>>8806074 Someone confirm if fake or not please. >>8805422 >Are the Castle Mirage and Sweet Cream House sets going to be in the AP USA store too or have I missed them already? I know they had Twinkle Doll and Whip Factory already. Also different anon but I want this answered too
Whatever happened to that Lolita shop owned by the Leigh's? Everyone was outraged about it, then it opened, now no one is talking about it. Can some Texas lolitas go spy on it and maybe give some pics? I'm curious what their inventory is like.
>>8806519 I visited once. They had Dreamy Jewel (actually prettier in person) so it's confirmed AP is sending them stock. They sell Meta and Putumayo too, and had Atelier Boz and Triple Fortune in their seasonal featured brand corner. Also tons of Misako products like her photobook. Unfortunately everything is like retail yen converted to USD price and cheaper than AP SF. I wish they inflated their prices more so it gives me another reason to dislike them.
>>8806539 I've been living under a rock. The leighs opened a shop? As in the scumbags that fucked that fashion show over and the creep that hit on all those girls? Like the American Mr Yan? And now brands are sending them shit? Whaaaaaaat the fuck
>>8806531 How am I John? I just want to know if their hole-in-the-wall ~lolita boutique~ can last in some second story asian mall. I'm legitimately curious how long they can stay open without a webshop. >>8806539 I really wish AP SF would just lower their prices at least. I want to support them more but AP Int is always like 60 dollars cheaper. I don't think either of the US Baby stores do that and they seem to get by just fine.
>>8806543 Where the fuck have you been? Seriously check the archives, it has been discussed multiple times. >>8806519 Also check the archives. Pictures have been posted of the shop since its promotion and opening.
They managed to do shit because somehow they're magically persuasive and now Texas has one of the biggest lolita shops in the US with a crazy amount of brand run by shitty people. Hooray. Giving it attention will only make it worse, we already have people asking about visiting Houston just to see it.
>>8806560 Nah not really. HLC has been splintered up in cliques and it doesn't feel like much of a community anymore, people just do private things nowadays. The drama has been shut down since everyone is tired of fighting and no one will speak up against those angry at the leighs. It's either talk shit or stay quiet. It's reasonable but it made things in the comm very tense. Personally I don't support them but I won't destroy friendships or bully anyone because of the Leighs, I'm not giving them the power to continue to ruin my community. But sone of the more heated activists against the Leighs will yell at those even considering to peek into the shop or talk shit about them behind their backs. This one girl actually went through a massive friend deletion because some girls went to see the shop in person. Everything has turned into silent "pick a side" here, which is stupid to me but oh well. I just miss having fun in lolita but its just how things are.
>>8806691 I don't want any lolita shop overseas to fail. They just need to lower their prices and I honestly think they'd be fine. I'd buy a lot of their lesser desired items if it was just slightly around the JPY price.
>>8806717 Or even if they just got their shit together about shipping prices. Fuck their markup. How many times have we calculated what should be the cost of shipping vs. THEIR cost of shipping. I wouldn't mind their price hikes for the US store, but where the HELL is the shipping money going?
I worked at a Japanese clothing store for a while. The price hike we put on items was supposed to cover the cost to get it to us AND the profit the company wanted.
One of the mysteries of life will be how this dress is so unhyped, never talked about, dismissed, ignored by lolitas on here, on fb -- and yet the print was trading above retail up until yesterday. We're not even talking about scalpers, I've been bidding over retail on this and yet I'm always outbid by someone else. Have you checked LM? The only unsold British Bear is an OP for $950. Apparently despite all the hate this print gets, there are real girls out there who are willing to shell out for this print.
So whatever other nonsense AP is doing, this MTO at least definitely makes sense. Don't get me wrong, I still want a Chocolate Rosette MTO as well, hopefully with green colourway, but to see them actually do an MTO for a print that is obviously being scalped is pretty encouraging.
And hey, I even like the Christmas dress idea. I think I'm going to make British Bear my backup Christmas dress, just in case next year's Christmas print is another clusterfuck like Merry Bunny again. So thank you for that idea, at least.
>>8806571 >Personally I don't support them but I won't destroy friendships or bully anyone because of the Leighs This, holy shit. my Facebook feed is like 1692 Salem with all of the people calling out Leigh-supporters and then publicly bragging about disowning/unfriending anyone who isn't militant in the boycott. I understand that this is an issue a lot of people are passionate about but the blind hatred for those who are still going is getting ridiculous. Regardless of anything else, this con brings in a lot of people and some businesses were contractually-obligated to attend before all of this shit went down and now they're faced with the dilemma of losing a shit-ton of money or sucking it up and going. I'm personally not going to slaughter anyone who chooses not to lose money, next year will be a different story but for this year I wish people would fucking chill. Sorry for vent. Polite sage.
