Vintage makes our life much more interesting. Some like it because when you own something old you feel your connection with the past. Some like to have some superbly made pieces for a relatively low cost. And some are simply not satisfied with today’s fashion and trends, so they go hunting in some other forests.
Vintage textile is particularly hard to find, so every place where you can buy some quality vintage clothing is worth noticing. And “Real Monkey” is a place that you should definitely visit if you like vintage or simply are in search of unique and stylish items.
“Real Monkey” offers people of Sendai great vintage pieces from USA already since 1996. Vintage clothing and accessories, furniture and miscellaneous goods from small cowboy dolls to mannequins, everything strictly selected by the owner, who frequently visits USA, where he brushes through free markets, antique and secondhand shops and makes new contacts with reliable dealers. As a result, we have a shop that has a great variety of different thing that can make your life more colorful and… a little bit nostalgic. The majority of things are from 50’s and 60’s, but you can find pieces from 19th century as well. All in perfect or nearly perfect condition. Some pieces you can actually wear, some, like small leather children shoes, should be great for display.
The atmosphere of the shop is remarkable, too. It’s like a mix of a museum and some eccentric friend’s house. It makes you want to relax, to take some 19th century catalogue, sit on the floor and make a time slip to the old times’ America.
And even if you are not planning to purchase something, you find yourself holding a “Deep Purple” badge, or a hair gum with an old button, or suddenly realizing that you just can’t part with this 50’s military jacket or that Ralph Lauren sweater. Maybe sometimes it is worth spending a little bit more on a thing that has gone through so many years to get to you.
By the way, the owner’s English is perfect, so don’t worry about the communication.
2–14–20 Honcho, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi