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


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.


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.

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


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…



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.


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.


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.




ap-004The same group photo also seems to have what looks like it might be a chocolate print hiding in the back.

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.




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?


Winter 2016-2017 Lucky Pack Round Up!

Luckypack reservations started really early last year, so I’m going to start the list today, even though it’s still November!

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 last year, 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.

Japanese Brands

ALGONQUINSAlice and The Pirates | Angelic PrettyBaby the Stars Shine Bright | Enchantlic Enchantilly | GrimoireInnocent World |  Listen Flavor | Liz Lisa | Marble | Metamorphose | Midas | Milklim | Pooh-Chan (the cat) | Putumayo | S · D | Swan Kiss | TOXIC STAR | Wrouge

Outside of Japan

Tour New Souls | SouffleSong

Japanese Brands



Alice and The Pirates [source]

Madame Blanche’s Magnificent Store SET –  ¥17,280
☆ SHOP reservation period: 12/9 (Friday) 17 am to 12/12 (month) each store closed at the time
☆ mail order-only shopping cart reservation period: 12/9 (Friday) 17 am to 12/12 (Mon) 11:00

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Two colorways have been shown; red and navy blue.

Bust: 84cm-102cm
Waist: 68cm-86cm

Angelic Pretty [Source]

December 1st – Tokyo Shop
December 3rd – All others


Wonder Toy JSK Set -¥17,280 

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Contains a blouse, headbow, OTKs and JSK
3 Colors: Pink, Sax, Black

  • Wonder Toy ??? JSK
  • Wonder Toy Blouse
  • Wonder Toy ?? Headbow
  • Wonder Toy OTKs

Wonder Toy Special Set – ¥32,400 

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Contains a headbow, socks, JSK and coat.
3 Colors: Pink, Sax, Black

  • Wonder Toy Coat
  • Wonder Toy ?? JSK
  • Wonder Toy Blouse
  • Wonder Toy ?? Headbow
  • Wonder Toy OTKs

Dreamy Fairy JSK Set ¥12,960 


Contains a headbow, blouse, JSK and socks.
4 colors: pink, lavender, red, black

  • Dreamy Fairy JSK
  • Dreamy Fairy Blouse
  • Dreamy Fairy Headbow
  • Dreamy Fairy OTKs

Baby the Stars Shine Bright [source]

Little rabbit’s Sparkly Droplet Rendezvous SET – ¥17,280
☆ SHOP reservation period: 12/9 (Friday) 17 am to 12/12 (month) each store closed at the time
☆ mail order-only shopping cart reservation period: 12/9 (Friday) 17 am to 12/12 (Mon) 11:00

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Two colorways have been shown, pink and mint.

Bust: 80cm-113cm
Waist: 71cm-102cm

Enchantlic Enchantilly

December 9th 21:00 (9pm)

2017 Happy Lucky Bag – Payment by paypal – ¥ 22,680

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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.

it says 6 items, though it sounds like it’s really an OP and socks? Maybe there are 4 tiny things? not 100% sure on this one. You can pick “Red” (light colors) or Black (black). The banner is a hint about the print inside. Fully shirred OP.  Value of 30,000 yen (this is what makes me question if the 6 items is correct).

Length: 100cm (BNP ~)
bust: ~ about 100cm
West: to about 90cm
skirt length: about 63cm

Innocent World

December 1st – 5pm Japan time

2017 Special Happy Pack  – ¥ 30,000

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Image is just a sample of what the contents might be, however, in the past some people have gotten the sample contents or close to it. So if you do not like the sample contents, it’s best to skip it.

Your choice, M or L size.

2017 Special Happy Pack  – ¥ 50,000

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No preview yet, but it’s your choice, M or L size.

2017 Special Happy Pack  – ¥ 80,000

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No preview yet, but it’s your choice, M or L size.




