John Lobb Expands Presence in Japan with First Store

1 min read

Luxury footwear aficionados in Kyoto, Japan, now have a new destination for exquisite craftsmanship as John Lobb unveils its first store in the city’s historic Shinmonzen district. This marks the brand’s seventh retail location in Japan and underscores its deep-rooted connection with the country.

Designed by renowned architect Teruhiro Yanagihara, the boutique seamlessly blends modern elegance with Kyoto’s timeless charm. Housed within a traditional wooden machiya townhouse, the two-story, 86-square-metre space features an interior patio and a traditional wooden façade adorned with iconic white fabric Noren curtains, creating a captivating ambiance for customers.

At the heart of the boutique lies John Lobb’s dedication to craftsmanship and expertise in footwear. Alongside iconic Lobb classics and new collections, customers have the opportunity to explore custom orders and commission bespoke creations tailored to their preferences.

To commemorate the store’s opening, John Lobb introduces the zoori, a unique footwear creation inspired by traditional Japanese design. Available exclusively at the John Lobb Kyoto store, the zoori features a handcrafted tatamiomote insole made of woven bamboo, complemented by premium John Lobb leather, showcasing the brand’s commitment to meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail.

With its debut in Kyoto’s cultural hub, John Lobb continues to honour Japan’s rich heritage while offering discerning customers an unparalleled luxury shopping experience infused with tradition and innovation.