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>>10684189
OP link the new thread to the old, fuck
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Another disappointing release. Those velvet cutsews are truly hideous. I hope they release their outerwear collection soon as I'm in need of a new coat.
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>>10684237
Yep. They look cheap as hell
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AP's really walking themselves into an early grave with these releases.
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>>10684247
They release boring shit all the time and they're still in business, you nonce.
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>>10684247
AP is still raking in SC money, and the just took deposits/full payments for CF and in December, they’ll likely do NB. They’re fine.
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>>10684304
>>10684320
>>10684323
Didn't mean they would seriously go out of business. I just think AP's design choices are laughable right now. I know they have loads of money because of how fast they are pumping out releases, but they could be doing 10x better by just re-releasing more old prints or indulging in 2010-2014 sweet. It's been evident that this thread is moving slower than ever and the hype for anything other than the next MTO is nonexistent.

But honestly, if these releases are AP's peak performance right now, I kind of wish they would just close. Some of these dresses really feel like a waste of space.
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>>10684343
In your opinion, what makes some of the dresses feel like a waste of space? What are some of AP's worst qualities right now?
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>>10684343
AP pumped out releases right and left back in its golden years too, you just don't remember the popular ones because they're never up for sale or never worn.

Looking at Lolibrary, searching for AP Jumperskirts in 2010, there are 96 entries in that year for that category alone.
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Ok guys, that’s it. This was AP Halloween 2021.
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>>10684505
You say this like it’s news retard. We already knew. If anything else they’ll rerelease Holy Rosary or something
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>>10684247
>>10684323
agreed.

>>10684343
>Some of these dresses really feel like a waste of space.

