Laforet Harajuku Announces Blue-Themed Event ‘BLUE BY LAFORET’

05.March.2019 | FASHION

70 stores are will participate in Laforet Harajuku’s just-announced upcoming BLUE BY LAFORET event. Running from March 21 to April 14, the event is centred around the colour blue, with everything from apparel to accessories, drinks and more set to be dyed the colour.

The event’s key visual pictured above was created by upand-coming art director KASICO. The pop graphics completely encompass and express the event’s theme colour. The picture will be dotted around various locations in Laforet.

Shirt: ¥4,860 (Tax Included) @ LOWRYS FARM (Floor 5F)

Back Print T-Shirt: ¥6,480 (Tax Included) @ jouetie (Floor 4F)

Piercings & Earrings: ¥972 Each (Tax Included) @ ACCESSORIES BLOSSOM (Floor 3.5F)

Tote Bag: ¥5,940 (Tax Included) @ merry jenny (Floor 4F)

Sky Blue Fruit Soda: Individual ¥450 (Tax Included) / Set ¥380 (Tax Included) @ AND THE FRIET (Floor 2F)

This refreshing soda is a delicious mix of honey lemonade and blue curacao.

Fruit Soda: ¥630 (Tax Included) @ CAFE CREPE (Floor 1F)

A colourful and fruity mix of strawberry, kiwi, blueberry and more.

Select items bought during the event will also get you one of the above shopping bags. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    Head over to the GOOD MEAL MARKET food court located on floor 2 of Laforet Harajuku because a Cheese Tea shop has just opened up shop.

     

    machi machi is known as the “Cheese Tea God” by Taiwanese media and is certainly stirring up a sensation in Japan too. Each cup extracts the deliciousness of Taiwanese tea. The salty flavour of the rich-flavoured cream cheese will leave you astonished at the discovery of a brand new dessert flavour. This drink is enough to enlighten you with an emotional journey of deliciousness. 

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    Laforert Harajuku-Limited Brûlée Milk Tea: ¥680 (after tax )

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    Period 1: June 25, 2019 – July 4, 2019

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    MICOPARADE

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    Period 2: July 5, 2019 – July 14, 2019

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    Shigemune Tamao

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    Find the yukata for you at this year’s Yukata IN LAFORET.

  • Disney’s The Lion King Themed Merchandise to be Sold at Laforet Harajuku

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    To celebrate the release of Disney’s upcoming film The Lion King, Laforet Harajuku has announced a collection of merchandise to be sold at around 30 stores inside the shopping complex. Running from August 7 to September 1, look forward to getting your paws on one pieces, t-shirts, bags, smartphone cases and more. Everything on sale is exclusive to Laforet Harajuku meaning you won’t get it anywhere else.

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    Customers who purchase any items in The Lion King collection will receive the above-pictured original shopping bag too. Further details will be announced on Laforet Harajuku’s website in the run up to the event.

     

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    Laforet Harajuku’s 3rd floor female and multipurpose toilets just reopened on March 23.

     

    Since its establishment, the department store has found ways to promote and express creativity through fashion and advertising, and that unique inventiveness of theirs has now seeped into the toilets!

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    yuminique

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    Masaboshi

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    Modern Kimono Umeya feat. Tamao Shigemune

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    Modern Kimono Umeya is a select shop selling kimono and accessories for people to enjoy wearing kimono freely and as they like in the best possible way to bring out themselves. Their products take inspiration from regular clothing. Tamao Shigemune is a kimono maker that creates kimono, yukata, obi sashes and accessories completely produced by her from the designing to the planning and styling. She produces things she wants herself that no one else offers.

     

    Discover Harajuku-style kimono at Kimono IN LAFORET in the new year!

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    Feel the Christmas spirit by getting your hands on some limited edition items at the Perfume Closet and mt x Laforet pop-up shops!

