>>10648142what’s the point without the pink x pink
>>10648159Pink x pink was the ugliest colorway. Good riddance. It doesn’t look anything like the stock photos irl with all the unmatching pinks on one dress.
I‘m still baffled Happy Garland was such a hit. It came out of nowhere, a completely unexpected print and hot off like a rocket.Also, anyone watching the Granba on AP‘s twitter? Seems like they still have not been able to let everyone with lottery tickets in.
>>10648170Happy Garland was revealed for the Paris Anniversary though. I wonder if there will be similar prints in the upcoming lookbook....
>>10648171This was only like a week ago, though?? That’s not really the same, considering LBS or Jelly Candy were shown way back in December.
>>10648170Happy Garland was AP's best print since Toy Doll Box, honestly. But they still missed the mark with the bad JSK cut and polyester.I wouldn't be surprised if it's the only notable release in the set of upcoming dresses. AP seems to have one "showstopper" lately and then nothing else really that great.
>>10648170It was a really good surprise. Doesn’t seem repetitive, really adorable details, lovely idea with the stars. I would’ve wanted a lavender one as the anon said in the last thread. Bummer we won’t get nice pictures like in the lookbook of it. I always appreciate to see the dresses worn
Anybody know if I can order more than one colorway of candy fairy?
>>10648214Why wouldn't you be able to? It's an MTO.
Anybody know if they have any samples of candy fairy at grand bazaar?
>>10648253Not any more, they had samples of Candy Fairy earlier in the week though.
>>10648282Ah I wish someone would take a pic
Candy Fairy MTO for Paris is expected to be delivered a whole two months after Japan's, in April 2022.
>>10648412Let’s see, a massive markup and an unfavorable exchange rate with a delay on fulfillment…pass. I can only see this being worthwhile for EU lolitas.
Has anyone heard from their ss for AP JP release last night?
>>10648431Well, duh, that’s the whole point of having a storefront in Europe? Why are there even so many US and japanese buyers recently.
>>10648433One of my SS was able to get my sax LBS set
>>10648431Yeah, for MTOs I always just get an SS. It's cheaper than both Paris and US (even with fees) and it adds more flexibility if I wind up moving too.>>10648433Nope. But all I wanted was the pink blouse. Not sure what my chances were because I haven't seen many scalpers selling the blouses.>>10648434>Why are there even so many US and japanese buyers recentlyBecause competition for AP releases is at a fever pitch and we all are taking as making chances as we can get? I'm in the US, and even I've moved over to buying from Paris within the last year because SS are swamped/able to do less than before. The US site often crashes for 2+ hours and gets less stock than both Paris and JP. Anyone who's an AP diehard knows it's harder than ever to get new releases. Again, MTOs aren't worth it because getting an SS is a lot easier. But for normal releases, Paris is the first opportunity, and trying their release is much better than blindly waiting for the US release.
>>10648440dumb question ig but if you order through the JP onlineshop, can't you use Tenso to ship to whatever address you keep on file?
>>10648387What kind of newfaggotry is this? You cant take pictures in any of the LaForet stores.
Are we still expecting SC in September? I bought multiple colorway JSKs then forgot about it til now.
>>10648453There’s been no announcements about a delay, but I wouldn’t preclude one yet.
Image stolen from fril/mercari.I'm pleasantly surprised by the OTKs. They look a lot better in person than the stock photos (as always I guess).
>>10648448honestly I was also wondering why people would use a SS over Tenso for JP MTOs they can order online too
>>10648477Because in-store reservations are half payments lmao
>>10648448Nayrt, but yes or literally any forwarding service. I'll never understand why every one holds their ss so dear. My forwarding service charges 500 yen. And shipping from Japan is always cheaper than the markup from Paris or US sites + shipping.
>>10648450You must be stupid to think that no one ever has. Look at SS pages....
>>10648431What a smoothbrain take>>10648435Congrats! I am very jealous, it’s a beautiful colour>>10648440I know it can’t be helped but as a Eurolita the amount of burgers using AP Paris now is really frustrating. You guys get three attempts at online releases but it’s pointless for anyone in Europe to try the US release given how expensive it is to ship anything out of the US. It’s significantly more expensive than buying from jp scalpers. I hope Biden gets rid of your tax-free import allowances so you can suffer as we have suffered.Anyway I got the blue blouse I wanted from the online JP release in spite of my shit internet connection. Feelsgoodman.jpg
>>10648544No one cares
>>10648546This is why even AP hates amerifags.
