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CLOSET CHILD HARAJUKU: SECONDHAND GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHES SHOPPING, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD JEWELERY.


Closet Child Gothic Lolita clothing store in Harajuku. Lolita shopping in Tokyo, Japan. Vivienne Westwood jewelry and crown pendants.

While I was cleaning up my files, I discovered some Tokyo store photos that I’ve yet to post. Behold: Closet Child Harajuku, the legendary Gothic/Lolita/Punk secondhand store where most of my money goes. Walk down Takeshita Doori from Harajuku Station; the store is on the left after Bodyline. As you can see, the top floors hold Sweet and Classical Lolita clothing. Today, we’ll poke around the Punk & Rock level.

The front of the shop is packed with vintage Vivienne Westwood clothing and jewelery, much of it in good condition but pricey. I saw original rocking horse shoes, plaid handbags, orb pendants, and royal punk crowns.

Closet Child vintage and secondhand, cheap Gothic and Sweet Lolita clothing. Japanese street fashion, Tokyo vintage. Punk clothing in Japan.

Here’s Patrick Macias at his secret day job (I kid, I kid). There are only about six racks of clothing – but boy, do they hold a lot of gems! The usual Goth/Loli/Punk suspects are well-represented: h.NAOTO, Moi-meme-Moitie, Algonquins, Putumayo, Black Peace Now, Miho Matsuda. Closet Child Shinjuku has more Alice Auaa, but overall, the Harajuku store has the best selection.

h.NAOTO dress, Kera Arena boots, Atelier Pierrot Lolita dress, Metamorphose temps de fille boots. Gothic Lolita Punk Japanese fruits fashion.

I wasn’t kidding when I said most of my money goes to this store. My Closet Child purchases include (top) an Atelier Pierrot striped dress, an h.NAOTO gouK cardigan with trailing sleeves, a Black Peace Now cobweb sweater with detachable arms, (bottom) a Peace Now skirt with detachable leg pieces, Metamorphose temps de fille knee boots, an h.NAOTO hEAVEN dress, and Kera Arena boots. Each of these items was under $100 (except for the red boots, which were $120). Pretty reasonable, considering that a new Lolita dress will set you back $250-300. (Yes, the tab does add up, but these were my only clothing purchases for the past few months.)

Gothic Lolita cute Japanese girl wearing dress. Cute kawaii socks in Harajuku, Tokyo Japan. Hello Kitty socks and souvenirs.

Since Closet Child’s items have a quick turnover, you can visit the store every week and discover something new to lust over. Many of the customers were dressed up, including this charming Lolita. I also threw in photo of cute character socks from a nearby store, to further our discussion on kawaii products.

Tomorrow, I’ll post photos from the Sweet Lolita floors of Closet Child Harajuku. Time to see Coraline!

Song of the Day #40: Alison Yasou – More Than A Dream (I confess, HI-NRG from 1988 makes me happy.)

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  1. Posted February 6, 2009 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    ahhh closet child will be my second home once i see it for real!

    p.s. THE SOCKS =^___^=

  2. Posted February 6, 2009 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    ahhh closet child will be my second home once i see it for real!

    p.s. THE SOCKS =^___^=

    • Posted February 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

      Oooh, when are you heading to Tokyo?

    • Posted February 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

      Oooh, when are you heading to Tokyo?

  3. Posted February 6, 2009 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    ahhh closet child will be my second home once i see it for real!

    p.s. THE SOCKS =^___^=

  4. Posted February 6, 2009 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I just wanted to tell you that your blog was really useful for my trip to tokyo! ^^

  5. Posted February 6, 2009 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    *squeals* more adorable socks!!! And yay Coraline, about time they made that movie! I love the dress with the roses on it the best ^.^

  6. Posted February 6, 2009 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    ooohhhh, i miss closet child, i miss japan a lot U_U
    thanks for the pictures

  7. Posted February 6, 2009 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    My pleasure! I'll post more store photos tomorrow and Sunday. :D

  8. Posted February 6, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Oh Harajuku, how I miss you… <3

  9. Posted February 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Oooh, when are you heading to Tokyo?

  10. Posted February 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    I just wanted to tell you that your blog was really useful for my trip to tokyo! ^^

  11. Posted February 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    I just wanted to tell you that your blog was really useful for my trip to tokyo! ^^

