Who said that geeks couldn’t be fashionable? Otaku from around the world are usually seen more as fashion victims than fashion-forward, but the times are changing! In recent years several brands that combine the latest trends with anime fandom have … [Read more...] about Otaku Fashion – Top five brands to give your wardrobe an anime makeover!
When custom dress shirt retailer Original Stitch teamed up with The Pokemon Company to produce fully-customizable shirts using beautifully detailed Pokemon fabrics, Poke-fans went wild! The San Francisco-based fashion startup teamed up with Japanese … [Read more...] about Pokemon Shirts Shopping Guide: How to order and buy Pokemon Shirts from Original Stitch
What is Zozotown? ZOZOTOWN is Japan’s leading online fashion retailer and the official retailer for over 6000 popular brands. Whether you are after international luxury brands, Harajuku fashion labels or Japanese streetwear, on ZOZOTOWN you are … [Read more...] about ZOZOTOWN Shopping Guide: How to buy from ZOZOTOWN
What is fukubukuro? Every year hundreds of brave shoppers flock to Japan’s shopping districts in order to participate in “hatsu uri” (初売り), or the first sales of the new year. You can expect great bargains during this time, but Japan also adds their … [Read more...] about Fukubukuro 2019 – Japan’s Lucky Bags
What is Rakuma? Established in 2012, Rakuma (then known as “Fril”, which is still used in the URL) was Japan’s first mobile marketplace app, focusing on fashion and beauty. Mercari may be the biggest name in the Japanese smartphone marketplace … [Read more...] about Rakuma (Fril) Shopping Guide: How to buy from Rakuma
If you’ve ever watched a school-themed anime or seen pictures of Japanese students heading to class, chances are you’ve spotted a randoseru—the boxy backpack that’s light enough for five-year-olds and durable enough to last all the way through … [Read more...] about Randoseru Buying Guide: Send Your Kid to School in Style