>>10648553We don't have healthcare let us at least cope with our socks
>>10648544I know it can’t be helped but as a burgerlita the amount of favoritism AP Paris gets from APJP is really frustrating. You guys get releases the same week as APJP and get store exclusives more often than APUSA and it’s pointless to ask for even a crumb of that for APUSA given how much APJP likes Paris. It’s a significantly newer store than APUSA yet gets so much special treatment. I hope more burgers continue buying from AP Paris so you can continue to suffer through bloodbaths as we have suffered prior to AP Paris opening.Anyway who cares Godspeed to all trying to get what they want and may the fastest lolita win
>>10648608Ya AP owns AP Paris and AP USA is a franchise store so of course the one that they own (and therefore make more money off of) is going to be the favorite. AP Paris is newer because I’m sure opening a shop in a different country is difficult as opposed to just making a franchise deal and letting someone else handle it. So USA got a shop earlier but now that AP has its own shops in different countries, of course those ones will be favored. But who cares, they all ship everywhere so it’s a bloodbath no matter where you order from.
>>10648613The real truth is simply that AP headhoncho Honda has massive Paris syndrome. They‘ve always wanted to have a small boutique in picturesque Paris (I mean, look at the unnecessary expensive location). Which is why the store also got those meet&greets, fancy anniversary teaparties and all that special treatment. It’s their favourite child.
reminder you will never be asian
>>10648631Even AP USA is in an unnecessarily expensive location. It's really ironic to me that they would probably save money if they moved to NYC
>>10648631It's also sort of a status symbol for a clothing brand to have a shop in Paris, 'the fashion capital of the world', and a lot of Japanese people are very much into status symbols. Ms Honda is no exception. I remember her sporting a Chanel 2.55 bag at one of the tea parties.
>>10648662Lol that's the most basic bitch bag. If she actually gave a shit about status she would show up in a rare Birkin.
>>10648712>taking a Birkin to a tea party>pairing it with a frilly AP dressSure, nonny.
Sort of random, but I wonder what the new VIP limit will be for Paris in 2022.They already hinted that it won't necessarily be 1k euros.
>>10648751I wish they would do this at APUS. I spent that much already in the first quarter lol
>>10648751I wouldn't doubt if they just did a top 5-10% model. Those people are spending at least 10k+.>>10648753Nah I actually wish Paris never started the VIP program. It incentivizes people to spend more in order to stay on the VIP list (aka, becoming a scalper, or SS for others). It actually makes a scalper's job easier if they have bots set up too (could probably manage to buy one of every cut/color/accessory) between the VIP and general release.
>>10648763nayrt but I agree. I like the idea of VIPs but I don't think basing it solely off money spent is a great idea. If that's the criteria, it's like saying APs real VIPs are all those old balding chinese men who scalp hyped releases.I would much rather they base it off of something like community/brand participation. Like, attendees of brand-sponsored events get VIP status. Or, actually shopping at the real life store regularly gets you 'points' towards earning VIP. I hate that they're incentivizing the exact people and behavior that are causing the problems in the first place.
>>10648792just say you’re a local and go
>>10648793I'm actually a burger. I just feel bad for the actual loyal AP Paris customers who are getting fucked over.
>>10648803How are you a loyal AP Paris supporter is you’re barely even buying from them. The people whining about VIP are the ones who buy a couple of accessories max. It really isn’t hard to be part of VIP if you’re actively part of the fashion and like AP
>>10648818This. With your guys' shitty tax etc fees it's like 2 dresses and one accessory? For the entire year that is nothing.
>>10648818Nayrt but I just wanted to remind everyone that the VIP system started because people were whining and not wanting to compete in bloodbaths, emailing Paris to reserve items before they were even announced, etc. The pettiest people are the ones who constantly pestered Paris, wanting special treatment.Anyone who's a current VIP right now should be annoyed that qualifying again is a moving target. You'll be competing against yourselfs, and many will be kicked out. In the case that the requirements stay the same, there's going to be such a big influx of people next year that VIP releases crash just as badly as the general release, and I'll see you all there.
>>10648712You must be one of those people who save up for a single designer bag and then shoehorn it into every coordinate. Too bad you don’t get that a tote bag is not appropriate for a festive occasion.
>>10648843>In the case that the requirements stay the sameYet we already know they aren’t going to stay the same.
