Lets see what we all managed to get in our packs! Pictures requested, and not just of the lolita style bags.
and what's still available for sale?
AP USA will be up tomorrow, and there are some general J-Fash bags still on the kera webshop. Some taobao brands are starting to put out packs as well(pic related, infanta packs on my-lolita-dress)
Shitty collage I made of somebody's BTSSB/AATP variety pack from tumblr.
Yet another collage of another btssb/aatp variety pack. I think it's safe to say the old school jsk and lace tops will be the common factor here.
My random pack from AATP has been stuck in Origin post is preparing shipment since the 24th now. Ugh. If tenshishop pulls through on my AP packs, cool, but if not I won't be devastated. Not even going to waste my time trying to get one of the only 10 packs AP USA is bound to have.
Look on their FB page, they put out some information on a online release tomorrow, but it's pretty vague besides a time :/ It feels like their releases are always a bloodbath on the USA site though.
People are already getting the cat packs
Just got my variety pack, but probably uploading most of this onto lacemarket once I can ID them.
grimoire original LPs got posted, and was notified with this engrish
>This time, Thanks for choosing I received available Grimoire Online Shop. The LUCKY BAG received your order and I was allowed to ship from our company.Products customers I wish from the bottom of my heart that He will call for mind.
no tracking number, though it should be shipped through EMS
Briar Rabbit's Paysage is pic related, from two years ago. This is last year's print, Wonder Bunny's Magical Cards Party.
Quick question since I've never ordered through Tenshi Shop before, I put in my request for any pack (minus the no print one) for AP's LPs with her when they were first announced along with my type and color preferences. She replied back saying my request was noted but I have not heard back since. Is it safe to assume she wasn't able to snag one for me? Or has no one had confirmation from her about what she was able to get quite yet?
aatp/btssb blind bags are odd like that, some rare times you'd end up with something that was sold out 3-4 years ago. I always wonder how they ended up in lucky packs, like did a sloppy shopgirl put them on the wrong rack, or did a customer reserve it and then didn't pick it up and it got buried under other people's reserves, or did they just misplace a whole box of something and then discovered it 3-4 years later.
Mind you, the odds are pretty low for getting an actually popular print. I only ever saw one lucky girl actually get Rose Fragrant Memories.
The packs should go on sale 1st of Jan, and today is still 30th Dec in Japan. I'd say you're looking at a 48-hour wait before you can know what you got.
The last few times I reserved with her, the ones where she doesn't say anything is where she's more likely to be able to fill your slot. I've had her email me "this will be a difficult release" on a couple of releases, and those were the ones I didn't get anything. Since she hasn't said anything to you, I'd say there's a fairly good chance she will get you something, especially since your request is pretty open.
Excited for taobao LPs in January!
Precious Clove posted this on their weibo.
Past BL lucky packs were pretty much full of random junk they weren't able to sell so I wouldn't expect much, but admittedly I don't know if they might have stepped up their game.
How many loose sleeves did that one girl get again?
So I don't know Chinese, but I'll try to do what I can with my basic kanji knowledge:
So the thing up top next to the two tote bags are the prints/releases that will be included (singing in the rain is the first one and "Letter to My Dear" is the third, I haven't kept up with Precious Clove's releases enough to guess the others.)
Like you said, you'll have one bag, one dress, and then some accessories, minimum of 3 items in total and max of 5.
Total value will be 700-1750 yuan, price is 499. There's limited quantities.
I hope that at least helps a little. Like I said, I know no Chinese, so this might be a little off, but it's pretty basic, so I think it should be right.
Their weibo basically states that in the lucky pack you will receive one of the two totes and random dress from one of their latest five releases (sugary soirée, singing in the rain, letters, unicorn blah blah) and random accessories (ranging between a rosette and a blouse)
Their weibo also mentioned 1/1/16 so you girls might wanna rev up those SSs.
I got that cut of that JSK from last year's aatp pack and I was so disappointed. One of the bows was crooked and it just wasn't the quality I'm used to w/ them.
I haven't gotten another lucky pack from btssb/aatp so I wonder if all their lucky pack dresses are lower quality than their regular releases.
I'm sorry anon ! I was just so happy. I wear a lot of gyaru and I can't wait to wear it in all its trashy glory. I've never been so excited waiting for a PayPal invoice.
For anyone looking I know listen flavor Still has lucky packs available. Bought mine and I'm hype as Fuck.
Adding to this. There may be only 50-60 LPs available.
If you guys don't care that it's last year's luggage, there's a 3 piece fuku on LIZ Lisa's Tmall page.
