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If you are looking for Popular Luxury Brands In Japan, then you are on the right page. It contains hot japanese brands. Suppose you want japanese luxury brands instead. Then this article is what you need. When it comes to Japanese clothing brands, for many the first things that spring to mind are essential fashion retailers like Uniqlo, the avant-garde, theatrical stylings of COMME des GARÇONS or hypebeast-approved menswear labels such as BAPE, Cav Empt, and Mastermind Japan. While Japanese street style is often noted for its over-the-top approach compared to the more minimal aesthetics seen in Europe, the most popular Japanese clothing brands are an amalgamation of all of the above: a fusion of high fashion, minimalism, and streetwear.



Rei Kawakubo, Issey Miyake, and Yohji Yamamoto have been stalwarts of the Japanese fashion scene for decades, and now a new wave of innovative upstarts are reinvigorating the East Asian design landscape. Take for example Tomo Koizumi, who was catapulted to fame after being discovered by LOVE’s Katie Grand and subsequently showed his debut collection of colorful, exaggerated tulle pieces during NYFW’s fall/winter 2019 season. It was recently announced that Koizumi had been tapped by Pucci to produce an exclusive capsule collection for the Italian luxury brand, to be released for spring/summer 2021.

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Popular Luxury Brands In Japan

One thing’s for sure: Japanese fashion is, and has always been, ahead of the curve when it comes to trends. With that in mind, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of Japanese clothing brands every woman should know — and add to her closet, ASAP. From AMBUSH to Undercover and everything in between, keep scrolling for our guide to the top Japanese designers of the moment and the key pieces to shop this season!

COMME des GARÇONS

One of the most widely known names when it comes to Japanese clothing brands, COMME des GARÇONS was established by designer Rei Kawakubo in the 1970s and continues to be one of the most exciting names in both avant-garde and contemporary fashion today. Though the collections are still designed in Aoyama, Tokyo, where the label was founded, CdG is a highlight on the Paris Fashion Week schedule, known for its dramatic runway presentations and expertly draped, sculptural garments. COMME des GARÇONS pieces are a timeless, trend-defying addition to any woman’s wardrobe, however, thanks to the brand’s focus on staple garments constructed with an offbeat edge.

For 2020, you’ll find us pairing this versatile Cropped Turn-Up Hem Wool Sweater in gray with this tailored wool gabardine high-waisted skirt in navy; teamed with a pair of heeled boots, it’s the perfect fall/winter ensemble. Alternatively, forgo the heels for the brand’s tassel loafers in deep burgundy leather in any season. Their buffed upper with tassel detailing on the midfoot, combined with Dr. Marten’s’ signature Goodyear-welted rubber soles and yellow topstitching, make them an equally chic option.

If you’re looking for a more casual  yet still luxurious  entry-point to CdG,  consider the COMME des GARÇONS Play line, comprising of T-shirts, cardigans, sweatshirts, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, and more, emblazoned with CdG’s signature heart-with-eyes logo, available at global stockists such as Dover Street Market.

Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Ruffled-pleats Cotton-poplin Shirt Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Ruffled-pleats Cotton-poplin Shirt Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Ruffled-pleats Cotton-poplin Shirt Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Ruffled-pleats Cotton-poplin Shirt Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Ruffled-pleats Cotton-poplin Shirt Dress
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COMME des GARÇONS

Ruffled-Pleats Cotton-Poplin Shirt Dress

$1,090.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Cropped Turn-up Hem Wool Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Cropped Turn-up Hem Wool Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Cropped Turn-up Hem Wool Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Cropped Turn-up Hem Wool Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Cropped Turn-up Hem Wool Sweater
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COMME des GARÇONS

Cropped Turn-Up Hem Wool Sweater

$246.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Panelled Wool-gabardine Suit Skirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Panelled Wool-gabardine Suit Skirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Panelled Wool-gabardine Suit Skirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Panelled Wool-gabardine Suit Skirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - Panelled Wool-gabardine Suit Skirt
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COMME des GARÇONS

Panelled Wool-Gabardine Suit Skirt

$426.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - X Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Leather Loafers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - X Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Leather Loafers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - X Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Leather Loafers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - X Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Leather Loafers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Comme Des GarÇons - X Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Leather Loafers
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COMME des GARÇONS

x Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Leather Loafers

$246.00

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Junya Watanabe

Bunka Fashion College graduate, Junya Watanabe is a protégé of Rei Kawakubo, having gotten his start in the industry with a patternmaking apprenticeship at COMME des GARÇONS in the mid-1980s. Known for his experimental approach to design and focus on incorporating innovative, technical fabrics in his work, Watanabe was granted his own eponymous line under the COMME des GARÇONS umbrella in the early ‘90s. 

