Last time we did a featurette of the gorgeous store, Alice on Wednesday.
This time let me introduce you to one of its sister stores – Princess One Spoon. Weird name aside, this store is possibly even more fantastic than Alice on Wednesday. Allow me to take you on a quick tour to show you why.
The outer theme has some serious Cinderella vibes going on. Just like her, you are going to a magical place for a brief period, a place that only exists in ‘midnight land’. A large clock hangs above the doorway with its hands frozen permanently at just before twelve o’ clock.
There is a cute little carriage awaiting you where you can take your photo while holding a giant spoon (or two if you’re feeling particularly spoony)…because Princess One Spoon, I guess.
Don’t question it.
As you descend the stairs, you alight upon a glowing box containing Cinderella’s delicate glass slipper. Then you turn left into the store to be greeted by a plethora of Disney accessories – jewellery, snacks, purses, bags, and so on. These are indeed accessories fit for a princess – pearls and gold and silver and gems!
Just like Alice on Wednesday, they are very reasonably-priced.
Almost everything in this store follows one theme, and that is, you are a princess, and deserve to feel like one, even if just for a few stolen moments as you treat yourself to a pretty accessory.
I say almost everything in this store follows that theme because there is one rebellious room that does the exact opposite. It is the villain room. And perhaps it is because I’m a bit villainous at heart, but this is the reason I can’t help liking this store just a little bit more than the Alice-themed one.
Hidden behind a portal of thick, velvet curtains, you walk into a dark room filled with spooky music and cruel laughter. The walls are jet black and on one of them hangs a gold-gilded mirror – its glass cracked and broken into jagged shards.
I like the delicate trinkets of the princess rooms, but I LOVE the decadent jewels of the villain room. It is the perfect place to bring out your inner femme fatale. Again everything is surprisingly low-priced.
Princess One Spoon consists of two floors. If you descend the staircase, you will continue your princess journey to a room filled with delicious edibles such as dark red candy apples and princess-themed icing cookies. There is also a large selection of luxury goods for yourself and the home such as bath salts and mugs. Of course, no castle is complete without its throne, and any princess or queen can take the opportunity to plant themselves down on it and have their photo taken.
Overall, it’s not just a store, it’s an experience, and a definite must-visit for shopaholics in Tokyo!
Address: 〒150-0001 Tokyo, 渋谷区神宮前4-27-4Jingumae, 4 Chome−27−4 神宮前Ｓビル 神宮前 S ビル
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PrincessoneSpoon
Credit for photos not taken by us: Kenji Masunaga, Princess One Spoon’s Facebook page