The last volume of Zipper, a magazine which has been introducing the culture and fashions of Harajuku will be sold!

21.December.2017 | FASHION

The magazine “Zipper” which has been introducing information regarding Harajuku’s fashion and culture since 1993 will ring down the final curtain with its last volume of Zipper Winter which will be sold from the 22nd of December. The phantasmal Zipper logo which was used when the magazine started is going to be used on the last volume.

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Zipper’s models who used be called Pachi Pachis, talents, serializations and famous persons will be introduced in the special page introducing the history of Zipper. Also, the covers of all 272 Zippers will be released. Readers of the magazine can surely enjoy this last volume.


The special page introduces the latest hair making trends under the theme of “HOWTO Imappogao?” Also, in SNAP, the page where photo spots were featured, it GIRLs will be gathered.

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it GIRL includes, Hinako Kitano, Mizuki Yamashita and Reno Nakamura of Nogizaka 46, Aika Shida of Keyakizaka 46, Miori Ichikawa, Akari Yoshida of NMB 48, hibiki(lol), BiSH, Akko Gorilla, CHAI and Uyu of Shuengo Buppan. The cover girl of the last volume is Ai Takahashi and the volume will introduce skills of making stylish faces and messages to the readers.



【Message from the editorial department】

Zipper was started in 1993 under the theme of “Say ‘NO!’ to the styles that are same as everyone.” For 24 years, we have been distributing information hoping that everyone can enjoy his/her own style.

 The magazine will end but we think that Zipper will remain in the hearts of each and every one of you.

For those of you who read our magazine.

For those of you who related with our magazine.

We would like to say thank you everybody.

Let’s meet again. Zipper FOREVER!

Zipper’s editorial department



Let’s check out the trendy fashions of Japan by reading the last volume of Zipper.




Shodensha “Zipper WINTER Volume” (release date – 12,22)

Price: 580 yen (tax included)

Web Zipper:



  • Spring 2023 Issue of Zipper Magazine Now on Sale

    28.March.2023 | FASHION

    The Spring 2023 issue of the revived fashion creator magazine Zipper was released on March 23.


    This issue focuses on the major fashion and beauty trends this spring and the globally-popular eight-member boy group ATEEZ appears on the cover clad in retro-pop Harajuku fashion. The deluxe edition also comes with a double-sided poster.


    Zipper ended its 24-year history in December 2017, but in March 2022, ASOBISYSTEM teamed up with DONUTS Inc. to revive the magazine as a quarterly release. The fashion magazine, popular with Gen Z, is known for sharing details aspects of Harajuku culture and will continue to share more from the creative center of Tokyo for years to come.

  • Zipper Magazine’s 2022-2023 Winter Issue on Sale Now

    14.January.2023 | FASHION

    The Winter 2022-2023 issue of the revived fashion creator magazine Zipper went on sale on December 23.


    This issue focuses on this winter’s must-know trends and is packed with coordination tips, outfit plans through spring, snapshots, hair and makeup tips, and much more.


    Zipper ended its 24-year history in December 2017. In March 2022, ASOBISYSTEM teamed up with DONUTS Inc. to revive the magazine as a quarterly release. The fashion magazine, popular with Gen Z, is known for sharing details aspects of Harajuku culture and will continue to share more from the creative center of Tokyo for years to come.

    Standard Edition (Cover: Nagisa Saito)

    Another Edition (Cover: FRUITS ZIPPER)
  • BiSH Appears on First Front Cover of the Reborn Fashion Magazine Zipper

    19.March.2022 | FASHION

    DONUTS and ASOBISYSTEM will begin reprinting the legendary fashion magazine Zipper starting March 23, 2022! The commemorative first issue will feature girls group BiSH on the cover, and the girls will also take center stage in a six-page special feature.


    The first feature will feature plenty of what Zipper is known for–Harajuku street photography. The magazine is filled with unique talents who are looking towards the future of Tokyo’s style. The theme, simply put, is “I decide what’s fashionable!” 

    The grand prize winner of the Zipper model audition will also be announced in the first issue. Seven finalists were selected via a live streaming audition and a professional photo shoot. The winner will work as a Zipper model for a full year.

  • Harajuku Girls Magazine Zipper to Return to Quarterly Release Schedule After 5 Years

    23.December.2021 | FASHION

    Popular Harajuku-based fashion magazine Zipper, which ceased publication in 2017, will return in March 2022! The rebirth of the magazine is being spearheaded as a joint venture between DONUTS Inc. and ASOBISYSTEM.


    Zipper was first published in 1993 as a way to say “NO!” to traditional style. It continued to inspire creative minds for 24 years until it ceased publication in 2017, and many Harajuku-based celebrities and influencers cite the magazine as a major source of inspiration over the years. Now, this beacon of individuality and fashion is making a triumphant comeback right when the world needs it most.

    In addition to the magazine, Zipper will also be available on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter, opening up the brand to fans of Japanese fashion around the world. More details will be announced in the future.

  • Popular Korean girl group BLACKPINK feature on Zipper magazine front cover + Zipper website renovation!

    24.September.2017 | FASHION

    The number of tickets requested to see BLACKPINK’s debut at the Budokan was enough to fill 20 Budokans. The successful ticket requests were then called “premium tickets”. BLACKPINK decorated the front covers of magazines with titles such as “live sold out in 3 days”. Taking the country by storm, this popular Korean girl band has steadily advanced. Now, BLACKPINK will be on the front cover of Zipper magazine’s autumn edition! The band will feature in a separate volume called “Issatsu Marugoto BLACKPINK PERFECT BOOK”. This will be released for sale on 23rd September.

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    This 20-page edition includes a special interview, and is filled with fashion, makeup, off-shots and other very personal aspects of the band. There is so much new information on BLACKPINK for you to enjoy!


    In addition, Web Zipper will be having a new makeover! The website renewal will include daily updates on fashion, beauty and cultural topics. Influential Zipper GIRL models will also be writing about current trends and providing you with lots of fun and exciting contents in approximately 20 more books that will be sold alongside the BLACKPINK edition!


    If you are not a member of Web Zipper, you can sign up for free! To commemorate the renewal, there will be a campaign that enters premium members (Web Zipper members), who log onto the website, into a prize draw for the chance to receive ANNA SUI, JILL STUART, PAUL & JOE and many other cosmetics.

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    For further information, please check the following link:



    Enjoy daily Zipper updates on the official website and get up to date with Japanese fashion!




    Shodensha Zipper AUTUMN edition (23rd September release)

    Price: ¥580 (tax included)

    *Next edition release: 23rd December 2017 (subject to change)


    Main edition contents:

    Separate volume: Issatsu Marugoto BLACKPINK PERFECT BOOK

    Autumn trend retro mix coordination


    Hinako Kitano (from Nogizaka46) presents a wonderland of fluff

    Instagram-worthy Hairstyles you can try★

    Series… Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Hinako Kitano (from Nogizaka46),, Sumire, Uesaka, Masato Hanazawa, Mika Ninagawa


    Web Zipper: