Keen to Open First Retail Store in Japan – Third in the World

Keen has announced the opening of its first retail store in Japan on Cat Street in Harajuku (Tokyo) on Friday, June 15th 

The Keen Garage Harajuku demonstrates the importance of the Japanese outdoor community to the company, while expanding Keen’s global retail presence to three stores, which include the Keen Garage U.S. store in Portland, Oregon, and its Canadian Garage in Toronto.

“As a brand from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., Keen finds enormous synergy with the Japanese culture of community, innovation and enthusiasm for great playfulness,” says Christa DePoe, Keen vice president, global online and retail. “The store will be a place where Keen fans can experience HybridLife, playtime and the Keen community.”

Keen was successfully introduced into Japan in 2004. Keen products are now available in more than 1,000 outlets throughout Japan, and the Harajuku store will continue to build the brand foundation, bringing Keen to life for its fans.

At Keen Garage Harajuku, fans will be able to find more than 100 Keen styles, ideal for Japan’s versatile weather and activities from day to night and work to weekends.