This Osaka-based retailer's store is compact, assertively stylish and loaded with neat stuff. Six floors of everything from green seaweed flakes to chic clothing to fresh flowers keep browsers rapt for hours, while prices range from affordable to "oh my god." First-floor art installations reinforce the idea of store as cultural experience.
Gadget freaks gravitate toward the second-floor array of shiny cameras and trendy sunglasses, while beauty aficionados swoon over prestige brands like Czech & Speake nestled up against off-beat products like Eau de Botot (billed as the world's first mouthwash, invented in 1755). Survey the lifestyle you so richly deserve on the home furnishings floor. Then pop down to the basement to buy tea accessories and take refreshment at the Tea Box cafe. Diners bend over bento boxes filled with Eastern-Western delicacies in a setting as tranquil as a Zen garden.