right around the corner from our flat is the teensiest pocketbook of a boutique. called guiq'chaq (pronounced "geek shack"), it features an eclectic selection of fashion, art, and design--all for the gothic lolita harujuku lover in you. the shop's charming window displays are as likely to showcase a pair of angel wings as they are a pair of handcuff bangles.
the walls of the shop feature the work of japanese artists, including the amazing "lost princess" by japanese fiber artist/fashion designer kosuke tsumura, which has the most exquisite hand-wrought needlework. i'll try to get a picture next time i visit so i can show you stitch-o-philes. in the meantime, get your guiq on at the shop's newly launched blog.