Sep. 25, 2020 UPDATE
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Luxurious fashion building right by Shijo Karasuma Station
LAQUE consists of over 30 stores including domestic apparel brands, cafes, salons, and more. The building is often visited by locals seeking particular styles with a luxury shopping experience. LAQUE can easily be accessed from Hankyu Train line and Kyoto city subway located right in center of Kyoto city. There are many shops here with unique concepts. You may come to find that perfect fashion item you’ve been looking for here.
On the first floor, Plain People offers lifestyle-themed clothing, food, and housing items. Comfortable and stylish clothes line up the store for both women and men. Interestingly, you may find grocery items here too. Come across unique items here in this beautiful store.
This store houses jewelry made by artists with unique designs that are well worth giving close attention to. Each artist has unique personal story such as a designer who designs costumes for theaters and theme parks or a designer who uses the same techniques in her bread-shaped jewelry and in baking actual bread in her bakery.
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One of newly opened store in LAQUE is Abheri, a jewelry brand based in Tokyo. It is recommended to check out the “sakura” collection which is only available at this Kyoto branch. Wonderful designs are outputted by skills of the designers and technique used to combine traditional and modern look.
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Here, you can check out the latest trends wanted by people of Japan. This select shop carefully picks items from various brands from both domestic and international makers. The staff at STRASBURGO gives personalized assistance in choosing the right items for each customer. Both men’s and women’s items are available here. elegant style of this store and personal attention by the staff are characteristics very appealing to many regular customers.
How to buy
Some stores offer tax free service to overseas costumers. Check the store for availability.
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Check out the B1 floor as well! It is connected to the subway and train stations. B1 floor is laid out like a marché including shops like Nakagawa Masashichi-shoten, a shop specializing in Japanese craftsmanship for over 300 years, and a long running bakery, Shinshin-do, is also located on B1 floor.