If shopping is on your checklist on a visit to Japan then you probably have United Arrows high atop your list. The famed retailer is known worldwide for its carefully edited product selection and its exclusive collaborations. For their 30th anniversary, the company has enlisted the help of Rizzoli to release their first book, shedding some light on the history of the Japanese fashion retail icon.
"Founded in 1989 and based in Tokyo, United Arrows is one of the leading fashion and retail companies to ever come out of Japan. Their first book offers a fresh and comprehensive look at the brand and its evolution into one of the most influential figures for style, while their iconic shops quickly became must-visit places for all visitors to Japan.
Since the opening of their first shop in Shibuya, United Arrows has redefined the concept of the select, multi-brand store and gained a loyal following thanks to their high-standard customer service.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, this book will document United Arrows' distinctive identity and unique collaborations: from sportwear brands like Converse and Vans, to streetwear pioneers like A Bathing Ape and Stussy, from legendary craftsmen like Charvet and Chrome Hearts, to high fashion names like Comme des Garçons and Maison Martin Margiela. A must-have for fashion lovers all over the world, this book will also feature exclusive interviews with fashion designer NIGO(R), SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight, internationally acclaimed architect Ricard Bofill as well as a new essay from founding member Hirofumi Kurino. It will showcase signature archival editorial photography. "