>>8806746 I still can't believe people are legit shaming and claiming to kick out people who attend AM, even if they just go to support people like Morning Musume or brand. What if they're even just going to sell art or help friends, but they still don't morally support the Leighs? What if it's the ONE con they can get to anywhere, all year, because it's just that local for them? (Yeah, I'm a former poorfag who had that ONE con type and it was run by someone shitty, too, but we dealed with it and people still attend without being idiots about it.) What if they just ghost and don't even buy tickets (thus not financially supporting the Leighs) because they just want to see their friends while having an opportunity to cosplay? Not to mention contracts. I don't even know, the idea that people are bragging about disowning/unfriending/banning anyone who isn't militant in the boycott is outrageous to me. Maybe it's just because I've become an oldfag who doesn't want to deal with drama anymore and I actually know how to chill, but still.
>>8806738 I'm honestly going to be really upset if they don't do an MTO for Chocolate Rosette at this point. The rerelease was quieter than Holy Lantern, sure, but those pieces were snapped up fast in Japan AND the U.S. store despite their garbage ticket system and things showing up too late.
It would be a fucking DREAM to get that print at a fair price to me without having to fight someone. They would have so much of my money.
Even now, the least desirable of the rerelease prints are going at least 50 bucks above retail. ANYTHING in red or blue is retail+ around $200. In a month or so the least desirable colors will go back to being $200 dollars more if there's no MTO.
I'm convinced it's the same group of fans that keeps buying out the school and university OPs. It's a similar style, I don't see any hype over that either, and yet AP not only re-released pretty school OP this weekend, it sold out within the day. I always wonder who these lolitas are, and if they wear their pretty school OPs to school.
I'm still holding out hope. If you count back, in between British Bear's release and MTO, there's three new releases, two re-releases, and the lucky pack release. So six releases total. Someone said AP's schedule was out of whack due to Holy Lantern MTO being more popular than anticipated. So I'm going to sit back and give them another 5 more releases before losing hope.
I'm actually more worried they won't put the green in the MTO and will stick with the sickly pink colour.
>>8806797 I would seethe if they didn't do the green. Like, it would just be stupid of them not to. The green colorway is GORGEOUS and it's the PERFECT incentive to get people to buy for an MTO. It was the rarest colorway.
My nightmares are these: 1. They don't do an MTO at all 2. They never release the green again 3. As a special incentive they change up the design into something ugly.
>>8806775 Same. Chocolate Rosette in green or navy is one of the few AP releases I really desperately want, and I missed out on the rerelease because I'm a derp and don't pay enough attention apparently. I'm still upset about it.
>>8806797 Personally I like the university OPs but didn't care much for British Bear because of, well, the bears. If they had been less prominent I might have gone for it.
Anons, whats your prefered and or fastest method of selling lolita items? Do you only try for lace market or do you link your lacemarket to LSE? Is EGL sales completely dead (at least to you personally)?
>>8806788 In the latest Kera, there's a poster of the new Baked Sweets Parade but they listed the dress as Melty Cream Donuts (also had a price attached) so I'm hoping AP is also releasing a MCD special set and Kera accidentally put the wrong info in?
>>8806691 Never stocked? AP USA gets all the new releases, well even if it is 1 dress of each color, it's way more then Paris got (the Paris shop got like 1-2 dresses of each PRINT and not just 1-2 weeks later, but 3 months later!). Also the prices are ok, at least if you buy instore, USA prices are like 27000 Yen = 270$, but the old Paris shop was 27k Yen = 500$. And the Pop up shop in Paris also sells like 27k Yen = 300$.
maybe this is a dumb question but.. are people not wearing bodyline at all anymore? Looking at wardrobe posts there isnt any bodyline, it's all in the regret thread, and i never see it on cof or here. i got really into lolita in 2012-2014 and people always had it but agreed it wasnt best quality.. now it's treated like dirt from what ive seen.
>>8806968 like what the fuck even is an SJW feel? what the fuck are you talking about This isn't as if someone is coming in defending their moongender demiboy friend, people are replying "gb2 tumblr sjw" to literally anything they disagree with.
>>8806962 Some people in my comm wear bodyline pieces (mainly blouses) and they are not ita in my opinion. Maybe the people making the wardrobe posts don't feel like their bodyline pieces are special enough to photograph?
That's all I see that shit as now that I'm a fucking adult. I get that you come to 4chan to escape, but sorry, if you have an intolerable personality IRL, no one has to put up with it online. Let the neckbeards suck your clit on /a/ if you want that.
I don't even see half of your scenarios that often, and I come here pretty much every day just to check for release news and worn pics. And when I do it's idiots trolling each other. If you're so fucking into this website, you should be able to recognize this by now.
>>8807022 >not liking sjw-bullshit = edgelord >all these random-ass assumptions.
I'm sorry you're so assblasted by nobody liking your stupid fucking rhetoric and retarded opinions, which is obvious by how defensive you seem to be getting.
