The newest Pass the Baton in Kyoto is the third recycled clothing store for the franchise. Although second-hand shops are nothing new in Japan, Pass the Baton has carved out a niche in its sale of higher end, upcycled clothing and products. This unique store doesn't hide the fact that it is a recycled clothing depot and even includes a small description of the garment's previous owner on the tag.
This particular Pass the Baton in Kyoto is built in a reclaimed townhouse that contrasts its traditional design with textured finishings. From the outside, the store blends in with the area's bustling restaurant scene. Once inside however, customers are welcomed by a small cafe as well as a myriad of carefully curated Japanese products.