Winter 2017-2018 Lucky Pack Round Up!

I’m not doing so great this year, sorry guys. I’m really busy and really tired, but I wanted to try to get some of the info up. Please understand that this is an incomplete list, and not as detailed as past lists because I’m really exhausted.

Lucky Packs, or “Fukubukuro” (sometimes called “Lucky Bags”, “Happy Bags”, “Happy Packs”, “Happy Sets” or sometimes “Special Sets”) are blind bags of clearance merchandise that you can buy from Japanese stores at the end of the year. It’s believed that keeping old things into the new year is bad luck, so to get rid of all of last year’s clearance that didn’t sell in winter clearance sales, shops will put it in these blind bags and then sell them at a huge discount. It’s a great way to get a lot of brand new stuff for very cheap… as long as you like and fit into pretty much everything a brand makes. Be aware though; you will not get the best selling, most perfect item from the brand of your dreams. If they had a dud item this season, chances are that’s what you are going to get.

It’s become a little like “black friday” in the United States where some stores that don’t have great things to put on sale (maybe they just don’t have a lot of clearance) will often stock a limited number of a specific item just for these sales. In these cases, they usually call them “Special Sets”, instead of “Lucky Packs”. These bags can contain either all items that were made just for these sets, or a mix of special items and clearance. Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Angelic Pretty both design new prints for their new years special sets. While Metamorphose is known to use leftover material to make skirts and dresses in simple patterns.

The list got super long in the last few last years, so I’m including a quick-jump list. Brands in the quick jump list which do NOT have links, had lucky packs last year, but have not yet posted lucky pack info for this year. I’m not including anything outside of Japan this year (at least not yet).

Japanese Brands

ALGONQUINSAlice and The Pirates | Angelic PrettyBaby the Stars Shine Bright | Enchantlic Enchantilly | GrimoireInnocent World |  Listen Flavor | Liz Lisa | Marble | Metamorphose  | Milklim | PutumayoSwan Kiss | TOXIC STAR | Wrouge | Victorian Maiden

 


Japanese Brands

ALGONQUINS

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Alice and The Pirates

See: Baby The Stars Shine Bright

 

Angelic Pretty [Source]

December 1st- Tokyo Shop
December TBA – All others

TOY HARMONYジャンパースカートSet   (TOY HARMONY JSK Set)
Angelic Pretty Lucky Pack TOY HARMONY

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Set includes JSK, Socks, Petticoat and headbow. 3 colors: Pink, Sax, Black

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Baby the Stars Shine Bright Lucky Pack

通販限定!アウター入り プレミアムハッピーパック/ Online Limited Outer PREMIUM happy pack – 54,000 yen

17:00 on December 8th

Content:
Coat
BABY original pattern jumper skirt
PIRATES original pattern jumper skirt
BABY original pattern skirt
Original pattern bonnet
Blouse
PIRATES pants
Blanket
Handkerchief

Notice:
Some items are special products for this pack,
so they have not the same as stock items.
The choice of the color and the items are unacceptable.
It’s not a coordinate set.

 

Enchantlic Enchantilly

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2018 Happy Lucky Bag – Payment by paypal – ¥ 22,680

More released on wunderwelt for international! 

HappyBag special unreleased item! It is a luxurious lucky bag containing about 6 items around items total of about 30,000 yen equivalent of dress and set socks entered.

Selling price 21,000 yen (tax excl. Price)
Final Price: 22,680 yen (tax included price) (+Free shipping)

Contains a OP with shirring in the print teased in the close up
Length: 100 cm (BNP ~)
Bust: ~ about 100 cm
West: ~ about 90 cm
Skirt Length: about 55 cm

Two color options, Black and Wine

Shipping is within Japan only, so use Tenso if you want it. There is a listing for bank transfer payment as well, but most people are going to want to use paypal if they are overseas.

