Japan has a reputation for being a fashion-conscious nation, with the streets of Tokyo offering everything from high-class brands to the latest cutting-edge styles. Japanese consumers are also keen thrifters who are known to take great care of their … [Read more...] about The best Japanese Used and Secondhand Clothing Stores & Websites
What is Rakuma? This guide was updated in July 2020. Established in 2012, Rakuma (then known as “Fril”, which is still used in the URL) was Japan’s first mobile marketplace app, focusing on fashion and beauty. Mercari may be the biggest name in the … [Read more...] about Rakuma (Fril) Shopping Guide: How to buy from Rakuma
What is Disk Union? Disk Union is a chain of Japanese music stores known for being one of the best places in the world for finding rare vinyl records and discovering underground artists. The chain is famous for its wide selection of vinyl, but the … [Read more...] about Disk Union Guide – How to buy from Japan’s vinyl and music treasure trove
What is Rakuten Ichiba? Rakuten Ichiba is one of Japan's largest online shopping malls, with everything from fashion to figures offered by individual merchants running their own storefronts. Until June 2020, Rakuten operated a service known as … [Read more...] about How to buy from Rakuten Ichiba – Japan’s largest online shopping mall!
What is Komehyo? Komehyo is one of Japan’s best-known and most trusted retailers of secondhand luxury goods. The retailer was founded 40 years ago in Nagoya and now has over 50 shops across Japan dealing in all manner of secondhand luxury items - … [Read more...] about How to buy from Komehyo – Get luxury items at amazing prices!
The first step to getting your hands on otaku goodies is to be able to find them, but that is easier said than done - especially considering the language barrier presented by Japanese shopping sites. When using a Japanese site, or a proxy shopping … [Read more...] about How to Search on FROM JAPAN in Japanese