• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • June 24, 2014

    Tokyo Summer Bargain Sales 2014

    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 sales are both a clever ploy to lure shoppers […]

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  • October 17, 2014

    Tokyo Cheapo T-Shirt Shop Relaunched!

    Tokyo Cheapo is tremendously overjoyed to announce the re-launch of our t-shirt shop! Along with a bigger range of shirts dedicated to cheapo icons such as everyone’s favourite discount store Donki, the price of our original “I’m a Tokyo Cheapo” […]

  • 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 […]

  • May 6, 2014

    Where to Buy a Kimono Without Breaking the Bank

    Some outfits never go out of fashion. Kimonos are a prime example – they’ve been making people look elegant for centuries. These stylish rags certainly aren’t cheap though – unless you know where to look … If you stand in […]

  • March 21, 2014
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    DIY Cheapo: 100 Yen Pearl Bracelet

    As one of the world’s fashion capitals, Tokyo can make a cheapo feel under-dressed. Fear not – we’ll help you look good for less. We all know that Tokyo is an amazing city… but it’s also very expensive. I mean, […]