Salon Boutique, Harajuku
Shoe designer Nobuko Sakai has renovated and expanded her store in Jingumae, not far from Harajuku Station. In doing so, she decided to create a space where customers can shop not only for footwear, but also for furniture and home accessories. The result is both quirky and fun.
The new Salon Boutique, which opens today, combines Nobuko’s retro-inspired shoes with products from her newly launched interior brand Double Piping, meaning we now have a place to shop for a new pair of heels and a 1960s-inspired lamp in the same place.
Salon’s shoes have always had a throwback feel to them, and often incorporate menswear influences. But Nobuko’s eclectic tastes mean there’s also a fair amount of variety—for example, her current collection includes bright pink and orange patent pumps, as well as camouflage canvas oxfords with tiny gold studs on the vamp.
Things are just as retro on the interior side, with mid-century armchairs, geometric shelving units, and plenty of strange and wonderful objects. If you’re looking for that special, unique accent piece for your home that you won’t see on the shelves of your friends’ apartments, this may be a place you want to check out.
Address: 2-19-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Open: Tue, Fri 12-8 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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