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GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.68
We finally stay in 2018, and there is a few. For Christmas and the end of the year, we want to find special reward to oneself who is slightly being tired a little simply because it is this time when busyness increases. That's why the Ginza area's greatest compound facility GINZA SIX obura walk. As for the one which can shop while blowing, and art being posted everywhere including space, and appreciating work which is central in hall where approximately 240 stores are even on from the second floor under the ground to the thirteenth floor only in GINZA SIX arrange.
Luxury brand "Mulberry" (MULBERRY) to boast of the U.K. which is famous for leather item that it has a high quality, at first, to have come while the neckline is pulled by many stores and works to. Range where thing a lot of hand which leather goods and wear with Johnny coca which took office as creative director of the brand in the third-floor shop in 2015 can buy in 100,000 yen stand if it is done abundantly lineup, and price range is bag reaches. Then we will see mainly on bag and Small leather.
It features classical design and can use Small Bayes water (all 150,000 yen ※ lower than + tax price) which is usable as shoulder bag from usual times trainer to business, excursion widely regardless of the scene and closes gusset of side if we push by hand, and original tote type can enjoy two expressions if we pull. In avoiding color and design basic daringly this time, "we want to always direct oneself unusual" for me with much monotone-style in 2019 though it must be that it is the most suitable design.
Hampstead (172,000 yen) which it caught inspire from the 1960s to have jumped into eyes in shop. It is development with bright color palette which is like pleasure at the time, and round form features this bag which reflected image not to be affected, and riders rock-shaped clasp which is signature of MULBERRY at the front desk and draw string of leather are designed, and seems to be spring and summer. Origin named Hampstead seems to be thing coming from health resort of British famous swimming pool or the lakefront. We say, "image of clothes changes just to change bag", but it is me who often chose basic KOLOR such as black and beige as if we resist it, but realizes that width of coordinates opens than we thought by adding bag of beautiful color again. Even if adult woman has, without sense of incongruity and storing power is perfect and seems to make an outstanding performance as item coloring coordination in spring and summer.
You must not forget present to friend and family who were taken care of for one year this year either. It is not ordinary and it is usable for a long time and wants to give important person stylish wallet and cardholder. As Continental card folder (for each 30,000 yen) which is usable as mini-wallet is small-sized design entering mini-bag, it is convenient and is good to the formal clothing. We seem to play an active part at the age of reception parties. It is fun to choose while imagining characters of person whom we want to present as color variations including Continental credit card slip (for each 20,000 yen) which performed model push of others, crocodile are rich.
"See By Chloé" (SEE BY CHLOE) which it is the same to have gone successively, and is on the third floor. It keeps bag, full-line of shoes including the domestic highest possible o pride, lady toe wear. "ARTY PARTY GIRL" having rich sensitivity made inspire from culture that spring Collection varies in 2019 is theme. We seem to reflect modern woman image which lives vigorously freely by letting you are not timid and mix every taste including animal print and nostalgic floral design.
That it is recommended to Topps (39,000 yen) of Leo gone dopp lint of the finish such as floral design to layer wide pants and skirt of medium length. Seemingly we seem to be able to enjoy wearing that is masukyurin depending on arrangement though it is feminine atmosphere when we make waist marking with large belt. We only stack on basic bottom and are sure that gaiety increases, and the seasonal mood is completed, thing. It seems to be considerably useful.
It is animal motif not to have to forget as summer trend in the spring of 2019. Feeling to attract attention in decoration and print that de-simple ohakarubeku, doh are showy. However, it is the skill of the hardest that there is always some resistance to showy color and cloth with patterns for me who carry through basic, and take in animal motif. What was pushed forward there jacket (132,000 yen) of anything and zebra print. We try on first of all while resisting only design which worked of edge although it was said that it is, "we certainly look good!". Atmosphere that is modern probably because we unify for chic color taste when we actually wear. There are many people beginning from place to adopt animal print with point, it is ant that take in in leading role grade outer without hesitating this spring?
We cannot miss Christmas-limited item, too. Joan (the center) of signature bag be accompanied, and strap of other selling that treated bulky fur only changes and changes our wardrobe in specifications in winter. Lovely matryoshka doll bag (the right) full of senses of fun seems to be able to aim at instagenic. Furthermore, in atmosphere that is so refined if sporty rucksack (the left) is SEE BY CHLOE. Place that anything is pleased with as Christmas gift and wants to suppress early as it is Japan-limited release.