I'm gonna be hella pissed if I get Leopard tights in my pack because I paid full price for them new and they got a hole after 1 wear. I really wanted that long sleeve blouse they showed in the promo.
Not the anon from a few posts above, but here's what I got in my LP!
is anyone getting this one?
i believe she said noted when i put my request in for the baby pack and then i didnt hear from her until 2 hours after release saying she snagged me one, so I believe unless she says she is full you should have a spot on her list?
Does anyone know the actual date Swankiss' is released or is it just around this month?
Tokyo otaku mode posted Olive des Olive set!
If someone can translate this, I think this is what's in it.
Here's one from twitter.
I also use this site: http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2145130226897431201
This site has decent pictures of the individual pieces that are in the swankiss fukubukuro.
I feel so pathetic holding out that Tenshi would still get me AatP's Cat's Tea Party.
I was also disappointed in the AP special sets. Only cute one was Castle Mirage and I already felt meh about the print.
I know she has tons to process but dammit I just want an email already. Do you have any idea of her fees for instore shopping? I'm scared to see the bill if she got my twinkle doll set.
I got my Grimoire LP today (my friend in Japan got it and sent me pics) and here is what I got! Sorta bummed about getting white but maybe it'll work with me somehow, can't find the listing for the necklace but found it for the tights and clip. Most likely will be selling the majority of the pack.
Hi, this year wonder rocket announced that they weren't doing a lp at all this year. Which is a shame because I did buy one last year and it was so cute.
If anyone ends up wanting to sell stuff from their fint (or amavel) packs, please post here! I'm especially interested in stuff from fint's "marjorie" collection and their more granpa-styled stuff.
I have the one in white and it is really pretty. You don't realise how much detail is on it til you see it in person. The necklace is really cute too. It's a little heavy then what you expect but I've had it a year now and it's sturdy. I don't have those tights or the clip or can't tell you anything about them.
Here's my meta dark LP. I got Shooting Star skirt, Mermaid Princess Socks, Wrist Cuffs, a Brown chiffon blouse, and the same lacey bow everyone is getting (not pictured). Selling everything but the bow and the blouse. I'm kind of disappointed in the skirt because if it wasn't for those cracked out bunnies and bears I'd probably keep it, wishing I got the non-border version like >>8789929
I see! I'm hoping it's a lot nicer in person, could you possibly tell me what the necklace is called or what the listing is? I'm curious as to what it actually looks like and I can't find it on the website.
I'm completely new to lolita and have lurked for years. Would the Whip Factory salopette in pink be a good start for a total beginner? Or is the print too tacky? I find it quite generic and sorta unappealing, but I have slim pickings now and really would like to grab something up to finally get my start since it's cute enough for me.
>can't use paypal
just make a new one you goddamn walnut, or do you have the exact same card as before or what
they don't really even care about your deets being right as long as your card numbers check out, as is evident from the amount of scammers using fake names
Managed to get which one?
I'm in Tokyo right now and while I could have obtained a fukubukuro, I'm a bit chubby and rather tall (178cm) so I usually avoid them and buy specific pieces which fit me well. I got the AATP cat happy pack in navy.
Being in Laforet on Jan 1 will make your ears sore as shopgirls are all yelling details of their shop's fukubukuro. Everything is pretty orderly, with lines for the different brands. There's reservations for many different fukubukuro now.
Other neat things about going in person:
- closet child doesn't have fukubukuro (?) but fills up the sale racks with deep discounts
- meta lets you see the inside of the skirt packs
- many others have other items on sale at the same time and take advantage of it
- the majority of the people shopping for fukubukuro, as always, were wearing full coords which looked amazing, even if they got up super early
- you'll find lots of other foreigners, maybe 5% of the people shopping on Jan 1 were foreign?
I really don't believe you've "lurked for years". Your whole conversation made me cringe from how you want a salo first to your issues with PayPal.
I think you should honestly go for some nice Bodyline JSKs to try to coord with first, get comfortable with the fashion instead of just hopping into brand lucky pack insanity for the sake of doing so. The fact you're even asking if the lucky pack print is too tacky just shows you're too green.
Wow anon this was really helpful! And we'll any of the packs really. This solidified my savings account for next year. I would just much rather deal with the excitement in person rather than an online bloodbath, plus all thr other perks you listed.
Innocent World LP from the store. Everything is so creamy except the knee highs.
Woah, Bambi JSK's in the LP's? Where on earth did they dig those out from... unless it's a LP-only reprint or something like they did with Grazia last year, that looks like an underbust cut??
