tokyo: the pop-up flea

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the pop-up flea is the biggest pop-up market in new york city, and now for the very first time it's coming to tokyo. created by michael williams and randy goldberg in 2008, the event invites the duo's fav brands to participate in a curated platform for kindred spirits, be it sellers or buyers. but this isn't just about snapping up your fav new outfit, the pop-up flea also allows shoppers to meet the designer behind the garment in the flesh, discover a new brand or two, and see how they're actually made. not surprisingly, it has become hugely popular among style-conscious males across the big apple. the inaugural tokyo edition is to be held during an entire weekend on oct 31-nov 2 at ba-tsu gallery in harajuku, presenting a rare collection of american-made menswear to the japanese capital's savvy trophy hunters. participating brands include tanner goods, filson, billy kirk, hickoree's and field notes from the u.s., while emerging japanese brands such as tatamize, burgus plus, demode 9, brown's beach and sabae eyewear also join the style equation. location: 5-11-5 jingumae [harajuku].

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