To select Shops which gathered creation of Europe in the last, the second-floor "H.P.FRANCE BIJOUX" (H.P.France bijoux). Jewelry having high higher-grade fashionability in pursuit of creation of Europe lines, and eyes nail to display such as never-never land! Luxurious art object by sutefano poretti dealing with fashion jewelry is placed at entrance and heaps up the Christmas mood still more.
French jewelry brand "REDLINE" (red line) which is glad that we are given for present. We devise delicate jewelry that "red string of Jerusalem" was colored in inspiration source by cord and chain, diamond. To gift to person who serves as fortune appeared in the natural phenomena up as it becomes lucky charm change, and is important let alone reward to oneself. Stack pickles do favorite motif freely and want to enjoy sense of fun of stylish adult.
Favorite brand that we use "IOSSELLIANI" (IOSSELLIANI) which Italian Roberta pao Rucci and man and woman group of 2 of Paolo jakomerri deal with habitually from old days. Item that accessories with solid feeling that inherited Italian goldwork technique are indispensable to my style. Existence that it is to always often wear black, and to be taste that, if anything, is modern rather than feminine, and large-sized accessories are essential. Above all, fringe has its favorite pierced (21,000 yen). As we arrange Swarovski crystal for stack part and can put on with fringe separately, we are glad of what we can use properly by coordination on the day.
In addition, what tea brand "BELLOCQ" (berokku) from New York Brooklyn was sold, and had in particular this time in shop LE HAMMEAU (atelier bag 1,900 yen) of NO.12.
Comfortable flavor that blended herb relaxes with deluxe space.
We are at a loss this and that when it becomes reward jewelry to oneself. It may be good in such a case to imagine own closet while drinking tea at first we calm feeling, and which item is most suitable.
Without although it is after a long absence and visited GINZA SIX, there being desired thing too much, and reward to oneself being yet fixed……. It is the powerful charm of shopping to think slowly this and that! We will make GINZA SIX obura walk in thing called this late next week again.
Text: Megumi Otake Photos: Teruo Horikoshi (TRON) Edit: Yuka Okada
2018 is just about a wrap. Heading into Christmas and New Year’s, I’m even busier than usual, so I want to treat my somewhat tired self to something special. I’m here wandering GINZA SIX, the largest commercial complex in the Ginza area. From the second belowground floor up to the 13th floor, it’s home to some 240 stores and restaurants and features a spacious atrium at the center and artwork throughout. You can appreciate art while you shop, a distinct benefit of GINZA SIX.
I feel all the stores and works of art pulling at my elbows, but my first stop is Mulberry, a renowned luxury brand and the pride of Britain, known for its high-quality leather goods. Inside the store on the third floor, there’s an extensive lineup of leather goods and apparel by Johnny Coca, the brand’s Creative Director since 2015. The prices are reasonable; many bags are between 100,000 and 200,000 yen. That being the case, I’ll primarily look at bags and small leather items.
The Small Bayswater (150,000 yen; all prices listed before tax), which also serves perfectly as a shoulder bag, is a classic design—suitable for a broad range of settings, from everyday use to business and short trips. Plus, if you push the side gussets with your hand, they close; pull them apart, and the bag returns to its original tote shape. Two form factors in one! My typical style is monotone, so this would normally be the optimal design for me; but, in 2019, I want a somewhat different me. Today I’m steering clear of basic colors and designs.
The Hampstead (172,000 yen), inspired by the 1960s, catches my eye. Reflecting the hedonistic, carefree vibe of the era, the bag has a distinctive rounded form, with the brand’s iconic Rider’s Lock in the front, and a leather drawstring. It comes in bright spring and summer colors. The name “Hampstead” points to Hampstead Heath and Britain’s famous swimming ponds and adjacent health resort. If you change your bag, it’s said, you change the impression your clothes create. I’ve always resisted this impulse. I often choose basic colors like black or beige. I realize once again that adding a beautifully colored bag broadens your range of outfit choices, perhaps even more than I’d expected. An adult woman can carry this bag with no trace of awkwardness. And the bag is roomy. I’m sure it will play a major role in coordinating my spring and summer looks.
I shouldn’t forget presents for family and friends who’ve helped me over the past year. Ordinary gifts won’t do for the special people in my life; I want to give them a stylish wallet or card holder they’ll use for years to come. The Continental Card Holder (30,000 yen each), which can also be used as a mini-wallet, is small enough to fit in a mini-bag. It’s really convenient. It would go perfectly with formal attire. I can see it carried by guests at receptions and formal parties. The crocodile embossed Continental Credit Card Slip (20,000 yen each) and other items come in various colors. You can have fun choosing the color that matches the personality of the person you’re shopping for.
