The Shibuya staple is downsizing due to the impacts of the pandemic and a shift towards online orders.
The house and techno outlet is one of the country's most reputable stores, having now been open for 25 years in Tokyo's bustling Shibuya district. Citing a downturn in customers visiting the shop due to the pandemic, along with an increase in online orders, particularly from overseas, Technique will close its doors on August 13th and move to a smaller space nearby.
The new storefront is located inside Shibuya shopping complex Parco. It will open on August 20th for a period of one year only. A statement was published in Japanese on the store's website.
Technique's managing director Yoshiharu Sato spoke to RA back in March about the pandemic's potential impacts on stores like his.