My favourite second-hand shop in Tokyo – 10 Tow

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10 Tow er en lille, men ikke mindre end fantastisk kommissions-genbrugsbutik midt i Shibuya shoppingdistriktet i Tokyo. Jeg spottede den første gang vi var i Japan, og denne gang var jeg forbi tre gange for at tjekke for nye varer. 10 Tow er helt anderledes kræsen og stilbevidst end de mange andre japanske re-sale butikker, som foretrækker at fylde glasmontrerne med (kedelige) klassikere fra Louis Vuitton, Hermès og Chanel.

Hos 10 Tow drejer det sig kun om avantgardistiske og eksperimenterende designere. Her er japanske darlings i form af Comme des Garcons, Tsumori Chisato, Yohji Yamamoto og Junya Watanabe, og selvfølgelig nogle af de bedste europæere: british/tyrkiske Hussein Chalayan, tyske Bernhard Wilhelm og belgiske Ann Demeuleemeester og Martin Margiela.

Butikken kan være svær at spotte, da den ligger på 4. sal på et hjørne i en  kedeligt udseende bygning lige over for stormagasinet Tokyu Hands (det er i øvrigt også værd at tjekke ud). Men hold øje med skiltet på gaden. Her er adressen: 4F Shibuya Udagawa Building. 11-6 Udagawa-Cho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0042. Åben fra 12.00-20.30.

English: 10 Tow is an amazing designer resale/depot vente/consignment shop in the Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo. I spotted it the first time we were there and have been going back ever since.

This consignment shop is different from all the other “usual suspects”, who mainly deal with big traditional French brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Hermès. 10 Tow wants none of that but take in clothes and accessories from experimental Japanese designers such as Comme des Garcons, Tsumori Chisato, Yohji Yamamoto and Junya Watanabe. Not to forget European avantgarde darlings in the shape of British/Turkish Hussein Chalayan, German Bernhard Wilhelm + Belgians Ann Demeuleemeester and Martin Margiela.

The shop is located on the 4th floor in a dull looking building on a corner just opposite the big department store Tokyu Hands (which by the way is worth checking out too) so look out for the sign in front of the building. The address is: 4F Shibuya Udagawa Building. 11-6 Udagawa-Cho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0042. Open from 12.00-20.30.

Foto: Mette Bassett

Regn med at betale omkring 1/3 af nyprisen for varer, der ofte kun har været brugt en enkelt gang af den tidligere ejer, og som er i tip-top stand. Har du tænkt dig at komme igen, så bed om et loyalty card. Her får du et stempel, hver gang du bruger 3000 yen, og når det er fyldt, får du 10000 yen rabat. I like.

Første gang jeg var der, købte jeg et Comme des Garcons shoppenet til ca. 300 kr., anden gang endte jeg med disse to ting fra Yohji Yamamoto.

English: The prices in 10 Tow are quite amazing. Expect to pay around 1/3 of the original price for pieces that might never have been worn by their previous owner. Ask for a loyalty and you get a stamp every time you spend 3000 yen – when it’s full you’ll get a 10.000 yen discount.

First time I was there I found this Comme des Garcons shopping bag (35 pounds), second time I left with these Yohji Yamamoto goodies.

Foto: Mette Bassett

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One response to “My favourite second-hand shop in Tokyo – 10 Tow

  1. Pingback: Tokyo shopping – Yohji Yamamoto dress and leather bracelet « Mette Bassett

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