> I don't even see half of your scenarios that often, and I come here pretty much every day just to check for release news and worn pics.
Man, maybe it's because all you do is come to check for news and worn pictures? It's not like all this shit could possibly be spread out across the board, that's impossible.
I, personally, never see "omg i just have a normal opinion and somebody called me an sjw!!!!!!11 :(((((((" I see people saying stupid, naive shit or expressing an opinion that is related to tumblr's stupid trends or what not, and being told to fuck off back to tumblr.
tl;dr Go spend your time on reddit if you don't want people bitching at each other, it's not going to stop, ever.
>>8807045 >related to tumblr's stupid trends that could literally be anything though. The entirety of tumblr doesn't fit in a shoebox. I've seen people say they like really benign stuff and been told to "go back to tumblr".
Surely you've noticed it happening more lately, even though the content isn't all that different?
>>8806474 >>8806975 I feel this. Every time someone complains about tumblr / sjw, especially when they throw in something about being edgy or special snowflakey - it's fucking annoying. And it is ten times more edgy / snowflakey to be purposefully offensive and hostile, and that's the hallmark of cgl, frankly. At least on Tumblr I can filter out anyone I don't like by unfollowing, but I still have to suffer through all the shit comments on here to find anything good because of the format. Every time I see someone make that complaint, I assume they are underage and trying to fit in on the board.
>>8807063 Not that anon, but I've had to report or hide so many threads lately, and it sucks when so many threads are filled with stuff. I don't think there's any need to be an edge lord about it, but I would agree that the board seems to have changed a lot in the last few months, even. Standards have fallen or changed a lot (especially in draw threads and a few other ones), and opinions that would've been ignored or laughed at by the majority of cgl before now turn into huge fucking wars between a solid group of people(or at least a few really insistent people) that agree and "the old guard." Saying something "is tumblr" might not be great as far as specificity, but most people get the idea. 4chan was the one non hug boxy "comm," and I think many anons are bothered because it seems to be disappearing. I won't post again
>>8807078 This, also people need to stop wasting image replies in image dump threads. Sorry but the janitors aren't doing their job on this board and mod just delete anything that causes too much of a ruckus caused by petty trolls. Someone has to do something and there's never a proper place to discuss this stuff and who better to clean up threads than the people posting themselves.
Think of it this way, you'd clean up after yourself right?
>>8807078 This. The board culture here really has been changing within the past few months. Even in a recent Taobao thread people were defending print replicas, for God's sake (not to say that there were never any replica-chans on here, but the amount of anons defending and asking for replicas was comparatively high). At this rate, I won't be surprised if things like >uwu no fat-shaming pls desu becomes normalized here by June
>>8806519 I went there and bought a dress and some accessories. It was nice, they had a dressing room and the staff were friendly. I know people are gonna hate on me for shopping there but I really don't give a shit lol.
>>8807235 Joining the conversation to agree with this, however I don't like that some people seem to think the antidote is to step up the edge almost to a level of parody. Radicals on either side are embarrassing.
>>8807249 I would consider going to try things on. I really don't care if people want to support them, be it at their con or in their shop. I don't want to give them my money but I have nothing against people who do. It's one of only a few huge cons in the region. Before Ikki had Baby, it was the only Texas con with legit lolita guests. I understand the appeal. It's unrealistic and petty for so many people to expect everyone to boycott anything and everything associated with AM and to vocally ostracize anybody who does.
>>8807206 I think some people here are legit afraid to make threads sometimes with the amount accusations of self posting. >start thread with an image >doesn't matter if well known or not >SELF POST erry god damn time.
>>8807387 I don't understand why people can't make those own thread either. What's the worse that can happen? It doesn't get responses and scrolls off the map? Is that really horrible?
But the image and being called self post thing isn't always true. The nitpick thread has a basic image and there was still a complaint about it not being relevant to the thread. There will always be someone who has to be a bitch about the thread image.
>>8807405 Eh. I dont understand the fear about making other threads,but as far as the lolita general goes, the last few which were made without the longbas list of every single lolita related thread at the beginning was bitched out for it. Which is fucking stupid. This wasnt the norm last month, and people act like its been that way for years.
>>8807405 >What's the worse that can happen? It doesn't get responses and scrolls off the map? Is that really horrible? Yeah? I can't have a thread here cause people don't like it so instead of down voting it, they troll it to death. Sound familiar?
>>8807437 100% agreement with you. I don't think that long list of every single related thread is even vaguely necessary for the Gen thread, to be honest with you. If you want to find the other lolita threads, just go to the catalog.
>>8807431 >>8807438 Your points? I still don't understand why you can't just make a thread. So far the only complaints have been that they will get mistaken for drama/spam threads. If you're so fucking worried put a note in the OP for the Janitor. It won't work every time, but it's something you can do instead of whining.
Thread making in /cgl/ is not serious business. Calm down.
