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Retailers, Department Stores, and AEON Malls

RETAILERS

There are an incredible number of stores in and around Fukuoka—too many to list here.  However, for the international customer looking for sizes similar to those found at home, Fukuoka is lucky to have a plethora of International brands.  Below is a list of notable outlets available in the prefecture that should help you get your shop on!

RECOMMENDED STORES

Aoki

Aoki is a suitings store with multiple locations throughout the prefecture.  This store tends to stock larger sizes of suits, shirts, shoes and more for bargain prices.

Aoki Tenjin

4丁目-3-8 Tenjin  Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0001

TEL: 092-717-1388

http://www.aoki-style.com/

Banana Republic

BR offers classy separates for the sophisticate set.  This is a great place to find formal suitings for men and feminine dress options for women.  Prices are comparable to those found in western outlets.

Banana Republic Tenjin

〒810-0001福岡県福岡市中央区天神2-4-29

Store Hours: 11:00 – 20:00

TEL: 092-738-1177

http://bananarepublic.co.jp/store-locations/fukuoka-tenjin.html

Barney’s Co-Op

This newly opened shop has a great selection of luxury goods for luxury prices.  The Tenjin location has designer men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and shoes.

Barney’s Co-Op Tenjin

福岡県福岡市中央区天神2-5-55

Store Hours: 11:00 – 20:00

TEL: 092- 715-1020

http://www.barneys.co.jp/stores/fukuoka.html

Bershka

Bershka is a Spanish brand new to Fukuoka.  The retailer stocks funky streetwear for fast fashion prices.  They also stock larger shoe sizes.

Bershka Canal City

1-2-74, Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku

Store Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

TEL: 092-292-6226

http://www.canalcity.co.jp/shop/detail.php?id=315

Desigual

Adding a bohemian chic flare to the troves of shopping options in Fukuoka city is this Swiss retailer.  Head here if you’re looking for clothes with wild prints and shocking colors.

Desiqual Canal City

福岡県福岡市博多区祇園町9−2  812-0038

Store Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

TEL: 092-283-3773

http://www.desigual.com/desigual/

Eddie Bauer

You’ll find this American born casual wear brand in most Aeon Mall locations.  The line is famous for its comfy basics and better than decent quality.  The store also has a Japanese site from which you can order.  This makes finding unique sizing much less of a hassle.

Eddie Bauer Tenjin

福岡県福岡市中央区渡辺通4-10-10紙与天神ビル1F

Store Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

TEL: 092-726-3571

http://www.eddiebauer.jp/

Forever 21

America’s fast fashion powerhouse opened its first store in Kyushu in April, 2012 to the resounding delight of local fashionistas.  The 4-story store stocks quirky and young street clothing, accessories and shoes for bargain prices.

Forever 21 Tenjin

http://www.forever21.co.jp/company/store08_map.aspx

Gap

This American store is great for mid-quality basics at mid-range prices.  Sizing tends to run large (standard American sizing) and the Gap has fantastic end of season sales.

Gap Tenjin

〒810-0001 福岡県福岡市中央区天神2-1-1 福岡三越 3F
Store Hours: 10:00 – 20:00

TEL: 092.726.6177

http://www.gap.co.jp

H&M

Within the span of one year, this German retailer H&M managed to open two highly successful locations in Fukuoka.  Head here for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing that is affordable and stylish. The Tenjin location is the Kyushu flagship store with four stories of shopping bliss.

H&M Canal City

〒812-0038 East Building, 9-2 Gion-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuokashi, Fukuoka

Store Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

TEL: 092.281.0102

http://canalcity.co.jp/shop/detail.php?id=220

http://www.hm.com/jp

H&M Tenjin

〒810-0041 1-15-1 Daimyo, Chuou-ku, Fukukoka

Store Hours: M-F 10:00 – 21:00, SSu 9:30 – 21:00

TEL: 092.735.0700

http://hm.com/jp

Levi’s

American classic denim brand Levi’s has a petite location in the heart of Fukuoka.  Head here for quality denim, t-shirts and a few accessories.  Prices are a bit higher than those found in The States.

Levi’s Tenjin

福岡県福岡市中央区天神2-5-16 TENJIN216 1F

Store Hours: 11:00 – 20:00

TEL: 092.738.2005

http://www.levi.jp

MUJI

MUJI is a Japanese one-stop shop for quality basics and home goods.  Prices are reasonable and sizing is very Japanese.  Clothing pieces tend to be cut short so if you’re long limbed, you may need to go up a size or two.  Also, the clothes styling favors a very triangular/loose fit.  For more information on the home goods available at MUJI, see the home goods section.  (LINK?)

MUJI Canal City Hakata

1-2-1 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture Northville 3 ~ 4F

Store Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

TEL: 092.282.2711

http://www.muji.net

Uniqlo

If you don’t know about this brand yet, the quick expansion of the Uniqlo brand will put this Japanese retailer on your radar very soon.  Clothing here rivals GAP for its solid colors and casual chic styling.  Prices are low to mid-range and overall quality is excellent.  There are multiple locations throughout the prefecture.

