Nestled deep in the heart of Aoyama, off the beaten path of Tokyo’s street-style mecca Harajuku, lies a nondescript, red brick building that is home to Sacai’s flagship store. A reflection of the brand’s overall aesthetic, the labyrinth-like interior houses many contradictions—one elegant, all-white room connects to a raw, concrete passageway through a literal hole in the wall. A bastion of organized chaos, Chitose Abe’s store carries all three Sacai collections—Men’s, Women’s and Luck—in no particular arrangement. Instead, they are split unevenly amongst the shop's many rooms.

A mere two blocks away, another red brick building looms, adorned with plain, white block letters spelling out the word “Kolor.” Even though its façade echoes that of Sacai’s, the interior of Junichi Abe’s flagship store is a stark departure. The store’s open space highlights Abe’s contemporary take on minimalism; a plush, blue carpet interacts with the lush green of fresh flowers on a glass table in the middle of the store. Meticulously organized racks of clothes line the perimeter of the open space, which allow the shopper to view the entire collection in one glance.