Mens/ladys/kids casual clothing store
Shimamura (Takadanobaba branch store)
nearest train station: Takadanobaba
address: 1-28-7 Daimaru Peacock 2F Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
open: 10:00am – 8:00pm
You may have heard of this clothes shop called Shimamura. But it’s not as recognizable as Shibuya 109 or other major fashion store. Their clothes are very reasonable. They have men’s, lady’s and kid’s casual clothing, socks, underwear, and even shoes. (Shoes seemed to be only lady’s.) What’s more, they carry big size as well! (As big as 5L) The other day, I had this very first chance to check out the Shimamura store near Takadanobaba station with my foreign friend who has been searching for a pair of shoes that fits her feet.
Shimamura has several branch stores but they are not located in a big train station such as Shinjuku or Shibuya. Majority of them are in the city part of Tokyo instead of 23 wards. There are some located in the 23 wards such as Edogawa-ku, Adachi-ku, or Ohta-ku but I normally don’t travel these areas for shopping.
I could become an instant anime fan every time I find something like this. XD Are you familiar with Gegege no Kitaro? It’s only 790yen! Next time I need T-shirt, I could check out this place.
I’ve so far recognized Shimamura as a teen’s clothing store and also because of its location, I really didn’t have a chance to visit there until this time. Now I see they have reasonable casual clothing for both men and women, as well as kids, and their taste is not always lame. In other words, I could also say I have a feeling I can make a lucky find at a quite reasonable price there as long as I want something casual. It’s also nice the shop carries big size, whether it’s shoes or T-shirts, which must be good news for those who do not fit in Japanese size.
This shop is very close to the station. You can head for Waseda exit and find the blue building with the letter “BIG BOX” on. The Shimamura store is on the other side of BIG BOX building. You will easily miss it unless you pay attention to the small sign as in the first picture.
So far, some people have asked me about Shimamura. So here it is. Finally, I could blog about it!