GINZA SIX EDITORS
Fashion, jewelry & watch, lifestyle, beauty, foods…
Unique editors who are familiar with each genre GINZA SIX aimlessly
We spell way of enjoying that we found on foot.
We know "in" now. Visiting select Shops for busy adult Finding What’s In at Mixed-Label Stores for Busy Adults
Ginza Six Editors Vol.2 (Women' s Fashion)
Place where GINZA SIX is visited since opening once a month. We head spontaneously carelessly when we go along neighborhood in interval of work. We focused on select Shops which Japan was proud of this time, and the world top maison swung in spite of being leaving, too. We introduce such a how to walk that busy adult woman can find efficiently seasonal fashion item including oneself.
"SIXIÈME GINZA" where it places itself in lower right in the middle of colonnade at first to jump into eyes when we go on the second floor of lobby-like role. As we hold popup Shops of attention brand, and this changes every 2-3 weeks, there is new discovery even if we perform whenever.
When enter inside, refined display using natural trees. Feeling of freedom and interval of colonnade can do shopping comfortably. I prepare from shoes at the beginning of season, but here such as Nicholas Kirkwood and AQUAZURRA as sell shoes of "brand with force a lot though cry, is hard to find only shop in Japan", check by all means.
In addition, miscellaneous goods except fashion are fulfilling, too. As only tableware and good accessories of sense that there is reason properly, and was performed aesthetic appreciation of including handkerchief line up, it is here if we hesitate about present.
Go on the fourth floor with escalator next time; and to "l' heritage martinique" in immediate place. New business condition of Martinique where this suggests universal style inherited under the theme of "next vintage" across generation. Only GINZA SIX unfolds and drops in for the moment to look for item which is lady that mood rises.
In shop where suitcase or poster of classical flavor were displayed as for bag or the jewelry of vintage here and there. As items of vintage are unified for view of the world that all seems to be "l' heritage martinique", article well good-quality original item comes to clothes and petty person of select nicely even if we coordinate item lining up in shop how.
We go to "BEAMS HOUSE" in the same floor successively. Shops "BEAMS HOUSE" which suggests dignity-style of adult in labels which are the number of BEAMS. Store specializing in first women is store of this GINZA SIX.
In bright shop, proper commuting clothes and gaiety clothes of holiday are prepared in a good balance both, and bag and jewelry which are appukamingu not to put on with person other than basic clothes which reflected the present feeling are found quickly. Popular brand AK+1 by EFFE BEAMS which Aki of model deals with is lineup. Furthermore, it is town, Ginza Nara of adult that order society is substantial as service that is personal.
It is characterized by developing women together if neighbor "DRESSTERIOR" is men's. We are glad of sometimes wearing both, and being compared which we want to wear at a little oversize with a choice of thing men's daringly including parka and shirt here that it keep basic item becoming basics of closet. When I buy a new original fleece pile parka more than another 15 years, we use habitually, but change size to choose for a feeling of in the times at that time.
Perfect gem which item of select is not only bag of J&M Davidson and ebagos, trend such as stole of Johnston' s, and is thymeless is the center. As there is acquaintance with such a brand for many years, we have abundant variations and cannot overlook as there are many comment models to be able to buy "only with DRESSTERIOR". In addition, as for the bits and bobs that just buying including socks is apt to fail. Tights of BLEUFORET to prepare when it was this season formed a line to me abundantly every year.
When there is purpose to "buy what what" definitely, it is different, but what go around some in this way select Shops for adults is effective at all for person whom we are busy again and are not spent time for for shopping too much that trend in this season does not understand. For example, even if shoes of brand which looked at a while ago in "SIXIÈME GINZA" are different in form and are put in "l' heritage martinique" again, and see original of what shop; item of "check" is * shidattari by all means……. In that way while we see reliable several cases, we see seasonal keyword, and "thing which you should just buy" becomes clear. Furthermore, place where we are thankful for what can coordinate accessory reaching socks and underwear by total. We do not prepare quantity at random and we select carefully and can look only at thing matching clothes over there. Reason that it wants to visit that four houses which we introduced this time are high sensitive everywhere and are only good quality, Shops which puts trust personally, and there is no charm in each more in "GINZA SIX Nara." We think that it is shopping route which is most suitable for person who wants to obtain fashion of one step efficiently.
Text: Taeko Higashihara Photos: Kaori Imakiire Edit: Yuka Okada
I’ve gone to GINZA SIX about once a month since it opened. During downtimes at work, if I’m close by, I find myself heading in. You always find the world’s top fashion brands there, but this time I focused on some of the mixed-label stores that are the pride of Japan. If you’re a busy adult woman like me, you can follow this route to efficiently locate the latest in contemporary fashion.
