Koenji has always brought to mind a place for people such as musicians, theatrical performers, young comedians and underground artists to hang out. There are a lot of secondhand clothing stores here and the prices have always been less expensive than Harajuku and Shibuya. The difference between Koenji and other downtown areas is that people come here because they like the area, and not because they want to see the latest trends and fashionable stores.
With that being said, there seems to have been an increase in standard fashion and less unique styles in the same manner as other downtown areas in Koenji during the daytime. However, Koenji at night features its traditional original looks. Each individual style is different with its own peculiarity and fashion sense.