Design

Retail

Shopping heaven— Tokyo

Preface

Tokyo’s Ginza district is already one of Japan’s top spots for department stores and upmarket shopping. Now it has two very different new additions.

Ann Demeulemeester, Comme des Garçons, Dover Street Market, Ginza district, Uniqlo

Dover Street Market

The names Uniqlo and Comme des Garçons may rarely feature in the same sentence – never mind the same building. But sitting in the west wing of the newly restored 1946 Ginza Komatsu department store in Tokyo, just opposite the world’s biggest Uniqlo, is the first international outlet of London’s Dover Street Market by Comme des Garçons.

Since opening in the British capital eight years ago, Dover Street Market has acquired a cult following with its art-fashion mix and collections handpicked by founder Rei Kawakubo. Explaining why…

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