  • Chinese Fast Food Restaurant ‘Chipoon’ to Open in Laforet Harajuku

    14.November.2018 | FOOD

    Chipoon is a new Chinese fast food restaurant coming to Laforet Harajuku’s second floor food area Good Meal Market on December 8, 2018.

    Chipoon is produced by Hidetoshi Nishioka, owner and chef at Ginza’s famous Chinese restaurant Renge Equriosity. He hopes to overturn the image of fast food to create a new style thorugh Chinese cuisine. By using no chemical additives or condiments, Chipoon aims to serve food that retains the original delicious flavour of each ingredient.

    Yuba Char Siu Burger: ¥486 (Tax Included)

    Vegetable Tan Tan Noodles: ¥756 (Tax Included)

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    Vegan Noodles: ¥648 (Tax Included)

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    Enjoy healthy and tasty Chinese fast food at the new Chipoon in Harajuku!

  • Laforet Harajuku 40th Anniversary Week: Limited Edition Items, Pop-Up Shops & More

    04.October.2018 | FASHION / SPOT

    Laforet Harajuku will turn 40-years-old on October 28. To commemorate, the shopping mall is holding an event called Laforet Harajuku 40th Anniversary Week “with LAFORET” which will run from October 20 to November 11 to celebrate all of the customers, shops and involved creators now and into the future.

    with LAFORET will see a whole host of content arrive at the 120 or so shops at Laforet Harajuku as well as at Laforet Museum Harajuku from events to pop-up shops, a fashion show and more.

     

    Events Hosted By Popular Shops

    “MALL by WALL” by WALL (Floor 1F)

    Running: October 20, 2018

    Location: Laforet Museum Harajuku 6F

    Entry: Free

    WALL is relocating to Laforet Museum Harajuku for one day only. They will celebrate 40 years of Laforet with a line of booths by 40 brands they stock as well as announcements for new products.

    “ANGELIC PRETTY MUSEUM” by Angelic Pretty (Floor B1.5F)

    Running: October 26, 2018 – October 27, 2018

    Location: Laforet Museum Harajuku 6F

    Entry: Free

    Angelic Pretty is a fashion brand that has garnered much attention both in Japan and overseas since its inception. This exhibition will display everything Angelic Pretty is iconic as well as showcase a panel archive of the products they have put out there, host a fashion show with special guest invitations and more.

    “Merveilleuses na Boudoir ~Eien ni Tsuzuku Lady na Jikan~” by ALICE and the PIRATES (Floor B1.5F)

    Running: October 28, 2018

    Location: Laforet Museum Harajuku 6F

    How to Enter: Receive an entry ticket by spending over ¥5,000 (tax included) at ALICE and the PIRATES on floor B1.5F following October 20.

    ALICE and the PIRATES is popular for its dark and bewitching tone that is distinctly different from the lolita style. It is a sister brand of Japanese clothing chain Baby, The Stars Shine Bright which featured in the movie Kamikaze Girls and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. They will exhibit the brand’s history and host a full-blown fashion show that introduces their newest creations.

    SPECIAL EXHIBITION

    Vivienne Westwood – “GET A LIFE!”

    Running: November 2, 2018 – November 18, 2018

    Location: Laforet Museum Harajuku 6F

    Entry: Free

    This special exhibition brings together the works of British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood in her role as a fashion activist. There will also be a project people can get involved in creating by taking their plastic bottle caps to the exhibition. Attendees can look forward to getting their hands on some limited edition items too.

     

    Pop-Up Shops By Famous Brands

    MILKBOY

    Running: October 5, 2018 – October 14, 2018

    Location: Laforet Harajuku 1F ENTRANCE SPACE

    Japanese fashion brand and Harajuku pioneer MILKBOY is setting up a pop-up shop for Laforet Harajuku’s 40th. They will exhibit their latest collection “PSYCHIC CLUB” and release exclusive items you can only get at their shop. They will also sell a range of items made in collaboration with a string of other brands they have close ties with including BOUNTY HUNTER, Comme des Garçons, fragment design, realmad HECTIC, UNDERCOVER and others. Also, every evening while the pop-up shop is running, there will be must-see events for fans including in-store live shows and more. Check out MILKBOY’s official Instagram page on how to purchase the collaborative items.

