To clarify, Harajuku girls…
…are not prostitutes. Why would Gwen Stefani, good ol’ Gwenny, sing about prostitutes?
Harajuku is a trendy, somewhat eccentric area in downtown Tokyo. It is sandwiched between several upmarket shopping areas, Aoyama and Daikan-yama. This is where you’d find Burberry Blue Label (exclusively for Japan only, of course), Juicy, Rock Rep, Miu x2, Dior, Tod’s, Marc Jacobs, McQueen, Lagerfeld – catch my drift? Tokyo DRIFT! Ahem…I digress.
Anyhow, it’s the hybrid of the young designer plus upmarket designer that has created the culture of Harajuku.