Ever since Gwen Stefani sang about the Harajuku Girls in her “Love. Angel. Music. Baby” album, I had to visit this mysterious place where the girls dress up in crazy outfits. Takeshita Dori (street) in Harajuku is exactly where I was told to explore in order to see this fashion craze.
Harajuku district is renowned for it’s fashion and is where the teenagers dress up in all kinds of outfits. As a westerner, it was so exciting to see the variety of style, colours and height of shoes!
It was a freezing cold day but with the help of blogger, Danielle of Lost Girl in Tokyo, we strolled up and down the Takeshita street, Cat Street and Omotesando window shopping, drinking coffee and collecting souvenirs for loved ones back home. Omotesando has a wonderful souvenir shop called Oriental Bazaar with some wonderful curios and historical pieces.
Takeshita Dori was definitely the brighter street out of the other two. Crazy kinds of fashion and with retro shop assistants kept us entertained. Crepes are sold all the way down this street and taste delicious! I had a Sakura themed berry crepe and Danielle had a hot chocolate and banana crepe – just too delicious!
Omotesando was definitely more top fashion with the likes of Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Dior and Ralph Lauren as well as department stores like H&M and Forever 21. I was extremely excited about browsing around the Chanel store, I have been a huge fan since a little girl!
By the time we got to Cat street it was lit beautifully with fairy lights and street lamps. Luke’s Lobster was at the entrance which is a little spot I would love to try out as I have heard great things about it. Unfortunately after the crepe we were too full and didn’t get the chance.
I will be writing another post about all the vintage shops we stopped to look at – there were so many I was in a state of absolute euphoria!