Tokyo Overall Inflation Climbs To 1.4% In April

Overall consumer prices in the Tokyo area were up 1.4 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday.
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Goop Goes to Tokyo, Tests Café Concept

Goop is spreading its gospel to Asia.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness megabrand is set to open a pop-up in Tokyo on April 19, its first foray into the Asian market. The 2,000-square-foot space in the city’s upscale Roppongi district will be home to the first Goop Kitchen, a café concept serving California-style fare from goop.com’s collection of healthy recipes.
Goop Tokyo was designed as a “livable, shoppable experience,” according to a statement released by the company. The café, a new concept, will serve dishes such as Goop’s gluten-free, vegan miso kale salad, avocado chocolate mousse and corn soup with coconut milk.
Goop Tokyo will also house an assortment of the brand’s lifestyle, beauty and fashion offerings, including G.Sport workout wear, G.Label’s ready-to-wear, skin care, bath soaks, body products, candles, rose-quartz face rollers and crystals.
Goop is hoping that its messaging around women’s empowerment will resonate with consumers in the Asian market. “In bringing Goop to Tokyo, our goal is to further the conversation that it’s acceptable for women to be open about their multiple facets: they can be mothers, businesswomen and own their sexuality, all at one time,” read a statement released by the company.
Said Paltrow, “Our mission at Goop is to help women eliminate

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Saucony Celebrates Tokyo’s Nightlife with the Azura “Neo Tokyo”

A couple weeks ago, Saucony unveiled a line of original colorways for its Shadow 6000 silhouette. Now, the renowned athletic footwear brand is serving up a new spin on the popular Saucony Azura style. Specifically, Saucony has released a vibrant teal, red and neon version of the Azura known as the “Neo Tokyo.”

Saucony’s new Azura “Neo Tokyo” is billed as a wearable celebration of the Tokyo nightlife, with its bright, eye-catching tones used to emulate the same colors you might see on any given night will traversing that city’s busy, hectic streets. At its core, Saucony’s latest release is a commemoration of the bold and adventurous styling that makes Japan’s fashion scenes so unique, respected and appreciated, The release of the Azura “Neo Tokyo” also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the silhouette, adding to its value. For this shoe’s construction, synthetic, organic micro-suede and rip-stop mesh were used as its primary building blocks. Rounding out this presentation: an EVA midsole and triangular lugged outsole, both of which deliver optimal levels of function and form.

You can take a look at the new Saucony Azura “Neo Tokyo” above, and head on over to Sneaker Politics or the official Saucony website to purchase your own pair. The Saucony Azura “Neo Tokyo” currently retails for $ 85 USD.

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Tokyo Overall CPI Steady At 0.9% In March

Overall inflation in the Tokyo region was up 0.9 percent on year in March, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday – in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous month.
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Giorgio Armani to Stage First Resort Runway Show in Tokyo

MILAN — Giorgio Armani is the latest designer to take his resort collection on the road.
Armani is staging his first runway event for a pre-collection on May 24 in Tokyo. The venue and other particulars could not immediately be learned.
The show is to coincide with the reopening of the Giorgio Armani Tokyo flagship situated in the Ginza shopping district. The designer plans to fete the reopening the same night of the show with a cocktail event.
The store was first unveiled in 2007 inside the Armani/Ginza Tower, which features the Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and Armani Casa collections, along with the brand’s then-first spa, an Italian restaurant and a Privé bar.
Armani last hosted a runway show in Tokyo in 2007 as part of his One Night Only series of events, parading his spring 2008 Giorgio and Emporio Armani collections. Last year the format was slated to take place in Shanghai on May 25, but was postponed for technical and logistic reasons.
Last November, Valentino staged a runway show combining for the first time its men’s and women’s pre-fall collections in Tokyo, and a few days later Dior Men showcased its first men’s pre-fall runway show with a collection designed by Kim Jones

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Tooling Around Tokyo for Vintage Treasures

TOKYO — The Japanese capital arguably has some of the best vintage shopping in the world, with stores across the city offering a huge variety of used pieces in excellent condition. Many visitors flock to areas such as Harajuku, Daikanyama and Shimokitazawa to get their fix. But to the west of the city center is an area that is often overlooked: Koenji.
With a location that is just removed enough from the packed streets of Tokyo’s business districts and yet still easily accessible, Koenji has a unique atmosphere that draws people young and old to its web of tiny streets. Old-school bars, Japanese-style pubs and “live houses” (small establishments with live music) mix with cool art galleries, great restaurants, eclectic cafes and, of course, some of the city’s best vintage shopping. It’s one of the few areas — if not the only one — in the city where great deals can still be found, and since many of the stores specialize in very specific eras or aesthetics, the clientele varies widely.
“This is one of the few places where you can live in a fashion style. You can wear the style and then go to a cafe that reflects that style, and

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Kim Jones Debuts Dior Men’s Spring Collection at Tokyo Pop-Up