When you ascend to the lobby-like second floor, what jumps out first is SIXIÈME GINZA located directly under the atrium. Pop-up shops from hot brands are also set up here, and they change every two to three weeks. So whenever you visit, there’s something new.
When you enter, you see elegant displays made of natural wood and other materials. Combined with the open atrium, this helps create a very pleasant shopping experience. At the beginning of a new season, I typically start with shoes. Here, you find numerous trendsetting brands like Nicholas Kirkwood and AQUAZURRA, which don’t have exclusive stores in Japan and are a little hard to find. That’s another reason to check SIXIÈME GINZA. The store also features a range of nonfashion products like dishware, handkerchiefs, and other tastefully selected small items based on a well-defined aesthetic, so it’s the perfect place to find the perfect gift.
Next, I take the escalator to the fourth floor. Right where you get off is l’heritage martinique. This boutique brings you “Next Vintage”—a new format for martinique, which proposes universal beauty passed down over generations. Right now, it’s something found only at GINZA SIX. I stop by here for elegant items to boost my spirits.
The store is decorated with suitcases, posters, and other selections with a distinctly classic charm. Here and there, you find vintage bags, jewelry, and other surprises. Distinct and distinguished original products, carefully selected clothing and accessories, vintage items, and more—it all combines to create a consistent take on the world that’s distinctively l’heritage martinique. You can’t go wrong no matter how you coordinate whatever found here.
Next, on the same floor, I head to Beams House. Among the various labels in the Beams franchise, Beams House proposes items that embody a sophistication and a grown-up style. And the store here in GINZA SIX is its first dedicated women’s store.
The bright interior offers a great balance of more conservative clothing for work and more spirited clothes for days off. It’s easy to find basic items for how you’re feeling that particular day, along with bags and jewelry from up-and-coming brands that set you apart from the crowd. There’s also a lineup of the popular brand AK+1 by EFFE BEAMS, which is associated with model Aki. The store also offers ample opportunity for special orders as a personal service, which fits right in with the premium luxury reputation of the Ginza district.
DRESSTERIOR right next door features both men’s and women’s fashions. It’s the place to go for all the basic items that populate your closet. When I’m in the mood for something oversized like a parka or shirt, it’s fun to take the leap and select a men’s item to try on and compare. There’s an original fleece-lined parka I love that I’ve bought repeatedly for over 15 years, and sometimes I choose the size based on what’s in at the time.
The store’s selection of outside brands focuses on items that aren’t just trendy but also have timeless appeal, like J&M Davidson and ebagos bags and Johnstons scarves. Its long association with these brands allows the store to offer an extensive selection. Don’t miss out on the numerous special-order models available only at DRESSTERIOR. The store also offers small items like socks that people tend to forget to buy. This time, I saw a large selection of BLEUFORET tights on display. I buy these every year around this time.
It’s different if you know exactly what you want to buy. If you don’t know the season’s trends or if you’re busy and don’t have a lot of time to spend shopping, just visiting several mixed-label stores geared to adults is a very useful approach. For example, a brand of shoes I just saw at SIXIÈME GINZA was also at l’heritage martinique in a different shape. If, for example, you see checkered items among their originals at every store, you know it’s in for this season. Then, as you’re looking at several stores you know you can trust, you’ll pick up on the key themes of the season, and your must-haves for that season dawn on you. It’s a relief to be able to coordinate everything from socks and innerwear to accessories. The stores don’t blindly offer huge volumes; they carefully select items that match the clothing in there, so it’s good to see what’s there. The four stores I’ve introduced here are all highly attuned, sophisticated places I personally trust, and their respective GINZA SIX appeal is one of the reasons I keep coming back. I think of this as the ultimate shopping route for anyone looking to efficiently shop for fashion that’s a step ahead.
Author: Taeko Higashihara Photographer: Kaori Imakiire Editor: Yuka Okada
Taeko HigashiharaFashion editor. Born in Tokyo in 1977. Graduated from Keio University and began working at a major bank. Gained experience in the editorial department of publisher Shufunotomo’s “éf” at age 25 and used this experience as a springboard for her freelance career. Higashihara currently writes for women’s fashion magazines like “Marisol,” “BAILA,” and “25ans” and also directs advertisements and curates catalogs. She also goes beyond the role of editor through a broad range of activities, including working as a buyer for apparel brands and helping develop collaborative products. Her own style choices are also quite popular, as evidenced by an Instagram following of over 40,000 (@taekohigashihara).