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I assume happy garland will be released in japan during granba? So what, a month or two before USA release?
>>10644051Sort of related - I wonder what AP Paris will release the week Japan gets Happy Garland. Maybe they just won't have a release that week?
>>10644053I'm really curious to see if they'll get a small amount of stock or if they'll only get any other items that are released with it.
The banner for Candy Fairy is up. Looks like it’s just the OP and headbow in sax, white and black.Not my style but I’m excited for those that were waiting for it!
>>10644055OP only, and its huge sizing. I cry.
>>10644056That's disappointing. It also doesn't look so nice with the changes
>>10644056Wow they really fucked us. Still going to get it, but it rips my heart open we waited so fucking long for no JSK.Also>Outer material: Burbury (65% polyester, 35% cotton) They couldn't even give us cotton.
Also Cherry Stamp and Little Bunny Strawberry mto slipping under the radar.
I'm guessing Nakayoshi Bunny will be OP only then too. I hope the fabric doesn't look as cheap as Candy Fairy
>>10644061Would trade a million Cherry Stamps and LBS for Candy Fairy in the JSK cut. AP is fucking stupid.
>>10644063No, Nakayoshi Bunny will be a JSK cut. The image they used to advertise was a JSK. The Anfelic Prophet said it might only come in sax x Pink though.
>>10644066Ah sorry yes I meant whatever cut and colorway was shown
>Bust: Approximately 90-105cm>Waist switching position: Approximately 72-90cmThe lowest bust and waist measurement are each about 3 inches (~7.5 cm) bigger than my own bust and waist. Am I going to look terrible wearing it? Or is that close enough to just make it smaller with the corset ribbon? >>10644072Not offering the JSK sucks because of how large the OP is. Aren't Japanese girls going to be swimming in it?>>10644056I also just noticed there's no pink x pink colorway. I guess they thought no one cared..?Honestly I like the revamped headbow though. The old one was kind of bonkers.
>>10644056It's like Honey Cake all over again with one cut and not all the colors.
>>10644075>one cut and not all the colorsIt pisses me off that AP has done so many impromptu MTOs this year (including adding LBS and Cherry Tramp just now), but they can't release the Candy Fairy JSK..? Why? It's easier to design and produce than the OP. AP knows JSKs are more popular too. Way to butcher an extremely popular series that was hyped during the tea party and we all waited months for. And yet I'm going to get two colorways and be a sad frilly tent, because I would bet money that the original JSKs are going to be even harder to find.
>>10644061Thanks for the heads up. Gonna get the mint colour of cherry stamp.
>>10644061Kicking myself for buying from scalpers, but I guess there's no way I could have known
>>10644082It's very unlike AP to recognize that a series was popular and do something about it.
>>10644056I'm very sad that there's no pink colorway... I was really looking forward to it
>>10644083this seems like a new advent for semi-popular series, but AP has still been holding back on their most popular series to keep things "exclusive." Moco Moco Bunnies/JCT/ICP never got a MTO, and I would think those would be worthy.
>>10644056Can't wait for the fatty-chans to shove themselves in this and then rip the shitty stitching on the waist ties.
>>10644056They could have fucking mentioned at the tea party that only the one piece was getting re released jfc.
>>10644056>no pink color way>OP onlyrip
Random theory:What if AP makes the JSK cut in secret and saves it for special events, like the TDB headbow? (TDB had an MTO and the headbow randomly emerged without warning, after the fact).I will hate AP for the rest of my life.
All these womanlets tears ITT are delightful.If you would have drank your soup, like mommy told you, you wouldn't feel excluded from your favourite brand releases.
>>10644066Can't wait to see how it's gonna go with Nakayoshi bunny.
>>10644089Funnily enough, they sorta did, but nobody was paying attention.
>>10644107Nta but how so?I really want to know if they dropped hints.
I don't understand how they can do fullass MTOs for LBS and CS and just fuck us over with 3/4 colorways of CF and 1 cut, after the hype for months. I wonder if Japanese & Chinese lolitas will complain.. I hope they do, might be our only shot of getting the JSK
>>10644109I think most Japanese and Chinese lolitas are not going to like it
>>10644074I think the old style headbow is much cuter actually. Guess I'll be saving my money this time.
>>10644059We knew about the changes from the beginning and even saw samples.
>>10644059The sad part is, the redesign still looks better than 99.9% of everything AP has released in the past 3 years
>>10644108My memory might be tricking me, but either the slides shown at the tea party or the text the designers were reading mentioned the Candy Fairy OP and it felt a little weird to me. I mean, why mention the OP specifically when introducing an upcoming MTO? I wonder if someone here could share screenshots of the slides or an audio recording of the tea party.
>>10644114It looks worse than their preview pics. Also they never said they'd make huge sizing
>>10644117To me it was obvious that Risa and even RinRin are swimming in it.
>>10644074>Or is that close enough to just make it smaller with the corset ribbon?The back panel might end up looking bulky if you lace it too tightly. I would recommend taking in the back panel for a better fit. You could also tighten the shirring by removing parts of the elastic, but it’s not as easy and I don’t see any back shirring on the stock photos despite it being mentioned in the description. Could it be that just the waist part is shirred? Or did they not want to bother adding proper shirring to a sample dress?
