Shinjuku Mylord is a compact shopping mall located in the southwest corner of the Shinjuku Station complex. While it focuses on fashion for younger women, it’s smaller than rival Lumine, which is also part of the Shinjuku Station complex.
Mylord’s Mosaic Street is sandwiched between the Keio and Odakyu department stores and serves as a passage from the south to west sides of Shinjuku Station
Run by the Odakyu Group, Mylord (pronounced “me-lord”) is sandwiched between the Lumine 1 mall, Shinjuku Station itself, Keio Department Store and Odakyu Department Store. It’s eight stories tall including three floors of restaurants and a two-story “Mosaic Street” strip that sits between Keio and Odakyu.
Mylord can be accessed from Shinjuku Station’s west or south exits, as well as a pedestrian overpass connecting the second floor with Shinjuku Southern Terrace, a separate shopping and dining area. Mosaic Street doesn’t quite connect the two exits but is a convenient way to go from the western to the southern side of the gargantuan rail hub.
The two floors of the Mosaic Street strip make up a small collection of shops including a bakery, café, pancake restaurant, fashion accessory stores and gift shops including Koiki, where you’ll find designer chopsticks and Japanese novelties such as sumo bath salt.
Nearby beauty shop Cosmetics Makanai features Hello Kitty-branded hand cream with ingredients such as eggs, soybeans and persimmon tannins. The narrow strip of Mosaic Street is somewhat less hectic that the rest of Shinjuku Station and makes a good spot for people-watching.
Mylord proper begins on the second floor, where you’ll find more fashion accessories including ladies’ shoes and handbags. Floors three to six are devoted to fashion for women in their 20s to 30s.
On the third floor you’ll find Mercibeaucoup, a brand under designer Issey Miyake’s A-net group, is a typical retailer of casual, stylish clothing for younger women.
On the sixth floor, Jins promises stylish eyewear made to order in about 30 minutes. The company has a variety of frames including ones that grasp the temples instead of resting on the ears and Jins Meme, smartglasses that house an accelerometer and gyroscope to track your activity.
Floors seven through nine at Mylord feature restaurants with Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisine.
Shinjuku Mylord’s Mosaic Street shops are open every day from 10:00 to 21:00, with the other shops opening at 11:00. The restaurants are opened from 11:00 to 23:00.
Article by Tim Hornyak. All rights reserved.