First US address for Japan’s 2nd Street USA
Japanese used-clothing market 2nd Street USA has set up shop in the US.
A subsidiary of Tokyo-based GEO Holdings, 2nd Street USA has opened on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Selling and buying goods, it offers men’s and women’s clothing as well as accessories.
Among the assortment are designer labels like Burberry, MCM and Supreme, along with “big-in-Japan” brands A Bathing Ape, Comme des Garçons and Porter. There is also Kurofine, a clothing line produced by Kyoto Montsuki which recycles used clothing items with a special dyeing process.
It is 2nd Street’s first venture outside of Japan, where it has 578 stores. The company plans two more stores for California by March next year, and aims to expand to 10 stores in the US by 2020.
CEO Masahiro Kikuchi says all goods are carefully chosen for quality, and the store offers attentive service.