All this news and we still get a release.
>>10644081I'm glad we're getting the matching socks in mint.
>>10644056So the prophecy is true. I guess this means no Nakayoshi Bunny OP in red for me.
>>10644066Thank god I want the sax and pink JSK but it would really suck if they'd only release it in one color and one cut.SC came in OP and JSK in 4 colors, don't understand why they couldn't do that for these two MTO's. Is there not enough hype for NB and CF to justify a full rerelease?
>>10644158>Is there not enough hype for NB and CF to justify a full rerelease?Could be a factory capacity issue. Sugary Carnival is a print, so it’s likely being produced at a different location. AP solids normally come in smaller batches. That’s part of the reason why dresses like Dreaming Fantasic Balloon and Triple Gingham sell out so quickly. Yes, they are popular, but the quantity is way more limited than JCT or LBS or any other popular print. This makes me think AP orders their solids from smaller factories which wouldn’t be able to handle a huge MTO with many cuts and colours.
>>10644086Literally looks like tissue paper
>>10644145It’s cool we got them this time. I already got the black jsk and kinda wrote off the mint because it was a store limited. Probably gonna go for the OP + accessories in mint. I really like this series so don’t mind getting multiples.
>>10644083No it's not, where have you been?
>>10644123>I don’t see any back shirring on the stock photosThere's 5 rows of shirring, like the original. Apologies for the deep fried image. It was the only way I could see the shirring.
>>10644210Thank you, anon, I wouldn't have noticed it otherwise.
Paris changed the timer to 5 minutes.
>>10644242Success!! I almost checked out the color I wanted like 5 times, but it fucked up on the pay screen with the token two times. I wish I could just have gotten that damn color. They should have changed it before the event. :(
>>10644252Agreed. I guess it helps now for the future, but it's too late to fix how badly the anniversary fair went.
Stupid question related to AP Paris:Can you add more than one points voucher to your cart? I keep forgetting to hit "OK" and so it doesn't get applied. I'm hoping I can use two vouchers next time on the same order?
>>10644255Ask the customer service?
>>10644255Try it with an item and just don't go through with checkout?
Did Dream Cat Go Round Cutsew OP sell out during the Paris Anniversary Fair? I remember them having almost untouched stock, and then it somehow disappeared from the website.
>>10644308Same with the ICP skirt sets which definitely didn’t sell out in the red/blue at least. I get the impression they received samples to display at the anniversary fair, then AP JP allotted them x amount of each and would ship over whatever was actually ordered. The Toy Fantasy stuff seemed to be ready to ship though, maybe the TDB items too. If any Frenchs anons attended they could confirm/deny
>>10644324They also removed Little House OP, and I'm pretty sure it was still in stock in several colours a day or two ago. I wanted to buy it together with some items from this week's release.
>>10644338Oh that’s a shame, I love that OP too but it just wasn’t a high priority for me right now compared to other releases. Was hoping it would still be there by the end of July! I guess they thought they’d be better off holding them back for the JP/China market because the western comm is understandably averse to anything too folksy or Americana-adjacent lmao
>>10644277All my other points are pending right now, so I only have one active voucher. I'll try it when I can convert the new points though.
>>10644061Does anyone own cherry stamp? What's the quality like? I'm waffling between the mint jsk of cherry stamp and the yellow jsk of LBS. I like that LBS is cotton but the retro aesthetic of cherry stamp suits my style more.
What is the quality of AP ribbon like these days? Asking from the POV of someone who hasn't bought an AP dress or blouse post-2016-ish.The picture of the Lace Up blouse looks like actual craft store ribbon, and I'm scared because I went out on a limb and bought it. I'm already fumbling around and looking up places to buy better quality ribbon if I need to replace it.I'm used to the super soft, flowy ribbons that AP used for corset lacing. Are the new ribbons stiff and bad quality, or is it just a bad picture?
>>10644485My most AP piece was Antoinette Decoration so my info might be outdated. But AP's poly satin ribbon looks and feels nicer in person. It's basically the same stuff that Baby uses.
>>10644488I went back and looked at some of my MTOs delivered last year, and the ribbon still feels good quality. Hopefully it is just the picture!
>>10644483My black jsk should arrive tomorrow. It has the grosgrain fabric which is the same as Neon Star Diner and Fancy Candy I think. It’s thick and holds shape well, but still has a bit of that plasticky poly feel. Still I like it more than the thin viyella or w/e it’s called. I can report back after my jsk hopefully arrives tomorrow.
>>10644498Thank you! I have the neon star diner jsk too and while the fabric grows on me after a while it's a bit too plasticky for my liking. I'll look forward to your review.
>>10644485Anon look at how it drapes. It's not low quality, it's fairly easy to buy nice satin ribbon in Japan.
>>10644324I bought the last ICP skirt in pink and that shipped already along with the mint one, so I think they had all their stock on-hand for those.
