A ‘select shop’ for women’s clothing opens in Shimoarata, Kagoshima

PUBLISHED May 18, 2022

The exterior of Goji_Made Arata Store

Two months have passed since Goji_Made Arata Store opened in Shimoarada, Kagoshima City. It is a “select shop” — a Japanese term for a fashion concept store — offering women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories.

The Arata store, opened on March 1, is the second store for Goji_Made. The first store opened near JR Ijuin Station in November 2020. The name “Goji” is the Japanese translation and pronunciation for “5 o’clock.” They chose the name as the store closes at 5:00 p.m. Shiho Wakamatsu, the owner, says, “Thanks to connections made through introductions from customers, we had the opportunity to open the Arata store.”

Under the concept of “Everyday clothes for adults” and “Wear what you like, not what’s trendy,” the store offers tops (from 4,950 yen), dresses (from 7,380 yen), skirts (from 6,600 yen), accessories (from 1,100 yen), and other items.

The store manager, Uchida, has more than 10 years of experience in select shops, including fashion stores in Amu Plaza Kagoshima and Aeon Town Aira. She says: “We select highly individualistic items. We hope to help each customer enjoy the coordination and styling we offer in their own way.”

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two parking spaces are available.

  • Examples of women’s clothing from Goji_Made Arata Store

  • Women’s accessories from Goji_Made Arata Store

  • An example of coordination and styling