    6-D/6%DOKIDOKI

    Running: October 27, 2018 – November 5, 2018

    Location: Laforet Harajuku 1F ENTRANCE SPACE

    6%DOKIDOKI, a brand created by proponent of Harajuku ‘kawaii culture’ Sebastian Masuda, will also open their own pop-up shop. Continuing to innovate and lead culture, they will showcase their new 2018 spring and summer collection ‘6-D Sebastian Masuda.’ They will also exhibit and sell their latest collection which they have just finished showcasing overseas. This will be the first even in Japan where you can get a peek at the newest products from 6%DOKIDOKI.

    Bathroom Renewals

    New toilet facilities will make their way to the art gallery on floor B1F on October 27. They are designed by art director Hitoki Naruo who has had a hand in creating many visuals for campaigns held by Laforet Harajuku. The concept behind the new facilities is ‘a window into art and culture in Laforet Harajuku’s restrooms.’ It will serve as both an art gallery and restroom. The first art piece on display was made by photographer Toshio Ohno.

    Laforet Card FREE FOOD DAY

    Running: October 28, 2018

    Free food will be available at select restaurants to Laforet Card members.

     

    Shop List

    1F CAFE CREPE

    2F AND THE FRIET/Guzman y Gomez/LAST CHIFFON/

    MAX BRENNER CHOCOLATE PIZZA BAR/NONARA PEARL/

    Cream Ampang Harajuku

    *Discount coupons will be sent to the houses of card holders.

    *Those who do not hold a card can still receive the coupons when they sign up between October 5 – October 28.

    *Valid: October 28, 2018 at 11:00-21:00

    *One coupon given to each person to be used at one restaurant.

     

     

    Join in the celebration of 40 years with Laforet Harajuku!

  • Laforet Harajuku to Participate in Vogue Fashion’S Night Out 2018

    26.August.2018 | FASHION / SPOT

    It has been announced that Laforet Harajuku will attend Vogue Fashion’S Night Out (FNO) set to take place on Saturday September 15.

    FNO was first held in 2009 at the call of editor-in-chief of Vogue US Anna Wintour. It is the world’s biggest shopping event that seeks to revitalize fashion industry and boost its economic recovery.

    Laforet Harajuku, which was established 40 years ago, will join the 10th FNO for a collaboration titled ‘VOGUE GIRL×LA40RET Festival.’ Laforet Harajuku will extend its opening times so people can enjoy all the special plans they have in store for each of its shop on this one-day event.

    An opening ceremony for VOGUE GIRL×LA40RET Festival will take place at the 6th floor Laforet Museum Harajuku. There will also be a special Mickey Mouse 90th anniversary collection fashion show, a festive styling show and DJ performance by VOGUE GIRL, and more.

     

    Fashion lovers won’t want to miss out on this very special one-day-only event!

     

    ■Information

    Laforet Harajuku Participation Details

    Date: September 15, 2018

    Venue: Laforet Harajuku (1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)

    Participating Shops: All shops inside Laforet Harajuku

    Opening Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm

    *Opening times extended by 1 hour.

    About: http://www.laforet.ne.jp/special/fno/

     

    VOGUE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT Official Website: http://www.vogue.co.jp/fno/tokyo/

     

  • “Pixar the Friendship” will be held at Laforet HARAJUKU! Collaborative fashion items will be sold too

    06.April.2018 | FASHION / SPOT

    From the 14th of April 2018 (Sat.) to 13th of May 2018 (Sun.), an event featuring the animation movies of Disney and Pixar named “Pixar the Friendship Nakama to Isshoni Boken no Sekaie~ (let’s go on a journey with our friends)” will be held on 6F of Laforet Museum.

