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1980s & 1990s Fashion in Tokyo at Funktique Harajuku

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A visit to Funktique, a popular Harajuku 1980s and 1990s vintage fashion boutique. "Elleanor's Tokyo" is a weekly video blog by Elleanor - a 19-year-old English-speaking Japanese girl who spends most of her life in Harajuku. The Harajuku fashion scene has seen a boom in resale and vintage shops in the last 10 years. Funktique is a relatively recent addition to the scene - having opened in 2012 - but they have quickly built a following among some of Harajuku's most well-known street fashion kids. The shop's aesthetic is New York 1980s and 1990s fashion seen through a Harajuku street lens. They specialize in handpicked pieces and deadstock items, but anything that the owners find interesting might end up in the shop. Beyond just their vision for the shop, Funktique is unique in Harajuku for two more reasons. First, one of the owners (Misato) is fluent in English. She's happy to talk to foreign customers about Harajuku, and to offer advice on what coordinates she likes. Secondly, Funktique Harajuku has an inspirational back story. The owners have had a shop in Fukushima for 10 years, but were forced to leave town after the March 2011 earthquake. Rather than giving up on their dreams, they not only moved to Tokyo to open another shop, but they also eventually re-opened their shop in the disaster zone. If you'd like to know more about that story, please check our interview with Misato here: http://tokyofashion.com/funktique-harajuku-vintage/ We hope that you enjoy Elleanor's shop visit and please let us know if you'd like to see more shop visits in the future. Also, make sure that you stop by and say hello to Misato and the Funktique team the next time you're in Harajuku! Funktique is located very near to Dog Harajuku. Here is a map/address: http://www.funktique.com/ Funktique Online http://funktique.com/ http://instagram.com/funktiquetokyo https://twitter.com/funktiquetokyo https://facebook.com/FUNKTIQUETOKYO Misato http://instagram.com/misato_funktique https://twitter.com/dolcevoce Ketsumo http://instagram.com/ketsumopolice https://twitter.com/k230p A big thank you to Funktique, Misato, and Ketsumo for letting us film this episode. Elleanor posts real time updates - and answers questions - on her personal Instagram & Twitter: http://instagram.com/elleanor1222 https://twitter.com/elleanor_defob http://elleanor1222.tumblr.com/ Please leave suggestions and comments for Elleanor in the YouTube comments. About Elleanor: Elleanor works at two clothing shops in Harajuku, as well as having previously worked at a cafe inside of LaForet Harajuku. She's also been street snapped by FRUiTS (and other magazines), as well as having created handmade accessories for a Harajuku boutique. Please subscribe to the TokyoFashion YouTube Channel so that you don't miss any of Elleanor's future video blogs: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tokyofashionnews Here are the licensed songs used in this video: 50's Housewife by Garry O'Neal https://soundcloud.com/garry-oneal/fifties-housewife 1990 Something by Abir187 https://soundcloud.com/abir187/1990-something
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Text Comments (63)
Sim Yen (1 year ago)
really like your video. may I know where can I get food necklaces and origami accessories?
KIKO KING (1 year ago)
When you coincidentally live in Virginia Beach
Dee Ca. (2 years ago)
In America you just go to any thrift store/Goodwill and 80s-90s clothing is all that you see there so i'm not impressed, but yeah a shop like this in Asia is pretty cool for people who like this fashion.
someone you might know (2 years ago)
wish we got that in france, as soon as it comes to more epressive fashion france is so boring and backward if you don't go to some creators
cali doll (2 years ago)
WebVMan (3 years ago)
I don't have Scooby-Doo backpack, but I do have a Catbug backpack similar in design.
WebVMan (3 years ago)
My local Wal-Mart sells a similar Batman tanktop and they also sell a t-shirt with the same Looney Tunes design on it.
Hex (3 years ago)
The girl with the black hair literally looks like a cool anime character.
yay 80s<33 love the style and dressing coolourful I love her overalls and the bright flashy shirts
GEhotpants101 (3 years ago)
There was a full minute of suspense going into that store. Any longer and this would have turned into a slasher film.
jaime0 (3 years ago)
Where are DC brand's clothes in the store? The 80s fashion on my memory is quite different from the line-up of the store. 
asbhk (3 years ago)
The store looks awesome. I used to live in Virginia Beach lol.
Melodious Lotus (3 years ago)
I like this kind of Japanese fashion, too bad ppl in the west on really kno about is Lolita and lots of pink when it comes to street fashions....
