the POOL aoyama (Japan) x ION Audio Portable Turntable

Hiroshi Fujiwara’s concept store the POOL aoyama has collaborated with US-based electronics company ION Audio to present this stylish portable turntable device. Equipped with a built-in speaker for playback, iPad compatibility and a pitch control function, the small device is the perfect alternative to bulky home stereo set-ups.

Fujiwara, who recently opened a Tokyo-based pop-up store for the POOL aoyama, completes the device with stylish, all-black and minimalist packaging. Pick up the Pool aoyama x ION Audio Portable Turntable for around $212 USD if you’re in Japan or online here.

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3-14-1 Shinjuku
Tokyo 160-0022

SHOES MASTER Vol. 23 (Japan)

Japanese footwear magazine SHOES MASTER is set to release its latest issue, Volume 23, which features the latest topics in sneakers for the 2015 spring/summer season. Inside you can expect to find news covering the latest in sneaker collaborations as well as catalogs of the likes of adidas, New Balance, Reebok, ASICS Tiger and PUMA.

What stood out in particular this past season were the Supreme x Nike collaboration, the adidas Ultra Boost Collective, and the Nike Air Max Zero prototype. Updates on some of the top sneaker shops are also provided, including mita sneakers, BEAMS and UNITED ARROWS. One story announces the upcoming opening of a brand new sneaker boutique at the Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building in Tokyo. SHOES MASTER launched in spring 2014 and is released biannually at the end of March and the end of September, and it continues to establish itself as one of the world’s leading publications in footwear and sneaker culture.

Watch out for SHOES MASTER Vol. 23 to be released March 30 for approximately $6 USD.

Anna Sui jumps into the world of Sailor Moon fashion with necklaces, earrings, and bags

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Tokyo’s Isetan is welcoming back Sailor Moon and her magical gal pals. From now until March 31, the department store chain’s Shinjuku branch is offering a special lineup of fashion items based on the hit anime. Previously, we’ve looked at the new offerings from Samantha Vega, Honey Bunch, and Riccimie Premiere Salon, all popular Japanese brands.

Now, Anna Sui is getting in on the moon prism action, with a selection of coolly feminine bags and accessories inspired by the Sailor Senshi.

In contrast to the bright pastels of Samantha Vega’s Sailor Moon collection, Anna Sui’s aims for a more mature allure. The front of the 21,000 yen (US$176) compact head necklace takes the lines of Sailor Moon’s Crystal Star, but recolors them in the trademark Anna Sui purple, with the designer’s name appearing on the back. Similarly, the Key of Space-Time necklace (16,000 yen) has an ornate, almost gothic look to it.

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Even though Sailor Moon is the star, she’s hardly the only popular character from the franchise. If you’ve got a soft spot for other members of the ensemble cast, you can show them some love with these 18,500-yen Luna and Artemis earrings (featuring black cat Luna on the front and white kitty Artemis on the back) or the 21,000-yen pearl catch earrings, featuring the image colors and celestial symbols for Sailors Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus.

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Your wrists won’t have to feel left out either, with the 19,000-yen ribbon bracelet and its charms shaped like the Crisis Moon Compact and Inner Senshi celestial marks. Rounding off the wearables, the 12,000-yen Anna Sui Sailor Moon logo T-shirt provides perhaps the biggest sticker shock of the lineup, while the set of five clear files for 1,600 yen is the most budget-friendly option.

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Of course, unless you have Sailor Moon-style magical powers that allow you to summon whatever special items you need out of thin air, you probably require something in your daily life with more carrying capacity than the files provide. Once again, Anna Sui has the answer, or actually two, with these leather bags adorned with celestial mark charms, the smaller of which (pictured on the right) is priced at 32,000 yen.

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Not only will they hold your wallet, keys, and phone, there should also be some space left over in case you find something else you just have to have while shopping at Isetan.

Shop information
Sailor Moon X Isetan Shop
Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 3-14-1
Isetan Shinjuku Main Building 3rd floor Center Park Stage #3
伊勢丹新宿店本館3階 センターパークステージ#3
Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

N.HOOLYWOOD (Japan) x arflex “Marenco” Armchair

Japanese brand N.HOOLYWOOD has teamed up with Italian contemporary furniture brand arflex on its iconic “Marenco” armchair. Celebrating the remodeling of Isetan Shinjuku’s home interior floor, the armchair features an all-over graphic print, boasting various sentences printed in black against cream, for a modern and eye-catching addition to any living space.

