstyled

service

queues at the cash register... recession? what recession??

interior

2 floors. comme ca ice on the right [you need to buy a ticket] then the main store with lots of products displayed like vegetables in converted flouro lit supermarket refrigerators. orange price tags. futura heavy italic signage. metal halide lighting.

ambience

>> three minutes poorer <<

address

rika bldg 1 2 f 3-5 udagawa cho shibuya-ku

phone

+81 3 5459 1851

author

superfuture

date

24 may 2010

last checked

24 may 2010

[UPDATE 09.2003 - shop ain't what it used to be...and the icecream shop had a meltdown] who thought up this brilliant shop name? funky re-invention ot the no-frills budget ´100 shop [hyaku-en] --> [that's US$0.79] by innovative japanese retail chain comme ca. a cross between muji, franc franc, target and a gelati van. can't believe i didn't dream up this concept... damn it. comme ca ice at the front of the shop is the coolest ice cream shop on the planet. this is the first store in what is sure to become a major hit in the superfuture. you will cry.