This season we’re turning to Junya Watanabe’s namesake Japanese clothing brand for our dark and dramatic fall/winter needs. Case in point: This slick black tailored blazer, hot off the runway. Crafted in faux leather, the blazer may indicate business from the front, but the bondage-inspired cutout back adds edge to the garment. If this is a little on the extreme side for your personal style, why not test the waters with Watanabe’s white cotton T-shirt with a black faux-leather corset layered over the top? Paired with leather or PVC pants, it makes for a subversive yet cool day-to-night outfit.

Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather And Cotton T-shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather And Cotton T-shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather And Cotton T-shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather And Cotton T-shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather And Cotton T-shirt
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Junya Watanabe

Faux Leather and Cotton T-Shirt

$750.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Blazer
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Junya Watanabe

Faux Leather Blazer

$870.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Double-breasted Wool Coat
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Double-breasted Wool Coat
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Double-breasted Wool Coat
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Double-breasted Wool Coat
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Double-breasted Wool Coat
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Junya Watanabe

Double-Breasted Wool Coat

$1,450.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Tote
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Tote
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Tote
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Tote
Japanese Clothing Brands - Junya Watanabe - Faux Leather Tote
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Junya Watanabe

Faux Leather Tote

$306.00

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Sacai

Chitose Abe’s Japanese clothing brand sacai has been one of the most buzzworthy names on the Paris Fashion Week schedule for several seasons now, and for good reason. Having cut her teeth under COMME des GARÇONS and Junya Watanabe, Abe launched sacai as a knitwear label in 1999. Fast-forward 20 years later and sacai is a notable womenswear-first luxury brand combining streetwear sensibilities with high-end design notes. It’s this unique perspective that’s led the brand to collaborate with the likes of The North Face, Pendleton, and perhaps most notably, Nike, whose highly coveted LD Waffle sneaker is still selling way above retail prices on platforms like StockX

This season we’re incorporating some of sacai’s more utilitarian-led pieces into our closet. The crisp white cotton poplin shirt with military detailing on the shoulders and side seams is a stylish addition to any workwear wardrobe and can be layered under the label’s asymmetric wool sweater on colder days. Complete your FW20 look with this nylon coat in khaki, its off-kilter tiered design reminiscent of a retro bomber jacket – but with a longline silhouette that’s suited to temperamental weather conditions. 

Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Cotton Poplin Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Cotton Poplin Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Cotton Poplin Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Cotton Poplin Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Cotton Poplin Shirt
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Sacai

Cotton Poplin Shirt

$750.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Asymmetric Wool Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Asymmetric Wool Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Asymmetric Wool Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Asymmetric Wool Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Asymmetric Wool Sweater
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Sacai

Asymmetric Wool Sweater

$794.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Nylon Coat
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Nylon Coat
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Nylon Coat
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Nylon Coat
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Nylon Coat
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Sacai

Nylon Coat

$715.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Brown Trapezoid Wallet Bag
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Brown Trapezoid Wallet Bag
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Brown Trapezoid Wallet Bag
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Brown Trapezoid Wallet Bag
Japanese Clothing Brands - Sacai - Brown Trapezoid Wallet Bag
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Sacai

Brown Trapezoid Wallet Bag

$675.00

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Yohji Yamamoto

Considered a “master tailor,” Yohji Yamamoto and his eponymous Japanese clothing brand reinvigorate any wardrobe with the most stunning yet wearable garments that retain their appeal even after decades. As an outspoken fan of the color black, it’s no surprise the majority of this avant-garde designer’s offering is solely in dark, or black and white, options. We love this laid-back take on the tailored blazer, arriving in a boxy silhouette with shawl lapels and streetwear-inspired drawstring details. When worn with Yamamoto’s Cropped Tailored Trousers, they’re the epitome of minimalist style, whether you wear a formal shirt or opt for a casual tee tucked into the waistband. 