>>10648199The lightweight feeling the tulle gives to the Candy Fairy JSK is gone quickly whenever someone pairs it with a blouse with opaque puff sleeves. The whole thing starts looking like a solid JSK with cheap tulle lace randomly thrown on top of it. The tulle sleeves of the OP, on the other hand, help bring out the tulle decor to the foreground. I would recommend the JSK to those who own many different tulle sleeved blouses, but truth is, most people don't have that many in their wardrobe. The JSK would look extremely cute with something like pic rel though, if the sleeves had slightly more volume and were made of hard tulle.
>>10648187I personally find the OP cut way worse than the JSK.>>10648188Not using any worn photos must mean AP is yet to shoot the next lookbook.>>10648463The quality seems decent, but I hate this new shade of yellow and mint. It's the same as the JCT OTKs and it's almost neon.
It’s pissing me off that the items from HG first release will just be shipped with the llaunch from last Friday. I’m glad i got everything i wanted but i thought early access means we’ll have it earlier, physically.
>>10648975They specifically said early reservations and not early access.
>>10648977Guess you’re right I’m just annoyed by waiting
Happy garland Onepiece is still available at ap Paris
>>10649005I wish it was slightly less high waisted, like the JSK.
>>10648977When Horror Candy Shop and Ghost Night Bride were released customers could do early reservations for it in the summer GanBa (August I think) and still had to wait months until the regular release to actually get it. So it’s not unusual.
>>10649021My point exactly.
>>10648843I don’t mind, it’s July and I’m already past €2000. VIP make me buy more
>>10649027just checked myself and I'm at just a little over €1755/$2000. If the new limit is €2000 or even €3000 I'm sure i'll hit it by EOY
imagine if Paris got rid of the VIP system altogether though? it doesn't seem very sustainable and like >>10648763 will end up being mostly SS in the end
>>10648921NARYT, but Chanel bags are not really status symbols as >>10648662 points out. Every single basic bitch owns one. They're only around 7k for a double flap. You can get one second hand in good condition for half that price or around 5k. Also the 2.55 is hideous. Every poorfag getting butthurt in this thread lol.
>>10649060I agree with what you say, and there are definitely pricier bags, but it's all only applicable to the West. Japanese people perceive western brands differently, and most of them are unaware of the basic bitch trope. Chanel bags definitely are status symbols for the Japanese, especially for those born in the Showa era.
>>10649069AYRT, I feel you. The markup in Japan for luxury goods can be as high as 200% or more, so I can understand how a most likely 10k bag could be perceived as a status symbol. Even the most basic bitch LV neverfull PM size was marked up to 1200+ at a time when they were around 800 when I visited Ginza almost a decade ago.We are lucky the MTOs aren't ridiculously marked up for the West.
While we're on the subject of bags, is it just me or does anyone else feel that the zippers on most recent AP bags are too short? It's a bit uncomfortable to put stuff inside. I wish the zippers were 3-4 cm longer. It's especially bad with the newer glittery bags since the material is sturdier, but less flexible than the pleather AP typically uses.
>>10648652What would be the best location in north America for them? Which city has the largest comm?
>>10649089NTA but Texas is extremely "business friendly" (low taxes and little regulation), and has at least 3 big and active comms, potentially more. It would just be a matter of picking which major city is at least marginally better than SF. Also LA strikes me as a better California location for AP than SF ever was given how many tourists it has and the perpetual good weather, but I don't know enough about the comms there and the price factor is still an issue. Also NYC seems like it'd be good but has the same problem as SF as far as being expensive to buy or rent a building and as anons mentioned they're already paying a lot to keep an expensive location like Paris, I doubt they'd put a new store in a pricey location.Texas seems like a smart place for any business wanting to maximize profits to open since even the major cities are cheaper than major cities in popular areas on either coast, and they're going to likely have less regulation to deal with on top of the lower overhead costs.
Is there any release left that we saw in the lookbook? Or is everything from now on a surprise release?
>>10649112KSK is like one step in the grave. AP having a store in yeehaw TX would literally never happen
>>10649112The biggest benefit Cali has at this point is how quickly merch can get shipped over from Japan; it's party why there's so much affordable Asian import stuff in SF/LA versus places just one state further inland.Texas does seem decent in terms of regulation, but it would require people to move out to Texas and that's sort of a big ask. Given the one Lolita dress shop in Texas failed and it had a bad relationship with several Japanese brands, that might also make certain companies uncomfortable with setting up shop in the same area.NYC was a daring choice by Babytssb and it didn't work out. I don't know why, exactly, but it seemed like the high rent demanded that they needed to make a lot of money to stay above water and there just wasn't enough business to keep them afloat.An idea I've heard around the tea table is that Lolita Fashion has a very dedicated core audience of committed customers, but that it's not big enough to really support more then once US branch of everything, and even then that's how we get the mash-up import shops like Harajuku Hearts that carry brands who'd never actually try to set up a shop state-side.
