A sea of sequins, a rainbow of colour, a flurry of fabric; Accessorize has landed in Fukuoka, and is bringing its patented mix of bikinis and accessories to our city. The London-born brand was inspired by the textures and colours of Asia, and has been brightening up rainy British streets for over 30 years. Now they are opening their second Japanese branch in Fukuoka (one of over a thousand worldwide). Fukuoka Now were first to go behind the scenes for their pre-opening event.
Accessorize sells a huge range of products: hats, bags, jewellery, swimwear, cover-ups, underwear, sandals and stationary. Our host told us that Accessorize’s mission is to provide a wide range of detail-filled, beautiful pieces at affordable prices (a 100% dip-dyed blue and white scarf is only ¥2,490, excl tax!). Wherever you’re going, Accessorize plans to have the right accessory for you; whether it be that important meeting (burgundy tote), a day at the beach (sequin-sprinkled bikini), or a wedding (chic clutch and a hip flask). They aim to make statement pieces which can be easily coordinated, so that you look fabulous from head to toe.
They also have an adorable line for kids, called Angels. At Angels you can buy the little princesses in your life owl-shaped bags, angel wings, glittering slippers, and an array of other cute accessories.
Foreigners can’t take advantage of duty-free at Accessorize (yet), but the prices are reasonable, and designed to look more expensive than they actually are. Plus, if you make it to the store in its opening week then you will catch the sale, for which the usual opening hours have been extended.
Accessorize makes sure to always keep their signature 70s-meets-India style range in stock, but also to nail the season’s trends. They will have lots of neon, metallic and bohemian products in store, ready for your most fashionable Summer yet. Accessorize is the perfect place to grab a special gift or to treat yourself, since everything is reasonably priced and oh so very pretty.
Accessorize opens on Friday 3rd July.
Open (7/3~7/11): 10:00~21:00
Open (7/12~): 10:00~20:00
3 East Avenue (shop no.250_2), Tenjin Chikagai, 2-chome Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka