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R by 45rpm

169 Mercer St., New York, NY 10012 40.725562 -73.997803
at Houston St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
917-237-0045 Send to Phone

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  • Products & Services: Fur/Leather, Menswear, Womenswear
Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

Official Website


Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Fur/Leather
  • Menswear
  • Womenswear


With a grooved stone pathway, the façade of a wooden temple, and shrinelike limestone dressing rooms, this Japanese clothing store is the retail equivalent of a Zen garden. Its tranquil of-this-earth aesthetic extends to the design and display of the clothing as well. Jeans, made from Zimbabwean cotton and hand-dyed indigo, cascade from the branches of the trademark wooden tree; shredded cuffs on plaid coats stay in harmony with the hay-flecked, clay wall; and a huge array of Jomon and Sorahiko denimsówoven on vintage shuttle loomsóbalance out the in-house line of fashionable jackets, shirts, and sweaters (many made with organic materials like boiled wools and Suvin cotton). Yet even with all that good karma in the air and on the racks, these edgy jeans and deconstructed styles somehow epitomize Tokyo cool.

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