>>10644324Only HG was on pre-order, the other items were ready stock, you can see them -the dresses- on their instagram reels
>>10644483I'm not one of the anons who hate anything polyester, but it really has a plastic-y feel to it. I only own cotton or chiffon pieces von AP otherwise so I don't have anything to compare it to, but it's very thick and otherwise nice quality...the cherry lace is adorable! But I'm not sure how to feel about the fabric yet...it is definitely kinda weird. I love the design though and since it's a more casual dress it's fine I guess.
Candy Fairy coord pics are hard to find, does anybody have any?
I got the blouse, only thing I cared about. I'm surprised there's this hard of a blood bath, considering the MTO.
>>10644721Did the US site crash or was everything just sold quickly? I wasn't awake to watch.People are either dumb and don't know the MTO exists, or aren't counting on AP US to get the MTO.
>>10644721I think it just sold out quickly. I got the what I wanted easily, but I only went for 1 item this time>>10644727Since Paris isn't getting the MTO, it's unlikely USA would get it instead.
>>10644727It was fairly slow but sold out instantly The site hasn't crashed in a few releases, I think they upgraded their servers.
>>10644739I don't think anyone can say for sure that Paris isn't getting the MTO? The Harajuku store gets an advance reservation. Japan's online store starts the reservation on July 17th. That would be when Paris would get the MTO too.
>>10644747Whoops. I'm an idiot and just saw this.So >>10644739 is probably right.
>>10644759Also shout out to people like this commenting on AP's social media - jfashion is a want, not a need. It is not AP's problem you can't save money. We knew this MTO was coming for over half a fucking year.
>>10644338>>10644355There's some Little House OPs on AP USA still.
>>10644759Does this mean AP USA will get the LBS MTO though?
>>10644760Has this newb ever heard of saving money? I get paid once every two months and don't ever have this issue.
>>10644760>have 8 months to save>still don’t have the money Poorfags gonna poor
>>10644721The cherry blouse is also part of the MTO
>>10644909Yeah but it comes out in February and I'm impatient as hell lmao. Probably going to get the MTO.
>>10644501I got my jsk and it’s the same fabric as Neon Star Diner, so if you have it you’ll know what to expect. Other than that >>10644607 is pretty accurate to how I feel. I’m a little worried the belt might peel eventually, but I haven’t had that issue with the drained cherry belt, and I think it’s the same stuff. I wear that dress sparingly though. Oh, and for the KC I like that the bow isn’t tacked on to the headband so there’s the option of wearing just a headband. Overall I’m happy with it. I got the blouse too, though and it’s huge. The shoulder measurement is the same as my other blouses but the body is definitely wider, even than my chiffon ones. My Milkshake blouses are the same though so maybe all new blouses are like this. I don’t understand why they make them like this.
>>10645089Neon star diner feels like a straight up table cloth. I love the design and the cut is really nice on me, but the fabric choice drives me nuts. I’m pretty sure it’s borderline waterproof.
>>10645089The material used for the belt will be fine and won't peel. I'm more concerned about it getting permanent creases and folds from being used.>>10645151This material seems to be AP's favorite for new releases. It's not as flowy as neo Honey Cake, it's too stiff and plastic-y. JCT, Galaxy Cocktail and Cherry Stamp would be better if they ditched using such a heavy material.
I'm seeing a lot of people jump ship on the Candy Fairy MTO (I find it almost comical because AP made the size larger and even plus size girls are saying they want the JSK instead. They realize the JSK would have smaller measurements... right?). I agree in general it's a huge disappointment (redesign, materials, etc) but what are the chances everyone catches severe FOMO once the MTO reservations close? I'm going to spend around $1k because I know I'd kick myself if I didn't take the chance (even if AP releases the JSK later, I'd still buy that too). After passing up a ton of Candy Fairys in bad condition, I kind of give up waiting and the OP will at least scratch my itch. I know it's a drop in the bucket, but I also want to monetarily support AP doing these MTOs of old solids/prints. It sucks that less orders will be placed because everyone prefers the JSK (myself included) and AP will have no motivation to even think about doing a JSK MTO later.I'm just curious what everyone thinks. Are you getting the MTO? Do you think people will regret sitting out? Is the redesign really that much more terrible than modern AP?
>>10645316I think the lack of a pink colorway is worse than the lack of a JSK cut. And if this situation also means Nakayoshi Bunny might only come in one colorway when lots of people want it in red orncolors besides sax x pink, it spells bad news for the NB MTO as well.
>>10645181>neo Honey CakeNeo Honey Cake fabric is awful to me. Not as bad as taobao but it felt like a trash bag and I couldn't keep mine.I wish AP would just do thin cottons for summer dresses like Cotton Candy Shop or original Honey Cake and similar dresses.
>>10645316I'll be getting the white OP. I wanted the pink and felt dead inside when I clicked the banner and saw it wasn't there. I can live with the white as I've been wanting more white x pink dresses anyway, and I'd feel sad if I completely skipped out since I really do like all the candy and heart tulle on it. I also want to support this MTO to encourage AP to do more rereleases for solids.
>>10645316I think even plus size westerners may want tge jsk so they can adjust the straps for tall height. maybe there will still be decent demand in Japan?
>>10644056Should have done a meta and made a normal and fatty size GOOD GOD, new captcha sucks
>>10645181I really prefer the heavy material over the thin one (viyella) because I like sturdy dresses that hold their shape. Flowy does not equal better. I agree it feels a little like a windbreaker though.
