First store in Japan! Gentle Monster - Hankyu Umeda Main Store

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    • Kansai
    • Osaka
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    • Recommendations
  • Update date

    • 2023-08-01

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The global eyewear brand Gentle Monster, which is very popular in South Korea and has more than 65 locations around the world, including New York, London, and Beijing, has opened at Hankyu Umeda Main Store in Osaka. With Jenny of BLACKPINK as the brand ambassador, and the collaboration with Maison Margiela, the brand is always trying new things.

Let's take a quick look at the shop, and note the distinctive design of both the sunglasses and the shop decor!
■ Recommended eyewear ① Newly released "BOLD" collection JULES-G11 39,600 yen (prices below include consumption tax)

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In the "BOLD" collection, the galaxy star motif on the temple of the sunglasses is a part of its personality, and it has earned much popularity from the fact that K-POP idol Stray Kids' Felix loves it. The cool and quirky design of these sunglasses is very popular with fashion lovers.

■Recommended eyewear ② Best-selling LILIT-01 (BR) 29,590 yen, model that fits easily on anyone's face

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One of the bestseller items, with the color lens being the most popular: brown. The brown color is easy to match with your skin, so you can easily enjoy them both indoors and outdoors. In addition, the sunglass frame is not big compared to others, being compact and rounded, easy to wear with a good fit.

Recommended eyewear ③ Antena-01, very popular with fashion lovers, 38,500 yen

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One of the "BOLD" collections, the most popular design among fashion lovers as a fashion item. The secret to its popularity is the star design on the temples of the sunglasses. Also, although the rim of the sunglass frame is thicker, the size of the frame as a whole is smaller.

Artistical shop design, calling attention of people who don't know of Gentle Monster yet
A giant head kinetic object placed in the shop, where the entire face and eyes move, and even blink. Gentle Monster has been researching robots for some time, and the theme this time is "Relationships between humans and robots in the future." It is expressed in how the robot is trying to talk to people who come to the store.
Since this is the first store in Japan, we are particular about the interior decor more than other stores. Whether you're familiar with Gentle Monster or not, it's a must-see, along with the eyewear!

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Shop location
Hankyu Umeda Main Store 3rd Floor