Feel free to include other Texas cities too!
Basicially I want to take a trip to Houston in April for my Birthday to see the Shop in Wonderland store, GLW store, and the FIT store (since there is no daiso). Just wondering people's opinions on these things, and if there are any other things that I should look into seeing while there(other alternative fashion/weeb shops)
Inb4 don't support shitty businesses, I know, but I can't afford the trip to New York or San Francisco right now.
If people who have seen the store first hand honestly don't think it's worth it (super overpriced and no variety, etc) then I probably won't but there's not a lot of information online about it. Probably because of the drama but still.
Honestly? I went to the store, it's actually....really good, which rustles my jimmies a lot. Everything is priced around retail, the decor is lovely, and the store is right in the middle of a nice Chinatown plaza, a few stores away from FIT.
It seriously assblasts me that it's the only store in the US that sells Meta. Honestly, if I had a little less morals, I'd buy from it immediately.
>Inb4 don't support shitty businesses, I know, but I can't afford the trip to New York or San Francisco right now.
>So I'm going to support this shitty business anyways because brand is love, brand is life.
kinda offtopic but since the lolita stores are on opposite coasts which would you gulls suggest visiting? NYC or san francisco? i think angelic pretty is only on the west coast but then again sex pot revenge is only in NYC. i just have no idea which city to visit if i could pick one
The Leigh's got confronted with how shitty their business was. It went public and John had to publicly apologize and take some course on sexual harrassment.
They lost the priviledge of having one of the major brands on their con for it.
I think that's more than enough consequence. I say just move on and enjoy the fact we have another lolita store, this time in TX.
I've been seriously dreaming about this shit since before I became a Lolita.
This thread might have already gone to shit, but can we turn it into a "kawaii sight-seeing" thread or something?
Asking bc I'm going to Seoul in the summer with family, I'm curious what cute things I can mash into the schedule aside from my shameless trips to k-pop merch stores.
If you choose SanFran, hit up Maruq for that sweet sweet Liz Lisa.
Wow you think his dinky little $40 course actually meant something? His years of history can't be paid off by under that much. Not to mention that even though they lost baby, they still have ap Japan under contract and won't allow most of their guests to even go to other cons in the region if they've signed. He's still a shitty person, they're horrible, you're an idiot.
Stores usually have more and allow you to buy in smaller quantities. I've noticed more bulk sales on smaller things on their site. Usually I buy in small quantities and visit a lot. Wastes gas but I feel better spending $20 at the end of the day instead of $60.
Experience the novelty all you want. Just don't buy anything. Browsing doesn't put money in their pockets. Then when you get back to your hotel or back home, shop online from better businesses.
Get your panties out of the twist. Even if you hate AM, which most people do, it's still an "actual" lolita store. It sells Putumayo, Meta, and AP, as well as Misako's whatever shit. It's supported and endorsed by at least those three brands, two of which are major brands if you don't include Putu.
I'm not big on Meta and they don't seem to have a lot so I doubt I would. I go to Houston 3 or 4 times a year so it'd be a nice stop in spot. I've always went for concerts instead of J-Fashion though.
It's an actual lolita store in the fact that it sells brand. Not the Milanoo and Hellbunny dresses that every other "store" seems to sell.
i would rather step on a nail than boost the Leigh's ego by stepping foot in their store.
the brands that place carries can be found online easily. and some things are more important to me than frills, like self-respect and integrity.
How about the Gothic Lolita Wig store? I found a location for it, but no actual pictures and street maps doesn't make it look like an actual business. I know people have said their quality has declined, but it'd be nice to see the products in person before buying.
Visit nyc for the city and sf for lolita. I'm a slut for innocent world but Tokyo rebel was kind of meh in comparison to the new people building/baby store, and a majority of the store was sweet/baby stuff anyway. Someone also mentioned maruq, which has a lot more weeb stuff and is nicer to look through. Ap store is next to a ballin boba joint (plentea).
Go to the department stores at dongdaemun (doota, migliore, maxtyle) or myeongdong, and hongdae for cute clothes and accessories. Hongdae also has a bunch of cool themed cafes including a hello kitty cafe, if you're into that. It's more expensive for shopping, but also has cooler stuff.
Soooo, one the best things in Houston to do is eat (fatty-chan here). If you're gonna be here for a few days and want some great weeb restaurants, I reccomend
1. Cafe 101 (in the same center as FIT), an AMAZING Asian Fusion restaurant open until 2:00am. Try the red wine pork chop.
2. Tiger Den (directly under FIT): Best ramen in Houston. Try the Garlic and black bean.
3. Sihn Sihn (across the street from Cafe 101). Sort of a nice sit-down Asian restaurant. I usually get the eggplant or curry chicken.
4. Ginza. It's a sushi restaurant that I THINK is on San Felipe. Traditional tatami mats, gorgeous restaurant, great sushi, and reasonable prices.
5. Chuan (westheimer and fountain view): My favorite restaurant ever. Authentic Szechuan. I've only ever gotten the water boiled fish in chili soup but dang is it good.
There's a Star Karaoke open til I believe 2am next to Chuan, so if you like to sing, you can rent a room with some friends and karaoke all night after dinner!
If you want to watch some anime, Alamo Drafthouse in Katy has a free anime showing every Tuesday.
If you're also an LOTR geek, the Hobbit Cafe on Richmond is a must-see.
Hong Kong city mall is also pretty awesome. It's a grocery store, medicine shop, with a lot of clothing stores, and anime and CD and merchandise store, an AMAZING fabric store, and a bubble tea shop.
I hope that helps, and I hope you have a great birthday trip!