     

    『ピクサー・ザ・フレンドシップ~仲間といっしょに冒険の世界へ~』 ラフォーレ原宿

    “Pixar the Friendship” will be held in Tokyo for the first time and in this event, you can take photos in photo booths of very popular animation movies of Disney and Pixar such as “Toy Story,” “Monsters Ink” and “Remember Me,” the latest works of Disney/Pixar.

     

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    Moreover, the event named “Pixar the Friendship Kaisai Kinen Disney/Pixar 2018S/S Collection | Laforet HARAJUKU” will be held too. In this event, fashion items using the motifs of the popular characters of Disney and Pixar will be sold in about 40 shops inside Laforet HARAJUKU.

     

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    Let’s enjoy this event and the fashion items.

     

    ■Information

    Pixar the Friendship ~Nakama to Isshoni Boken no Sekaie~

    Date: 2018/04/14 (Sat.) to 2018/05/13 (Sun.)

    Venue: Lafore Museum HARAJUKU

    Address: Laforet HARAJUKU 6F, 1-11-6, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 11:00 to 21:00 (last entrance – 20:30)

    • Children below elementary school must come with their parents.
    • Please note that you may not enter the venue when the venue is too crowded.

    Fees: adults (older than junior high school): 1,200 yen (pre-sold ticket – 1,000 yen)

    Child (younger than elementary school ~ 4 years old): 600 yen (pre-sold ticket – 500 yen)

    ※Prices noted above include tax

    ※Children younger than 3 years old – free

    ※For those of you who have a Laforet Card, Disney★JCB Card can enter the venue by paying the price of the pre-sold ticket (the holder of the card and one member of the party).

     

    Play guide: LAWSON Ticket (L cord: 36500)

    Ticket Pia (P cord: 768-957)

    E-plus, CN Play guide

    7-Eleven (7-Eleven Ticket Button)

    URL: http://www.laforet.ne.jp/ special/pixar/

     

  • MMN Festival 2018 in Shibuya: Laforet Museum Harajuku – Day 1 Report

    28.March.2018 | FEATURES / FES

    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA is currently being held across Saturday March 24 and Sunday March 25, serving Japanese culture to the world from Shibuya. Day one ended with huge success. Laforet Museum Harajuku, one of the four areas of the festival, was home to the Harajuku Kawaii Market take place, an event themed on the concept of “Find Japanese Kawaii♡”. The market was lined with a whole host of booths where people got up close with Japanese fashion, beauty, fortune-telling, DIY and more. But that’s not all.

    もしもしにっぽんフェスティバル 菅沼ゆり 丸山礼

    The stage was graced by models heavily active in Harajuku-style fashion magazines, popular social media influencers, and others, all of whom shook the house.

     

    ラフォーレミュージアム 甘党男子

    Kicking off the stage performances was none other than Amato Danshi, a six-member male idol group whose concept centres around sweets and candy. “We want to spread the greatness of sweets even more!” They sure weren’t lying with those words, as the guys surprised the audience by gifting everyone sweets during their set. Things got really exciting during their high-tempo track Shu Cream (“Cream Puffs”) as the crowd joined in with the group members in some seriously energetic dancing!

     

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    With excitement still rippling through the room, “Mynavi Baito presents Challenge Award” was next on stage. Nine fashion students were split into teams of three who were challenged to create cute part-time work outfits to promote to the world. Yuri Suganuma, Mei Nagasawa and Anna Yano stepped out onto stage and presented the outfits by wearing them. Team 95 created an izakaya outfit, Team Hikari produced a Gas Station uniform, and Team Twinkle served up moving-company couture.

     

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    The audience were made to vote for a winner with a raise of hands. The winners of the Challenge Award were Team Twinkle and their mover outfit! They went away with a cash prize of ¥100,000. Tears were even seen from the team upon hearing the announcement. It was a moving stage event – you could see their passion and how hard they had all worked.