>>10645316I'm disappointed as well, but I do feel like I'll regret not getting anything at all. I'm trying to decide on a color - I'm leaning towards black but white is my second choice. The sax seems too muted vs the original..
>>10645316I like the op better, but with the massive sizing it’s just going to look super baggy on me
>>10645316For me, I don't like OPs in general. I'd rather wash a blouse than an entire dress after wearing it. But I do think I'll get fomo if I don't get this release at all. It's hard to find this dress let alone in good condition and the bigger size will fit my huge shoulders better. I'm worried AP will think if the Candy Fairy OP rerelease goes well, they won't bother with the JSK or will release only the OP of other old dresses going forward.
>>10645457I never once said flowy was better. I was trying to give a comparison to the stiffer polyester dresses like Galaxy Cocktail.
>>10645316I was pretty dead set on getting one, but not anymore seeing how big the measurements are. I don't need it enough to go through the trouble of altering it, it's so far from my measurements tightening the lacing won't even do it...
>>10645653>I'm worried AP will think if the Candy Fairy OP rerelease goes well, they won't bother with the JSK or will release only the OP of other old dresses going forward.Honestly I can see it going both ways - if the OP MTO doesn't go well, they won't pursue a JSK release. If the OP MTO does go well, they'll be satisfied and won't release the JSK. It's hard to know what AP is thinking, seeing as how they make such questionable choices in the first place.The only thing that can save us is if Japanese and Chinese lolitas complain about the lack of JSK/pink color.
>>10645653I wear plain white camisoles under OPs, just to give them a little better protection from body oil.
>>10645718I like this idea anon! Does the camisole slide around throughout the day or add extra thickness around the waist and bust area?
>>10645743Nayrt but if you're worried about the thickness of a fucking camisole you're too fat for the dress already.
>>10645743nta but I do the same thing and it never adds any noticeable bulk for me. Would highly recommend uniqlo's airism undershirts, they keep everything nice and fresh.
>>10645744Dial back on the salt anon. I prefer a slightly loose fit than a tighter one because of sensory issues.>>10645745I heard good things about Airism so I'll look into it thanks!
>>10645653I wear something called a "Thompson tee" under my OPs. You can get it on Amazon. It's designed to prevent sweat stains. You can also just wear a camisole or any thin undershirt.
>>10645747>because of sensory issuesnta but I honestly wonder how people wear lolita if they have sensory disorders. Because after the petticoat, headbow, shoes, possible wig, etc, a tissue-paper thin piece of fabric (aka a camisole) is the least of your worries.
>>10645771Like I said, looser fitting garments are fine. I don't have sensory issues with my entire body, it's mainly my face chest and neck. Masks and blouses that are too snug feel bad.
>>10645771nayrt but i refuse to wear any blouse with a turtleneck style or any choker-like necklaces. my neck feels so sensitive to any touch at all thats it’s practically unbearable to wear. its just my neck though idk why kek
>>10645792Underwhelming but it’s alright
>>10645089Thanks for the detailed reply nonnie, it's very kind of you! I'm not really a fan of the neon star diner fabric, so I might not get the cherry stamp jsk. I'm planning to wear the blouse under jsks so the fit doesn't bother me too much. I have the milkshake blouse too and I know what you mean, but I tuck it into skirts so it doesn't look too baggy.
>>10645792>>10645810It's all shit except maybe LBS in sax.
Sax LBS is perfection, I'm so sad it's store exclusive.
>>10645792Wow, so underwhelming.. even LBS in sax is meh to me. looks more grey than blue
>>10645792Underwhelming for sure but I want that marchen check OP for that cheap price. I hope the online summer sale will include left over in stock items from storefronts.
>>10645792Granba gets worse and worse with each passing year. I miss feeling hyped about the limited releases and special sets there.
>>10646113Agreed that it's getting worse, but that's just the state of AP. And honestly I'm glad that it all sucks. It alleviates any stress of trying to get an SS to buy super limited items that are under-produced.I though maybe I wanted to see the TDB headbow for the event. but I'm happy I don't. It would just piss me off yet again that they are making it ~exclusive~ for no good reason.
More accessories with bunny ears. The designs are all familiar, nothing revolutionary. Some new colours.The sneakers from the lookbook shall come in 4 colours.
>>10644016Orange was a very good guess! I was talking about silver, which is equally rare. I guess I'm that type who wears glittery silver shoes with everything, so I was excited to get some matching socks.>>10645960I hope the anon who wanted LBS in sax managed to find a SS.
I am so hype for the Happy Garland accessories!
>>10646189What accessories...? All we know for sure is a pair of socks.
>>10646174do you have any hint for when sneakers are coming? Thank you
>>10646214Obviously this week, retard
Can someone post a picture of the sneakers if you can?
>>10645863Agreed. Was worried it'd be a bright sax but it's the perfect muted shade. Furious at AP for making it the special colour t b h>>10646032>I hope the online summer sale will include left over in stock items from storefronts.Same. I want that Twinkle Muse JSK and it's pretty clear no one else does!>>10646222They'll be on AP's new arrivals page on Thurs/Fri, calm down
>>10646223It was just a question anon maybe you should calm down
>>10646176What Tokyo SS are there even?
