Shop Osaka's trendy Orange Street neighbourhood
If you love people watching and having fun with fashion, head to Orange Street in the city’s south to find cool concept stores and boutiques.
- June 2019
The effortless hipster look is alive and well in this up-and-coming Osaka opens in new window neighbourhood, where locals have perfected the art of casually throwing together mismatched separates that work because they’re not meant to. These are the coolest spots to check out when you want a taste of the Orange street style.
Inside this eco space, a café and flower shop cosy up to a fashion and lifestyle store featuring sculptural silhouettes from local labels such as Blamink and Fumika Uchida, plus international brands like Re/Done and Stella McCartney. Biotop opens in new window is where architects would go to shop, eat and buy bonsai.
Edgy, urban and a touch utilitarian. At this men’s and women’s store opens in new window, basics such as T-shirts and trench coats hang alongside linen jumpsuits and platform sandals.
Yet another chic Orange Street address where fashion and food collide. Head straight to the counter at Pesa opens in new window for a buttery croissant at the bakery, then up the stairs for striped T-shirts and cargo pants from the nautical-inspired Northern Truck apparel label.
Come for the leather and canvas goods – think camo-coloured utility satchels, Apple watch-straps and polka dot wallets but stay for the slogan tees and hoodie shirts (it’s a hoodie and a shirt in one!). You will leave Head Porter opens in new window organised and hip.
The garden on the footpath outside this fashion store opens in new window leads to a paper flower display in-store and a verdant courtyard where you can soak up the greenery and contemplate what to take home. A pretty floral skirt? Drop earrings embellished with glass flowers or “Happiness” denim jeans? It’s fresh, pretty and relaxed.
Hooded jackets, colourful shorts, overalls and casual jeans. This US institution opens in new window may have started out making clothes for railway workers but it’s now worn proudly on the backs of those who want to step into the weekend with style (and comfort). Make sure to check out Carhartt’s footwear collaborations with both Converse and Nike – these are the ultimate sneakers.