The Aoyama district is the epitome of Truman Show-style chic. From the perfectly coiffed shoppers sipping lattes in sleek French bakeries to the impeccably dressed fashionistas perusing the architect-designed boutiques. And Stair – located a (jewel encrusted) stone’s throw from Issey Miyake, Prada and Comme Des Garcons – fits in perfectly.
With a décor every bit as hip and glam as the local clientele, the bar sits above a shop. Not any old shop of course, this being Aoyama, but a sexy Dresscamp boutique – handy for those tempted to pop in for an emergency Aoyama makeover before making their entrance. A staircase leads visitors to a photography-lined passageway before opening into the dimly lit monochrome space with cream leather seating and wooden floors. A winding snake-like motif that would not look out of place tattooed onto a finger-chopping yakuza’s forearm unfurls across the walls and ceilings. The perfect place to embrace the Aoyama life mantra: shop by day, lounge by night.