Uniqlo Canal City

福岡県福岡市博多区祇園町9-2 キャナルシティ博多 イーストビル

Canal City Hakata East Building 9-2, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture town Gion

Store Hours: 10:00 – 21:00

TEL: 092.283.2981

http://www.uniqlo.com/jp

Zara

Looking for sophisticated styling with cool fabrics, great accessories and international sizing (SHOES!)?  You can find all of this at Zara. If you are familiar with this Spanish brand at home, note that prices in Japan tend to be marked-up 30%-50%.  Most locations are in AEON malls and there are two locations in Fukuoka city.  For those who are not interested in making a trek to the city, there is also an online shop from which you can order.

Zara Tenjin

〒810-0041, 1-12-64, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka

Store Hours: 11:00 – 20:00

TEL: 092.7320881

http://www.zara.com

 

DEPARTMENT STORES

Department stores are shopping centers that feature multiple brands in designated spaces with soft divisions.  In essence, a Japanese department store is a watered down mall.  Many department stores in Japan focus on the luxury market so it is here where you’ll find that pair of Gucci sunnies you’ve been eyeing.

RECOMMENDED STORES

Iwataya Shinkan & Iwataya

Tenjin location features Celine, Gucci, Miu Miu, Prada, and high-end cosmetics including MAC.

Iwataya Tenjin

〒810-8680 福岡市中央区天神2丁目5番35号

Store hours: 10:00 – 20:00

TEL: 092.721.1111

http://www.i.iwataya-mitsukoshi.co.jp/index.html

Vioro

Tenjin location has mostly menswear and some home goods.

Vioro Tenjin

〒810-0001 福岡県福岡市中央区天神2-10-3

Store hours: 10:00 – 21:00

TEL: 092.771.1001

http://www.vioro.jp/

Solaria Plaza

The highlight of this mall is the 5 floor crafts and random goods store Incube.  Incube is a great place to get stationary, costumes and home goods.

Solaria Plaza Tenjin

(address) shown on website but cannot copy and paste HERE: (http://www.solariaplaza.com/info/index_access.html)

Store hours: 10:30 – 20:30

TEL: 092.733.7777

http://www.solariaplaza.com/

Parco

This mall has mostly women’s clothing with a fantastic foreign goods shop in the basement and a dessert buffet called Sweets Paradise on the top floor.

Parco Tenjin

福岡県 福岡市 中央区天神2丁目11-1

Store hours: 10:00 – 20:30

TEL: 092.235.7000

http://www.parco-fukuoka.com/page/

Loft

Located on the outskirts of Tenjin, this store is similar to Incube but stands as its own establishment.  You’ll find great stationary, costumes, toys, housewares and a fantastic true vintage store in the basement.

Loft Tenjin

〒810-0004 福岡県福岡市中央区渡辺通4-9-25

Store hours: 10:00 – 20:00

TEL: 092.724.6210

http://www.loft.co.jp/shoplist/tenjin

Daimaru

Another luxury brand mini mall, Daimaru has Louis Vuitton and Chanel locations.

Daimaru Tenjin

4-1,Tenjin 1-chome,Chuo-ku,Fukuoka 810-8717

Store Hours: 10:00 – 20:00

TEL: 092.712.8181

http://www.daimaru.co.jp/fukuoka/hdm/newtop/service/english/index.html

Mitsukoshi

This is a mixed department store featuring mostly luxury brands.  However, there is a good-sized (though often picked over) Gap location on the 4th floor.

Mitsukoshi Tenjin

〒810-8544 福岡市中央区天神2-1-1

Store hours: 10:00 – 20:00

TEL: 092.724.3111

http://www.m.iwataya-mitsukoshi.co.jp/index.html

 

AEON MALLS

Aeon is a huge shopping development conglomerate that owns and operates multiple shopping malls and super centers in Japan.  There are five AEON malls in the prefecture as well as a large number of smaller super centers.  The typical AEON mall is similar to its western counterpart with somewhat generic shops in all genres including: sportswear, eyewear, casual clothing, accessories, grocery and housewares.  Many also have movie theaters and other entertainment centers available to patrons.

AEON Mall Fukuoka

〒811-2303 福岡県糟屋郡粕屋町大字酒殿字老ノ木192-1

http://fukuoka-aeonmall.com/index.jsp

AEON Mall Nogata

〒822-0008 福岡県直方市湯野原2丁目1-1

http://nogata-aeonmall.com/index.jsp

AEON Mall Chikushino

〒818-0042 福岡県筑紫野市立明寺434番地1

http://chikushino-aeonmall.com/index.jsp

AEON Mall Omuta

〒836-0037 福岡県大牟田市岬町3番4

http://omuta-aeonmall.com/index.jsp

AEON Mall Fukutsu

〒811-3208 福岡県福津市793番地

http://fukutsu-aeonmall.com/index.jsp