• August 27, 2015

    6 Outlet Malls Around Tokyo

    Outlet malls are good alternatives to department stores, as they usually sell items at a bargain—not dirt-cheap, but still cheaper than what you’d get at a department store. (For tourists, it also helps that outlet malls have plenty of tax-free […]

  • July 9, 2015

    Tokyo Summer Sales 2015

    Every year, the closing of the rainy season marks the opening of Tokyo’s famous “end-of-summer” bargain sales—which, despite the name, happen before summer has even reached its peak. The Tokyo summer sales are a clever ploy to lure shoppers out […]

  • November 1, 2014

    Top Tokyo Flea Markets

    A cheapo’s paradise, flea markets in Tokyo are super spots for bargain hunting. And there’s no shortage of them – you’ll find something happening in one of the city’s parks or parking lots just about every Saturday and Sunday, as […]

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  • December 23, 2014

    Secondhand Tokyo: Thriftin’ Guide

    Tokyo may seem shiny-shiny and new – and parts of it are. It can feel like everyone has new stuff all the time and you certainly wouldn’t be the first one to look, agape, at what people are putting on […]

  • December 11, 2014

    Tokyo Winter Sales: 2014-2015 Roundup

    December and January are extremely busy months for most Japanese shops, as their winter sales attract lots of people looking to spend their year-end bonuses. The first three days after New Year are especially crazy, with huge crowds trying to […]

  • September 9, 2014
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    Snazzy Shoes in Tokyo: A Cheapo Guide

    Pic from Wikimedia Commons You’ve read our guide to getting an outfit for that formal occasion. Now it’s time to find a pair of shoes. Unless you opt for the ultimate cheapo method – wearing something long enough to hide those comfy […]

  • August 15, 2014
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    Dressing Like a Princess: A Guide for Cheapos

    “Cinderella” resonates with almost everyone because almost everyone, at some point in their lives, becomes a cheapo. Budgeting and rationing means an emptier closet. It means clawing through bargain piles, blow-drying your hair yourself, and foregoing that cashmere sweater which […]

  • June 5, 2014

    Design Your Own Uniqlo T-Shirt on Your Phone

    This rather interesting article first appeared on Japan Trends. UTme! is a new service by Uniqlo, the cheapo Japanese apparel retailing chain with its sights set on world domination. UTme!, as its name suggests, lets consumers design their very own UT […]