Paris Kid’s is one of the most famous fashion stores in Tokyo, located right at the entrance of Harajuku’s Takeshita Street. Every single piece of jewelry I have purchased so far in Tokyo has been from this store. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the store’s owners about the most beloved store in Tokyo’s fashion capital. Read on, because they gave us a special discount for EnAble Japan readers!
Paris Kid’s was founded 38 years ago, selling accessories outside of the building it currently occupies. The founder, decided to sell accessories because he could fit many of them in the wagon’s small space. On Sundays, the original Paris Kid’s wagon would open up and sell trinkets and fashion accessories to junior high and high school girls.
Today, Paris Kid’s bright pink sign draws tourists as well as teenage girls. Although their original accessories were simpler, Akihiro Miyakoshi, the owner, says they had to adjust quickly to the kooky fashions that put Takeshita Street on the map. Their customers love wacky accessories such as neon hair extensions, giant puffball earrings, and colossal patterned bows. Foreign visitors find items featuring anime characters, Kanji lettering, and their starfish and seashell hair clips and earrings especially appealing.
Recently, sales of tattoo chokers have spiked, since they’ve been coming back in style. However, not all of their items are so over the top; many of their accessories look delicate and expensive, even though the majority of their inventory sells for ¥324.
If you aren’t in Japan right now, or are in Japan and can’t make it to Paris Kid’s to get in on the fun, you’re in luck! Paris Kid’s has launched its first online shop (and in English!!).
But if you can stop by the Paris Kid’s store, good news! If you show the following picture at the register, you will receive an 8% discount on your purchase. Now that’s a great accessory!
Paris Kid’s Store Information
Website (via Google Translate) ||| Facebook (Japanese) ||| Twitter (via Google Translate) ||| Instagram ||| Online Store (English)
Nearest Station: 2-minute walk from Harajuku Station (plan your route at the link and click on the Google Map below for walking directions)