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Fukuoka Vintage Shop Guide


In Fukuoka, many people have exceptional senses of style and charisma, uniquely distinguishing themselves from others. A variety of vintage shops are located in Fukuoka which have wide ranging apparel available, from trendy and daily items to unique and rare items.

Styles in-store vary from 1800s French couture through to American grunge and Japanese retro pieces. With great care and attention to detail, pieces are sourced from around the world and re-incarnated with fresh detail, color and shape. It’s clear to see that innovation in and passion for the art of vintage clothing are alive and kicking in Fukuoka, and we’re excited to introduce some of our favorite shops below!

If you have other vintage shops you’d like to recommend, please let us know in the comments section at the end of the guide.

YT Clothing

The owner’s love for alternative and grunge rock music shows in the ’80s~’90s grunge fashion style of items in this vintage clothing shop. A firm believer in the idea that vintage clothes carry pieces of culture and history from said period, the staff always make sure to purchase only top-quality clothes from the U.S.A.

• Shop name: YT Clothing
• Address: ARKTOWN 106, 1-15-50 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• Open: 13:00~21:00
• Closed: irregular
• Tel.: 092-732-3440
• Clothing type: mens
• Origin: U.S.A
• Clothing period: 1940s~1990s
http://ytclothing.shop-pro.jp

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Push “me” Harder

Tiny and cute, this vintage store is located in Daimyo. Despite its size, it offers a variety of vintage items in stock ranging from girly to feminine. Even people who have never tried on vintage clothing before could easily find something to wear for their first time! Dried flowers decorate the interior coupled with yellow lights, giving the store a warm and soft feel.

• Shop name: Push “me” Harder
• Address: Ark Cube II, 1-3-5 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• Open: 12:00~20:00
• Closed: never
• Tel.: 092-707-1140
• Clothing type: womens
• Origin: U.S
• Clothing period: 1940s~1990s
https://www.instagram.com/pushmeharder2017/

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Kimagureya (きまぐれや)

Most of the clothes, bags, shoes, and other items sold in this offbeat store are ’60s~’70s Japanese retro items. All items are painstakingly handpicked by the store manager, who feels each pattern and button to check for the delicate, authentic impression of clothes of that period. Kimagureya, which has two branches (Kimagureya Ane and Kimagureya Imouto) also sells unique handmade accessories.

• Shop name: Kimagureya Ane, Kimagureya Imouto
• Address: Kimagure Ane, 2-1-55-2F Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka / Kimagure Imouto, 1-18-18-105 Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• Open: 13:00~19:30
• Closed: irregular
• Tel.: 092-713-1131
• Clothing type: womens
• Origin: Japan
• Clothing period: 1960s~1970s
• Kimagureya Ane: https://www.instagram.com/kimagureya_ane/, Kimagureya Imouto: https://www.instagram.com/__kimagureya__/

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Ichigo-ichie?

Snugly located in an alley in the Nishijin shopping district, the shop owner is known to dispense advice not only about fashion, but also about life to his customers. Aged fifty-nine years old, he purchases all items based on his years of experience by considering the quality and history of each. As a result, most products offered at Ichigo-ichie are stylish and of good quality. Quality products and the owner’s wisdom are the secrets to this shop’s success!

• Shop name: Ichigo-ichie?
• Address: #6 2F Narakisou, 5-6-5 Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
• Open: 11:00~20:00
• Closed: irregular
• Tel.: 092-843-2200
• Clothing type: mens
• Origin: U.S.A, Europe
• Clothing period: 1940s~1990s
http://ichigoichie.ciao.jp/

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Pearl

This vintage shop sells carefully-selected items from 1800s~1970s Europe. The owner herself handles each selection when purchasing in Europe, particularly in France, in order to provide her customers items with the feel and aura of the period. Gentleman- and career-style clothing is available for men while a more classical style is offered in women’s clothing.

• Shop name: Pearl
• Address: 105 Toho Mansion 2 Yakuin, 3-10-12 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• Open: Mon. ~ Fri.: 12:00~20:30, Sat. ~ Sun.: 12:00~20:00
• Closed: irregular
• Tel.: 092-406-9907
• Clothing type: mens, womens
• Origin: Europe
• Clothing period: 1800s~1970s
www.geocities.jp/pearlvintage/

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Nobo

With a modern and simple interior, this vintage shop specializing in European clothing is located on the main street of Daimyo above popular, long-standing sweets shop “Komaya”. They specialize in buying and selling recent European vintage items for daily, trendy wear. The minimalist interior also makes it easy for the customers to search for items, providing a nice and comfortable mood.

• Shop name: Nobo
• Address: 1-11-25, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• Open: 13:00~21:00
• Closed: irregular
• Tel.: 092-724-5054
• Clothing type: mens, womens
• Origin: Europe
• Clothing period: nothing in particular
https://www.instagram.com/nobostore/

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Going Bellbo

A Japanese retro vintage shop located in Daimyo. Selling ’60s~’90s Japanese vintage clothes in top condition with their original design, color, and shape, they also stock funny, nostalgic items. The owner also remakes old items into new, original ones and prints T-shirts with cute illustrations designed by the Going Bellbo manager himself. Customers will surely find a lot of interesting items here.

• Shop name: Going Bellbo
• Address: 4F Mountain House Ⅱ, 2-2-44 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• Open: 13:00~19:00
• Closed: Tue., irregular
• Tel.: 092-771-6070
• Clothing type: mens, womens
• Origin: Japan
• Clothing period: 1960s~1990s
http://www.goingbellbo.com/


Original report and illustrations by Taejeong Kim for Fukuoka Now. She spent three years in Fukuoka, and now studies art in Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.

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Published: Jul 6, 2017 / Last Updated: Jul 7, 2017

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