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Top Tier Cheapos love charity shops. Charity shops are even cheaper than recycle shops and their profit goes to a good cause—what’s not to love? Whether you’re after a cheap, cheap bargain in the name of charity or if you […]
Lots of winter deals to be had. And don't forget to pick up a fukubukuro or "lucky bag"—filled with last year's inventory at a bargain.
Designer wear for a fraction of the price.
Kimono never go out of style—read our insider tips and tricks to buying one of the most sought-after Japanese souvenirs.
The yukata is the casual summer cousin of the kimono. Lightweight and eternally in style, yukata are great for personal wear and gifts. Here's how to buy them on the cheap.
Whether you've worn out your kicks or are just in the market for something new—there are plenty of great spots for finding cheap shoes in Tokyo.
Good spots for some Christmas shopping on the cheap!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]