For a statement piece that’s suitable for maximalists and minimalists alike, the Abstract Print Dress is a no-brainer. This mid-length dress with a white chalk like print features a pointed collar, long sleeves, and a front button fastening, as well as black panels draped over each shoulder to the front, converging into one cascading strip upon the back.

Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Asymmetric Ruffle Top
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Asymmetric Ruffle Top
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Asymmetric Ruffle Top
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Asymmetric Ruffle Top
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Asymmetric Ruffle Top
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Yohji Yamamoto

Asymmetric Ruffle Top

$722.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Abstract Print Shirt Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Abstract Print Shirt Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Abstract Print Shirt Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Abstract Print Shirt Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Abstract Print Shirt Dress
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Yohji Yamamoto

Abstract Print Shirt Dress

$1,548.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Drawstring Detail Blazer Jacket
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Drawstring Detail Blazer Jacket
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Drawstring Detail Blazer Jacket
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Drawstring Detail Blazer Jacket
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Drawstring Detail Blazer Jacket
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Yohji Yamamoto

Drawstring Detail Blazer Jacket

$1,109.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Cropped Tailored Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Cropped Tailored Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Cropped Tailored Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Cropped Tailored Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Yohji Yamamoto - Cropped Tailored Trousers
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Yohji Yamamoto

Cropped Tailored Trousers

$446.00

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Noir Kei Ninomiya

Yet another COMME des GARÇONS alumnus, Kei Ninomiya started his career working as a CdG patternmaker for just four years before his mentor Rei Kawakubo entrusted the designer with his own label under CdG, titled Noir Kei Ninomiya. A hypercreative pattern cutter by trade, Ninomiya’s dexterity in creating unconventional silhouettes is evident throughout his work, from his voluminous and often theatrical garments seen on the runway, to the intricate details found in his commercial accessories. 

For fall/winter, there’s no better item than Ninomiya’s Fuzzy-Knit Mock Neck Jumper in claret cashmere, which is cozy and stylish at once. We’ll be accessorizing ours with a mid-length black skirt or cropped, tailored pants and finishing with Ninomiya’s statement Derby shoes. Arriving in smooth black leather with rubber soles, these lace-up shoes combine timeless elegance with the designer’s punk-led tendencies, thanks to a 3-D arrangement of metallic silver metal pins across the upper, organized into blossoming floral shapes.

Fans of this footwear style may also be keen on Ninomiya’s transparent PVC tote bag, which features subtle transparent floral overlays and O-ring hardware reminiscent of punk piercings throughout. With its detachable shoulder strap and two carry handles at the top,  it’s a practical bag choice for work and play.

Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Cotton Poplin Blouse
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Cotton Poplin Blouse
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Cotton Poplin Blouse
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Cotton Poplin Blouse
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Cotton Poplin Blouse
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Noir Kei Ninomiya

Cotton Poplin Blouse

$364.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Fuzzy-knit Mock Neck Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Fuzzy-knit Mock Neck Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Fuzzy-knit Mock Neck Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Fuzzy-knit Mock Neck Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Fuzzy-knit Mock Neck Jumper
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Noir Kei Ninomiya

Fuzzy-Knit Mock Neck Jumper

$1,009.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Transparent Flower Ring Tote
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Transparent Flower Ring Tote
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Transparent Flower Ring Tote
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Transparent Flower Ring Tote
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Transparent Flower Ring Tote
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Noir Kei Ninomiya

Transparent Flower Ring Tote

$995.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Embellished Leather Derby Shoes
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Embellished Leather Derby Shoes
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Embellished Leather Derby Shoes
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Embellished Leather Derby Shoes
Japanese Clothing Brands - Noir Kei Ninomiya - Embellished Leather Derby Shoes
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Noir Kei Ninomiya

Embellished Leather Derby Shoes

$1,290.00

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visvim

Noted for their fusion of Americana style with high-quality design and fabrics, Japanese clothing brand visvim products are crafted with a focus on longevity rather than trend cycles. With that in mind, the brand has built a cult following of fanatics who crave cool and considered design, with quality manufacturing that ensures garments will stand the test of time.

