Our mission is to bring the best in Japanese alternative street fashion to the United States. What is Japanese street fashion and why do we sell it? Read on, or check out our FAQ for more.
We concentrate our efforts on rock/punk inspired clothing, gothic and Lolita fashion. Tokyo Rebel began as a husband and wife team originally from New York and Tokyo, and has now grown into an organization that runs both a physical store in New York City and this web site. We opened this store because we love Japanese street fashion and we wanted to bring it to America. We took our years of retailing and web experience in the corporate world and decided to use it to promote something we love. We are the only Japanese street fashion store in New York City. And if you’re ordering online, we ship from the United States so your shipping costs stay low.
We do not sell replicas or cheap knockoffs, as you might see on an Ebay store. These are not clothes "inspired" by Japanese fashion. Don't be fooled - these are the real brands that you would find walking down Takeshi Dori in Harajuku, Tokyo or in Amerikamura in Osaka. Only a few stores worldwide outside of Japan are authorized to carry a single one of the real Japanese brands. We've got a whole bunch! (Plus one American brand!)
We are an authorized retailer for the following brands - click the links to be taken directly to their homepage:
Why buy name brands? Japanese consumers are extremely brand loyal, and there are good reasons for it. Japanese fashion brands hire the top designers who have their boots on the ground in Japan’s top cities – they set the trends. These designers develop followings for their signature styles. They’re not copying what someone else is doing. The major brands also produce quality clothing that you can wear every day – we do not sell costume-quality clothing that you wear once and then throw away. These are high quality garments.
If you have questions or comments, please contact us.