>>10646222Go to the online shop and lookup Cherry Stamp series. The sneakers will be in one of the pictures. I don’t remember if Risa is wearing them with the OP or JSK.
>>10646223Anon, where have you been? Twinkle Muse was sitting on sale for months before they removed it from the shop.
>>10646265I kept putting it off lmao
>>10646264Thank you! They’re cute but I’d be happier if they restock some tea partys or the heels
Anybody got any candy fairy coords? they're super hard to find
>>10646274Found those under the hashtag on Instagram idk if you
>>10646274>they're super hard to findprobably bc the dress is too
>>10645151I love the NSD material, personally. It feels really nice to me.
Candy Fairy is hideous and looks like cheap sissy shit
>>10646298Finally someone said it kek
>>10646298Low quality b8, 2/10 made me reply
>>10646298Hard agree. I think it scratches an itch for a vocal minority who coveted it many years ago and couldn’t obtain it, or are just SUPER into that particular style of kitschy sweet solids. Gonna be a lot of remorse sales once they start shipping out and the hype has faded
>>10646298thats all lolita
>>10646298they should have rereleased dream doll instead
>>10646298That’s a hot take but i kinda agree. It hasn’t aged well. >>10646319I agree.
>>10646223>>10646266Big saaaame about twinkle muse. I basically want it at secondhand prices if they can't figure out what their customer base wants instead of thinking people are going to change their mind about a dress they hate.
>>10646298ngl candy fairy just looks like the idol shit DI puts out all the time
>>10646298Modern AP is much worse. I'd take 100 redesigns of Candy Fairy before buying the shit they've released in the past 3 years.
>>10646347Probably why they re-released it. Japanese lolitas are buying DI shit all the time. I see so much of that crap on their second hand market in Japan, now.
>>10646378I see a lot of that stuff on mercari / fril, but most of it is listed by Chinese resellers.
I know I'm likely alone in this but I would love a re release of Milkshake. I was surprised that the lavender version didn't make Grand Bazar.
>>10646463I'm with you, anon. I fucking love Milkshake and I want it in lavender so damn bad.
>>10646319I pray this happens, especially the black/pink colorway. I've been obsessed with this dress since its release and the desire intensifies every time I look at it.
>>10646319Dream Doll has the same hard tulle that was replaced in the Candy Fairy redesign. So I'm sure if they rereleased it, it would be difficult from the original too.
>>10646566NTA but if it had small changes like Candy Fairy I would still buy a rerelease.
>>10646174I hope the new lookbook is coming this week.
>>10645960This is such a cute sax! I wish it had been part of the original release
Is the LBS MTO likely to come to APUSA or am I better off getting it from Paris at the end of the month?
>>10646608Agreed anon. Such a beautiful shade!
>>10646683No one knows yet. In theory they should get it, but iirc they didn't get the Petit Bouquet MTO so it's not guaranteed. If you're worried I'd plan on the Paris release
>>10646803They did? But it’s already a month ago if i remember correctly
>>10646819US shop did not get Petit Bouquet, only the Lyrical Bunny pouch MTO
>>10646828Gosh sorry i thought the anon was talking about paris
>>10646463Me too. I'm looking for the solid black skirt that wasn't rereleased.Also think it'd be cool if they sold the aprons separately. I have the red one and I'd love the black and or pink. I think the solid fabric looks nicer than the sheer version.
No release today huh
>>10647347Releases happen on Saturdays.
>>10646319meh, ok>>10646291meh>>10646280has potential>>10645960meh overload, had potential but ruined it with the mega print on the skirt>>10644066I'm not sure if I like this or not, I feel werid
>>10647358What about ap paris though
>>10647359this post is meh
>>10647359No one gives a fuck
>>10647358p sure >>10647347 meant the release announcement, which happens Thursday or Friday in the west depending on time zone>>10646852>Gosh sorrylurkmoar newfag
>>10647359why do you continue to think anyone cares how much you dislike prints? go away scrote. seriously.
So what does everyone plan on buying?
>>10647394When? Later I’m buying some fries
>>10647395I'm also set on getting the fries. You'll have to fight me in this bloodbath.
>>10647393everyone who doesn't like what you like isn't a scrote. save that term for actual men who are being stupid. and i say that as someone who loves prints.
>>10647394Probably the sneakers. Really don't know about candy fairy yet
>>10647395tone down the junk food fatty-chan
>>10647404Wow anon, take a deep breath once in a while
>>10647394I'm set on the sneakers as long as the colorways won't be shit, really hoping for sax that matches the shade of sax that the new glitter bags use.
>>10647400this is a known scroteposter who feels the need to tell everyone how much he doesnt like prints even though no one asked
>>10647394What are you guys on? We don't have release details for this week.
>>10647360AP Paris rarely does releases these days, they mostly hold reservations for stock that's going to arrive later.
>>10647446Nta and stupid question, but does AP USA actually have the items in stock now when they do releases or is it also just a reservation, like Paris?I haven't ordered from the US site in awhile, but they are a solid month behind doing releases, so it would suck pretty hard ordering from them and waiting 3 more weeks.