We love visvim’s 100% cotton jeans in a spring green colorway, made from hand-spun denim in Japan. Their high-rise fit and straight-leg cut are a perfect companion for casual, everyday T-shirts as well as a tailored shirt or a blazer. Similarly, visvim’s white Vasher shirt in cotton is a versatile staple with its long sleeves, band collar, and patch pockets on the front. When it comes to footwear, for the summer-to-fall transition we’re wearing visvim’s Christon sandals in brown suede. With their fringe and tassel detailing and raised platform sole, these sandals are a comfortable and stylish option to wear with dresses, skirts, denim jeans, and tailored pants.

Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - White Vasher Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - White Vasher Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - White Vasher Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - White Vasher Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - White Vasher Shirt
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Visvim

White Vasher Shirt

$860.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Asymmetric Silk Midi Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Asymmetric Silk Midi Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Asymmetric Silk Midi Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Asymmetric Silk Midi Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Asymmetric Silk Midi Dress
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Visvim

Asymmetric Silk Midi Dress

$1,035.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - High-rise Jeans
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - High-rise Jeans
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - High-rise Jeans
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - High-rise Jeans
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - High-rise Jeans
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Visvim

High-Rise Jeans

$750.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Visvim Women’s Christo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Visvim Women’s Christo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Visvim Women’s Christo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Visvim Women’s Christo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Visvim - Visvim Women’s Christo Sandals
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Visvim

Visvim Women’s Christo Sandals

$449.00

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AMBUSH

AMBUSH, the Tokyo-based label led by Verbal and Yoon Ahn, began life as a jewelry brand so it’s no wonder that Ahn has now come full circle, designing jewelry for Dior Homme under Kim Jones. Over the years, the duo turned their hand toward apparel and accessories while continuing their pop culture–inspired jewelry line, with celebrity friends like Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna all spotted wearing Ambush designs. Collaborations with Nike, Converse, Rimowa, and Bvlgari have only further solidified Ambush’s status as one of the Japanese clothing brands to watch. 

Our eyes are forever on AMBUSH’s accessories offerings – in particular, this Silver Can Clutch which is a surefire conversation-starter with its crushed 3-D design, leather wristlet and hinged opening that allows you to store your essentials inside the can. We also love the Silver Small Heart Hoop Earrings; with their hinged-post closure and logo lettering, they’re a contemporary take on those nostalgic heart-shaped earrings beloved by children. 

When it comes to fall/winter wardrobe essentials, we all need to invest in a sweater-blazer combo. We recommend AMBUSH’s soft and colorful Intarsia-Knit Jumper with a funnel neck and relaxed fit layered under the brand’s Side-Slit Double Breasted Blazer, which is made from a cotton-wool blend, boasting modern, angular slits on the side seams that allow for an extra peek at that vibrant sweater underneath.

Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Intarsia-knit Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Intarsia-knit Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Intarsia-knit Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Intarsia-knit Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Intarsia-knit Jumper
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AMBUSH

Intarsia-Knit Jumper

$1,031.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Side Slit Double Breasted Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Side Slit Double Breasted Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Side Slit Double Breasted Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Side Slit Double Breasted Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Side Slit Double Breasted Blazer
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AMBUSH

Side Slit Double Breasted Blazer

$563.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Silver Can Clutch
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Silver Can Clutch
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Silver Can Clutch
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Silver Can Clutch
Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Silver Can Clutch
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AMBUSH

Silver Can Clutch

$3,765.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Ambush - Silver Small Heart Hoop Earrings

AMBUSH

Silver Small Heart Hoop Earrings

$1,050.00

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Undercover

Jun Takahashi’s Undercover is that rare kind of Japanese clothing brand that straddles the worlds of streetwear and luxury with equal acclaim in each. Takahashi’s early work was heavily inspired by the punk and grunge subcultures, and while they are strongly referenced in his collections today, his contemporary work has taken on more of a technical slant, which has led to diverse collaborations with Nike, Supreme, and Valentino.

For fall/winter (or as we like to call it, sweater season), layers are key. We’re filling our closets with cozy Undercover knitwear like the grungy oversized V-Neck Loose Fit Jumper with long sleeves and horizontal stripes. Alternatively, style this blue-gray and red-checked turtleneck sweater with flared sleeves with Undercover’s cropped black satin pants for a look that’s as laid-back as it is chic.

For a seamless way to look put-together, look no further than the clever Tiered Maxi Dress. While it may look like a perfectly matching sweater-skirt combo, this crisp 100% cotton ensemble is actually an all-in-one garment, with a sweatshirt-style overlay and a ruffled, tiered “skirt” beneath. It’s the ultimate cheat-piece for stylish, trans-seasonal dressing! 

Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - V-neck Loose Fit Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - V-neck Loose Fit Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - V-neck Loose Fit Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - V-neck Loose Fit Jumper
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - V-neck Loose Fit Jumper
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Undercover

V-Neck Loose Fit Jumper

$441.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Checked Wool Turtleneck Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Checked Wool Turtleneck Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Checked Wool Turtleneck Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Checked Wool Turtleneck Sweater
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Checked Wool Turtleneck Sweater
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Undercover

Checked Wool Turtleneck Sweater

$578.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Tiered Maxi Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Tiered Maxi Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Tiered Maxi Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Tiered Maxi Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Tiered Maxi Dress
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Undercover

Tiered Maxi Dress

$588.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Satin Cropped Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Satin Cropped Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Satin Cropped Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Satin Cropped Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Undercover - Satin Cropped Trousers
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Undercover

Satin Cropped Trousers

$336.00

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Issey Miyake

One of the best known Japanese clothing brands of all time is Issey Miyake, so much so that its eponymous designer is essentially a household name, with a career that’s spanned half a century — and counting. Famous for his innovative pleat technology, which gave him the ability to produce garments that retain their flexibility and ease of wear, but also have pleats (that hold their shape over time) incorporated into the design itself, Miyake is a true design pioneer.

When it comes to effortless elegance, look no further than the PLEATS PLEASE line, which somehow manages to be simultaneously casual and sophisticated. In particular, we’re big fans of the slouchy Plissé Single-Breasted Blazer in gray, which has a relaxed fit, notched lapels, and a two-button fastening. Wear it with the matching Plissé Split Trousers, which have an elasticated waistband and a sleek, knee-high split. They’re perfect for styling with Miyake’s flatform Black Bounce Flat Thigh-High Boots in the colder months.

Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Asymmetric Abstract Print Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Asymmetric Abstract Print Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Asymmetric Abstract Print Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Asymmetric Abstract Print Dress
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Asymmetric Abstract Print Dress
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Issey Miyake

Asymmetric Abstract Print Dress

$2,130.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Single-breasted Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Single-breasted Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Single-breasted Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Single-breasted Blazer
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Single-breasted Blazer
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Issey Miyake

Plissé Single-Breasted Blazer

$1,948.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Black Bounce Flat Thigh-high Boots
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Black Bounce Flat Thigh-high Boots
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Black Bounce Flat Thigh-high Boots
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Black Bounce Flat Thigh-high Boots
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Black Bounce Flat Thigh-high Boots
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Issey Miyake

Black Bounce Flat Thigh-High Boots

$438.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Split Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Split Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Split Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Split Trousers
Japanese Clothing Brands - Issey Miyake - Plissé Split Trousers
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Issey Miyake

Plissé Split Trousers

$1,201.00

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Needles

Founded under Keizo Shimizu’s Nepenthes label, Japanese clothing brand Needles’ aesthetic merges Americana influences (particularly military, Western, and collegiate style) with Japanese textiles and craftsmanship. All Needles products are manufactured in Japan and stocked in prestigious retailers including Goodhood, Slam Jam, and Couverture & The Garbstore.

The beauty of Needles’ 7 Cuts garments is that no two are ever exactly the same; each is constructed from several vintage shirts, rebuilt into one new piece with visible tonal stitching throughout. For fall/winter, try the 7 Cuts Long Sleeve College T-Shirt, for an elevated take on the athleisure collegiate trend loved by celebrities like Hailey Bieber. Since it’s also the season of plaid, we love throwing a 7 Cuts Gathered Flannel Shirt on over a casual outfit as an extra layer as the weather gets chillier.

If you’re still working from home but don’t want to compromise on style over comfort, may we suggest the HD Poly Smooth Track Pant? Needles’ track pants have a cult following and regularly sell out. Our current favorites arrive in a brown hue and have a slouchy, straight-leg fit, an elasticated waistband, and zipped side pockets. Added design details include blue stripes running down the lateral side seams and Needles’ signature butterfly emblem embroidered in the same shade.

Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Long Sleeve College T-shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Long Sleeve College T-shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Long Sleeve College T-shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Long Sleeve College T-shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Long Sleeve College T-shirt
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Needles

7 Cuts Long Sleeve College T-Shirt

$175.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Gathered Flannel Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Gathered Flannel Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Gathered Flannel Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Gathered Flannel Shirt
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - 7 Cuts Gathered Flannel Shirt
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Needles

7 Cuts Gathered Flannel Shirt

$280.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Poly Smooth Track Pant
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Poly Smooth Track Pant
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Poly Smooth Track Pant
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Poly Smooth Track Pant
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Poly Smooth Track Pant
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Needles

HD Poly Smooth Track Pant

$257.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Bdu Pant
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Bdu Pant
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Bdu Pant
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Bdu Pant
Japanese Clothing Brands - Needles - Hd Bdu Pant
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Needles

HD Bdu Pant

$219.00

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SUICOKE

Having started life as a small accessories brand, SUICOKE soon found its footing in functional footwear, sandals in particular. The brand, which is led by an anonymous creative collective in Japan, is known for its überpractical sandals with Vibram soles (the first original sandals to use them). Such is SUICOKE’s appeal in both streetwear and high fashion that it’s had several successful collaborations with designers like Copenhagen Fashion Week’s sweetheart Cecilie Bahnsen and labels like Stüssy, maharishi, A.P.C., Nepenthes, and even Danish homeware brand HAY.

For 2020, we’re still fawning over Cecilie Bahnsen’s delicately beaded take on the sandal, with white beads forming small floral-like clusters across the straps. We also adore the SSENSE-exclusive slip-on MOTO-Cab sandals which have an olive green panel across the midfoot and two adjustable Velcro straps to secure your feet – ideal for wearing with casual dresses and slouchy, tailored pants alike.

For a more classic look, turn toward the KISEE-VPO Sandals – one of SUICOKE’s most famous silhouettes – in a timeless black finish. This pair is sure to be a wardrobe staple for years to come!

Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black & White Suicoke Edition Floral Sandal
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black & White Suicoke Edition Floral Sandal
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black & White Suicoke Edition Floral Sandal
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black & White Suicoke Edition Floral Sandal
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black & White Suicoke Edition Floral Sandal
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Suicoke

Black & White Suicoke Edition Floral Sandal

$470.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kisee-vpo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kisee-vpo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kisee-vpo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kisee-vpo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kisee-vpo Sandals
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Suicoke

Black Kisee-VPO Sandals

$215.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kaw-cab Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kaw-cab Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kaw-cab Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kaw-cab Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Black Kaw-cab Sandals
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Suicoke

Black KAW-Cab Sandals

$210.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - White Cel-vpo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - White Cel-vpo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - White Cel-vpo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - White Cel-vpo Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - White Cel-vpo Sandals
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Suicoke

White CEL-VPO Sandals

$180.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Brown Maharishi Edition Kuno Flat Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Brown Maharishi Edition Kuno Flat Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Brown Maharishi Edition Kuno Flat Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Brown Maharishi Edition Kuno Flat Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Brown Maharishi Edition Kuno Flat Sandals
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Suicoke

Brown Maharishi Edition Kuno Flat Sandals

$215.00

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Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Ssense Exclusive Green Moto-cab Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Ssense Exclusive Green Moto-cab Sandals
Japanese Clothing Brands - Suicoke - Ssense Exclusive Green Moto-cab Sandals

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BEST SITES LIKE ALIEXPRESS FOR ONLINE SHOPPING

AliExpress is a massively popular Chinese online retail service owned by Alibaba Group. It was launched in 2010 and hasn’t stopped its journey to becoming the ‘biggest online marketplace of the world‘ ever-since. AliExpress stands toe-to-toe even with Amazon in terms of buyers worldwide. It offers wholesale goods at direct-to-consumer prices from Chinese sellers.

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It also works as a great dropshipping model for a lot of e-commerce entrepreneurs. Along with a lot of good sides, AliExpress has some cons as well. The biggest problem is the shipping time of AliExpress orders, which is pretty long considering the goods come from China. Also, some orders can be very expensive after shipping charges and taxes.

So, it is a good thing to have some AliExpress alternatives whenever you don’t like its services. That’s why we are telling you about 21 best sites like AliExpress. Some of these websites offer cheaper prices and faster shipping on certain products. And, you can also use them to maintain a nice profit margin for your dropshipping business.

1. LIGHTINTHEBOX

LightInTheBox is the perfect AliExpress alternative as it is also a Chinese e-Store. It sells hot and trending products across the globe. Their products range from phone and electronics to fashion, jewelry, shoes, bags, and many other items. You can find almost anything here at a very cheap price.

