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CLOSET CHILD VIVIENNE WESTWOOD & VISUAL KEI J-ROCK MUSIC STORE IN HARAJUKU, TOKYO JAPAN. VINTAGE SECONDHAND GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING.


Closet Child vivienne westwood used clothing, vintage store and museum for Westwood punk 1970s fashion, original rocking horse shoes Lolita fashion, plaid purses with westwood planet logo, Visual Kei music stores in Harajuku, J-rock and J pop idol cds and rare vinyls, where to buy Japanese rock band tickets and music CDs dvds

In the past few months, Closet Child (my much-loved Goth Loli Punk secondhand store) has undergone a significant Harajuku expansion. In addition to the renovated three-floor store on Takeshita Doori, there’s now a branch for vintage Vivienne Westwood…

Closet Child vivienne westwood used clothing, vintage store and museum for Westwood punk 1970s fashion, original rocking horse shoes Lolita fashion, plaid purses with westwood planet logo, Visual Kei music stores in Harajuku, J-rock and J pop idol cds and rare vinyls, where to buy Japanese rock band tickets and music CDs dvds

…such as original rocking horse shoes and 1970s punk plaid bags. Need I say the prices are steep?

Closet Child vivienne westwood used clothing, vintage store and museum for Westwood punk 1970s fashion, original rocking horse shoes Lolita fashion, plaid purses with westwood planet logo, Visual Kei music stores in Harajuku, J-rock and J pop idol cds and rare vinyls, where to buy Japanese rock band tickets and music CDs dvds

Around the corner (and under Takuya Angel), the Closet Child CD shop sells Visual Kei goodies. I saw Cure Magazine on a stand and rare Malice Mizer box sets/DVDs behind a glass case.

More Harajuku and NYC photos coming up. I Tweet Japan fashion news several times a day; add me on Twitter to keep up-to-date. And stay tuned for an autographed book giveaway!

PS: A fun article I wrote for CNNGo about strange fruit. If you think the stinky durian is the weirdest fruit you’ll find in Asia, you clearly haven’t seen Japan’s square and pyramid-shaped watermelons. Or the more random individual freaks of nature, such as the famed Mickey Mouse tomato…

Song of the Day #232: Queen – Innuendo (One of my first CDs, released 1991. Never forget: “you can be anything you want to be / just turn yourself into anything you think you could ever be / be free with your tempo, be free be free”)

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  1. Posted November 5, 2009 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Ooooh, I want to go to Harajuku NOW!

  2. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Ooooh, I want to go to Harajuku NOW!

    • Posted November 5, 2009 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

      haha don’t we all…. there are more pictures coming up!

  3. Posted November 5, 2009 at 11:29 am | Permalink
    • Posted November 5, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

      Ahhhh! Those shoes are too much… I want to eat them! Lucky lucky. Did you get them online or in stores?

  4. Posted November 5, 2009 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    I dropped in there on my recent visit, but didn't really find anything I liked. There were a couple of tartan jackets, but in dull colours. I guess the really cool stuff, people keep hold of and don't resell :/

  5. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    love this lyric

  6. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    omg so awesome!
    i go to visit in in december*_*

  7. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    They need a Closet Child here… I WANT TO GO D:!!! <333

  8. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    that is so cool
    i wish i were there now with loads of money ulol

  9. Posted November 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I dropped in there on my recent visit, but didn’t really find anything I liked. There were a couple of tartan jackets, but in dull colours. I guess the really cool stuff, people keep hold of and don’t resell :/

    • Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

      I’ve also never found anything I even wanted to try on… I think the best Westwood vintage is in London. In Tokyo, it’s quite faded and overpriced…

  10. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Lucky!! There are tons of great parties in December… there's a Midnight Mess on Dec 26.

  11. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    I would have no money if there were C Childs all over… ;__;

  12. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    I would have no money if there were C Childs all over… ;__;

  13. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    I've also never found anything I even wanted to try on… I think the best Westwood vintage is in London. In Tokyo, it's quite faded and overpriced…

  14. Posted November 5, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Ahhhh! Those shoes are too much… I want to eat them! Lucky lucky. Did you get them online or in stores?

  15. Posted November 5, 2009 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    haha don't we all…. there are more pictures coming up!

  16. Posted November 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    PS: Hot off the presses: review of my book Cute Yummy Time: http://bit.ly/1OLa6P + podcast interview on The Commentary: http://bit.ly/3KGTtl :)

  17. Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    love this lyric

  18. Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    omg so awesome!
    i go to visit in in december*_*

    • Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

      Lucky!! There are tons of great parties in December… there’s a Midnight Mess on Dec 26.

      • Posted November 6, 2009 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

        thank you very much dear<33

  19. Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    They need a Closet Child here… I WANT TO GO D:!!! <333

    • Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

      I would have no money if there were C Childs all over… ;__;

    • Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

      I would have no money if there were C Childs all over… ;__;

      • Posted November 6, 2009 at 5:50 am | Permalink

        Well you have money to shop in Japan… I have no money to GO to Japan xD

  20. Posted November 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    that is so cool
    i wish i were there now with loads of money ulol

  21. Posted November 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    i come in japan on 27 december
    i wish to see more awesome events^_^

  22. Posted November 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    PS: Hot off the presses: review of my book Cute Yummy Time: http://bit.ly/1OLa6P + podcast interview on The Commentary: http://bit.ly/3KGTtl :)

  23. Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    i come in japan on 27 december
    i wish to see more awesome events^_^

    • Posted November 6, 2009 at 4:50 am | Permalink

      There will be some New Years parties for sure! Stay tuned and I’ll let you know what’s coming up…

  24. Posted November 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    There will be some New Years parties for sure! Stay tuned and I'll let you know what's coming up…

  25. Posted November 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Well you have money to shop in Japan… I have no money to GO to Japan xD

  26. Posted November 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    thank you very much dear<33

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