     

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    Natsume Mito put on her fashion show where the tender and slightly mysterious world of Tomonori Taniguchi’s picture book Bulldog Tantei to Kieta Hoshi (BUNKEI Co., LTD.) was brought to life with performances from Japanese models Akari Abe, Manaka Arai, Alice Ikeda, Anna Kawamura, Aino Kuribayashi, Saki Shibata, Yuri Suganuma, Ema Tanioku, Eri Tanioku, Chie Tsuji, Rinko Murata and Una while Natsume Mito read the book aloud.

     

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    Natsume wore a smile of joy on her face when the fashion show came to an end. She announced, “It was a challenge to bring to life and convey something that you imagine in your head. I want to go on to create the opportunity to produce more picture book stage shows!”

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    The first slot of performances came to a close and led into slot two. Youtuber Megane and models Yoshiaki and Michi were invited as guests for a talk session. They showed lots of private photos while giving backstory to each of them. They also blurted out frank insights into each of the pictures which had people in stiches.

     

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    In a talk show with popular illustrator Fusedy and Koseki Ren, the two of them gave their cherished opinions of the topic of romance. It was very much a talk between two people who have known each other for 4 years. They were on the same wavelength. It was a girl-talk which showed no sign of stopping as they chatted with plenty of “I know, right!” and “Tell me about it!” moments as Ren empathised with the contents of Fusedy’s book.

     

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    Next on stage was none other than Rilakkuma! To realise Shibuya’s recent appointment as a city for international tourism and culture, an inauguration ceremony was held on stage to name Rilakkuma an official Shibuya Tourism Ambassador!

     

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    Seeing that had people sighing in adoration with accompanying exclamations of “kawaii.”

     

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    With three more stage events wrapped up, it was time to move on to slot three. The first of the performances was the “Fashion & Hair Dye Talk Session with Ren Koseki, Hikari Shibata, Yuri Suganuma, Ayumi Seto and MIZUKI (KORD)” presented by FRESHLIGHT. Popular models Ren Koseki and Ayumi Steo, as well as popular stylist MIZUKI (KORD), chatted about their experiences with dyeing their hair, recommended hair colours for spring, and more.

     

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    that when it comes to spring, it’s all about warm colours. When you want to shake things up a bit for going out during spring break, why not go for an easy and comfortable image change with hair dyes from FRESHLIGHT?

     

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    Fortune-teller Chamereon Takeda read Mei Nagasawa – who loves spirituality and going to shrines – for romance and work in her “Love Compatibility Rankings: Zodiac Signs” session. Chamereon Takeda used western astrology and tarot readings for Mei, who was interested in her marriage partner. She was told “Your luck will increase for both romance and work starting this autumn. It will be a time where you form a bond with someone you need, and break away with someone you don’t.”

     

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    In the second half of the show, Chamereon Takeda also announced the rankings for love compatibility for each zodiac sign. Coming in 1st place was the Taurus! The scene of people devouring the demonstration was a sight to behold – as if people really wanted to hear their destinies.

     

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    The final act of day one was a talk session with Saki Shibata, Ayaka Segawa, and Rei Maruyama. The three of them work as a model, artist & nurse, and performer respectively. Their open and honest discussion focuses on their careers. The conversation got pretty lively as expected from three friends!

     

    That’s it for day one at Harajuku Kawaii Market. Look forward to the performances on stage on day two!

     

    MOSHI MOSHI MUSIC FESTIVAL CUTUP STUDIO after report

    Harajuku Kawaii Market Afterreport DAY2

    ■Information

    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2018 in SHIBUYA

    Locations: SHIBUYA CAST. / Tower Records Shibuya / Laforet Museum Harajuku / Onden Shrine

    Dates: Saturday 24 March – Sunday 25 March

    Time: 11:00-21:00 *Times differ at each area

    Official Event Website:https://fes18.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/

     

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