How do you gulls decide on a dream dress? Do you browse lolibrary and try to find dresses you love? Do you take them from posts on /cgl/ or CoF or other social media? Do you add them to your list as they're released? I'm asking because I've been in the fashion for a few months and while I've seen dresses I love I never really think of any of them as dream dresses that I specifically watch out for or would pay anything for. I actually just like browsing second hand markets and finding dresses I didn't know existed that I fall in love with on the spot and can by right then and there, rather than torturing myself by thinking about dresses I don't know if I'll ever find. Does anyone else prefer this method?
>>8807545 A dream dress is usually something you want over anything else and you feel that once you have that item your closet is complete. Some people find it though others sales posts and can't afford it, its release, street snaps, conventions, meet ups, multiple ways. They saw it and it was instant love. People with multiple dream dresses bug me. It's called dream dress because it trumps them all. Not all these are my dream dress.
>>8807545 It'll depend on my interests and what I like seeing on a print. For example, some of my favorite prints include those with musical motifs and (just recently) religious motifs as well. Along with that, I'm more likely to add something to my wishlist if I see someone wear it either in person or in a video. Usually, it'll be stuff I wouldn't give a second thought towards beforehand. I'm actually picky on adding stuff to my wishlist in general. There's only been an occasion or two that I recall where I've fallen in love with a dress from the moment I see it first. Sometimes, I won't update my wishlist for months. /polite sage for rambling
>>8807573 These phrases are not definitive things and are just what people say when they really want or really really want a dress. People change up the terms to stress how bad they want the dress but there's no rules for them.
>>8806973 Basically what happened in China is >Market created new Middle Class >People became big money in the matter of what seems like days t.b.h. >Especially bumpkin girls' parents became new money millionaries >Cause of all this new money and growth, young girls want to show it off >Lolita is expensive and shows how much money you have in some sense >Chinese lolitas just started to buy releases and dresses in masses >Brands picked this up >Chinese lolitas became cash cows which brands are milking for money
Since the Chinese are literally a major part of how brands get money, they get exclusive dresses and releases at tea parties. The most recent tea party for Btssb in China re-released Tea Time Nostalgia just for the tea party goers (Not sure in what colorways or cuts though).
Recently their market is going down so fast just like how it went up so fast so a lot of lolitas outside in different forums that are similar to this board are wishing for the crash so the new money girls can sell their dresses for cheap.
>>8807627 The renminbi was around 12.3 in 2012 when Abenomics began. It peaked around 20 in June and has fallen since with the renminbi being devalued along the strength of the US Dollar. Currently it's at 18. I'm hoping the exchange rate goes down between the CNYJPY. I have some huge short positions on the renminbi atm.
This of course does not bode well for the Chinese economic and I wish them no ill, but things are going to come to a screeching halt soon if the US Dollar keep getting stronger and the Yen becomes a flight to safety.
If the Chinese economy crashes, lolita fashion brands are going to have its first real cash crunch and they may have to issue IPOs. 2008 was a drop in the bucket, 2016 will be bigger.
>>8807654 What happens when the burando market goes downhill? I just saw a discussion on here about how lolita is doing really well right now and just getting started, and that brands are releasing more than ever? Just because of the Chinese, or can we take the Chinese lolita's place in the market? (And by that I mean most western lolitas)
A dream dress is something you lust after so badly, you'd happily fork over ten times retail, hand over a kidney, etc, just to be able to hold it in your hands and say "mine! mine! at last it's mine!".
It's the kind of dress that you compare every other dress to. Sure, there's a beauty up on the secondhand market now, but somehow, somehow it's lacking. It's cute, but not as cute as your dream dress. The lace is pretty, but your dream dress has gorgeous lace. The design is interesting but your dream dress is even better. So you buy this convenient beauty anyway, but somewhere at the back of your mind you're thinking, "this isn't it. This isn't the dress I really wanted".
How do you find them? You don't. Who wants to actively seek to remove joy from cheap, attainable non dream dresses, send themselves on a years-long journey to find some dress, and after finding it, part with lots of money just to own it? The dream dresses creep into you. One day you wake up and find you've reblogged one dress twenty times, thinking, "man, that is a really gorgeous dress, it looks so beautiful on everyone. I bet I'd look great in it too". Or you open up social media and see someone wearing that dress and suddenly you feel your wardrobe is really lacking, in particular it's lacking this dress. Or you're browsing auctions or lolibrary and there's this really gorgeous print you simply cannot get out of your head. It lives in your head now, every other dress auction you open up is just a convenient beauty compared to your dream dress.
If you haven't been haunted by a dream dress in such a manner, count yourself lucky. Hold your head high and say "I'm lucky I already own all the dresses I want". Don't go inflicting pain on yourself trying to find a "dream dress" just to chase. Feel pity for the rest of us stuck pining after a dress to which every other dress just doesn't match up to.
