Book Off is the largest secondhand bookstore chain in Japan. Book Off is part of the "Off" chain along with others like Mode Off and Hard Off. In addition to books, they also sell manga, CDs, DVDs, video games, video game consoles and mobile phones. The Book Off stores can be easily distinguished by their big orange logo and blue font.
BOOK OFF Plus can be found inNamba Ebisubashi-Suji Shopping Street alongside a bunch of other food stores, arcades and clothing stores. The store features multiple levels where you can find books, games as well as secondhand and vintage clothing. The range in this store is incredible, as BOOKOFF stores usually have the most clothing come through. Pricing of clothing can be as cheap as 500¥ and as expensive as 10,000¥.
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If you're looking for used CDs, electronics, games or books in great condition you can't go wrong with Book Off.
A big one of BOOKOFF store, with 3 floors. 1st and 2nd you can found books and anime stuffs, while the 3rd is clothes. You can found some pretty cheap but very good condition coat for windy day.
It's pretty good place if you are looking for used stuffs of any kind. It's huge and almost have every thing you looking for. Best if you are a tourist or have a tourist with you to get the 8% tax exempt.
Over a long period of time of second hand shops existence, people have formed their own view and opinion on shops of such type and their assortment. A lot of myths have appeared which are quite far out.
In European countries people who give things to the so called “second hand” can apply for tax remissions. Such system has been existing for quite a time.
Nowadays online shopping has become extremely popular in the west. However delivered item tend not fit or they appear to be completely different from the ones seen at the moment of purchase. Such things are also given to second hand, from where they are sent to sorting offices. Apart from that, famous brands also deliver clothes to second hand offices. Usually these are previous collections’ and seasons’ items, which appeared to be unclaimed even during sales. That is why do not be surprised if you find a new, unworn piece of clothes with a tag in a second hand shop.
Items are sorted out at clothing bases according to the quality category, after that they are sold to special companies. And this is where second hand shops owners buy clothes, footwear, accessories and even children toys.
Thus today second hand shops are a great alternative to usual ready-made clothes shops, where sometimes it is possible to see the same item, but at a higher price.
Have visited here on 2 separate holidays in japan and I highly recommend popping in if you're in the area. Their 200 yen area has amazing bargains with many high quality clothes for less than the price of a coffee. Try it for sure!