>>10649216>>10649218>>10649220Yeah Texas has a lot of huge and still growing cities. KSK is struggling because they opened just before a pandemic, and while they carry other jfashion brands from Japan, as far as lolita they only carry Meta and RPA which are less popular than BABY and AP. AP has enough popularity that if they opened a second US store they could do at least equally as well as AP SF. BABY idk but their online shop makes it so easy to order from them and they balance supply with demand so well that no one ever really needs the SF store except to enter lottery for things they missed in the general releases or grab a couple basics.
>>10649089Seattle has a pretty large comm, but the pricing of the leases up here are probably relatively competitive with the Bay area. I mean, although a bit better than the Bay area.. still bad. Property got more insane during the pandemic, as well.
>>10649223If you mean Shop in Wonderland as the one lolita dress shop in Texas, yeah the Leighs are garbage, but KSK has managed despite all the covid shit and is really close to Katy Asian Town which weebs would love. I think Dallas has the most active comm I see posting on sm and generally the most Asian stuff overall compared to Houston. Houston is also just...bleh to me compared to other major Texas cities. No one needs to move there technically, they can just hire local people to manage the shops who have good Japanese and business skills and an interest in lolita. The Paris shop runs just fine with some shopgirls being non Japanese lolitas or whatever.
>>10649226>Property got more insane during the pandemic, as well.that's the entire usa. if ap was serious about doing this they'd need to wait for the real estate market to chill out.
>>10649225>AP has enough popularity that if they opened a second US store they could do at least equally as well as AP SFAP is popular, but is it more popular then Baby to avoid Baby NYC's fate? Both Baby stores did a lot of their business online, with the US market (in theory) becoming split between the two. I remember a lot of Lolitas were untrusting of the NYC store because it was new and so they kept buying online from the SF store. AP would need to be already making enough sales to justify splitting those existing sales between two stores; spending money on exporting to two different US locations instead of one, with each store then making enough on it's own to pay rent and staff.>If you mean Shop in Wonderland as the one lolita dress shop in Texas, yeah the Leighs are garbageSee, this is where we start to get into the weeds of things... As far as I know, the Japanese brands just really don't want to step in that poo-do again and if the Leighs are still running all the big events then that means setting up a store would be iky for them, maybe. However, depending on how the company is structured, if the shop was owned and operated by Americans, I think they could discern the difference and just play it cool.>they can just hire local people to manage the shops who have good Japanese and business skills and an interest in lolitaThis is kind of a gamble. If AP is running satellites (i don't know how they're structured) then entrusting a new shop to a group of strangers far away from Nippon would be a HUGE investment/risk on their part.
>>10649240>but is it more popular then Baby to avoid Baby NYC's fateIf they opened in Texas, the costs would be way less than NYC to begin with and AP is way more popular of a brand than BABY.> if the Leighs are still running all the big eventsAM is a medicore to low quality con, the Leighs don't have a monopoly on Texas events >This is kind of a gambleThe SF store is still partially run by part timers and the people who run it live in SF, they aren't Japanese salaried employees relocated to the US.
>>10649246You seem pretty retarded and shortsighted. This might all seem obvious to you but it's not that simple when you're running an actual business and making an investment like opening a storefront. AP isn't just going to throw thousands of dollars away when there are so many risks involved. You can't just explain them away.
The US is just too big and spread out for a brick and mortar store to really succeed. I’m pretty sure most of AP USA’s business is online and they only have the location to justify selling in the US directly. It seems like the only time anyone is in there is for events.
>>10649248I didn't say everything was easy or explained away, just responding to concerns. You just seem like you want to feel objectively right or pick a fight and you can fuck right off with that. We're just having an extremely hypothetical discussion. I'm like about to go to sleep so if you get any more replies they're not from me but like, chill tf out senpai.
Changing out of SF is never going to happen, they are all about pleasing themselves aesthetically. SF is shithole but I bet they think the bridge is romantic and they like to embroider SF onto their exclusives. Could you imagine "AP Houston" on Milky Bears? Never.