>>8806519 i went there and bought some socks and accessories. Honestly they might get lucky packs and stuff in, and if they do i have no qualms buying from them if they get stock like that in, especially since unlike AP USA they wont upcharge $100 haha
>>8807378 if you are east coast and want to wait until the fall, RuffleCon was very fun.
if you want major brand or model involvement, you might have to go to California or Europe. but for a dedicated altfash con that is primarily lolita and has events run by people in the community rather than famous/efamous types, RuffleCon is great.
>>8807850 Well there's also an influx of newbies you can get along with. I'm mostly speaking about the veteran or regulars crowd who are shifting into cliques. However girls are still really friendly in the comm, you'll likely find a few you mesh well with. There's a huge amount of people in the comm so you can't be friends with everyone, you'll find your own group of friends in it, dw!
>>8807627 Plus they're driving up secondhand prices to be so ridiculous. Chinese lolitas are feeding the scalpers and fucking up the market. Brands are catering to whatever chinese lolitas want. To put it concisely, new money always fucks shit up with their impulsivity and non-discretion.
>>8807960 AP rules are basically 1 main item per person. Someone/groups are buying individually but all using the same credit card - pretty much a tip off that they're scalpers. So if AP sees that they're warning they will cancel the orders
>>8807387 It's a fucking dream dress thread, how can you self post in that? There have been so many morons and super easily offended people here lately "omg, how dare you call me lazy", "omg, how dare you use a reaction image that has been used for years with no dramatic complaints"
>>8807957 Wrong, you do need an invite. If you don't have one, they want your full name, links to your social media, and it has to follow certain rules (ie not be a creep). I'm pretty sure I'll never get in as I refuse to give my full name. They have yet to reply to my response.
>>8808461 I agree with you but I fucking hate when I'm told to Google things on any site. First off, I already googled. Second, Google doesn't have everything believe it or not. Fuck, some people use bots to hide their stuff from being searched on Google.
Haven't been here in a while and couldn't find a comm thread.
I'm moving soon and I just got really used to the central florida lolita society. Are there any societies based in NY (state), Pennsylvania, Or Conneticut that you say are pleasant ( I don't mind a little saltiness but relatively drama free) and active? I'm going to be in southern NY closer to Pennsylvania but I don't mind traveling a bit in either direction.
>>8808466 Then say, "I tried looking, but couldn't find an answer?" How you ask is half the question. Also, if that anon had so much as read the faq or googled "4chan sage," they could have found their answer. Like 90%+ of the questions that get "google it" as a response here are totally google-able questions.
>>8808490 You just link like you would a response, anon. I.e. post >>8806381 to link to this thread or >>8801666 to link to one of the most helpful threads on the board. It's also good form to make a post in the old thread linking to the new one after you make a new thread.
>>8808276 >>8808385 not op, but i also wouldn't link any of those things because i keep lolita separate from my external life. i don't keep social media aside from an ambiguous instagram, so i probably wouldn't pass. if they wanted to verify i'm legitimate, they could just interview me extensively on lolita subjects to see what's my actual powerlevel- other communities do this and it works well. time consuming, but it's probably the best way to catch creepers.
>>8808385 >Why do you not want to give your full name? not that anon, but given the lolita world's propensity for drama, as someone with a lot to lose if certain stalkers found my online accounts, there is no way i feel safe enough to divulge personally identifiable details like my full name. i don't know or trust the admins, and have no idea if they would store that info anywhere, share it, google me, etc... it is an invasion of privacy and a security issue.
My Lady Sloth Ball at Miranda Castle just arrived, and I'm kind of disappointed in it. The dress it'self and the print is really nice, but the shade of grey is a bit lighter than in the pictures. Not by much but enough to bother me so I'm considering selling it even though it's still up for pre-order, but cheaper of course.
>>8806514 Thank you for bumping that question anon. I was the poster of it and because I can't find an answer, I've just been stalking all possible places it could appear including second hand sites and there's nothing. I'm incredibly desperate for Sweet Cream and this cut is so cute.
>>8808513 That means that they are sold out, anon. After the reservation period for an item is over, it disappears for a week or two and then they bring the listing up again as out of stock. It has been like this for years already.
>>8807545 I personally though my dream dress was lame as fuck when it was released, and then for a long while I didn't think much of it. Then I saw an unboxing and i felt it was just so cute I even had like mirages of it for months.
I've had actual dreams about other dresses but those are not something I really want.
>>8808971 >>8808975 I'm such a sucker for Rozen Maiden-related items, but damn their dresses doesn't translate very well into real life. But I'm not going to lie, if I'd ever get one of those in a lucky pack like you I'd hold onto it and never let go.