>>10647487Depends. If it’s a new release, then you’ll have to wait for the usa store to receive it. Otherwise they sell inventory from the store
>>10647501>new releaseSorry, yeah that's what I meant. Like for instance, have orders for Cherry Stamp from the US store already shipped, or is it just a reservation and peopleare still waiting?I think the last time I placed an order was JCT and releases have fallen even more behind now, so I was curious.
>>10647487AP Paris takes reservations for stock, and gets it from Japan. Then they mail it out once it's arrived.AP USA is given stock from Japan, and then sells it. They normally have the stock on-hand. What you see online is what's in the store.
>>10647487 >>10647501 >>10647518 >>10647555I usually go into the physical store to buy things I see that I want online, because I'm close enough that transportation is cheaper then shipping. I find the online stock matches the store, or the store has more there then what's on the site. AP USA also shares it's retail space with Harajuku Hearts, whom carry and take pre-orders for Q-pot, Emily Temple Cute, Enchantlic Enchantilly, Atelier Pierrot, Royal Princess Alice and Imai Kira... So Even if I don't see extra stuff from AP, there's usually something from one of the other brands that peaks my interest.
>>10647662Yea i know what you mean. I was hoping for a little more bulky retro style sneakers like Liz Lisa currently has
>>10647655They are not. They literally took a normal sneaker and changed the color, slapped on a heart and called it a day.Where's the scallops? They have literally two heart eyelets. I'm really disappointed that this is the sneaker design they chose to release after so many years.
>>10647655It's a shame their shoes often stop at 24.5cm
>>10647638I honestly don't know what I want from this release. There's a few items I'm interested in, but nothing is quite perfect..?Meanwhile, will Paris combine our orders from thier anniversary fair and this release, if we ordered things from Happy Garland? (I ordered the OTKs last time and am considering getting another accessory this time and Paris usually combines shipping for items in the same "release." Just not sure if this counts.)
>>10647671I would think they would, but you’re best bet is to email them.
>>10647671You’re not planning to get the happy garland dress? I’m also curious if they will combine it and if they just get the HG stuff all together with today’s release. Gonna take a few more weeks then that would be a bummer. >>10647669I wish they would restock their fucking shoes though even the tea partys
>>10647655This is pathetic, you can DIY something cuter with regular sparkly sneakers you can find in fucking TJ Maxx
>>10647671I like the garland brooch, but no joke it would be so easily to replicate with like a $20 Michael's run even for someone not particularly crafty.
>>10647673>You’re not planning to get the happy garland dress?Nope. It's a real shame that it wasn't cotton and a better JSK cut. I think it's the best print since Toy Doll Box, but I just have no love for prints on polyester. I refuse to buy them.>>10647672Yeah I'm thinking they probably will? During the anniversary fair, they said items would arrive sometime in July, so that kind of lines up with maybe them getting the stock in another two weeks and then shipping it. At least I hope. Fingers crossed.
>>10647676Yeah odds are they would ship together, I have my fingers crossed for you anon.
>>10647675>I like the garland broochI like it too, but it seems so big and bulky. I think it would have been cuter if it was more of a "mini" garland.I guess I like the blouse too, but they're using that hole-y lace again that semi triggers me. The bunny ears are cute, but I have all the colors of the very similar release in 2020. And the star clip is nice, but, I don't really need it in my life.
>>10647678Eyelet lace. If you're gonna be triggered randomly by something, at least know the proper name for it.
>>10647678>>10647679I don’t get it anon why are you triggered? I try to get it i guess but the cut is a bit weird. I’d prefer a different collar, like a round collar
>>10647679Anon, please don't take my post too seriously. The lace is just kind of ugly and absurd to me, with all the multi-sized holes.
>>10647681It's not all eyelet lace, though.
>>10647680.. just curious, is this a real thing- can this really happen to someones hand? And whats the disease called?
>>10647688Somebody seems upset, take a deep breath anon
>>10647687It's photoshopped. It's just meant to trigger people with trypophobia
The brooch is 60 cm long?? How is this supposed to be worn. I can only imagine maybe like have it hanging around the hip on one side (if that makes sense)
>>10647702If worn with the brooches 12cm apart the garland would look like an exact half circle, which would be a little awkward. So if you wear the brooches further apart, i.e. ~30cm so on on both your JSK straps you'd get an elongated half circle like shown in the pic. If you straigten out the brooch and lay it flat against a ruler, you'd measure 60cm, but a curved garland is way cuter than a straight line.
>>10647702>>10647704If you click on the image, you can see more stock photos. It is indeed huge and that's why I wish it was more of a "mini" garland.
>>10647705Damn she is huge
>>10647638Is this dropping in the US?
>>10647705If anyone really wants the garland and misses out, it's super easy to make
>>10647706Yeah I want it, but I think I'm going to pass. It's just too big honestly.
>>10647713I think I would only rationally be able to use it as decor.
Lace-up Blouse in yellow, anyone?
>>10647723What about it?
>>10647724It's been restocked. It was fairly popular on the release day, so I thought someone here might want it.
>>10647662>>10647663>>10647666I don't get one thing. We've seen the sneakers in the lookbook. Did you expect them to be significantly different from the sample pair or what?