>>10649216Good ol' Texas Home to some of the fattest cities in America
Has anyone's Galaxy Cocktail order from Paris shipped yet?My order status for the jewelry chaged to "In Preparation" on the 16th, but no shipping yet (my previous orders were shipped out within 24 hours of the "in preparation" status change).Also unrelated to my order, I sent them an email on the 16th and they haven't responded. Should I send another?
>>10649230Trust me. You don't know what I mean by that until you live in the bay or Seattle area. It was ALREADY expensive.
>>10649265My order just shipped yesterday so I imagine they are going through all of them still
>>10649340Honestly hearing that makes me worried that they either shipped my package and didn't update my order, or they shipped my items to someone else?I don't really know how long is too long to wait before being paranoid. If other anons' orders haven't shipped yet, I would feel better though...
>>10649227>The Paris shop runs just fine with some shopgirls being non Japanese lolitas or whatever.It runs just fine because the shop manager is a native Japanese living in Paris.
>>10649265>>10649341My Galaxy Cocktail stuff went to “in preparation” on Saturday and shipped yesterday. I think they’re just working through them sequentially while fielding a lot of queries about Anniversary orders
>>10649349It's just weird to me that mine went into preparation before yours (on Friday) but still hasn't shipped. What items did you order? Mine was only the jewelry (necklace, bracelet, rings) and I ordered right at the release time (6:33 pm). All I can think is that they either don't have the shipment that had the accessories, or they are fulfilling orders backwards from when they were placed.I know I'm being super paranoid, but my life has been a bit chaotic lately, and this just feels like another opportunity for things to go wrong.
>>10649353Mine was jewellery, socks & a blouse. I just looked at my emails again and they actually started preparing it on Friday (2pm UK time) so I wouldn’t worry too much. Are you in the US? They might ship things in batches depending on destination so they can streamline the customs paperworkI made about a million separate tiny orders because things were being held in other people’s carts and I think it takes them a while to manually go through combining orders and refunding shipping. Shame they can’t automate this but I guess they’re limited by the current site design
>>10649357Yeah, I am in the US. Hopefully that's what it is. I don't want to pester Paris more than I have to, but if nothing has happened in a few more days, that would be concerning, given all my other order/shipping history.
>>10649349My stuff shipped just a few minutes ago.
>>10649364Thanks anon. I think mine just shipped too. Waiting on the shipping refund now .
>>10649265I got an email about "in transit" but it's very weird and the status hasn't changed from i"n preparation" either. Which I'm hoping for because I requested to combine shipping when I secured my happy garland otks during the anniversary fair. >>10649341>>10649353Is this your first time with Paris or something? It's pretty normal to get 1-3 days delay, especially for something as well-stocked as galaxy cocktail. I think the jewelry and sock stock was similar to glitter ribbon, one of my friends got her jewelry shipped a day or so before mine did and we ordered them both at the same time during vip. Paris doesn't go by location either I think, my friend lives in America and I'm located in Europe.
question for Angelic Prophet - do you know how soon the Fall/Winter lookbook will drop?
Happy Garland JSK and more restock on AP Paris
>>10649398>I got an email about "in transit" but it's very weird and the status hasn't changed from i"n preparation"This is happening to me now. I saw the "in transit" email, but when I go to check the status on my orders page, it's still "in preparation." Usually Paris also updates the order with a comment containing the tracking number, but there's nothing this time.It's not my first time ordering from Paris. All my other orders shipped within 24 hours of the "in preparation" status, and I've always ordered within the general release bloodbath. So maybe I just got lucky before that they were so fast, but the no tracking number/status change this time isn't something I've seen before.
>>10649482Sounds like a technical issue then, I'm sure everything will be daijoubu
No prophecies this week? I’m sure we’re just getting some filler items this week
>>10649918I doubt it. Is your life so sad that you daydream about other people's misfortune?
>>10649936Calm down anon the other anon was making a joke because the prophet is basically a snitch so if the get fired it’s their own fault
I miss Prophet, I always look forward to their posts.
>>10649937I'm tired of anons shitposting about it.It's not funny. It's boring. Leave the AP thread if you're so bothered by the prophet.
>>10649941Me too, prophet-chan always influenced my purchase decisions depending on the releases. It's great for keeping my shopping priorities in mind
>>10649966She doesn't even work for AP, retard
>>10649975You must be fun at parties. Or you would be, if you were invited to them.