>>8808989 T b h I love one of those sets but it hasn't shown up yet. I'm not saying which one since I want it for myself, but I'm really surprised I keep seeing the other ones for sale with nobody buying them
>>8809000 Oh... Haven't seen those ones recently but there are two sets currently on LM for sale. Type Rozen Maiden into the search bar. There's a Kankaria that expired without a buyer, I would message them if that were the one I wanted lol
Okay so my boyfriend tried to get me a set from my-lolita-dress back in August. He got a tailored version so of course it's gonna take some time but he's very annoyed with how long it's taking and sent them a bitchy email after having sent them a few innocent ones asking if there was any estimate on time and they had no real answer. I have been told this is a taobao front but it's hard to explain this to him. He's a cosplayers and he's gotten stuff comissioned before and of course even tho he was dealing with someone in another country, they gave him a time estimate so he had no issue waiting.
I'm fully aware that getting tailored stuff takes 6 months sometimes but 6 months is longer than the amount of time paypal gives you to file a claim.
He's on day 159 now and is gonna file a claim soon - on day 179 according to the email.
Have you guys ever bought from this site? I haven't and wouldn't but my bf isn't going to buy stuff off taobao for me and the dress set was supposed to be a Christmas present but that's long gone now.
This is the set I was trying to get. I really want it but my bf is touchy about money right now so he'll just file a claim, whatever. But can I even still get this dress from taobao? What are the chances someone will sell a set in my size? I've lost a lot of weight so I could fit into an L. I'm really bummed and now my bf is mad at some dumb taobao store front person who doesn't into customer service apparently.
https://yolandadress.taobao.com/ is the taobao shop that makes that set, and the answer is no, not until next Fall/Winter.
I've never had any problems with my-lolita-dress before and I can usually get pre-orders on sold out items so I'm not sure why you're having a problem. Have you talked to them on gchat or email about your problem?
>>8809236 I bought a dress from them that while not tailored was in it's reservation phase when I purchased it so I did have to wait for it to be made. I had no problems with my-lolita-dress, they were happy to answer all of my questions and were very prompt with their responses. My dress arrived in due time and I'm definitely buying from them again
>>8809256 I don't see how and why that would make a difference, do you know exactly what your boyfriend said in his emails?
I found Lindas english to be reasonable/good her answers were short and to the point and I had no problem with that. It's important to remember my-lolita-dress is a Taobao reseller and Linda is a go between, the information your boyfriend wants may be with Yolanda.
>>8809236 It's still available on their taobao store as an in stock item. Not a preorder. Which means the pre-order finished and they now have the items on hand. On the MLD page it says they were expected in late December, which fits with the items being in stock on Taobao now. It also says custom items may take longer. MLD must have had some special deal with them for custom sizing as they don't usually offer it...
Also top kek at them originally wanting $215 for another Yolanda dress that could have been pre-ordered for $133 total. I always feel bad for the people that pay these fucked up high prices and then still defend this store. It's asinine.
>>8809236 Oh damn... I'm not a fan of mld, I got an item there that took a month and a half that was supposedly in stock on their end. It wouldn't be so bad if they would send emails but it just showed up unannounced one day finally
Yeah, I'm familiar enough with the site and didn't really want to use it, but like I said, my bf isn't going to sit down and learn how to use a SS for a dress. Not only that but I don't think he'd trust them like I do. (TBR has been fairly decent to me) I really regret not buying the dress myself from Yolanda but it was supposed to be a gift from him to me. He bought it on my birthday thinking it'd get here by Christmas because they said either October or December and it's still not here.
and thank you for the link, I looked it up on my phone but it wouldn't translate but now I'm on a desktop. I've bought from taobao a few times now but I can never tell when something is really in stock? A lot of times sites like TBR and TBT will let me enter the item in and then I'll get a message later on saying it was out of stock actually. They're just slow at ordering then? Because a lot of the stuff I buy looks like it's in stock and then is magically gone.
What's it like to buy directly from Taobao? It's better to do this if you're just buying one thing right?
>>8809264 Yeah, he forwarded them to me. Copy paste from emails: >Hello, >I was hoping to get an update on the status of my order? (he gave them the order number as well) >Thanks!
Their reply >Hi, sorry it's still in tailor. Custom tailor often needs a little bit longer. >Is there a deadline?
His reply >Any shot this will be finished before Christmas?
MLD >Hi, tailors are working hard on this, we will try our best, I would say the chance is half half.
Then today he sent them the "i'm gonna get paypal involved!!" email but he didn't word it like that.
I was curious about the guy ordering thing because I've read in the past that some places refuse to sell lolita dresses to men sometimes but I don't remember what the conversation actually said.
>>8809314 You can tell how many of an item is in stock by selecting all the parameters you want on taobao. So like color + size combination. Some of the options on that specific dress only had 1 left in stock. So if an SS takes several days to actually put in an order that may be why it comes back as OOS.
You can't really buy directly yourself. You need a forwarding service. There is a built in one, although I've never used it. I don't speak Chinese so I prefer to pay the slightly higher fee of my SS to make sure I get exactly the right item.
