best magazine browsing (2008)


Japanese expats practice the art of tateyomi, or reading while standing, at this Rockefeller Plaza outpost of the venerable KINOKUNIYA booksellers. Jockey for space between them, and the occasional trendspotter, to peruse the latest fashion bulletins, from the zany (Cutie, Fruits) to the demure (Non-no, Spring) to the avant-garde (Ryuko Tsushin, So-en). For those put off by foreign text, occasional English buzzwords, such as "funky beach lady" and "gothic futurism," aid the imagination.

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10 W. 49th St.
New York NY 10020


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