I head next to See By Chloé, also on the third floor. One of the largest of the brand’s locations in Japan, it offers a full line of ready-to-wear apparel, bags, and shoes. The theme of the 2019 spring collection is Arty Party Girl—perhaps an individual with an eclectic sensibility inspired by various cultures. The collection features a bold mix of tastes, including animal prints and nostalgic floral prints, said to reflect today’s intense and independent women.
This leopard print top (39,000 yen) is designed like a floral print. It’s recommended for layering with wide pants or a medium-length skirt. It has a feminine air at first glance, but you could mark the waist with a thick belt. So, depending on the arrangement, you can create a fun, more masculine look. Just pairing it with basic bottoms would undoubtedly add luxurious flair and create perfect in-season ambiance. It would definitely be convenient.
Don’t forget that animal motifs are a trend for spring and summer 2019. I have a premonition that the prevailing spirit will slough off simplicity to embrace ostentation, ornaments, and patterns. But having said this, I’m all about basics all the time. I tend to resist loud colors and patterns. Incorporating animal prints into my style is quite the stretch. And, strangely enough, I’m recommended this zebra print jacket (132,000 yen). I’m told: “It will look great on you!” But the edgier the design, the more I dig in my heels. Still, I try it on. And when I do, I find it confers a nicely modern air, perhaps due to the chic color tones. Most people just starting out with animal prints add them in small portions. But, this spring, why not go bold with a major item like an animal print outer?
The limited-edition Christmas items are also can’t-miss. You can add the separately sold furry straps to the brand’s signature Joan bag (center) to repurpose the bag for winter. The adorably whimsical Matriochka bag (right) would look great on Instagram as well. The sporty rucksack (left), in the hands of See By Chloé, is wonderfully refined. All would make perfect Christmas gifts. They’re available only in Japan, so you may want to hurry.
Lastly, I head to H.P.France Bijoux, a European mixed-label boutique on the second floor. The displays here really catch my eye. They look like something straight out of a fairy tale, flaunting high fashion jewelry, as the boutique pursues an even higher standard for European creations. The entrance is adorned with a gorgeous art object made by Stefano Poletti, a fashion jewelry designer, which heightens my sense of Christmas cheer.
Anyone would be delighted to receive the gift of jewelry from Redline of France. Inspired by the Jerusalem red string, the brand offers delicately rendered jewelry featuring grace notes of cords, chains, and diamonds. The pieces here are charms, so you can treat yourself to good fortune or give one to a special someone as a gift. The freedom to mix and match the motifs that strike your fancy, it turns out, is whimsical fun for stylish adults.
Iosselliani, from the two-person Italian team of Roberta Paolucci and Paolo Giacomelli, is a brand I’ve admired for a long time. The weighty accessories, which draw on traditional Italian goldsmith techniques, are a cornerstone of my personal style. I regularly wear black; my tastes, you could say, are more modern than feminine, meaning larger accessories are indispensable. I especially like the fringe earrings (21,000 yen). They feature Swarovski crystal studs. You can detach the fringe part from the crystal stud for different occasions or depending on the day’s clothing, something I love.
The boutique also sells Bellocq tea from Brooklyn, New York. The tea I’m drinking here, by special permission, is No. 12 Le Hammeau (Atelier Bag; 1,900 yen).
The pleasing aroma of the herb blend establishes a luxurious, relaxing atmosphere. When it comes to treating myself to jewelry, I go back and forth and can’t decide. It would be a good idea, I think, to calm myself, then consider the optimal piece while enjoying tea and mentally reviewing the contents of my closet.
It’s the first time I’ve been to GINZA SIX in a while; there’s so much I want, and I still can’t decide what to get for myself. Taking your time to consider this and that is one of the essential charms of shopping. Thinking such thoughts, I find myself leaning toward returning next weekend to GINZA SIX to continue my wandering.
Text：Megumi Otake Photos：Teruo Horikoshi（TRON） Edit：Yuka Okada
Megumi OtakeFashion editor and writer. Graduated from college and studied abroad. After returning to Japan, joined the editorial department of the fashion magazine Ollie girls. In 2005, joined Rittor Music. Focused also on event production as deputy editor-in-chief of the fashion and club culture magazine LUIRE. Joined INFAS Publications in 2012, gaining experience at the seasonal WWD Magazine and fashion weekly WWD Japan. Currently works freelance, editing and writing primarily for fashion magazines and online media.