A lot of times if you're buying from taobao either by forwarding or shopping service it may not be worth the price to just buy one item since shipping from China is often around $30. I like to go big or go home with orders to make it really worth it.
I think that's why some people just say fuck it and order from places like MLD because they don't have to deal with a shopping service and on a lot of items it's only like $5-$10 more than using an SS. However, MLD has this nasty little habit, as I mentioned above, of horrendously marking up prices. I'd rather go through the "hassle" of an SS than pay 1.5x++ what an item is worth. Holy shit.
>>8809314 I have never heard of not selling lolita to men before.
if you have the order number you can try contacting Linda and explaining the situation but from her responses I would say the fault is with Yolanda and them speaking english is not something I'd put money on. I feel he's jumping the gun a bit getting paypal involved at this point but I've always been on the patient/non confrontational side.
>>8809333 >I like to go big or go home with orders to make it really worth it. I always do this with my taobao orders, but that's cause I learned from you guys haha.
>You can't really buy directly yourself. You need a forwarding service. There is a built in one, although I've never used it. OHHH. So that's what people were talking about.
Well. I learned my lesson. That means my bf can't buy me lolita which is a bummer, though. He wants to but I doubt he'd want to deal with an SS. I don't care about doing it as much.
>>8809339 >I have never heard of not selling lolita to men before. It might have been something in Japan, and not China. I don't remember.
>I feel he's jumping the gun a bit getting paypal involved at this point I'm pretty non confrontational and rarely ever do I send emails to sellers unless it's just to ask about size or something. He's only doing this because he's tight on money at the moment and the paypal time limit for filing a claim is running out and I think he'd rather have his $180ish I think? As opposed to holding out hope for something to show up like I would because it's for me. But I can't not be bummed about this cause it's a dream dress. So he's a bit upset.
Can someone who knows how USPS works help me out a bit? I'm away from home for a bit, so I called USPS and asked them to hold all my mail at the local post office, All was well until today, when two different packages' tracking info updated to "Unclaimed/Max Hold Time Expired" and then "Arrived at USPS Facility". These packages arrived at the post office on different days, but the tracking info updated at the exact same time. Should I be worried, or is this an automated update that I can ignore?
>>8809265 >MLD must have had some special deal with them for custom sizing as they don't usually offer it... Sorry for replying again but.... does this mean MLD is buying from China, and then getting it tailored elsewhere?
>>8809612 Ah, well that's good to hear. From the looks of it I'm not gonna get anything because he's too iffy on holding out longer than paypal will allow. I've tried to explain this to him but he's too worried about losing money on clothes. They don't mean that much to him.
this sort of thing tends to only happen on japanese auction sites with japanese lolitas selling their secondhand brand, doesn't really happen when buying lolita new or from taobao SS - don't think people like linda from MLD give a shit as long as they get their cash.
>>8809236 I bought the exact same set a couple of years ago, and it even took ages to be shipped when not custom made. This series is just insanely popular and I guess that handling hundreds of orders just takes its time.
>>8808719 >>8808839 Miranda Castle anon here, here are the pictures I promised. Sorry the dress is wrinkly, didn't have time to iron it - I just threw it on my mannequin to see how it looked and take pictures. I'll take care of that later. Again, the dress IS well made. The print is really crisp and detailed, I was a bit worried that the silhouettes and skeletons would be distracting but the castle is so detailed that you don't really think about them that much. The decorative waist band is fastened with a safety pin, as seen in the corner. Now when I look again in different lightning than yesterday I realize that the colour is pretty damn close to how it looks in the online store, there is still something that puts me a little bit off but I can't put my finger on what.
>>8809764 Just tell them you made a typo and put the price up, apologise for the mistake and that you understand if they no longer have an interest. Nobody has put any money down, you haven't agreed to anybody, why not.
>>8809619 I filed a dispute with paypal after MLD fucked me over for a good few months. They offered me a refund or store credit, but I ended up taking the refund.
But I asked if my order would be there before x date (eight weeks after order), it didn't come, I asked how long again, and in the end it was about 3 months? and they sent half my order and sort of opened up a new payment? But I cancelled it because I didn't want to be waiting and they were pissing me off.
However, every item I got was lovely and in great condition -- which isn't a credit to mld, but to the taobao stores. Of course, Linda was great with communication and was happy to refund when I asked.
>>8807539 I got it a while ago, and it honestly just reminded me of how crazy strict egl was. People can't post photos that aren't full, clear coord shots unless they're part of a review or tutorial. People have been warned that their photo quality (which was just a bit grainy) shouldn't be so bad. There can't be any posts similar to each other or the newer incarnations of the topic will be deleted without warning. Mods are quite rude and blunt about all this, too, it's like they don't want to run it. It's entirely like egl but without the user interface that makes sense for the rules to be so rigid. Every single thing you post is regarded as a community contribution, so if you have nothing to contribute, you can't really post because there's no personal journal type thing, so we're still going elsewhere for anything more than what's permitted. It's a nice layout and a great concept, but the invite system is still flawed too. You can't actually invite someone yourself, you have to message an admin, which is really odd because it's like they want to keep it small, which sounds awful because it's at maybe a few hundred members, perhaps 10 of those post, and not very often.