What do you think were the best releases this year so far? My ranking:1. Jelly Candy Toys2. Happy Garland3. Strawberry Bunny1. & 2. giving me 80s vibes which I love, I liked Moco Moco bunnys as well though
>>106477891. Little Bunny Strawberry2. Moco Moco Bunnys3. Cherry StampWould be interested to read other anons rankings too! Guess I'm just biased for bunny prints. I like Happy Garland print a lot but the cut/design of the dresses is just too busy for me.
1. Happy Garland2. Moco Moco Bunny3. JCTI honestly was more of a fan of Ribbon Berry Bunny which is what Strawberry Bunny reminds me of, sb is still a cute/nice print but already having rbb I just snagged accessories from the sb release. Happy Garland is honestly all my dreams come true. I am head over heels for it.
>>10647737No, I also was excited to see sneakers, but hugely disappointed by their lack of detail. Now it's more obvious with better pictures.
How did the release go, VIPs?I'm surprised Paris is selling more of the OPs, JSKs, OTKs. I regret sitting through the anniversary bloodbath.
wow remember when the Paris website didn't crash every release?
>>10647811Not VIP but I think I got a pair of sneakers.There was a long loading screen after I completed Paypal payment and it took a little while for the confirmation email so crossing my fingers it doesn't get cancelled.
Got everything i wanted. Really chill bloodbath today
>>10647822Apparently I suck because by the time I clicked on the blouse, there was only 1 left of each. Didn't get the color I wanted. Did anyone see how many blouses of each colorway Paris got for this release?
Got the jsk easy, but not the headbow?? Probably would've been easy if the site didn't crash like a hundred times
i spent the last 20 mins trying to add an accessory to cart... kept getting errors. it means it's sitting in someone else's cart while they check out right?
>>10647825Same, I only saw one of each colour blouse. Tried for blue first, then pink, then white. Didn't get any lel. MTO when
>>10647822Where the fuck were you? The site was crashing like crazy
>>10647828welp sold out so I'm trying JP next
>>10647822Are you a LARPer or did you only want, like, the sneakers in black or something?
[VIP here]Got the yellow JSK + matching headbow at the anniversary fair a 2 weeks ago, so I set my mind on a few accessories.Thought of buying the cute garland brooch, but not for that stupid price.This time I managed to get the sneakers I wanted and a pair of socks.The VIP release went really smoothly, with no lag or crash, but the general release was a bloodbath. Not as big as for Jelly Candy Toys, but still irritating with all lags and 502 errors.
>>10647830Yeah, I don't know what that anon bought, but it was probably the easiest item. I'm guessing maybe the OP/JSK/OTKs because those were already released on Paris and seemed to go slower than normal.>>10647829Sad feel. I only wanted pink and spent 15 minutes taunting myself trying to add it to cart, knowing I wasn't going to get it. The Lace Up blouse from last release had about 7 of each colorway (minimum 5). I really doubt that many people checked out in under a minute (the time I got to the listing page), so all I can think is that Paris didn't get that many?
>>10647834I wanted the garland brooch and got it in my cart, but even with the extended cart timer, all the crashing made it disappear before I was able to check out. JP release here I come.
>>10647830>>10647833Okey nonnies idk what you did but I got the yellow blouse. I got a few 502s but got my confirmation mail at 6:40 pm
>>10647828>it means it's sitting in someone else's cart while they check out right?Yep. It's infuriating. I like the true bloodbath style more, where whoever pays first gets the item. I rather rip off the bandaid then sit for who knows how long and get nothing.It was already proven that the cart reservation system doesn't even prevent Paris from overselling and cancelling orders too, so it's just stupid.
It seems they had 1 main piece per colour, 10 Ice Cream Parlor OTKs per colour, 1 blouse per colour and 4 bunny ear headbows per colour.
>>10647842Curious - what time did you actually check out?
>>10647845Fuck and I still couldn't get the ice cream OTKs
>>10647821same here, on my first order I never even moved off Paypal to the confirmation screen (but got a confirmation email and the order is in my history).second order had a long wait before the confirmation screen came up.I've been cancelled on before, hoping these aren't cancelled...
>>10647842Then why did you call it chill? Getting 502 errors isn't chill, retard.
>>10647849They're ugly, anon. Don't sweat it.Why did AP even produce more anyways...? Because of the special skirt set floating around?
>>10647847I’m not sure but i was waiting at the PayPal screen for a while and i thought i won’t get it but it must’ve been in the 5 minute frame>>10647851 not my issue if you can’t calm your tits I was sipping my drink
>>10647833>>10647830Likelihood is >>10647842 is just connecting to the server via a more local country to Paris, if not France itself. The connection to the website varies depending on location.
got hit with a few 502s along the way but I was able to get the garland and all of the star clips
>>10647851Because anon wants to feel superior to everyone else by claiming it was ~easy~.Did anyone actually see Paris upload the items at 6:30 sharp? I was refreshing and only saw them go up between 6:31 and 6:32.
>>10647838Same. Except I couldn't even get it in cart. I'm>>10647828 Good luck with JP release. I'll be trying too and I hope we get better chances.>>10647843I agree. It sucks we'd have to pick one item at a time for the true bloodbath style but I'm used to it from AP JP.
