Oct 31, 2011

Shopping for Baby in Daikanyama

If you're in the mood for lunch and boutique baby shopping, Daikanyama is the place to go.   Several baby shops and cafes are all situated close together in this hip, quiet area of Tokyo.  I've enjoyed spending time shopping for my baby-to-be here and wanted to pass along the information to you.

Air Buggy is located on the 3rd floor in the 17 dixsept building.

The product offering includes but is not limited to:

* a variety of strollers & car seats - Air Buggy, Quinny, Stokke, Maxi Cosi
* Baby Bjorn, Skip Hop & Inglesina products
* Bambino Mio cloth diapering system
* organic skin products for mom & baby
* some clothing and accessories

Click on the below link for more information:
Air Buggy

American Apparel is located on Kyu-Yamate Dori, farther up toward Tamagawa Dori.

The products are all made in Los Angeles, California in the US and the brand is known for their selection of hip basics.

The have clothing, bibs, hats, etc for baby and toddlers.

Click on the below link for more information:
American Apparel

Aprica is located on Kyu-Yamate Dori, very close to the train station.

The product offering includes but is not limited to:

* Aprica & Graco brands
* strollers, Japanese-style electronic bassinets, diaper bags and shoes.

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Komodo Beams is located just down the side street from Aprica, behind the Yoshida & Co / Porter bag store.

Products include but are not limited to:

* organic skin care & cleaning products
* earth-friendly toys
* apparel & shoes for baby & toddlers

Click on the link below for more information: BEAMS

Blossom 39 is located next to the 17 dixsept building, across from the Collex shop.

Products include but are not limited to:

* strollers - Phil & Teds, other brands
* Aden & Anais swaddle blankets & products
* baby carriers
* apparel & hair accessories

Bonpoint is located farther up Kyu-Yamate Dori by American Apparel.

This high-end French brand carries a variety of layette, apparel and shoes for baby and toddler as well as accessories.

Click on the link below for more information: Bonpoint

Carmel Baby & Child is located on Kyu-Yamate Dori.

This high-end brand from the UK has apparel and accessories for baby and toddler.  There is also a small selection of toys.

Click on the link below for more information:

Combi mini is located around the corner of the former Love Girls Market shop and is close to the 17 dixsept building.

The product offering includes but is not limited to:

* Japanese-style electronic bassinet, cribs, bedding, strollers, high chairs, layette, toys and apparel.

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The La Fuente Building located across from the 17 dixsept building.  It is home to a variety of small baby shops including:

* Baby & Kids
* Beanstalk
* Dad-way
* DP Shop
* La Vie
* Markey's
* Paso a Paso
* Pampolina Kid's Store
* Tokyo Mom Diary

* Cath Kidston boutique on the ground floor

Petit Bateau is located on Kyu Yamate Dori, close to the train station.

The product offering is primarily knitwear for baby and toddler.

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To get a better idea of where the shops are located, I created a map for reference.
Please note this map is NOT to scale!

When you're ready for a break from shopping, DO NOT miss out on the tea light hot chocolate at the Queen's Collection Chocolate Cafe.

There are several cafes and restaurants in Daikanyama, but I love to go to Eataly for fabulous authentic Italian food, gelato and coffee.  w.eataly.co.jp/eng/welcom.html   

Happy shopping, ladies!

October 30, 2011 - Weekend Lunch Event @ T.Y. Harbor


TPG members and their partners met for lunch at T.Y. Harbor in Shinagawa.  Everyone had a great time getting to know each other.  The turn-out was great with twenty-four members and partners attending.  We will definitely plan another weekend event in November!

Oct 22, 2011

Japan Healthcare Info

JHI is a free service that provides information about medical procedures in Japan individualized help recommending services such as English-speaking hospitals and clinics. 

For a small fee, they will also personally set up appointments and help fill out documents in Japanese.

The JHI healthcare professional staff has had long experience with health care in Japan before they founded JHI, and they understand how complicated getting proper care can be even for a native speaker, much less for foreigners. To resolve this, JHI obtained a grant from the Japanese government to set up this nonprofit organization and website.

Oct 19, 2011

Pottery Barn Kids Now Ships Internationally to Japan

Pottery Barn Kids will now ship a limited selection of items internationally to Japan.

To ship items that are not available for international shipping on the Pottery Barn Kids website, use a forwarding service such as Expat Express.  https://www.expatexpress.com/Expat/

The Gap & Old Navy Maternity - International Shipping to Japan

The Gap and Old Navy will now ship internationally to Japan!  They offer extensive collections of maternity and nursing clothing.



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