Then don’t buy it….?
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AP USA sent out my SC order today and I hope other anons got theirs shipped out too!
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>>10684964
still nothing, here :(
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when was the last AP USA update? I feel like it's been about a month?
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>>10686691
2 weeks, I think? It could be a month and I wouldn't know. The fall releases all suck.
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I got SC today and everything is great except for the socks. What the fuck. I weigh 110 and had to tighten the corsetting on the dress to get a good fit but putting the socks on was a fucking mission and they barely fit. What the hell AP.
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>>10687028
The socks lately have been a total clusterfuck. I think they switched to a thinner lower grade nylon blend. If you order a few thousand pairs the higher end varieties are well under $2 a pair, but stiffer and lower grade varieties can easily be under a dollar. They charge $25+ for them. At least give us decent quality.
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>>10687028
I sold the socks immediately after trying them on. They were such ass compared to my other AP socks, I was really disappointed.
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>>10687028
I'm glad I ended up not buying these. After trying on the Topping Heart and FPS ones and barely getting them on because of how little stretch they have, I'm done with AP OTKs for now.
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Any gulls who’ve owned the original SC and the new one? I’m wondering how the new fabric compares, I remember the original being thinner than usual and the colors on the new one look more vibrant. I was just wondering.
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>>10687112
I don't own the new one but i've seen it in person. i have the og sc in mint condition and it's a little less vibrant than the new one. not sure about the fabric, I didn't get to touch it but maybe another gull knows
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>>10687112
>>10687114
Opposite here, I own the new one and not the old but I've seen the old one in person several tiems before. The newer one is more vibrant and the fabric is thicker
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>>10687126
Such a waste of a good cut
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Becky leopard...what in the Charlotte Russe Forever 21 hell is this
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Some of the jewelry is kind of cute at least.
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>>10687138
No that can’t be real. I was thinking the skirt was cute because it reminds me of punkuma but after this i think i’ll pass
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>>10687140
This looks like gum you could buy from one of those quarter machines.
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>>10687140
It would be decent if it wasn’t the ugly dusty rose color that doesn’t match 99% of their prints
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>>10687141
I like this cut, but of course it's fucking store exclusive. I know the online shop is getting it too but let's be real if you're outside of Japan you're too far from the servers to beat all the Japanese lolitas
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>>10687146
It’s like secret honey, ETC, and algonquins had a predictably hideous baby
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>>10687146
Use a VPN
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>>10687149
Fucking hell that’s accurate lmao. That godawful cheetah print
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>>10687126
There’s a lot going on here
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>>10687146
uhh anon i don't think you're going to have much competition in buying this
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They released so much random ugly stuff this week. I'm still waiting for Dolls Collection accessories and socks.
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>>10687173
What accessories? The only jewelry I remember in the photos was the Noble Collection jewelry.
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>>10687126
If it was a skirt, I would have gotten it
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>>10687189
There is a skirt that looks like the bottom part of the OP, though the belt colors are slightly different
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>>10687178
If I'm not mistaken, in the long sleeve op pic the model is wearing a necklace which seems to have a frame with a bunny in matching one of the frames in the print. Also there seems to be a rosette/brooch in the JSK model photo, which seems to be different to the one that comes with the headdress.
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Anyone else get a VIP release email from Paris, but not have permission to access the page?
I wasn't VIP before, so either they messed up or newly added me, but I was under the impression that they don't add new people throughout the year.
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>>10687337
I get that sometimes. Usually if they mistakenly send it and you aren't VIP it won't let you access anyway.
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Was anybody watching the Paris release? It seems like the velvet roses were only available to VIPs.
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Did anyone get anything from today's US drop? Missed the LB necklace but got the ring
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>>10687444
Got onto the Happy Garland train late but did get the necklace and ring! Crossing fingers they rerelease the dress and garland!
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surprised the leopard print sold out on the onlineshop, was thinking this would rot away into luckypack season
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>>10687589
>>10687170
Japanese lolita fucking love leopard print
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>>10687611
jesus christ why
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>>10687589
What else will the Osaka lolitas wear?
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did AP usa get the crowns yet? I want one of those fucking crowns man
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>>10687589
It was also sold out in person too. All the accessories were gone in the Shinjuku shop too.
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>>10687589
At least the japanese still have taste
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>>10687879
i can't believe people bash chinese lolitas but not this shit. japanese lolitas are bonkers these days
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>>10687917
Nah they're just thin enough to look decent in anything and have different taste to westerners. AP is catering to them first after all.
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Going back to a previous SC discussion: has anyone who received their MTO OP measured it yet? With so many people claiming it's too small for them, I'm curious if it's truly way off from the official max sizing, or if it's just people with a 100cm+ bust complaining.
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>>10688169
I can fit into it fine (my bust is 90cm) but I think the shirred panel is much smaller than the original release.
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Speaking of the SC MTO, how do we feel about the quality? Do we like it?
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>>10688203
I have the black JSK & can see the black hem stitching through the pastel print. Is that normal, or their tension was off or something?
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>>10688217
Where at? Personally, I have the original black skirt and I don't notice any stitching issues.
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>>10688220
The little black dots along the bottom hem. It's not glaringly obvious, but it did throw me off for a moment. I would have expected them to have some way of hiding it entirely.
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>>10688265
Are you an idiot? Serious question. That stitch is for the lace. It's visible on almost every dress from Angelic Pretty.
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>>10688278
nayrt but why would they go with black thread for that part, if it's going to be visible from the outside on a solid pastel border? wouldn't a pink or white make more sense
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>>10688278
Maybe you should not inline argue, newfag, if you're not going to contribute. If you literally don't have the dress, why are you posting?

>>10688265
I'm the same anon from above, mine doesn't have it on the original SC. I also don't have that problem on any of my AP dresses either (mostly older dresses). Not sure what that anon is up there is on about at all.
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>>10688286
In that photo, I can see the same thing but with white thread.
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>>10688287
Ah. You're right. I don't notice it at all. It's not visible without flash. My guess is the string type is reflecting light.
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>>10688288
Absolute fucking retard. Take your own advice about contributing instead of making idiotic guesses that are wrong.
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>>10688265
I’m going to guess this is a factory error because the original doesn’t have it and anyone with a brain would realize that white thread on the blind hem machine would be a better choice. But since it was likely made in a factory by sweatshop workers, it’s not too surprising.
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>>10688285
As if AP makes any sense. Some recent prints also have coloured thread used by the lace.
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>>10688293
I actually did, you know, with having the dress. Shut the fuck up. I literally don't have black string on my dress, fucktard.
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>>10688265
Shit yeah I checked mine and it had those too. Not glaringly obvious but it kinda sucks. But I guess it's a trade off for having a crisper print than the original.
Does anyone else have this issue with the other rereleased colorways? I regret not getting it in sax now.
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>>10688288
>string type
>string
Just stop. Your newfaggotry is glaring.
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>>10688265
>>10688357
Were these made in a third world country (Myanmar, Philippines or whatever) or in Japan, like the original? It should say where it was made on the tag. I would guess that would be a big reason for difference in quality
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>>10688365
>inline arguing
>newfag
you contribute nothing, you dumb fuck. I'm not sure why you're even using a word you don't understand, since you're so fresh into this board.