I'd love to see more IW packs as people get them!
Got two Meta skirt packs in light. Really happy with the Sweet Shooting Star skirts but getting rid of one of the blouses.
I wish they still came with the totes. Those were so cute and useful.
Got the exact same LP as another gull.
Celestial Kingdom Choker is it's name
So due to some unforseen financial obligations, I won't be able to pay for the IW lucky pack I reserved. If any gulls are interested, I will see if IW will let me "transfer" it over. I reserved Pack B Size L if anyone is interested.
What are the chances of OPs like pic related (not these ones necessarily, just nice, non-print OPs) ending up in the IW packs? I'd really like to pick up one or two secondhand.
Usually some of these pop up in less popular colors (like beiges), or if they had a less tailored cut such as the open A-line ones that have just some waistties for shape. Occasionally the nice ones like in your pic do end up in LP's but I think they're more likely to go on normal sale instead.
I'm Canadian, and sorry, no, I'm on vacation and am not looking for income on the side from doing this. Save up and come to Tokyo, it's 1000% worth it. I got a mountain of items 30-50% off from IW and AATP today. It amazes me how many amazing pieces, sold out on the website, end up on the discount racks.
All these gulls getting a border printed skirt make me both worried and hopeful that I'll luck out and get just this kind >>8789929
Also, I know you all hate the fugly raschel lace bow, but it is perfect for me. I work in a deli so I can't dress super cute, but I can wear that bow in my ponytail / attach it to the back of my cap. It's fugly enough where I don't care if it got dirty at work, but still kinda cute/ would help customers recognize me in the sea of uniforms.
Do you recommend going to the actual store or the stores in the department buildings (Like Laforet)- I'm going in March so I'm really excited.
Not that anon but outside of sale season the brand stores are less exciting unless you want a specific new release. Closet child, pure sound and other second hand shops are way better.
I agree with the anon about second hand shops being more exciting outside of sale season. In Tokyo, most of the brand stores are in department stores, either Laforet or Marui Annex. Innocent World always has to be special and is in a different building nearby in both Harajuku and Shinjuku.
Make sure to visit all the Closet Child locations, each of them have lots of stock which turns over pretty quickly. The Ikebukuro one is a little out of the way compared to the other CC stores, but there is now a Kera Shop in the area too, making the trip more worth it.
Hey anons. The only LP's I've gotten before are the Innocent world ones and I have a few questions if anyone can answer for me.
So next year I am going to take a break from buying lolita to try and get my spending in check and to avoid distractions during my final year of uni. Also I have quite a big wardrobe and think I should just wear the stuff I have.
Anyways so the plan is, don't buy anything during the year and save up for the sale season to spend up as a graduation present to me :. save money on shipping and sales + motivation to work hard.
So my questions are.
>Do all major brands do the random bag style LP's?
>Can you purchase more than one random bag LP at one store.
>Can you get the special set style LP's and random bags at the same time.
(I ask these Q's because I heard brands are mostly about 1 LP per person)
>Would gulls suggest employing multiple SS's to go to different brand stores instead of just the one SS running around like crazy, to ensure I get something from every store I want?
>where are the special sets normally announced? i.e I couldn't find the British Bear, sweet cream house or holy lantern SpSets on the AP site, and I derping hard?
My AP Twinkle Doll LP hasn't updated in it's shipping since the 28th. Should I be worried, or not?
Also, seeing that some of the IW LP's had the bambi JSK in it, I'm regretting not getting it so much :^(
All of the lolita on yja is in the Angelic Pretty category:
On mbok, btssb/aatp is http://www.mbok.jp/category/categ_100000731.html?&o=8&vt=1
The term for lucky pack is 福袋, on yja this will also pull up AP, IW, amavel etc lucky packs
>>Do all major brands do the random bag style LP's?
Most do but aren't all online. AP is only in-store.
>>Can you purchase more than one random bag LP at one store.
>>Can you get the special set style LP's and random bags at the same time.
>(I ask these Q's because I heard brands are mostly about 1 LP per person)
Varies by brand and they may change the rules at any time.
If you're asking about AP their usual rule is you can only check out one at a time, if you want two you need to go back and do another checkout. As a contrast, with Meta you can check out as many as you want in one go so long as you don't mix regular items in.
>>Would gulls suggest employing multiple SS's to go to different brand stores instead of just the one SS running around like crazy, to ensure I get something from every store I want?