The delivery time of LightInTheBox is also similar to AliExpress as their warehouses are located only in China. But, you may get a faster shipping time due to having fewer orders to ship. You can pay for your orders with PayPal, Western Union, or your credit card.

2. WISH

Wish is a widely popular online marketplace where you can buy almost anything. From clothing to footwear, electronics, healthcare items, and many more things, you can get them all for an incredibly cheap price. They are also known to offer great deals and coupons to their new customers.

Their shipping time is also faster than AliExpress as their products come from sellers located in small countries. Wish also provides an advanced rating system that is very helpful for both the consumers as well as sellers. It helps promote good ones.

3. OVERSTOCK

Overstock is a US-based online marketplace. It makes profit by selling wholesale products at a highly cheap price tag. A major portion of their stock is comprised of overstock from the major retailers or their seconds. You can find some really amusing deals here. The shipping time will also be lower as compared to the Chinese marketplaces. You can get your items within a week.

The product range of Overstock is incredible. You can find everything such as clothing, decor, kitchen appliances, and many more items. You can even find furniture and other big home items. So, you can use to fill your house with great stuff at a reduced price.

4. DEALEXTREME (DX)

DealeXtreme, more popularly known as DX, is an amazing online marketplace. The website works in a very similar manner as ‘Wish’ and sells cheap products coming directly from sellers. It has partnered with many small businesses and sells its products to a wide base of audience.

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The shipping time is a problem with DX also because their warehouses are located in China. Apart from this, you can get some really worthy deals on DX. You should always keep an eye on their clearance sales for the best prices.

5. GEARBEST

Gearbest is the perfect AliExpress alternative if you are looking to shop for the latest gadgets or electronic devices. It works with over 5000 Chinese brands and top suppliers to deliver the best products. It has products from top Chinese companies such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, and many others. But, it isn’t just an electronic store.

You can also find a massive range of other products as well. The prices available on GearBest are reduced, and you can even reduce them with the available coupons. They also have warehouses in multiple countries. So, you can get faster shipping from the local warehouse.

6. BANGGOOD

BangGood is another Chinese e-commerce platform that provides worldwide shipping of cheap goods. You can find almost anything on this website, from clothing to electronics, and even home items. The prices available are marked down from their original prices. You can also get amazing deals during special clearance sales.

BangGood provides a free $20 coupon to every new user. The shipping time for BangGood orders is faster than AliExpress for certain products. However, the regular shipping time is similar.

7. CHINABRANDS

ChinaBrands is a widely popular Chinese e-Store where you can buy products at wholesale prices. You can find almost anything on this website at a highly affordable price. Their shipping prices are also low but you will get a long shipping time. It is the perfect website for buyers who want the lowest prices but can wait for their orders for at least a month.

Most of the ChinaBrands sellers run their factories from China, and their warehouses are located there only. This is the reason for the considerably long shipping time.

8. BONANZA

Bonanza is a unique American online marketplace where you can find a great range of products. They have over 20 million items from more than 50,000 sellers. It is a growing e-commerce store where even you can sell your items. It is a preferred platform by more than 20,000 entrepreneurial sellers. You can find some really amazing handcrafted items and collectibles here.

For people looking to shop regular items, this store may disappoint you a little. The prices of some items may be a little higher than some Chinese stores. But, the quality provided will be worth it.

21 ALIEXPRESS ALTERNATIVE STORES

Here are 21 AliExpress Alternatives that you can use to shop online.

  1. LightInTheBox
  2. Wish
  3. Overstock
  4. DealXtreme (DX)
  5. GearBest
  6. BangGood
  7. ChinaBrands
  8. Bonanza
  9. DHGate
  10. TinyDeal
  11. Target
  12. MiniInTheBox
  13. GeekBuying
  14. Jet
  15. TomTop
  16. Target
  17. MadeInChina
  18. American Greenwood
  19. Walmart
  20. eBay
  21. Amazon

FINAL TAKE

AliExpress is amazing but it is always good to have options when you are shopping. So, these are the 21 best sites like AliExpress. If you ever feel like you should look somewhere else, these are some stores that you should visit. You can also use these for your dropshipping business if you are an aspiring entrepreneur. Make sure you have a solid plan before beginning.

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