At least I actually tried to help anon, you're just a dumb fuck trying to argue about useless shit.
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>>10688265
jesus christ, this is egregious. I'd hope it'd be easy to fix, but for a brand new dress to do this... I'm sorry this happened anon
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>>10688286
>>10688299
see, that's what I figured. on the original, they took care to use pastel thread over a pastel background, but on the remake they didn't give a shit.

>>10688357
I got the sax as well, but of course pastel thread over pastel looks perfectly fine, unlike black thread over pastel.

>>10688392
Philippines
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>>10688584
I got black, I mean it's not going to show in photos and you won't notice unless you look too closely. But now I wish I got the sax instead during the rerelease.
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>>10688469
You're obsessed with the same handful of words in a slightly different order. Learn some new words esl chan.

>calling thread 'string'
>into this board
And learn how to properly green text and use grammar correctly while you're at it.
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wow, AP hype sure is dead in the west
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>>10689979
Kek did you see that last release?
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>>10689979
>>10689979
the fall catalogue was really bland and print light. the winter one should be out soon, right? and then in december we get spring/summer print previews

with the release of the leopard print, i think that is almost it for the fall catalog, so we are going into this week blind.

from the catalogue

released
>dolls collection (was in larme)
>moonlight castle
>nostalgia doll
>waffle heart
>flower basket
>petit gingham heart
>rebecca leopard
>marguerite dream
>bunny college academy
>star dancer

unreleased
>this lacy dress that looks similar to one released in 2010ish
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Happy Halloween!
Here is Spooky Nighy Doll
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>>10690062
Dreamy stage set
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>>10690063
Bunny border socks
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>>10690064
Holy shit these are cute as hell
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>>10690062
>>10690063
These are so ugly damn
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>>10690062
I... don't get it.
Coffins? Or diamonds?
What a fucking disaster.
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The Milk Cat shit is so cute! First time in a while I'm going to wake up early for the Paris release.
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>>10689997
Sophie Marine is also not released yet.
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>>10690096
Sophie Marine released in June iirc
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>>10690100
This one is a jsk
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>>10690063
middle school play of romeo and juliet costume tier
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ap paris restocked their socks
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Was the black cat x orange bow available to purchase online? It didn’t show an option to add that one to cart for either ring or necklace.
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>>10690410
It was a shibuya store exclusive
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>>10690412
Thank you
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>>10690410
Personally I think SF might get it since they got black x orange Little Cat accessories last year, but we’ll just have to wait and see
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>>10690062
>>10690063
These have got to be some of APs ugliest releases. The weird leopard print at least had an audience, uggo as it may be. These are just bargain bin turds all around.
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at least >>10690062 looks like someone could kinda wear it. I don't know where you'd wear >>10690063 unless you're a circus performer
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>>10690730
I like how >>10690063 doesn't even have a model kek
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I wish AP would do more popular sweet MTO's for it's 20th "naming" anniversary or whatever. These current releases make me feel depressed.
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>>10690783
yes please. they're willingly avoiding the mountains of money they could be making
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>>10690932
i'm starting to wonder if there's some other reason for them not doing more mtos.
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>>10690933
nayrt but there are huge supply chain issues rn in like everything cars clothes etc
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>>10690932
It actually kind of pisses me off that they are releasing a lookbook in celebration with models wearing (so-called) popular prints/series. It's as if they are directly saying "look at all this great stuff you can't buy anymore!"

