You Can Actually Rent Brand-New Clothes in Japan

Say hello to IG-worthy OOTDs!

In countries with four seasons like Japan, fashion trends change as often as the weather. When walking around the city, you’ll see many of the locals sporting stylish clothes that are both on-season and on-trend. But as much as you want to make your OOTD dreams come true and wear something trendy all the time, buying different pieces of clothing can be very expensive. 

In Japan, however, there is a clothing rental subscription service called
MECHAKARI that allows you to rent brand-new clothes on a fixed monthly rate. Their basic fee costs ¥5,800 per month. You can choose three pieces of items per transaction, but there is no limit as to how many times you want to rent. 

Returning the clothes is also very easy since they don’t require you to wash them before returning. You can simply return the clothes through convenience stores and pay the service fee of ¥380. If there are items that you loved and don’t wish to return, you can also buy them at a discounted price. 

MECHAKARI offers its customers a wide array of clothing options from several Japanese clothing brands. You can rent tops, outer garments, bottoms, dresses, and even bags and accessories there. Now you never have to worry about what clothes to wear per season or for your everyday OOTDs in Japan!

Below are some OOTD inspo using pieces from MECHAKARI:

Going out on a weekend

Mini Fleece Logo Dress / E hyphen world gallery

If you’re going out for some grocery shopping or you want to take a walk around the local park, you may want to rent something that’s easy to wear. This simple monotone colored dress is a perfect choice. 

T-shirt & Bandana Set / E hyphen world gallery

Rib Wide Pants / E hyphen world gallery

This white top paired with wide black pants and bandana (to be worn either on your neck or as a ponytail) is another simple yet trendy look that we like. 

Attending a lunch date with friends

Feminine Stand Blouse / earth music&ecology

COTTON USA Denim Pants / earth music&ecology

This combination of a girly top and boyish straight denim jeans is a look you can cop when meeting up with friends. 

Meeting up with your S.O.

If you’re going out on a date and want to look feminine, we suggest you wear a simple top paired with a floral or checkered skirt.


Double Flair Sleeve Cutsew / earth music&ecology    

Check on Flower Print Skirt / earth music&ecology

Sheared Neck Cutsew Blouse / YECCA VECCA

Tuck Circular Skirt / SEVENDAYS=SUNDAY

If you’re too lazy to mix and match clothes, you can also opt for a feminine and casual floral dress. 

Open-collared Floral Dress / earth music&ecology

 (10 September 2019)

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