International clothing brands in Japan - for kids

Finding reasonable priced kids clothing in Japan is very easy. Local stores like Nishimatsuya, Akachan honpo, Uniqlo, chain stores in Aeon Mall (like Markeys, Breeze etc.) the list is endless. The clothes (in general) however, are quite colourful and many feature cartoon characters, strange english words/phrases, and may just not be what you were looking for. I distinctly remember looking for weeks for a plain white tee for Aiden, and ending up having to buy one online... drama!

Sizing can be confusing too, as clothes are marked not by age (as I was used to) but by height (in cm`s).

In any case, an international brand may be what you are looking for. And recently the choices are growing...

Stores in Osaka

Old Navy - will close its doors forever in December 2016, so get in quick.
- Aeon Mall Kashihara (イオンモール橿原)
- Lalaport Expo City (ららぽーとEXPOCITY)
- Aeon Mall Shijonawate (イオンモール四條畷)
- Lucua 1100 (ルクアイーレ)
- Aeon Mall Teppocho (イオンモール堺鉄砲町)
- Lalaport Izumi (ららぽーと和泉)
- Aeon Mall Wakayama (イオンモール和歌山)
- Ario Yao (アリオ八尾)
- Aeon Mall Dainichi (イオンモール大日)
- Amagasaki Q`s Mall (あまがさきキューズモール)
- Kobe Harbourland Umie (神戸ハーバーランド Umie)

GAP
- Abeno Hoop (あべのフープ)
- Aeon Mall Tsunami Ryokuchi (イオンモール鶴見緑地)
- Kuzuha Mall (くずはモール)
- Grand Front Osaka (グランドフロント大阪)
- Shinsaibashi (心斎橋)
- Haute Qualitie Senri (オトカリテ千里)
- Semboku Panjo (泉北ニュータウンパンジョ)
- Daimaru Department Store Umeda (梅田大丸)
- Lalaport Izumi (ららぽーと和泉)
- Lalaport Koshien (ららぽーと甲子園)
- Kobe Habourland Umie (神戸ハーバーランド Umie)

* there are also GAP factory/outlet stores across Kansai (including USJ`s Universal city walk). You can find a list on the GAP website here.

H and M (there are many H and M stores, but only the following have children`s clothes)

- Shinsaibashi (心斎橋)
- Lalaport Koshien (ららぽーと甲子園)
- Kobe Habourland Umie (神戸ハーバーランド Umie)
- Aeon Mall Kashihara (イオンモール橿原)
- Aeon Mall Shijonawate (イオンモール四條畷)

Zara (there are many Zara stores but only the following have children`s clothes)

- Shinsaibashi (心斎橋 not the big one near H and M, but further down the arcade)
- Abeno Q`s Mall (あべのキューズモール)
- Lalaport Expo City (ららぽーとEXPOCITY)
- Lalaport Koshien (ららぽーと甲子園)
- Aeon Mall Shijonawate (イオンモール四條畷)

Next

- Lalaport Koshien (ららぽーと甲子園)
- Namba Parks (なんばパークス)

Forever 21 (have some older girl/teen clothes)
- Doutonbori (道頓堀)

American Apparel (limited kids selection in store)
- America Mura (アメリカ村)


Stores online 


GAP (here)
H and M (here)
Zara (here)
Next (here)

Forever21 (here)
American Apparel (here)

** I am hoping to make a similar list of international brands for women in the next week or so.

Have a great week.

Fran xx

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