The “Marenco” armchair is known for its revolutionary system in assembling the the seat and armrest to the base. This special iteration will be available near the end of March at Isetan Shinjuku.

BAPE (Japan) x Steiff Teddy Bear

Japanese streetwear imprint BAPE joins forces with German toy manufacturer Steiff for a special edition teddy bear. A perfect gift for mini hypebeasts, the collaborative teddy bear adorns a white graphic Ape Head tee with dual branding at the front and an intricate tag along the sleeve, in addition to a pair of indigo jeans to complete the look.

The BAPE x Steiff Teddy Bear will be available for purchase exclusively at the Isetan flagship store in Shinjuku starting March 4.


Japanese brands White Mountaineering and Porter collaborate for 2014 Fall/Winter Collection


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White Mountaineering continues to release collaborative items as part of its 2014 fall/winter collection. Working this time around with fellow Japanese luggage label Porter, the bag collection sees the 1000 Denier Multi-Pocket backpack in choice of black or red, and the Diamond Pattern Jacquard Tote in either navy or khaki.
Look for the collection to be made available through select stockists and at White Mountaineering’s Tokyo flagship along with its Isetan location.
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F.I.L. (Japan) Indigo Camping Trailer 2014 Spring/Summer BANDANA 22L Backpack

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Hiroki Nakamura‘s 22L backpack design gets a paisley treatment with the “BANDANA” edition of the bag from F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer‘s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Retaining the 22L’s usual build – including tri-compartment construction, 22-liter volume capacity, a dedicated laptop sleeve, audio player/smartphone pocket, and more – the new release comes complete with a bandana-inspired paisley motif across its exterior.

Look for the BANDANA 22L to hit ISETAN Shinjuku come April 1 as a part of the store’s limited-time F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer/visvim “The Stage” installation.


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F.I.L. (Japan) Indigo Camping Trailer 2014 Spring/Summer BANDANA 22L Backpack


10 of Japan’s most prolific designers get a tribute in adidas Originals “Enjin” T-Shirt Collection


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A familiar selection of names, from Bedwin & The Heartbreakers to SASQUATCHFABRIX, are the subject of a somewhat surprising new project from adidas Originals: the “EnjinT-shirt collection.

Further cementing the brand as one of fashion’s stalwarts in 2014, the Enjin collection taps 10 of Japan’s most prolific designers, lending each a customized shirt. The shirts themselves draw styles from soccer jerseys – a reference to the 2014 World Cup kicking off this summer – with each designer re-working adidas’ hallmark three stripes as they see fit.

Launching on May 21, the shirts are to be sold exclusively at ISETAN Shinjuku, with prices starting around $77 USD.


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10 of Japan’s most prolific designers get a tribute in adidas Originals “Enjin” T-Shirt Collection





Utilizing engaging prints from Liberty Digital Art Creation, ONLY MI and SOPHNET. have teamed up on the Liberty FSF LIGHT WEIGHT BLOUSON. Crafted with a blend of nylon and polyester, the jacket features an all-over print reminiscent of pencil shavings. A number of zip-up pockets provide functional elements, while a bold FSF (FYi Design x SOPHNET. x fragment design) logo is printed on the chest.

Priced at  ¥39,000 JPY (approximately $380 USD), the blouse is available now at ISETAN MENs.

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Origami to host exclusive sale featuring mastermind JAPAN

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Following its retirement just after the Spring/Summer 2013 season, mastermind JAPAN will be making a special limited comeback via the Origami commerce platform. Origami will be holding an exclusive sale with 200 items from the mastermind JAPAN Extra Collection at a fashion event hosted by SENSE magazine on February 23.

Select items include tees, cardigans, shirts and vests. To enter the event, participants need a ticket from the SENSE February 10 edition and will be able to access a secret store within the Origami app through which they can make their purchases. Origami will also be hosting a joint campaign with ISETAN from February 26 to March 3  with an exclusive sale offer from the ISETAN MEN’S outlet throughout.

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Origami to host exclusive sale featuring mastermind JAPAN