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Go in for one thing, come out with 10
I'm not going to lie - every time I go into a Loft store I feel like a kid in a candy shop. Sometimes I'll go in wanting to look for one specific item (some new stationery, for instance), and I end up coming out with more than I intended to get. It's the kind of place that just has that effect on you -- it's filled with cute homewares, adorable washi tapes, fun beauty products, and more. It's also a great spot to visit for special occasions like Halloween/Christmas as they tend to have a host of themed items for those events, too.
A Fun Shop Full of Wacky Things to Explore
I always like visiting Loft, and the Shibuya is one of the best locations with a lot of products stocked. Just like another reviewer said, instead of knowing what I want before visiting, I am here often to discover what I will find more and possibly buying something here. My favourite section to check out is always the toys/party good corner, as they always have something fun especially as souvenir for family back home. It is a slight walk from the station, but if you are at Shibuya, I am sure you are here to walk and shop anyway.
One of the best places for quality bits and bobs in central Tokyo
The Loft in Shibuya is a pretty huge place, covering over 6 floors. It's a little tricky to find if you're not familiar with the Shibuya area, but it's well worth the search. I suppose Loft is a zakka specialist; zakka being what you could describe as bits and bobs. The basement floor of this branch is stocked full of stationary. If the stationary item you're looking for isn't to be found here, it doesn't exist. Other goods in Loft run the gamut from toiletries and cosmetics through to rucksacks and travel bags. From daft party goods through to expensive watches. I use Loft a lot when I need to buy people presents/gifts for people who've already got everything and/or I'm short on ideas of what to get. This place is also a good resource for decent greetings cards. For anyone that likes products from Nixon (like me), the Loft in Shibuya usually has a fairly decent selection of Nixon watches, and rucksacks. The first floor of this Loft houses a special kind of limited-edition/themed section of goodies, sometime based around the release of a popular movie (they had a Star Wars section at one point). Of course, you don't have to come here to buy. The browsing potential in this Loft is off the charts. You could spend ages in here before you see the light of day again. Be warned; on the weekends it can be a bit frantic in here, especially in the popular sections, and there is the potential for pretty long queues to get served. As with any Loft (in my experience) the service is a bit cold.
21−1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0042