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Info here: http://www.fint-shop.com/products/detail10755.html

Innocent World

 

 

 

  

Grimoire

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Listen Flavor [Source]

 

 

 

 

Liz Lisa [source]

December 1st

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【☆ LIZ LISA × MyMelody ☆ bags】
 ¥ 30,000 + TAX

☆ LIZ LISA × MyMelody ☆ Lucky bag detail page is here ♪

LIZ LISA and My Melody ‘s lucky bags that are sold out every year also appear this year!
What a lucky bag limited me Mero!
Dress up with a twin ribbon ♪
A pose looking up from the bouquet
Rare poses never seen before!
It looks like strawberry milk

Pink × Mai Melo’s original pattern is too cute ☆

To my thumbstack carry bag that can also be used for travel
coat,
My throat pattern one piece,
knit cardigan,
Knit tops,
My throat pattern skirt,
Inner camisole,
7 points of Mai Mero Charm! !
Luxurious set that can enter a lot and can coordinate 2 ☆

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【2018 New Year Lucky Bag ☆】
¥ 12,000 + TAX

Lucky bag that filled in popular item of LIZ LISA ♪

BIG Tote Bag with LIZ LISA logo
There is no doubt that this winter is still active
coat,
Flower pattern one piece,
Knitted dress,
4 pieces of inner camisole entered! !
2 Happy set that can be coordinated ☆

 

 

Marble

Metamorphose [Source]

☆Metamorphose Winter Special Set 2018☆
Pre-order start date: 5pm, December 20th (JST)

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Lucky Pack A – 9,000 yen

No color selection
♥ 4 piece set ♥

– 1 skirt
– 1 bloomer
– 1 or 2 accessories
* The accessory is randomly chosen
– 1 pair of socks
* the color is randomly chosen from 3 colors

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Lucky Pack B – 6,000 yen

No color selection
♥ 3 piece set ♥
– 1 skirt
– 1 or 2 accessories
* The accessory is randomly chosen
– 1 pair of socks
* the color is randomly chosen from 3 colors

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Regimental Stripe Ribbon Shirred Dress Set – 16,000 yen

2 colors, green or grey
♥ 3 piece set ♥
– 1 shirred dress
– 1 pair of ribbon clips
– 1 pair of socks

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Snow Party High Waist Dress – 16,000 yen

3 colors (red, navy, black)
♥ 3 piece set ♥
– 1 high waist dress
– 1 logo ribbon clip
– 1 pair of socks

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Snow Party Ribbon Shirred Dress – 16,00 yen

3 colors (red, navy, black)
♥ 3 piece set ♥
– 1 Shirred pinafore dress
– 1 pair of ribbon clips
– 1 pair of socks

Milklim

 

Putumayo

PUTUMAYO / Putumayo 2018 Lucky bag (2018 LUCKY BAG)

price: ¥ 10,800 (tax not included ¥ 10,000)
Sales period: December 01, 2017 10:00 – December 10, 2017 23:59
Including new volumetric frill skirts, a total of 40,000 yen ~ 50,000 yen equivalent items included Otoku lucky bags ★ 10,800 yen (including tax)
Because it will be limited quantity, sooner!

※ The color of the volley frill skirt can not be chosen.

Size: Ladies size M

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Already sold out, sorry guys

Swan Kiss

 

 

TOXIC STAR

 

 

Wrouge

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Victorian Maiden

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Happy Bag – 32,400 yen

Contains a ¥ 64,800 value, ships at the end of December.

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Beth Happy Bag – 10,800 yen

Contains a ¥ 21,600 value, ships at the end of December.

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Happy Bag – 54,000 yen

Contains a  ¥ 108,000 value. Will ship at the end of december.

 

Angelic Pretty In Paris Photo Book & S/S 2017 Sneak Previews

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Angelic pretty has announce a new E-Mook, Angelic Pretty in Paris Photobook. It will come out on May 29th, 2017 and features the model Risa on the cover. It’s ¥ 1,814 (~$16.32 USD) on Amazon Japan and they ship internationally at a pretty cheap rate as far as book shipping goes! If you have never used Amazon Japan before, you will need to make an account first; your US (or other home country) amazon account will not work for Amazon Japan.

On a positive note though, Amazon Japan gives you points when you shop that you can later turn in for a discount! It’s only like 1% back, but if you buy a lot of books / magazines it adds up over time.