Normally your SS would also be buying stuff for other people. I'd suggest talking things over with them and see which order they're hitting the shops up in, how easy they think they can get certain items, and then go from there.
>>where are the special sets normally announced? i.e I couldn't find the British Bear, sweet cream house or holy lantern SpSets on the AP site, and I derping hard?
Brand blogs and twitter. Baby's is up on their site. Remember to find the one you're specifically after, and fuck AP, the online shop is always "coming soon" or just doesn't update. Remember too that some releases are shop-specific, British Bear was only in a few shops and Holy Lantern was only for Tokyo shop, that's why they're not on the main site, they were never available to buy on the online shop or in other stores.
Usakumya coin bag. It is cute and the size of most plush bags but it literally cannot hold anything but some lipstick and maybe an eyeliner.
Otks and headbow, the headbow is okayish, not really fluffg but is more stiff. Otks are white and very soft.
Sorry for this bad quality shot but it was dark and the only best place for lighting was my dad's garage. The dress came with a plastic bag over it like the ones you get from rhe dey cleaners. Quality wise I can't compare to baby's pieces since this my first but it's not textured however it is pretty well made like my other AP and Meta dresses.
Also some important info, it is a pullover dress, no zipper on the side but it is fully shirred on the back.
Weird cat (?) in the back. This print is so weird with all the random animals but they blend together so well.
That's all that I could take for tonight. Overall, I like the LP a lot! But I wish I knew about the AP LP beforehand but I wanted the normal waist cut which was in the special set but was not willing to buy it cause I have no need for the coat or blouse. If anyone wants to sell their AP LP jsk in sax or even pink, please shoot me a message in my throwaway.
My friend just got her grimoire lucky pack in the mail, she isn't too into what she got. It's the white set like what was posted, photos will come later. Is anyone interested in buying it off her?
So far it seems like the Meta LPs only have short sleeved blouses? Has anyone heard of someone getting a long sleeved shirt?
That was one of the reasons I got the winter LPs, so I hope to end up with a long sleeved blouse but won't be getting my LPs for a while.
Mine hasn't updated either, anon. Don't worry, shipping will be slow because it's just gone new year and christmas. Lots of people will be buying things online with christmas money, and buying lucky packs from other shops too.
You know how on facebook it shows you your posts from previous years every day? Yeah, right before lucky bag season i always say "not buying any lolita for a year" and it's never last that long.
but i wish you good luck. might be easier if you say that IF you buy lolita, you have to get rid of something to make room. that's my plan for this year.
got my 2 skirt LPs! here is the light one
andddd the dark one
overall really happy!
Just got mine.
SAME exact everything you got.
Haha those pink tights though.
This is a bit late, but if anyone is interested, Grimoire has put up restocks of their lucky packs over the weekend. The "Original Lucky Bag" with the Celestial dresses are all sold out already, but there's a new "Legwear Lucky Pack" with Verum stuff still up for 9000 + tax yen.
Here's the set. It's not a very good picture sorry ahaha. I can try to take detail shots if anyone wants
No idea why the picture rotated...
The gold rose buttons are actually clear and painted gold. The top one is missing a little paint :(
New btssb mascot, the Nekokuma, the cat born in a bear's body. Sassy best friend of Usakumya, the bear pretending to be a bunny, and good friends with Kumuakuma, the bear pretending to be a bear with bigger ears.
You know btssb would totally do it. Pic related, early usakumya that looks like a bear with bunny ears.
>>8794074 here, I got mine today. Luckily got the borderless skirt I wanted, two pairs of socks, the blouse, and the raschel bow. I had no idea just how massive it was until now. I knew it was big but pictures weren't doing it justice. (Meta I love you but what the fuck)
I thought this was a yeti at first. This is so cute I want 10 to snuggle with.
I won't be getting my pack until mid Feb and I'll probably just put it up on LM and also crosslist into the BST thread if you're willing to wait that long. Email in name field!
So, I'm the anon that got this LP, and I just wanted to let you guys know first that I am selling the skirt, pink socks, and that shitty bow.
Drop me an email if you're interested.
my measurements are a 95-100 bust and a 78-84 waist and the Jsk fits me with room to spare as the back is fully shirred. I am considering moving the buttons on the straps so the bodice sits better and there's plenty of room to do so.
Thanks for all this info anon. I'm looking forward to snagging quite a few and having a massive mystery un boxing. That's the dream anyway weather or not I get all the things I want is a different matter; if it doesn't work out I can just redirect my funds to Yahoo Auctions
My Listen Flavor lp came today and I really like it all ^^