As the holiday season gets closer, the well meaning friends and family of j-fashion fans try to find the perfect gift. Sometimes they need a little push in the right direction. Feel free to email this guide to your siblings, print it out for grandma, or leave it open of your significant other’s computer. They’ll get the hint.
This guide is designed to be as painless to use as possible for the uninitiated, so it mostly features sellers whose site are in English. If you don’t know your lolita’s measurements, you can always buy a pair of socks, jewelry, or hair accessory where sizing doesn’t matter as much.
This website is a massive store front that features brands from all over the world and includes clothing and accessories for many j-fashion substyles. The website is easy to navigate and everything ships from the United States. A sweet lolita is sure to love a hair accessory from Chocomint, earrings from Interspecies Friendship, or a dress from Baby Ponytail. If you’re not sure of your lolita’s size, stick to things like hair accessories, jewelry, or other accessories.
While these brands are Japanese, both of these websites are for the stores located in the US (San Francisco, in this case). This website is in English and their staff also speaks English, ordering from AP and Baby is pretty easy. Some of the items on the sites may be a pre-sale, so make sure you check when you’re buying.
BB&B is a California based company specializes in delicious looking accessories including necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets. Their jewelry is gorgeous in person and sure to delight your sweet lolita. Their website is a little difficult to navigate (it requires you to create a login just to browse the site, and there’s no way to easily see what items are in stock), but their staff speaks English, so any questions can be answers with a email. Some of their items are available for preorder, so make sure you check the date your item is estimated to arrive.
Lady Sloth is a lolita apparel company with a selection of dresses, blouses, underskirts, bloomers, and accessories that are reasonably priced and can be made to your specifications. Some of their items are made to order, so make sure you check when you purchase. The “My Spooky Macaron” and “My Coffee Time” print series are sure to delight the sweet lolita, but their underskirts, bloomers, and blouses are equally impressive. Be sure to double check with your lolita about their size, as made to order items can’t be returned.
If your lolita wouldn’t be caught dead in anything other than Japanese brand, then you should probably get them some brand. But if you can’t read Japanese, you can get them the next best thing: some accessories from Star Glazed Delights. Their cheeky brand whore pins and rings will definitely go with their wardrobe.
Cotton Candy Feet makes PU bags and shoes that come in colors that will go great with your sweet lolita’s wardrobe. The trick will be to figure out which color to get them. Make sure you check with your lolita on their sizing, because these items can’t be returned.
If none of these shops suit your lolita, you can always check out the ever changing selection of Japanese brand at Wunderwelt! Wunderwelt has English speaking staff and their website has a simple cart system. Chose from a selection of new and used clothes and accessories that your lolita will totally love.
Your lolita is sure to love a gift from any of these shops. Happy shopping!
By day, Jenna is a legal professional living in Los Angeles, California. By night (and weekends), she is a frill wearing monster who loves Innocent World and lolita indie brands. When she isn’t taking mirror selfies of her coordinates, she enjoys reading comic books, playing board games, and snuggling with her pup, Lily. You can see her mirror selfies on her instagram @lovelylaceandlies and contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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