'Cat Street' is a misleading but apt nickname for the Ura-Harajuku shopping street. Several theories exist, one being the legend of a black cat wandering the streets; another being because the street itself is shaped like a cat's tail. Shops here have cat-like personalities too, being individualistic and charming in their unique ways. Western and street culture seem to be more popular, but other modes are seen as well, like the lacy-girly style, natural zakka, punk rock, and artsy.
Most goods are mid to high price range, with reasonably priced items discovered through searching. Thrift and 2nd-hand shops carry all kinds of apparel-definitely a must for clothes shopping. Well known brand shops are making their way in as well, so there's a nice mix of things for travelers to see.
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