>>10690958
AP hasn't run into any disasters so far though. There haven't been any major delays with the MTOs they've offered. If supply chain issues were actually bad enough, we wouldn't even be seeing a new release every week.
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>>10690958
>>10690966
>There haven't been any major delays with the MTOs they've offered.

This is because the SC is already done and the others aren't prints. ie: the other fabrics are far less likely to be affected by the CCP mandated power cuts and the garments themselves are also now sewn in the Philippines, which is far less affected by the CCP's shit policies that have totally wrecked production speed. Covid hasn't helped, but the number one culprit here is the idiotic policies of the Chinese government in the last 4 months.

These things also tend to be retro-active. AP would have started securing materials for production shortly after announcing the MTO, since they took new stock photos, meaning they already had samples made and had selected suppliers for their materials. Moving forward, they will probably end up moving their fabric production out of china into one of the new developing fabric printing markets in Indonesia, the Phillipines or South Korea.
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>>10690933
anons here usually say it's for "exclusivity" purposes, to make the brand more desirable or something. it doesn't make any sense to me for a business to turn down tons of money tho
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>>10690966
I haven't bought AP for a while, but aren't most of their solids domestically made in Japan?
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>>10690966
I mean you can’t expect to still be able to buy from their last 20 years of collections. What’s in fashion comes and goes.
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>>10691172
but alt fashions follow different rules and some of them have barely changed in decades. AP just changed drastically because they trend hop for more exposure.
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>>10691044
No, you're thinking of meta and Baby. AP is pretty exclusive to the phillipines these days. The fabric comes from China.
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>>10691008
NTA but there are tons of reasons. I don’t think exclusivity really impacts them for prints that are 10+ years old. People aren’t going to not buy something like icp or the new berry bunny print because AP *might* re-release it in ten years kek.

1. MTOs on this scale are a giant logistical pain in the ass. Addresses change, supply chain problems happen, and you have to produce exactly what was advertised, as opposed to making last minute changes. They couldn’t do more than 3 or 4 MTOs a year anyways.
2. Re-releasing old items takes away a lot of resources from their ability to produce new items. You can’t keep or maintain your design team if all your stuff has already been designed, and it actually stunts the company and vision in the long term. I don’t like where AP is going either but they are doing quite well for themselves, so why would they go back to pricier designs with lower margins?
3. Japan has extremely strict laws around art ip. It’s almost certain that AP doesn’t have full, unlimite commercial use rights in perpetuity for all their artists designs. So they likely have to re-negotiate art rights for any print re-release, which I imagine is why they re released 2 solids and only one, fairly basic print, as opposed to something like milky planet.
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>>10691172
I don't expect to randomly be able to buy all of AP's previous releases, it would just be nice if they had MTOs for some of the dresses that will be featured in the lookbook. If they are going to use their old successes to advertise themselves, they might as well offer some.

>>10691188
>stunts the company and vision in the long term
I've said it a million times, but I actually wish AP would scrap whatever design team they have and start over. AP has already stunted itself by continuing to get worse and less inspired. I know they are still making money, but we've established that a lot of it is coming from girls who religiously buy everything at every release. AP is making money off just their name now.
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>>10691235
>I actually wish AP would scrap whatever design team t
This thread has said it 1000 times. AP doesn't give a fuck about your opinion. Don't like it ? Support other brands and move along.
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>>10691252
Calm down, anon. I'm sure if AP gave us any good releases we'd all prefer to talk about that instead, but here we are. Introduce new discussion if you're so triggered.
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Paris should have just asked other stores for leftover stock before shivving that girl and canceling her order.
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>>10691684
Didn't they find a solution in the end? I looked for that girl post but couldn't find it again, so I assumed she deleted it because they found a solution
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>>10691684
>>10691733
I found it again, I stand corrected, so I don't know if AP Paris helped her find a solution or not
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>>10691733
>>10691735
they did, found extra stock from Japan iirc
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>>10691044
My most recent blouse and cutsew purchases from AP have all said made in Japan on them.
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>>10691958
>she thinks that means anything
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>>10691044
The ones I've purchased have been, but it seems to vary.





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