>>10649975Imagine being this much of a narc.
When do we think Happy Garland will hit USA? This week or next?
>>10650006Dude, they haven’t even gotten Galaxy Cocktail yet.
>>10650002>the kind of person who supports angelic prophetYou sound incredibly unhinged. I hope you're just a troll. Or 12 years old.Equating extremely ambiguous and vague "leaks" (if you can even call them that) to being a "terrible/unethical" person is stupid. The Prophet isn't posting images/hidden links/etc that would do any actual harm.I hope you get fired for checking your phone while working on the clock, since that's a much more tangible and worthy offense then stating "there will be jewelry with bows on it" on a basketweaving forum.
>>10650006if they don't get Galaxy Cocktail this week, they'll probably upload both at the same time next week or week after
>>10650020>if they get caughtThat's the point, anon. They won't get caught because the information here is far too vague and employers don't have magical access to the IP addresses of people posting here.I'm sorry your wet dream will never be realized.
>>10650020Imagine thinking all jobs make you sign an NDA.If a job is worried about that sort've thing, there are forms that get signed and trust me that shit ain't leaking. It's not the case here, for a reason.
I can't believe AP is releasing Topping Heart, again.Is it the new Holy Lantern?
Topping Heart this weekend, for what feels like the umpteenth time.
AP apparently knows we like yellow, but this just hurts my eyes. It's that weird, neon, highlighter yellow. I like the softer, warm yellows a lot better.
>>10650058Would have been better if it was opaque
>>10650055I’m excited about the new sock colors. They’re nice since they’re so generic.
Nothing purple from topping heart this time huh?
>>10650071Yeah what’s that all aboutI was looking at the purple TH blouse on lolibrary the other day thinking how cute it is and how sad I am that I missed it. Now this happens. The AP giveth, the AP taketh away
>>10650075Only if you prefer the color of piss over the beautiful pastel shade of lavender.
>>10650110How dare you disrespect yellow like that
Can we stop hating on colours or whatever??
>>10650114NGL, I'm not that anon but I also thought the color of yellow for those socks was a bit weird. It might be that the pink and the yellow just clash really badly. I'm sure the socks will look better in person.
>>10650071>>10650075surprised they didn't release a yellow x pink version of Topping Heart considering the accessories
>>10650075>worst color waytell me youre a newfag without saying youre a newfag
>>10650058Got one in piss yellow yay
Rings got restocked if anyone missed them
>>10650058I love this neon yellow-green, personally. It feels fresh and bright to me, like sparkling soda. It would be nice to pair with a print like Fruity Lemon.
Apparently everyone collectively hated the yellow jewelry.10 necklaces left, and 8 rings left. Even red seemed to sell more quantity.
>>10650162lol sorry youre twiggered
USA is getting galaxy cocktail now and some other stuff
>>10650222Maybe no one feels like they need a yellow ring or necklace right now after ordering the Super Star jewelry.
>>10650255There's been a lot of yellow lately, and I think it's burning out. There was the yellow lovely gingham jewelry, yellow glitter ribbon, yellow twinkle star, and even the yellow jelly candy toys ring.Some of them are cute, some aren't. I'm personally not pulled to the yellow topping heart jewelry because I got the sax and pink in the very first release, and it's some of AP's cheaper jewelry.
>>10650258And still no yellow shoes
AP just restocked Happy Garland in the online shop.
What were people's honest opinions on this blouse? It didn't sell very well in any release and I'm kind of scratching my head. Is it just not OTT sweet enough for the current climate? Is it because the cuffs aren't elasticized? Is it too plain for $150-200?I feel like people slept on it. But I also like the lace up style, so I'm biased.
>>10650636a few people have felt APs blouses have had much boxier or oversized cuts lately
>>10650636I think it’s cute! I personally just don’t like the ribbon criss cross that much. I’d prefer tge topping heart blouse more. I guess cut wise they’re all kinda similar
>>10650636It's cute and I like the colors, but it feels very plain. I personally am not a fan of the lace up ribbons or the lack of elasticized cuffs in this case.
>>10650636would have been cuter with some colorful bows or buttons on the center
>>10650638That's fair. I feel the same way and don't really like how large blouses have gotten. But other oversized blouses have still been popular, so I didn't know how much that affected the sales this time.
