I'm going to make a generalization here. Almost every single person in this country is TINY! They make my size 4 look obese! I had pretty much assumed that I was never going to be able to shop here...until today! My neighbor took me to a local store called "g.u." which I have been told is pretty much like an Old Navy, and it is. I was hoping to find a few sweaters but I was able to find a pair of jeans and a skirt also! Their sizes are all in centimeters so I had no idea if I wore a size 60 or 80 so I got out my trusty iPhone and tried to google it but wasn't finding anything helpful so I just multiplied my regular jeans size (in inches, not the 2,4,6, etc. number) times 2.54 and got a rough estimate and went from there. It took a couple tries but I found a pair that fit around the waist AND are long enough that I don't look like I'm waiting for the flood (which was my real concern) and the best part, they were only 990 yen which with the crappy exchange rate is only about $12.25! SCORE!
I also got this top and this skirt, each for about $10 USD...and the tights...they're my favorite part!
I LOVE THE TIGHTS HERE!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
and they were only 3/$10!
I also got a sweater, but I didn't take a photo of that, the one thing I went there looking for! The sizes all crack me up. I went up 2 sizes just by moving to another country. If you have qualms about your weight/size, I do not recommend shopping for clothes in this country. I pretty much wear the largest size they sell in everything here! Large tops and large to extra large bottoms and I still haven't found shoes in my size yet, but I'm not giving up hope!