Translated by Jasmine Nishino
Nagoya PARCO - Buy Everything You Need At Japan's Largest PARCO Store
PARCO is a shopping center with stores all around Japan, very popular among the locals. This time we will feature the largest PARCO store, which is located in Nagoya and hosts more one hundred shops!
Written by MATCHA
Plans on visiting Hida-Takayama, Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka or the Ise Shrine in Mie? With an international airport, a convenient location to visit them all is in the Aichi prefecture.
In the heart of Aichi there is the popular city of Nagoya. Many hotels, unique food culture, and wonderful shopping facilities fill this city, so if you plan on exploring its surrounding areas, why not explore Nagoya too?
In this article, we will turn the spotlight to the shopping scene in Nagoya PARCO.
What Is Nagoya PARCO?
PARCO is a fashion focused shopping mall with branches nationwide. Starting with the popular Shibuya PARCO, it has been carrying the latest fashion styles of Japan. It is a must-go spot if you would like to know and get hold of the recent trends.
Nagoya PARCO is the largest flagship among all the PARCO's in Japan. With three buildings, over one hundred brand name shops stand side by side. With a variety of products that is not limited to fashion, it also handles Japanese souvenirs, music CDs, anime merchandise and much more.
We would like to feature some recommended shops among the many shops in Nagoya PARCO.
SHIPS is a select shop carrying stylish everyday clothing and small items. Instead of focusing on the latest design, they mainly feature basic items that you can use on a regular basis.
Along with items that are made in Japan, there are plenty of unique items to choose from. At times, you may be able to find items from places like Europe that are actually at a lower cost than the country of origin.
The items from Japan are also very popular as well. For instance, shirts from YAECA, other clothing wear, and bags. They all have simple designs and are great to use casually.
Otta is a towel brand made in Imabari city, Ehime. It is a city known to produce the largest amount of towels in the world! You will be able to enjoy the gentle quality of the towels from Imabari.
If you are looking for a Japanese-style gift, feel free to ask the staff for suggestions.
This American-style shop is called JOURNAL STANDARD. It is a select shop with casual American-style clothes and original store brand items.
True to its name, it keeps a standard quality no matter of the changes in time, place or occasion while keeping up with the trends. It is especially recommended for those who like the military or casual work style.
An item warmly recommended to visitors from abroad are the items inspired by Japanese culture. You can find great souvenirs, such as shirts using Japanese indigo dye or even T-shirts with Japanese style embroidery.
Sports Lab by atmos
Many visitors from abroad visit Sports Lab by atmos, a popular sportswear shop for shoes. For anyone liking the sporty, outdoor-look, it is highly recommended.
Check out the impressive collection of shoes on display on the walls from all over the world including Japan!
According to the workers, they feel as if the younger generations from Asia have become more fashionable than the Japanese!
For shop original goods and other collaborative items with various other brands, you can only find them in the Sports Lab by atmos shops.
There are also plenty of Japan-only items and Japanese design merchandise as well.
COMME ÇA MEN platinum
COMME ÇA MEN platinum carries chic items suited for businessmen to wear casually on their days off. They mainly focus on black and have a selection of clothes that give a clean look.
This brand is suited for gentlemen looking for high-end designs with good quality materials.
There is also the related brand, COMME ÇA DU MODE, which carries more items that are made in Japan. You will most surely find a memorable item from your visit to Japan.
MSPC product sort
MSPC product sort is a brand of bags founded in Osaka. They have their own factory with skilled in-house craftsmen who make high-quality products. Of course, everything is made in Japan.
It is a brand that is known for its great designs and high functioning bags. They also have branches in Taiwan and other countries outside of Japan, but those who are looking for the latest designs or to find unique items will be able to purchase them in the shops in Japan.
It appears as if visitors from abroad prefer items with vivid colors or things that are highly waterproof.
Samantha Thavasa is a high-end bag brand originating from Japan. They are known for their colorful, cute, yet casual and elegant designs.
All items have at least a five color variation, so you should be able to find a bag style in your favorite color. Not only is it cute, but it functions well as a bag made with excellent Japanese quality.
At Nagoya PARCO, there is also the Samantha Thavasa Petit Choice shop that carries smaller items such as purses and pouches.
Keeping the same quality and cuteness, it is slightly more budget friendly compared to the bags. They carry many items that motivate and brighten your day.
TAKEO KIKUCHI is a clothing line carrying suits, shirts, ties, and other stylish items for men.
They are a brand that focuses on British-style formal wear. For visitors from abroad, you may think this may not be the brand you would shop for during your trip. However, they have plenty of fun and casual items you can wear on a daily basis as well.
From high quality, but casual T-shirts, to bags, handkerchiefs and more, the items from TAKEO KIKUCHI would make great souvenirs or gifts during your stay in Japan.
How did you like our selection? This time, we only introduced a portion of the shops in Nagoya PARCO that mainly featured clothing chops. Next time, we will feature some shops with small items and merchandise for anime and music fans.
You will surely find a shop to your liking in Nagoya PARCO, so do stop by!