Whether you’re looking for a luxe Christmas gift or simply a fancy Tokyo souvenir, we’ve selected our favorite Japanese and international brands and items from GINZA SIX. (If you prefer something handcrafted and more traditional, also check out our Omotenashi Selection Christmas gift guide.)
Leather Jacket by Helmut Lang
Filled with sharp-lined silhouettes and quiet color schemes, Helmut Lang debuted in the mid-1980s as one of fashion’s first minimalist labels. Now, for the first time in Japan, the GINZA SIX branch combines both women’s and men’s fashion for a convenient one-stop shopping spree. We love their sleek leather jacket (¥95,000), which embodies the minimalistic vibe of the label, and comes with a hood for extra warmth. (If you’re shopping for the man in your life, note that their menswear range is only available at the GINZA SIX and Aoyama branches.)
Cashmere Coat by Ebure
Japanese brand ebure offers high quality clothing, designed to make women feel they are blessed to be born a woman, and make life feel more fun – in the brand’s own words. Their elegant pieces are aimed at sophisticated women who appreciate the finer things in life. When it started in 2016, the label launched a collection of 10 winter coats, which became their mainstay. For this coming winter, ebure has added a herringbone-patterned 100% cashmere luxury coat (¥330,000), featuring a black lining that peeks in bursts as you move. Belt the high waist to create a beautifully feminine line, while all you’ll feel is a warm and soft blanket wrapped around you.
Messenger Bag by BELSTAFF
Established in England in 1924, BELSTAFF is still rooted in the label’s motorsports
heritage. The collections are all about rugged elegance, with high-quality designs
and structured cuts. Their waxed cotton jacket is a good example of their offerings, presenting a vintage-inspired design with a fabric that regulates according to the body and outside temperatures. Although BELSTAFF is mostly known for its leather jackets, we also recommend their Colonial messenger bag, the perfect daily companion thanks to its practical front pockets, available in sturdy cotton canvas (¥79,500 ) or luxurious leather (¥112,500).
Silk Scarf with Reindeer Motif by Okano
If you’re in the market for a Japan-made, high-quality fashion item, OKANO is the place to visit at GINZA SIX. Founded in 1897, OKANO manufactures Hakata-ori textiles, which are dyed-in silk textiles from the Fukuoka region. While OKANO mostly produces kimono garments in partnership with craftspeople from various regions, the brand is also notable for its gorgeous silk scarves. For Christmas, OKANO has created a scarf (¥57,000) featuring a small reindeer pulling the label’s ship logo like a sleigh. The scarf is adorned with snowflakes, making it a festive and seasonal must-have item.
Tote Bag from By Malene Birger
Danish brand By Malene Birger creates clothes that are modern and effortless to wear. Beautiful fabrics and intricate handcrafted details define each collection. The relaxed silhouettes are a good representation of the label’s philosophy, which is to help women have the courage to live their own lives. The Arabian Flower motif became the brand’s signature print after the brand’s founder traveled around Morocco and was inspired by the patterned tiles and mats. The Gretah mini tote bag (¥27,000) featuring the flower motif comes in an array of colors that will suit every style.
Apple-shaped Clock by UNDERCOVER
Founded in 1990 by Jun Takahashi, UNDERCOVER is a Japanese fashion label known for its punk-infused streetwear styles. And thanks to the recent addition of secondary brands SueUNDERCOVER and JohnUNDERCOVER, also designed by Takahashi, there is something for every taste. If you’re looking for a playful yet practical present this holiday season, the brand’s apple-shaped clock (¥15,800), made by Medicom Toy, is
undoubtedly the most stylish way to keep track of time.
Bucket Bag by Converse Tokyo
Pretty much everyone at some point in their lives has owned a pair of Converse shoes: they’re practical, popular, and never go out of style. The brand with the recognizable star logo has been around for over a century, and is still thriving today. For the upcoming holidays, Converse Tokyo has released a bucket-shaped bag (¥13,000) – FYI, the must-have bag style this season. It comes in black and features a playful fringe that sways as you sashay, shiny studs, and the signature star logo. You can safely fit all your daily belongings in there as it closes with a drawstring, and you can wear it as a shoulder bag or as a handbag.
Silk Hat by CA4LA
CA4LA is the kind of shop that feels like your own closet – their aim is to create just that. While the brand offers original, made-in-Japan items, it also stocks specially selected brands from around the world. The GINZA SIX branch even boasts an atelier inside the store, which allows customers to create their own custom hats, with a selection of vintage accessories from the likes of Paris and London. For Christmas, CA4LA has launched a silk hat with a falcon motif (¥50,000), inspired by the works of Japanese traditional artist and painter Doujin Tenryu. Customers are invited to customize it, and we think it makes a unique present for your favorite fashionista.
Backpack by Discord Yohji Yamamoto
Discord Yohji Yamamoto at GINZA SIX is the first store in the world to offer the brand’s full collection, and stands as its flagship shop. The focus of this collection is luxury accessories such as high-quality bags and scarves featuring unique prints. Coveted items include the Geta sandals, inspired by traditional footwear worn by geisha, and the teardrop-shaped Y-Backpack (¥108,000). For Christmas, this last item takes a festive twist as it will come in silver leather, and in a one-shoulder strap style (¥85,000) version. If you’re looking for something in a mini version, go for the “Y-Pouch” (¥36,000), a small pouch-shaped bag that’s a new addition to the series.
Top 4 Christmas Stocking Buys
1. Baci di Dama by Franck Muller GenEve
The latest offering from Franck Muller’s luxurious pastry range, this traditional Italian dessert, Baci di dama, meaning “confession of love,” will hit a sweet spot (¥4,000).
2. Cologne by Jo Malone London
This English Pear & Freesia Cologne (¥16,800) by the British lifestyle brand comes in a limited holiday-edition bottle. Only available at select shops, including GINZA SIX.
3. Leather Book Cover by British Made
For the person who loves to read, nothing can beat this chic leather book cover (¥9,500) that comes in an array of hues with a vibrant green bookmark.
4. Instant Camera by Leica
Like Instagram but in real life: Leica Sofort (¥33,500) is an instant camera that has a selection of add-on filters you can adjust to fit the situation or mood you want to portray.
Top 4 Souvenir Buys
1. Flower Vases by D-BROS
There’s no chance of these pretty flower vases (¥1,000-¥1,800 per set) breaking as, believe it or not, they’re made from plastic. Easy to store and transport, the vases “come to life” when you pour water into them.
2. Designer Plates by Cibone Case
A plate so gorgeous it’ll fit into any home décor: this modern craft work by Dutch
designer Hella Jongerius reinterprets traditional Japanese crafting skills. ¥135,000, various designs available.
3. Supima Cotton Bath Towels by Towel Think Lab
Give your face an extra bit of luxury with this supima cotton bath towel (¥10,000) – the ripple pattern potrays the picturesque scene of Seto Inland Sea, and is inspired by the calm seashore of Setouchi region.
4. Nishijin Silk Scarf by Jotaro Saito
Jotaro Saito has modernized the traditional kimono, taking it to the runways. Pick up their seasonal Nishijin silk scarf (¥158,500), printed with a motif of birch trees in wintertime.
All that shopping making you hungry? Check out our feature on “10 Restaurants for Exploring Japanese Cuisine at GINZA SIX.”
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