  12. Posted February 6, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    *squeals* more adorable socks!!! And yay Coraline, about time they made that movie! I love the dress with the roses on it the best ^.^

  13. Posted February 6, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    *squeals* more adorable socks!!! And yay Coraline, about time they made that movie! I love the dress with the roses on it the best ^.^

  14. Posted February 6, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    ooohhhh, i miss closet child, i miss japan a lot U_U
    thanks for the pictures

    • Posted February 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      My pleasure! I’ll post more store photos tomorrow and Sunday. :D

    • Posted February 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      My pleasure! I’ll post more store photos tomorrow and Sunday. :D

  15. Posted February 6, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    ooohhhh, i miss closet child, i miss japan a lot U_U
    thanks for the pictures

  16. Posted February 6, 2009 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    i love your photos of harajuku and shibuya!
    they are completely awesome.
    * q*

    i really wish i could go to tokyo.
    i really do…..
    it's on my “VISIT ONE DAY BEFORE GETTING OUT OF COLLEGE IN 4 YEARS” list.

    looooooooooove it. <3

  17. Posted February 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Oh Harajuku, how I miss you… <3

  18. Posted February 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Oh Harajuku, how I miss you… <3

  19. Posted February 7, 2009 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    i love your photos of harajuku and shibuya!
    they are completely awesome.
    * q*

    i really wish i could go to tokyo.
    i really do…..
    it’s on my “VISIT ONE DAY BEFORE GETTING OUT OF COLLEGE IN 4 YEARS” list.

    looooooooooove it. <3

  20. Posted February 7, 2009 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    i love your photos of harajuku and shibuya!
    they are completely awesome.
    * q*

    i really wish i could go to tokyo.
    i really do…..
    it’s on my “VISIT ONE DAY BEFORE GETTING OUT OF COLLEGE IN 4 YEARS” list.

    looooooooooove it. <3

  21. Posted February 7, 2009 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    OMG the SOCKS!

    You're the best travel guide to Tokyo. Have you ever considered writing a book about Lolita and related haunts?

  22. Posted February 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    ::drools:: must….shop so how was the movie?

  23. Posted February 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I saw Coraline in 3D on opening night – and LOVED it. A twisted visual stunner with a good measure of Goth, circus, burlesque. Highly recommended!

  24. Posted February 8, 2009 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    OMG the SOCKS!

    You’re the best travel guide to Tokyo. Have you ever considered writing a book about Lolita and related haunts?

  25. Posted February 8, 2009 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    OMG the SOCKS!

    You’re the best travel guide to Tokyo. Have you ever considered writing a book about Lolita and related haunts?

  26. Posted February 8, 2009 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    ::drools:: must….shop so how was the movie?

    • Posted February 8, 2009 at 2:28 am | Permalink

      I saw Coraline in 3D on opening night – and LOVED it. A twisted visual stunner with a good measure of Goth, circus, burlesque. Highly recommended!

  27. Posted May 30, 2009 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I am visiting over the summer and was wondering, does closet child take credit cards??? i'm thinking of getting lots of items but am unsure how much i'll have on me at the time… would really x87632 appreciate it if you'd email me back ms.LaCarmina >_<)/ have a wonderful day (p.s. love your blogggg)

  28. Posted May 30, 2009 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    oh it's eunibond@gmail.com just to make sure 8D

  29. Posted May 31, 2009 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    I am visiting over the summer and was wondering, does closet child take credit cards??? i’m thinking of getting lots of items but am unsure how much i’ll have on me at the time… would really x87632 appreciate it if you’d email me back ms.LaCarmina >_<)/ have a wonderful day (p.s. love your blogggg)

  30. Posted May 30, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Hi Eunice,
    Absolutely! C Child takes all major credit cards, cash, you name it. They have giant bags as well, so you can cart away as much as your heart desires!

    Just posted some new videos – http://www.youtube.com/lacarmina – and please check out my upcoming books, which can now be preordered! http://www.lacarmina.com/books.php

    Thanks!
    –Carmina

  31. Posted June 14, 2009 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    i'm gonna live there
    if they ever open a store in CA

  32. Posted June 15, 2009 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    i’m gonna live there
    if they ever open a store in CA

  33. Posted June 15, 2009 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    i'm gonna live there
    if they ever open a store in CA