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While the price is a little high for the book alone, it’s an absolute steal when you factor in that it comes with a small purse! Keep in mind that the bag will not be the same quality as a normal Angelic Pretty Bag. You can expect something on par with what you might get at a store like Claire’s. It’s also very small. For comparison, an iphone 6 Plus is 15.82cm and a Samsun Gallaxy S7 is 14.24cm… so it’s really just barely bigger than a smart phone and less than an inch thick! This is definitely just meant to hold a credit card / ID or two, your phone and a lip gloss!  It’s awfully cute though and it’s quite detailed for the price. It’s also a big step up from the eco totes that often come with these books.

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Letter Pochette
Vertical: approximately 13.5 cm
Horizontal: about 16.5 cm
Depth: about 2.5 cm
 Strap: about 120 cm

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The cover of the book is also our first look at a new Angelic Pretty print, which seems to feature carousel horses.

This particular image is of a short sleeve OP with lace and bows at the neck, and it has waist ties, and a large black bow at the front of the waist. If AP holds to tradition, the other colorways will likely be pastel.

Hopefully, we will get some better photos in the near future; I know Amazon tends to have very large, high resolution book covers… But for now, here is a terrible blown up image…

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We definitely have carousel horses, and trumps. It looks like there are large white or pastel trumps around them, and in front of each one (Club, heart, spade, diamond), we have a carousel horse that appears to have pink and sax detailing. This is on a solid colored base that has chains of medium trumps with bows and then thinner stripes of solid white and what appears to be a diamond patterned stripe flanking that. The base color here is black, but there is enough subtle variation on the “white” to indicate that the print has multiple pastel shades in it.

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AP Candy, of Tokyo shop has given us a preview of another new print. The phrase “Berry Biscuits” is scattered around the print, so that could be a clue as to the name.  It features cookie windows, plush animals sitting on icing, and strawberries. If you are into AP’s children’s room thematic prints, then this looks like it’s headed firmly in that direction. Personally, I think I’ll pass on this one. I’m more into retro 80’s/90’s toy cute than baby nursery wall paper cute, but the cat is pretty great. Maybe we will see more of it in accessories or other prints? There is pretty much no cut information on this one, but we have two colors: mint and what is looks like either a very cool pink, or a warm lavender and it definitely features rickrack and custom lace.

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Update! Apparently Angelic Pretty Shanghai shared a picture of this from the Shnghai Tea Party Fashion Show on the Angelic Pretty Shanghai weibo account!

It looks like this girl is wearing a JSK with a short sleeved blouse, a bunny ear headband with a small mint bow and a plush rabbit on the side of her head (maybe a keychain that they pinned on?)

She also appears to be wearing matching print tights.

 

 

 

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I’m getting some Antique Chocolatier vibes from this with it’s muted medium color scheme. Hope it’s a bit better than  Antique Chocolatier; that print fell a little flat, if I remember correctly. Anyway, we seem to have a collared OP (with 3/4 sleeves?) and a cute little bow knot headbow.

 

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And of course, we are still waiting on dreamy parfait! So far we have seen a yukata set, but the main print release has been stubbornly on hold, despite it showing up in numerous fashions shows, being teased by AP candy on social media and even showing up in multiple magazines.

What are you waiting for, AP?

I really like the textured fabric they used for this, and it’s one print that I’m super excited for this season. Hope to see it soon!

 

What do you think? Excited about either of these summer prints?

 

Angelic Pretty Spring 2017 Line!

Angelic Pretty had their winter tea party last night, and snaps are already surfacing that hint at their new pieces for spring. Here is a rundown of what I’ve found so far!

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Misty Sky 

2 ombre colors of misty sky are being sold to tea party attendees on a make to order basis.

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Brilliant Princess Story Dress Set

This dress has horses pulling what looks like an royal carriage. It also has flowers or snow? And some sort of circle with a flower type motif? I’m pretty sure this is the print that they used for all the party branding.