Tl;dr: Lacebook isn't the super fun site it was hyped up to be.
Basically the same as the original version of Lacebook, then. I remember there was an option to create groups on the original one, and mods would just delete all the groups people had created just to recreate them under their control. Anal as fuck.
Why do bust/waist measurements seem to be like... 90b/70w?? My lowest point is 70, but it's just above my hips. My 'waist' is about 85 still. I know drop skirts are 'flattering' -- except I'm 5'3" so I look like a fucking munchkin.
>>8809766 Welp, I did increase the price and almost instantaneously I got a 'sorry cant afford anymore' reply, lol. But this same girl was also demanding me to sell a matching blouse and purse. Well, bitch, sorry, I don't have any.
>>8809775 I tried, but no one bit. Now that I've posted it elsewhere swarms of noobies are hassling me about it.
>>8809911 if your tracking shows it arrived to her and was signed by her, then you should be ok. I hope you also took pictures of your packed item prior to shipping, and that tracking shows it arrived within her city at the very least. can you see what the signature says? if the tracking is extremely vague, you run a high risk of paypal siding with the buyer.
>>8807843 >tfw I want to go to Rufflecon but currently don't own any lolita since I sold it all I'd hate to be the person showing up in Taobao brand but at the same time, everyone sounded like they had so much fun last year.
>>8809399 here They're sending my mail back; one package is getting sent back to Btssb. I'm planning on emailing them and explaining the situation, but which email should I send it to? Also will they ban me for this?
There seriously needs to be a guide for noobies on how to make offers on dresses. Really. It's so fucking rude to low ball and then they get all defensive and say well, that's the price I just wanted! Tell me what you want instead!
>>8810078 Same. I signed up and I'm already looking at the hotel rate and a cheaper hotel around the corner that seems to be $75 a night. It depends entirely on whether I'm traveling by myself or I can coax a friend to go with me to split costs. I usually hit up AWA every year so that's my biggest issue.
I requested an invite to Lacebook and asked me various questions.
>They do ask you for your legal name, two links to any social media account in which must show atleast one or two pictures of you wearing lolita. And social media accounts should be over a year old or atleast one should be over a year old.
> These accounts can not show images of children (like shotacon or lolicon) or people wearing lolita or something similar/looks alike in any sexual matter.
>must not have been Banned From Any Other lolita communities for any reason
>must have some circumstance Preventing you from Obtaining to invite code (your friend running out of codes does not count!)
You give them your real name, two links to any social accounts with the rules above, and give your reason on why you can't get an invite. I asked them why must we give our real names so I am waiting for a responds for it and will update my info since I know there are people out there who are concerned about giving your real name to strangers.
>>8810081 Considering how much prices fluctuate you need to calm the fuck down. Also, they are going to lowball, that's the point of being open to offers, to negotiate. If you're an uppity cunt, just say no offers
>>8810230 idk, when i say OBO i mean it- yeah i'll even look at $100 off a $150 item because maybe I priced it wrong or maybe i just want it gone that badly. you don't have to say yes, but there's no need to write OBO if you don't really mean it. no harm done either way?
>>8810239 do we know if the spring packs might have more blouses than the fall/winter ones? lately i haven't been seeing too many of those.
Can someone take the measurements of their favorite maxipad headdress for me please? All the sets I have came with katuyshas (sp?) instead and I have enough lace to finally try making an oldschool headdress
>>8810255 judging by the items they have on sale right now the spring LPs might be similar to the autumn LPs plus the possibility of outerwear. This means very few blouses. I bought an A-pack in autumn and got 8 dresses, 1 blouse and 2 boleros in it. I guess IW has reduced the quantity of blouses they produce. In earlier years their sales and luckypacks were overfilled with blouses.
>>8810222 That I am not sure about yet, I gave them my real name just to join and see if it's pretty cool or not. My only concern is that you don't know who the mods/admins are so you are giving this info to strangers.
>>8810222 I assume they google your name and make sure your two accounts come up and maybe other account from something you didn't list like a Twitter page or a dating site.
I'm wonder this too though because my name seems fake. Comparitively it's like having the name "Winifred/Winnie Bear". I never get calls back if I volunteer or sign up fpor things because people think I'm messing with them. So sometimes I use fake realistic sounding names. I assume it means no white " yuki tenshi"s or other made up names
>>8810084 just got my pack A I got the same light brown flower socks, black socks with white lace the ugly beige ouji set (with the top), the heart headband and the middle blouse. My favourite piece is Marine Rose short JSK in red, but overall MEH from me.
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