Eugene C (3 years ago)
Oh my goshw hat a coincidenceee I've been looking for stuff that style recently! Misato and Ketsumo look really nice and that store looks dreamy. I'll definitely visit if I go to that area! (:
Alexa Abad (4 years ago)
"I don'T he needs an explanation." Who doesn't love Scooby Doo?:3
Brooke Kelty (4 years ago)
That store looks sooooo cute!!! I need to visit Japan. ^.^
BitchinKittens (4 years ago)
So funny! I am from Virginia Beach, lol. I was just in Japan, but did not see that store, but that area is so large and busy!! I like your style a lot! 
Mike D (4 years ago)
Andrés Glez (4 years ago)
Could you please summit a Ouji/Dandy fashion style video? I really want to wear it, but I don't find helpful info.
Bobbi Polk (4 years ago)
I love 1980s fashion and I grew up wearing 1990s fashion. This is the store for me!
aquapunkchick (4 years ago)
I was wondering if you could do a video on Chicano/Japanese culture I read small bits here and there and was wondering what it is all about. Thank you very much.
unaanguila (4 years ago)
Thanks for sharing!
Tayla Ubank (4 years ago)
Your hair is so cute Elleanor!
LOLitserica (4 years ago)
I had a blue ombré popcorn shirt when I was 13! Lol.
tiffjapan91 (4 years ago)
Love 80's and 90's fashion :3 and Love her shop! haha Oh elleanor what iphone do you have and were did u get ur case from its to cute! o(>3 <)o
Veronika Adams (4 years ago)
very cuuute ^ w ^
letemeatcupcakes (4 years ago)
I don't understand her fashion. I mean I have friends who dress like her do and I think they look cute but I can never get it. 
celestine locsin (4 years ago)
love the name funk quote
Jonatan Nilsson (4 years ago)
OMG take me there!
karez hawlery (4 years ago)
Why is she dressed like a clown?
miranda whitehead (4 years ago)
don't be rude like the person not what she wears is all it matters
fmadiva (4 years ago)
+karez hawlery  mm hmm if you say so.
karez hawlery (4 years ago)
+fmadiva just shut up oke. I like asian people and I did wonder why she was dressed like that
fmadiva (4 years ago)
It's funny how fast you changed your attitude when you got caught. You being a westerner is no excuse for you obviously trying to insult her in the beginning srsly. People like to hide behind technology too much, maybe next time don't say things like that.
karez hawlery (4 years ago)
+moonlightblossom so that's how it is, I didn't knew that such style was popular in japan and other asian countries😓 thats stupid of me to say something rude without knowing..... but she is beautiful and also cute
lingnztw (4 years ago)
Make up tutorial please!
Lobodog6505 (4 years ago)
Lisa Frank is awesome... So glad it's making a mini comeback in the US....
LisaFrank39 (4 years ago)
I know right!!!
humBERTO 42 (4 years ago)
looks like a Good Will store
Malaysia Love (4 years ago)
My kind of style!
Cons Gallardo (4 years ago)
<3 , awesome 
ZZIKOish (4 years ago)
wow elleanor is talLLLLLLLL ~jelly~ I'm totes going to visit this store
Kuma Chan (4 years ago)
Rooby rooby roo !
ScarletAddictions (4 years ago)
All the Lisa Frank stuff. =0 I'm dying. I need to go there.
Bee (4 years ago)
I would love to shop at this store !
Sora Tsukino (4 years ago)
I like that pink top and shorts! Definitely will visit if I had the chance :3
Cherish123456 (4 years ago)
que fea la ropa
DrgnSpawn (4 years ago)
That Scooby Doo backpack is so awesome!!!
Does anyone know which other harajuku stores have instagram??
Goodbye Gone (4 years ago)
The last part thought.
Flastew (4 years ago)
Loved the pink top with the shorts, very cool and looks great on you. If I ever get to visit Japan I will cross the street and check out those stores.
Aleja San (4 years ago)
It'll be great to see an episode about shoes
LoveBud1765 (4 years ago)
I really like Elleanor's videos =) 
Shasha Mango (4 years ago)
Loved the light blue tank top outfit! Keep up the good work I really enjoy and look forward to your vids! Thank you~ <3 
Kloé CotonMilk (4 years ago)
I really like this shop! It´s really amazing
Craw (4 years ago)
that batman shirt + some rad pastel shoes I spotted omggggggg wantt <3 <3
poobd (4 years ago)
The older fashion is the GREATEST THING. I'm so happy that people still acknowledge the older fashions
susu maymay (4 years ago)
It looks like a really cool place if I ever go to japan I would like to go there

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