For those who want to buy authentic brand goods with much cheaper price in Japan, shopping at recycle shops is one of good options.
Goods sold at recycle shops has been examined with appropriate evaluation by appraisers who belong to shops at the time of purchase from original sellers.
Therefore, quality or value of each items is highly ensured.
Because Japanese people has been educated to use any goods with care since the childhood, even second hand goods are kept good condition and less damaged.
In addition, the goods before sale has been experienced proper maintenance under credible management system, so those goods look as if new one.
Of course, the price of second hand goods is much lower than the price of new goods.
I do not recommend this option to people who mind using goods others have used before, however, I still assume recycle shops in Japan are quite attractive places especially for those who want genuine bland goods at cheaper price.
There are some recycle shops in Sapporo downtown. I introduce two shops on this post.
Address: 1F MK 2.3 Building, Minami 2 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Photo by 買取 札幌のリサイクルショップ アレイズ｜店舗、営業所案内 via kwout
Address: 1-4, Minami 1 Nishi 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
*1 minute walk from subway Odori station
Open: Open: 11:00- 20:00
Photo by LIPS via kwout
LIPS Susukino branch
Address: 1F No8 Keiwa building, Minami 6 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
*5 minutes walk from subway Susukino station, 2 minutes walk from subway Hosui Susukino station