PHOTO COURTESY OF BEAMS JAPAN
If you’re a frequent traveller to Tokyo who spent most of your time over at the shopping areas around Shinjuku, you would have definitely come across BEAMS. The large multi-level store sells a beautiful mix of items ranging from food to fashion, as well as collectible pieces for the home. One could spend several hours going through the entire store, and it’s almost impossible to leave without getting an item or two.
And because every 3rd person reading this is definitely missing Japan, here’s a piece of good news to lift the spirits. BEAMS now has international delivery, partnering with WorldShoppingBIZ that will assist in ordering and shipping items outside Japan. Selected items that are available (provided it’s not sold out/restricted) can be shipped to Singapore, though it’s subjected to a small agent fee depending on your product.
What are some of the items you can get? Well, the bright orange baskets and storage boxes from the Outdoor & Sports section would be a good start, both bright and vibrant pieces that are sure to brighten up any space around the home or over in your garage/storeroom. Other accessories include the sticker set and phone ring, both quirky items that make for fun gifts for your friends and family as well.
There’s also the bespoke maneki-neko figurines, available in colours like gold, orange and navy, complete with its right hand raised as a symbol of luck and fortune. Or go for the maruga tadashi foldable lantern which is clearly one for the collectors, decorated with the BEAMS JAPAN logo on one side and traditional lettering on the other. Lastly, something that you can carry around with you would be the cute Lucky Charm Slide Mirror, a handy accessory that can be kept in your bag and taken out for all your touch-ups on the go.