BUZZING INTO TOKYO: Roughly 100 customers lined up outside Isetan’s men’s building in Shinjuku on Wednesday morning, waiting for the doors to open so they could get their hands on the spring 2019 men’s capsule collection that Kim Jones designed for Dior. It is the first offering released by the designer since he took over as artistic director.
For the capsule, Jones tapped New York-based artist Brian Donnelly, known professionally as Kaws, to reimagine the brand’s classic bee motif, as well as to create a new Dior logo specially for the collection.
At the pop-up, customers can purchase T-shirts to be customized in front of them with a spray gun that dispenses permanent ink in the chosen design. They are also printed with the date and the number of their purchase.
Exclusive to the Tokyo store are items that feature the Kaws bee in pink rather than yellow, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and small leather goods. Also available are Japanese selvedge denim jeans embroidered with the traditional boro method, and the iconic Dior Saddle bag, which Jones has reinterpreted for men for the first time.
Sunglasses and belts with buckles designed by Matthew Williams of Alyx and jewelry by Yoon Ahn complete the offering.
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Tokyo Toni Celebrates Granddaughter Dream Kardashian’s 2nd Birthday By Releasing Balloons in Front of Party City [Photos]

Tokyo Toni was determined to celebrate her granddaughter’s second birthday — despite not being allowed to see her.

Instead, Blac Chyna’s mom went down to her local Party City and bought a bouquet of balloons.

Most people would’ve just had balloons sent to the birthday girl, but not Toni. She decided to have a balloon-releasing ceremony in front of the Party City.

“Happy Birthday Dream! It’s your second birthday! Let’s hope this balloon gets to you,” Toni exclaimed in the video.

We just…don’t even know what to say here. Check out the video below.

 

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Louis Vuitton Launches Kishin Shinoyama Book in Tokyo

TOKYO — Louis Vuitton added five new titles to its “Fashion Eye” series of photo books this fall. On Thursday, the brand held a launch event at its Roppongi Hills store to commemorate the tome “Silk Road” by Kishin Shinoyama. The famed photographer is the first Japanese person to be selected as a part of the series.
The images in the book were originally published between 1981 and 1982 in eight separate volumes that included more than 1,200 photos. For the Vuitton edition, editor Patrick Remy cut this down to nearly 300, which was still far more than the roughly 70 to 80 shots that appear in the other Fashion Eye titles. So in order to keep the thickness of the book equal to that of the others in the series, the decision was made to use an extremely thin paper. Editorial director Julien Guerrier said it was a challenge to find a paper and printing method that would work without transparency issues, but eventually a solution was reached.
“It’s actually very fitting that you have this silk-like paper for a book on the Silk Road,” Guerrier said.
Shinoyama signed copies of the book and gave a short presentation at the event

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Tokyo Overall CPI Climbs 1.5% On Year In October

Overall consumer prices in the Tokyo region were up 1.5 percent on year in October, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday.
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Anrealage Stages Retrospective Show in Tokyo

MORE IS MORE: Over four years after he began showing his collections in Paris and 15 years after he launched his brand Anrealage, Kunihiko Morinaga put on megashow in his home city. Amazon, the headlining sponsor of Tokyo Fashion Week, made the event happen through its At Tokyo program, and also hosted the show in its fashion-imaging studio, the largest in the world.
Morinaga began by showing looks from his latest offering, which he unveiled in Paris last month, as well as some greatest hits from past seasons. He had his models pause from time to time on the runways and used changes in lighting to demonstrate the various hidden effects of the garments. Models held their hands in front of their seemingly all-white dresses, while standing before hot lights. When they moved their hands, prints were left behind. In another trick of light, all-black looks were revealed to contain colorful patchworklike elements when viewed in the dark with a special spotlight. And white and subtle pastel-colored pieces glowed bright when photographed with a flash.
In the second half of the show, Morinaga sent out a retrospective of pieces from Anrealage’s first 15 years. As one brand that is most missed from Tokyo’s

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Frederic de Narp Talks Growth, Brand Strategy in Tokyo

TOKYO — Bally launched its latest artist collaboration at its flagship in Ginza here on Wednesday, unveiling a series of limited-edition products while hosting the opening of an exhibition by London-based street artist Shok-1. The project is the second in a series of artist collaborations curated by music producer Kasseem Dean, who goes by the name Swizz Beatz.
Frédéric de Narp, chief executive officer of the Swiss brand, began his career in Japan and still retains a high level of admiration for the country and its culture. He said that his decision to have a creative collective — rather than a single creative director — head Bally’s design activities was inspired by the country he once called home.
“This creative collective mindset, for me, was born in Japan. This is what I wanted to learn from the Japanese culture, what belongs to the Japanese culture, and what the Japanese are the best at,” he said. “This sort of respect and working together as a group, it’s a cliché, but it is true. And it’s not a fact of a one-woman show or a one-man show. It’s a fact of a group, and I believe in this, especially for a brand that has

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