Desert Snow

Japanese script: デザートスノー
Area: Shimokitazawa
Address: 2F, 2 Chome−30−14 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tōkyō [map]
Phone: 03-5790-9601 03-5790-9601
Access: 160 m from Shimokitazawa Station Odakyu Odawara Line (OH7)Keio Inokashira Line (IN5)
0.6 km from Higashi-kitazawa Station Odakyu Odawara Line (OH6)
0.6 km from Shin-daita Station Keio Inokashira Line (IN6)
Hours: Weekdays: 12pm to 8:30pm, Weekends: 11:30am to 8:30pm

When the sign says “old clothes” it’s not kidding. Along with more recent threads, they also stock mint condition t-shirts, jackets, shoes and everything else from the 80s and 90s.

Photo by Gregory Lane

Think of Desert Snow as an antique shop for clothes. Consequently the prices are a bit higher than some other vintage clothing shops in the area, but everything is so much more interesting!

In particular they do a strong line in Americana – rock t-shirts, sports team jackets, workmens overalls and even a New York Park Police sweater – along with Hawaiian shirts more obnoxious than the one your uncle wore in the 90s.

Desert Snow keeps typically Shimokitazawa hours, so don’t turn up in the morning!