I was a spectator for this JP release because I'm relying on a SS this time.I think the wristcuffs sold out before everything else (either that or they tied with the OP selling out). Yellow went first. The socks lasted longer than I thought. Pink x Black went first, then yellow x pink and white x sax, then pink x sax, and there's still white x pink.Topping Heart jewelry all sold out relatively slowly. Yellow for both the ring and necklace is still in stock.
>>10650693Yellow finally sold out, but it's not surprise it took so long, it's a hideous green-yellow.
>>10650636Hm, and the Topping Heart blouse hasn't sold out either...
>>10650701The whole topping heart series gives me a tissue paper vibe, and the blouse is the worst in my opinion.
>>10650698Looks like they restocked all the ring colors, yellow and pink necklaces, and the sax x white otks.
>>10650636I love this blouse in particular and would buy it but despite all the blouses these days being big enough to fit me on the chest they're still too small in the shoulders so yet again have to pass cause no back shirring...
>>10650636i was really surprised when i came to the JP drop a day late and found every single color still in stock. that and the tea parties i wanted in my size and color. had to resist buying multiples of the blouse and just got white, it’s a perfect match for older sweet pieces.but i guess it is “plainer” than the blouses that were popular this year. idk. blogpost but i’m leaning toward plain lately, so this was just perfect.
>>10650698Have we perhaps once again been tricked by terrible stock images?
>>10649265I got mine on thursday, but it's fast because I'm french... It has been shipped this week for almost everyone, but if you have no update on your order, you can send a message by using the order page on their website !
>>10650735the oversized clothing trend really doesn't benefit anyone does it.
>>10650839yeah I am honestly pissed that I can fit into basically all AP releases now in every area except the shoulders. I've had multiple OP's and blouses be literally baggy on my chest but so tight on my shoulders I can't move my arms. I just refuse to buy new from AP most of the time nowadays since I end up reselling anything that isn't a JSK or accessory. excuse my rant I am just so mad, I want to give them my money but I want shirts that fucking FIT
>>10650820Thanks anon. I eventually did get my stuff shipped, however there was a lag between getting the "in transit" email and Paris actually giving me a tracking number. I think they were prepping two releases at the same time, so everything was just happening a lot slower. But it's all good now! (They never replied to my email or comments, but I guess it's not needed now)
>>10650881I feel you except for me it’s the non elasticized cuffs. I have fairly muscular arms for a girl so blouses fit me perfectly except they squeeze the life out of my upper arms.
What colorway of Happy Garland was the most popular/least popular? Was the most popular yellow?
>>10650881One thing that really bigs me are JSKs like the Little Witch one: a lot of shirring in bust and waist, but those non-extendable straps with basically only holes for your arms. Like, why do they think the bust and waist is big, but not the shoulders and torso?
>>10651169because shirring isnt necessarily for fatties, it is a design element. Having said that, I do agree it is stupid to have jsks with fixed armholes.
>>10650979god the cuffs... I have bigger arms as well and my only brand cutsews have elastic SO TIGHT on the cuff part it might as well be non-elasticized! like whyyyyy!>>10651169yeah it really doesn't make sense to add all these features to accommodate people and then leave the arm holes so small and the straps so short. my girly room JSK has the same problem as little witch and some days I think about chucking them both because of the squeeze.
>>10651179>elastic SO TIGHT on the cuff part it might as well be non-elasticizedAnon, I fear for you.
>>10651112It looks like it. There's been a bit of a yellow craze, lately.
AP USA has announced the three recent MTOs.Funnily enough, their estimated date is March 2022 (compared to Paris, April 2022)
>>10651208lol what? my arms are a little bit chunky sure like I said but, its not like I'm stretching them even close to max. quite the opposite, the damn elastic is so strong it just immediately cinches down as small as it can go around my soft arm.
>>10651175Shirring is a design element in dresses with full shirring, but no one’s inserting big ass shirring panels to the back of dresses because it looks good, retard. They’re obviously there to give the dress stretch.
>>10651343>it just immediately cinches down as small as it can goIt sounds like it's just too small for you. Cuff elastic should not hurt you. I've never experienced an AP blouse with elastic so "strong" that it constricts my arms, especially if it's no where close to being maxed out, as you are claiming.
>>10651352it doesn't hurt by any measure, its just annoying as hell feeling it squish my arm all day. I'm quite sensitive and for the price I paid for them, I thought they would be more comfortable. they fit on my body a little loosely except at the shoulders and being tight on my arms so I think they fit fine.