>>10647856Oh, shut up.
>>10647858I never try to check out with more than one item anyways, even with the cart timer.
I find it weird the Happy Garland OTKs sold out already. They must have had very few this time.I bought 1 of each colorway hours after the Anniversary Fair launched, but maybe most people had given up by then...
>>10647865Same. I was the anon who rage bought three pairs of OTKs because I failed getting the TDB headbow. The OTKs seemed a lot more popular this time.
>>10647865They had around 10 pairs per colour at the Anniversary Fair, but only a couple this time.
>>10647822congrats on paying super inflated prices anon ;)
>>10647860u mad bro? don't worry you still have 2 chances. and like >>10647675 said you can try making your own
>>10647878not everyone wants to pay Paris prices for something you can literally make yourself lmao
>>10647879OK and? it's almost like I said you still have 2 chances if that was the case and yeah, you could just make it yourself, which I also said. But I'd rather pay the Paris upcharge and actually get what I want then get nothing at all.
>>10647882someone's butthurt they didn't get anything and are taking it out on people that were successful lol
I'm hoping Happy Garland will get an MTO, I'm sure the Japanese release will sell out just as quickly
Bummer we’re not getting the HG post card. Or any post card ever…
Just managed to grab happy garland jsk in sax from a single restock, not the colour i wanted but at this point i'll take anything.
>>10647671They will combine it, if you email them.
>>10647849They restocked them again just a little bit ago in case you want to try again. Looks like they still have 6 pairs of the pink.
>>10647956Thank you so much, anon! You're a lifesaver!
Happy garland has been bothering me, because the print looks made for a purple backdrop..Excuse my shitty photoshop, but I think the print is literally made for purple with all the yellow accents.I wonder if I should hold out for this color way or just buy white..
>>10647963I agree, it would have been perfect for lavender. I was really expecting a Shibuya lavender exclusive
>>10647965So does south Seattle.I think it's just bothering me that it looks like a limited colorway they'd release.
>>10647893literally nobody is jealous of your ugly age play print.
>>10647956I wonder what happened. They usually restock only one or two pairs.
>>10647969There's nothing age play-ish about the print though.
>>10647969didn't even buy any of the main pieces but what about garlands is "ageplay", what a stretch. Sorry you didn't get anything anon but no need to take it out on others.
>>10647952Same anon, except I got the blouse in sax. I really wanted pink, but I feel like my chances were slim with an SS and the US release.I wasn't expecting Paris to "restock" in the same day. I wish they just released all the stock during the general release.
>>10647956They also restocked a bunch of colors/sizes of the sneakers and I grabbed a pink pair.
God the sneakers are ugly
>>10647988SHIT I was out and i missed the restock. I really just want the Sax shoes in S
I'm not even trying to get anything from the JP site release, but holy cow. it is crashing hard.
>>10648022JP still has Sax in S if you hurry
>>10648022They're still on the JP site
JSK and the monster garland seemed to sell out first.I was paying more attention to the blouse colorways though.Yellow sold first, then pink and white (didn't see what sold out first among the two), and finally sax. I was surprised. I thought pink or sax would sell out first.
>>10648071it's insane how bad it crashed today. it's almost like people want 2010 sweet prints again.. I wish AP wasn't so dense and could see they would literally print money with more prints like HG. and even more 2010 era solids like Fantasic Balloon, instead they keep giving 2016 larme looks every other week.
>>10648075Same. It is painfully obvious what people want. But AP is determined to die on their hill. They should go back to doing what they do best.
That bloodbath was something else. Crossing my fingers that I’ll have better luck with the US release.
fuck ap and bots
OTKs for Happy Garland and Ice Cream Parlor just got a restock on JP FYI (both were marked fully sold out previously)
>>10648079I'm wondering if AP USA will crash again for the first time in months. They've been doing so well, but I'm scared this release will bring them down.
>>10648085Paris and JP crashed, with the hype Happy Garland has, there's no way the US site will stay up
>>10648081>getting this buttblasted on a mongolian basket weaving discord
>>10648086That happened with Jelly Candy Toys though. Paris and JP were terrible, and US had zero crashes. It's not impossible.
>garland "brooch" for 22,000 yenThe scalping has begun.
>>10648088I feel like HG has way more hype than JCT did, and that's saying something
>>10648103Same. I don't wear AP's pastels, but even I think it's cuter than JCT.
>>10648075I'm pretty sure they are doing less of those larme inspired main pieces though, at least compared to the previous years. However I don't want them to fully stop producing those at all, I think they're lovely for certain occasions and that's coming from an apfag who loves the 2010 solids the most.
I can't decide whether to get Candy fairy. Anybody getting it?
>>10648184I would prefer the jsk as the OP is not very versatile. I feel like I'd coord it in max 3 ways
>>10648192The JSK doesn't look good with most blouses though, especially if you aren't going for an airy chiffon one.
>>10648193Really? Would you say it's because of the tulle or whatever fabric they used?
>>10646341I love Twinkle Muse! I hope everyone else hates it!
>>10652253Why would you bump this thread with this? Retard