• November 25, 2015
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    GU: Modern Tokyo Fashion on a Budget

    Let’s begin with all cards on the table. For me, when it comes to cheapo fashion and bargain hunting, vintage shops and flea markets are just out of the question. I cannot get past the thought of another person’s debris […]

  • November 4, 2015
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    Where to Buy Inexpensive Makeup in Tokyo

    Japanese cosmetics are reputed to be of good quality, such that tourists love to take them home from their shopping trips. You might think that they’re expensive, but they’re actually not! You don’t have to go to high-end department stores […]

  • 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 […]

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  • January 6, 2015

    From Shopping to Anime, Ikebukuro’s Got It All

    Some travel guidebooks used to advise tourists to skip Ikebukuro, because what you can see there, you can also find elsewhere. I wonder if they’re still saying the same things now, as Ikebukuro certainly also has its own charm. It […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]