I have finally done it after Osaka Abeno 109! As silly as a travel goal as it was in Japan, I’ve visted all the 109s across Japan! And then they open Kagoshima 109 next week, but I’ve already been to that building so I’ll strike it up to say I’ve visited.
To recap all 109 mall related posts: Shibuya 109 渋谷１０９ (aka the mecca of gyaru clothes) (shopping at Shibuya 109 post), Machida 109 町田１０９ (site / picture post), Shizuoka 109 静岡１０９ in Shizuoka (site / picture post picture post 2), Kohrinbo 109 香林坊１０９ in Kanazawa (site / picture post picture post 2) and now Abeno 109 阿倍野１０９ in Osaka (site).
Abeno 109 is the newest 109 gyaru mall, and it’s tucked into a suburb of Osaka. It’s smushed inside a shopping complex between an Ito Yokado (grocery store / basic family clothing store) and a Uniqlo. It’s actually on the 3rd floor and encompasses just a floor. It’s designed mostly for young girls with lots of young brands (Neon Soda, Pink Latte, Repipi Armario, SBY) and I saw a lot of families dropping by. I’d call this 109 the gateway into gal.
To get there: take the Osaka Subway Tanimachi Line and head to Abeno station. Tennouji is also on the Tanimachi Line and is a big hub in Osaka connecting to many other rail lines for your transfer needs.
The fake real set-up of Abeno 109’s homage to Shibuya 109. All 109s have a tower-of-power nod to their big sister.
Dazzlin Spring is always so cute
A family passes by Egoist.
Pink Latte is a huge teens shop, Charlotte did a wonderful write-up about the brand here.
Repipi Armario is still going strong as a youth brand since its introduction in Shibuya 109 in 2011.
SBY since its creation for Shibuya 109 in 2008 is going strong as an accessories and make-up seller in tons of gyaru malls across Japan.
Need more photos inside Japanese malls? Check out the gyaru malls category
Sorry guys I was feeling very unfashionable lately and in a non-blog mood. Bad side effects from medicine were making me feel like the Hunchback of Notre Gal rather than a human. I’ve got a Fall nail trend post and then a trend post to do then back to Larme, if I keep to my schedule. Charlotte always being fabulous did a great Oneegyaru trend picks for Fall.