Isetan Mitsukoshi

A look from the Dior capsule collection for Isetan.

Fashion Features

Dior Goes Dotty for Pop-up at Isetan, Dons Velvet for Shop at Harrods

Maria Grazia Chiuri has designed a capsule collection for the Isetan unit, while Dior velvet accessories will make their debut at Harrods.

clock August 1, 2020Joelle Diderich and Samantha Conti

Isetan's newly renovated beauty floor

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Isetan Renovates Its Beauty Floor With New Brands, Customizations

Interactive experiences and a welcoming atmosphere aim to attract more younger customers and translate more visitors to sales.

clock November 20, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Dior Isetan pop-up

Fashion Features

Dior Stages Takeover of Isetan

A series of pop-ups, installations and special displays celebrate 20 years of the brand’s relationship with the retailer.

clock September 4, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Dior Isetan totes

Ready To Wear

EXCLUSIVE: Dior to Celebrate 20 Years in Isetan With Pop-ups, Capsule Collection

Maria Grazia Chiuri has created a new tartan pattern exclusively for the Japanese department store.

clock July 25, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Takashimaya Shinjuku


Retailers in Japan Struggle to Meet Last Year’s Sales Levels

A slowdown in sales to customers from abroad, as well as a competitive sale season, posed challenges for department stores especially.

clock February 4, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Kim Jones customizing T-shirts at the Dior pop-up at Isetan Men's.

Fashion Scoops

Kim Jones Debuts Dior Men’s Spring Collection at Tokyo Pop-up

The store sells customizable T-shirts, as well as exclusive items from the range featuring the iconic Dior bee redrawn by artist Kaws.

clock November 28, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Galeries Lafayette Windows 2018 in Paris


‘Tis the Season for Wondrous Holiday Yarns

Department stores the world over lavish attention on and invest heavily in their windows.

clock November 27, 2018Sharon Edelson

Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi


Isetan Mitsukoshi’s First-Half Profit Jumps, Sales Slip

The company’s bottom line was boosted by a very low comparative base.

clock November 7, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Isetan Shinjuku store in Tokyo


Natural Disasters Deal a Blow to Japan’s September Retail Sales

Tax-free sales to visitors from overseas remained strong, but severe weather resulted in temporary store closures in certain areas.

clock October 2, 2018Kelly Wetherille

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Hot Weather Fuels Japan’s August Retail Sales

High temperatures helped to move summer items out the door, despite a typhoon late in the month.

clock September 5, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Coco Lab stand at Le Bon Marché.

Fashion Scoops

Chanel Opens Coco Crush Pop-Up at Le Bon Marché

The temporary stand, dubbed Coco Lab, features a mock doctor who prescribes jewelry as a cure for shoppers obsessed with the collection.

clock June 6, 2018Joelle Diderich

Mitsukoshi Ginza


May Sales Mixed Among Retailers in Japan

Cooler weather and one fewer holiday dampened sales, while some retailers got a boost from overseas visitors to the country.

clock June 4, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi


Isetan Mitsukoshi Posts Full-Year Net Loss

An extraordinary loss related to restructuring cut into the company’s bottom line.

clock May 9, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Aurelie Mathigot

Fashion Scoops

Japanese Inspiration Drives Aurélie Mathigot for Paris Pop-up

The artist created a series of items in collaboration with brands for a pop-up at The Japan Store Isetan Mitsukoshi.

clock March 1, 2018Alex Wynne

Kriss Soonik

Fashion Scoops

Kriss Soonik Pops Up at Isetan

The lingerie designer did a live photo shoot in front of fans and customers to mark the opening.

clock November 8, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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