Tokio 7

Tokio 7


Remember I said I’d share 3 fave spots in New York?  Here’s the second one.

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Shopstyle asked me to share 3 with you, one each week and I knew this one would be on the list.  I’m in this place on average every 6 weeks ish.  It is rammed with every designer you can think of at slashed price tags and the prices lower each week if items isn’t yet sold.

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I am obsessed with this Gucci jacket at the shop window.  I know full well that this probably retails for over $1K

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Should I try this one on? Beautiful space odessy-like print on a simple silk dress.

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The shoe section is like a minaturized department store.  While there I spotted Chloe, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang – the list goes on and is different with each visit.  They have a wide range of sizes too, not just the expected teeny ones.

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Cute yellow Balenciaga sandals.

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Look at this Helmut Lang sea horse print blazer. I obviously don’t need this but by God…


…..after trying it on I was sold. I didn’t get it but mentally it was taken. It’s still online for full retail here.

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Look at this flowy jumpsuit.   That’s the thing about this place, you have know idea what you’ll see each time you visit which is why I prefer consignments over typical high street shops…


How the jumpsuit looked on…Didn’t take but a fun try on piece.

Phillip Lim jacket

Okay this really tempted me – a Phillip Lim leather moto jacket.  These retail around $2k, this one is less than $500.

Phillip Lim leather jacket


What do you reckon too big? You see what I mean though, always something tempting here.

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Every rack is packed with designers. There are bags and sunglasses too by the way…

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Another designer piece. The skirt part was extremely full – almost like a parachute or a brides dress. It’s $100.

Derek Lam shorts

Derek Lam soft leather high waisted shorts. God I need to wrap up this shoot and just leave.

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You see designer mens shoes as you enter the shop and I always take a look. If I’m thinking about some dope shoe spotted online ie. Marni, Paul Smith,  Rodarte, Rick Owens, Chanel, Margiela, Jeremy Scott etc that I’ve seen online, chances are it eventually ends up here in the mens or women’s section. I’ve seen it happen so many times.

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Another jacket try on – this time a Helmut Lang leather jacket.

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This post is sponsored by Shopstyle 
Jacket: Pearl River Mart.  Denim shorts: Levis (similar by Citizens of Humanity). Sandals: Dolce Vita. Hat: Walmart (close similar at JCrew).   Leather bag: Lotuff and Clegg. Shades: Ray Ban
I found Tokio 7 within the first year of moving to New York and have been coming here ever since.
Remember this Acne suede jacket and these Chloe trousers designed by Stella McCartney?  They are both from Tokio 7 and both were items I had wanted for about a year or longer after they were sold out everywhere.

I almost didn’t include this place in my top 3.  Not a secret to some but to many I speak to, including overseas visitors they’ve never heard of it and to me it’s the #1 place to visit before you go anywhere else for shopping.  Period.Location: East 7th and 2nd Avenue.

Read my 1st fave spot in New York in this post – I’m going back there this weekend.

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ps. I’m still thinking about the Phillip Lim jacket.



  1. Mana says:

    I’d love to visit that shop someday, it looks like you found some amazing things.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  2. Anonymous says:

    Did you end up buying the Philip Lim jacket?
    I’m on the hunt for a good moto jacket and that Philip Lim is just divine! Will definitely be stopping by Tokio 7 on my next trip to the city. Thanks so much Karen!

    • Karen says:

      No I didn’t! I may have caved if it were a size smaller though

  3. OLIVIA IRENE says:

    Well now I know where to go when I visit New York!

    Olivia Irene

  4. melissa ward says:

    Love your cardi can’t wait to do a bit of thrifting myself again

  5. says:

    Hura, now I know the place which I must visit when I come to NYC. ( I still have this dream) I also love such places bcz if you buy something there for sure you won’t see the same item on everybody as frequently happens with street style mass market shops. Karen thank you for ideas with this Chinese style jacket what I love about you is that you have your own unique style and you don’t marathon with all those trends updating every day images pretending gloss magazines, bcz to be honest it’s boring to see everyday the same just in different poses. About you I never can be bored, never! Sometimes I don’t comment but I watch and remember all your posts:)
    Btw that jumpsuit would look perfect on you!

    • Karen says:

      Ah glad you liked my Chinese jacket. I love wearing things that’s a bit different sometimes.

      Really happy to know too that you like checking out the blog!

  6. Eat.Style.Play says:

    Gorgeous pieces. I feel like DC doesn’t have a ton of shops with items like this. Love the jacket and weirdly obsessed with the pants suit.

    • Karen says:

      Yea the pant suit is sort of MC Hammer perfect.

  7. Kimmie says:

    Please tell me you purchased that Helmut Lang jacket! It was made for you! Thanks for including this shop. I’ll have to go next time I’m in town visiting family.

    • Karen says:

      I didn’t! I didn’t get anything. Just did a try on sesh. It’s gorgeous but I don’t need it so I didn’t see why I should get it.

    • tricia says:

      would you mind letting me know how much the white and black seahorse jacket was? stunning!

    • tricia says:

      would you mind sharing how much the seahorse jacket was? stunning!

  8. Steph B-More says:

    That leather jacket though! OMG. It’s amazing.

  9. Kaylene says:

    This shop was just around the corner from me when I was living in New York. I discovered it in my first week of moving there from Sydney, and went there at least once a week. I was on a budget while I was staying in NY, but this place allowed me to make some awesome purchases! Lots of great ACNE and Helmut Lang. There is nothing quite like this in Sydney.

  10. leesicam says:

    I can’t believe that you didn’t get the Helmut Lang Seahorse jacket!

  11. Maggie Adofo says:

    It would be really awesome if you could turn this into a weekly thing on your blog :). NY is entirely too big (and over crowded) with amazing things for you to only pick just three places 😀

    Love Mavin

    • Karen says:

      Funny you should say that. Been considering it : )

  12. Ria says:

    That white Helmut Lang and the Philip Lim jacket would have to had come home with me. Don’t know how you resisted.

  13. Fashionably Sparkly says:

    I added this shop to my list for when I visit New York for the first time… I don’t know when it will be but I hope that it’s soon haha

    Fashionably Sparkly

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  16. Janice Hassel says:

    Oh well thats attractive!!
    Purchasing from online consignment shops is always creating a great magic. It is not only captivating and capturing the imagination of the customers, but it is also helping them to buy authentic branded products. Now days, I see many online consignment shops like Consignofthetimes in miami that are providing an exclusive high quality branded products for women.

  17. Lorena Lorena says:

    I’d never heard of this place ! Oh, I just jotted it down I’m going next time I am in NYC. I really hope you bought the sea horse jacket, it looked fabulous.

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