~ Take a white horse carriage and go to the ball ~
¥ 469,800 (tax included)
Dark blue
Set contents 2 pieces: Headdress and Dress

Reservation acceptance period – Tokyo Shop Only
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)

Secret Rose Princess

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Sucre Rose Princess Dress Set

A very OTT OP. The main fabric has a 4-petal flower texture.

~ Sweet dreams of Princess like sugar confectionery ~
¥ 297,000 (tax included)
Sax
Set contents 3 pieces bonnet, choker, dress

Reservation acceptance period (Tokyo Shop Only)
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)

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Angelic Pretty Lady Cocoa

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Lady Cocoa Dress Set

This print features poodles in hatboxes, bows, cameos with crowns in them, hearts, crowns and chandeliers

~ Mademoisel in love with Paris ~
¥ 183,600 (tax included)
Color black
Set Contents (2 pieces) Ribbon barrette × 3, dress

Reservation acceptance period
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)
Online Shop is 12/10 (Sat) 12: 00PM

http://yaplog.jp/ap-tokyo/archive/10959

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Dolly Cappuccino Dress Set
~ The scent of bittersweet cappuccino drifts Tea Time ~
¥ 205,200 (tax included)
Set contents (3 pieces):
Ribbon Barrette × 2
Dress
Wristcuffs

Reservation acceptance period
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)
Online Shop is 12/10 (Sat)12: 00PM

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Lady Milk Dress Set
~ Mademoisel dreaming of Paris ~
¥ 172,800 (tax included)

Set contents (2 pieces):
Ribbon Barrette ×3
JSK

Reservation acceptance period
12/10 (Sat) – 1/15 (Sun)
Online Shop is 12/10 (Sat)12: 00PM
http://yaplog.jp/ap-tokyo/archive/10959

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Something in red and black?

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Prism Princess Dress Set
~ Fantasy dress interwoven with light ~
¥ 221,400 (tax included)
Color: Ivory
Set Contents: Ribbon clip × 4, OP

An elaborate pink and lavender OP. The main fabric appears to be a rose brocade.

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L’ETOILE DU THEATER Dress Set
~ An angel who flew to the stage ~
¥ 162,000 (tax included)
Color: White × Pink
Set Contents: ribbon clip × 3, feather head dress 1 pair, dress, 4 sleeves set sleeve Set

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Dreamy Perfume Dress Set (top left)
~ Dressed with a little admiration ~
¥ 297,000 (tax included)
Color: Lavender
Set contents: 4 points of long veil, headband, choker, dress Set

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Queen Rose Princess Dress Set
~ The garden loved by the Queen ~
¥ 243,000 (tax included)
Color: mint
Set contents: choker, dress

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Rinrin in some sort of lace OP

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Something that matches a tricolor bow? They accessorized with french bread, so I’m saying probably something similar in concept to french cafe?

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Some sort of school look?

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This looks to be a blue based print, probably cherry themed, with cherry applique on the collar. The accessories are tartan.

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Update: this is Blue with crowns! And they look like they are the crowns from the navigation on the party page. The OP is pictured has rows of crowns that flip rightside up / upside down, long sleeves, a white collar and a red belt.

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Some sort of trump or circus print? There are trump applique on Kimura u’s blouse collar.

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Imai Kira x Angelic Pretty – Daydreamer Bed

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Strawberries, bunnies, daisies and gingham, perhaps?

“This one is a border print with rabbits (realistic style drawing) and strawberries and the background is gingham.”

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Some sort of big cherry print on white?

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I’m thinking it’s probably a match to the tea set they gave attendees?

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I don’t know what this is, but it looks pretty fabulous…

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Some sort of swirly lace print? XD

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I got nothing on this one. Bunnies, or gingham, maybe?

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We’ve got a big crown on her head, a blue blouse, a crown on her shoulder. Some sort of red sash, and a white dress?

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Looks like there is a pink bow across the front, and it’s got a headdress that is sax or mint with pink?

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We’ve got a white  collar with a /\ sort of shape in the middle that goes into a red (textured?) stripe. The headbow is tricolor, and the blouse is navy with a stripe bow. Could be a border print or some sort of school print? Probably books or bears in there somewhere given the book bag she’s holding up?

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