AO NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE | OSAKA
alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet announces the opening of its Shinsaibashi flagship store in Osaka, Japan. The impressive new outpost boasts three stories and will house the brand’s complete product offering, including ready-to-wear collections, gowns, shoes, and accessories.
The new location incorporates alice + olivia’s latest store design concept juxtaposing white plaster drapes with mid-century design elements and concrete flooring. The interior is an eclectic mix of vintage style furniture with lush details such as embroidered fabrics, brass accents and rich pops of artwork that punctuate the rooms.
There is a great attention to detail throughout the space: fitting rooms are adorned with a conversational Fornasetti wallpaper of theatergoers, a built-in accessories niche is covered in a Jade green venetian plaster and the new brass cash wrap design sits beautifully in front of a royal blue venetian plaster wall. Signature pieces including two Mid-Century modern Italian lounge chairs are upholstered in the signature red and gold “Queens Coat” fabric, leopard print cowhide rugs and grand Italian Murano chandeliers come together to form the essence of the brands aesthetic and vision.Here are a few of our favorite spots in the neighborhood:
Sightsee on Shinsaibashi Shoutengai, one Osaka’s oldest streets which happens to have some of the city’s most popular current spots including shops, restaurants and cafes.
Shop til you drop at Daimaru Shinsaibashi Department Store which offers everything from Made- In- Japan Jewelry and cosmetic to the cutest Hello Kitty goods.
Eat authentic Japanese food on traditional tatami mat tables at Kitamura. The Sukiyaki is to die for!!
Discover some of Japans latest fashion trends at the many boutiques in the neighborhood of Minamisemba.
Take in the lights by the Dotonbori River Walk where you can see the famous neon sign of Glico. Disclaimer: Even though it’s a bit far from the store its totally worth the trek!