GILLESPIE ROAD is a small web shop based in Tokyo, Japan. Inspired by the colourful markets all around UK, it deals antiques, vintages and collectables along with the hand-made works of British artists.
It is run by Mika Takeuchi(me), who has been fascinated by UK culture and history since I was a teenager. After visiting the country numerous times (including the university and several short-courses), I decided to open a shop to introduce old, lovely and strange goods I found in fantastic markets and fairs in London or other places. In contemporary Japan it is sometimes difficult to take old things into modernized houses, but I intend to select the affordable ones that can easily be applied to the modern lifestyle.
Also I met wonderful artists that actually use those old things to create something new and original. I wish this small shop could give a glimpse of the charm of many fascinating markets and its culture. Currently I work with Custom Made UK, Hoolala, Rosie Wonders, Uncommonly Beautiful. Dorit, flowerie88 and Stabo, but may add other brands!
I also stall out in the antique fairs/ctafts events around Tokyo.
Education- BA in British Studies, MA in History (also read art history)
Language- Japanese, English and a little bit of Italian/French
Loves- Travel, Theatre, Cinema, Classical Music, Rufus Wainwright, and THE ARSENAL
For any enquiry please contact via e-mail to info[at]gillespie-road.com
Shopping cart is only available in Japanese. If you are interested in buying please contact by email. Will arrange shipping overseas.
Office MK Limited, Shimo-Ochiai, Shinjuku, Tokyo JAPAN 1610033