Apr. 13 2018

Navigating 2nd hand shops in Sapporo.

Second-hand goods and clothing aren’t limited to items that get passed around between family members. In the last few years, there’s been a steady rise in youngsters from around the world seeking out antiqued items and luxury goods at a better price at resale shops, and youngsters from Hokkaido are the same, leading to a rise in such shops right here in Sapporo. But where do can you find them, and how reliable are they? Don’t worry, we’ve done the hunting for you, so take a look.

The Gold

For those seeking luxury goods such as Louis Vuitton bags and Marc Jacobs watches, look no further than across from the Don Quijote located in Tanuki Koji 3-chome. Directly opposite of Don Quijote, The Gold, specialises in all things that scream decadence. Branded watches, in particular, seem to line the store from wall-to-wall. With a selection ranging from Rolex’s to IWC’s, no matter your choice of style or price, there’s going to be something for you. Address: 3 Chome-16 Minami 3 Jonishi, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0063, Japan

2nd Street

  A place that hosts a collection of stylish clothes and branded goods, 2nd Street is a good place to start if you aren’t in the market for anything in particular. On its first floor, there are bags such as those from Samantha Thavasa and Coach, as well as a good selection of other branded articles such as watches and wallets. On its second floor, shoes, clothes, and hats can be found. Leaning towards the more everyday style of clothing, this is the place to go for the everyday sort of luxurious style. Address: Minami 3-west 2-chome 17-2 Sapporo, Elm Building B1F, Chuo-ku, Hokkaido 060-0063, Japan

 Real Monkey

If you’re more into street style, however, Real Monkey is where it’s at. With a pair of Giant jeans hanging over its doorway, you’ll never miss this resale shop. In it, they have a variety of brands that encompasses brands such as Adidas and Coach. Important to this shop is not the brands that they carry, but the style they exude. Poppy Adidas windbreakers that may very well have been from the 80s fight for space on the shelves with varsity jackets and team jerseys, while braided leather bracelets sit on the counters. With such a selection you browse, this store is definitely a place to check out. Address: Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku,  Minami 3 jo West 3 - chome 12 - 2 No. 2 Takeuchi Building 1, 2, 3 F
These shops are easily accessible from Odori Station. Simple walk towards Tanuki Koji form the station, and take the exit that allows you to get to Tanuki Koji 3・2・1 Chome. Once you’ve reached the top of the exit, The Gold will be on your right. To reach the other 2 shops, simple walk straight down once, moving from 3 Chome to 2 Chome. If you see these shops while walking around, definitely go on in and see what kind of deals you could be getting!

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