Listen Flavor [Source]

Available now

LISTEN FLAVOR / 2017 Happy Pack “10000 yen pack” – ¥ 10,800

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  • T-shirt × 1
  • BIG Ron T × 1 (pictured)
  • design cut × 1
  • skirts, fleece Parker or trainer × 1

22,500 yen value

LISTEN FLAVOR / 2017 Happy Pack “8000 yen pack” – ¥ 8,640

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  • T-shirt × 1
  • BIG Ron T × 1 (pictured)
  • Printed cutsew × 2
  • Fleece Parka or trainer × 1

22,500 yen value

Liz Lisa [source]

December 16th, 19:00


10,000 Yen Pack

Everyone gets the pictured tote bag, and it’s a pack of 4 items.


30,000 Yen Pack

Collaboration with Sanrio’s My Melody. Everyone gets the hard suitcase pictured, and 7 items.


Available Now

MARBLE / 19 Anniversary total coordination pack – ¥ 20,520

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This is actually from the spring and is still in stock, make of that what you will. You can pick your type and size.

Each pack has three pieces of clothing, plus accessories like mini hats and headdresses to make a total of 19 pieces.

  • [Gothic] Size: M / L
  • [ Alt-based] size: M / L
  • [Lolita] size: M only

Metamorphose [Source]

Harajuku shop is already selling them, other shops and online pending

Apple Holic Ribbon JSK Set – ¥ 20,000   cyk9ddguaaa2yid

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Set includes 4 pieces: a JSK, socks, blouse and hat

Apple Holic OP Set – ¥ 18,000 



Set includes 4 pieces: OP, socks, bloomers and ribbon combs

Apple Holic Side Frill JSK Set – ¥ 20,000 



Set includes 4 pieces: a JSK, socks, blouse and ribbon.

Fun-Fun JSK Set (おたのしみJSK) – ¥ 20,000 


Sample set shown; sets will be made from random fabric left over from older series.




Available Now

milklim Special Coordination pack – ¥ 8,640

Milklim Lucky Pack

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Your choice of three color options:

Two piece set; I believe you get one of each of the shirt dress and the fur trimmed dress?

milklim / spring coordination 3-piece pack – ¥ 10,800


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This was actually put out in the spring, but is still in stock, so make of that what you will. There is a blouse with a moon/star print, a miniskirt and a plastic ring. You can pick the colors.


Pooh-Chan (the cat)

Kera Limited Bag (large) – ¥ 5,400
Available Now


You can pick the “Kera” or “Cute” set. It’s not immediately clear if you get everything in the set photo or if it’s a random lucky pack; you do get 6 pieces valued at 14000 yen though.

Kera Limited Bag (small) – ¥ 3,240
Available Now

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You can pick the “Kera” or “Cute” set. It’s not immediately clear if you get everything in the set photo or if it’s a random lucky pack; you do get 5 pieces though.



S · D

Available Now

S · D / “KERA limited” Christmas bags – ¥ 10,800

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Non-woven fabric tote containing items like jacket, skirt, cutsew, neck warmer, arm warmer. Includes a novelty towel.

45,000 yen value

Swan Kiss

Available Now

Swankiss 2017 Fukubukuro – $232.99



  • Guaranteed to receive the winter coat shown in the photos
  • White or Pink tote pictured (your choice)
  • An Assortment of 2016 A/W Swankiss clothing

Total Value (approx.): $400+


Available Now

TOXIC STAR / Summer Happy Pack – ¥ 3,240


This is also left over from the summer, but posting it just because people might want it.

You get vinyl shopping bag containing clearance items like cutsews, tank tops and dresses 
 22,000 yen Value

Bag size: 55 × 54cm



Outside of Japan

Tour New Souls


Note: I am unfamiliar with this brand and can not vouch for it, but as always, I don’t include anything in these roundups unless I see something in their shop that appears to be of a high enough quality that I would be willing to purchase it (either for myself or a friend).





Note: I’ve never purchased from this brand, but they are well established and many people do purchase from them.


Coming Soon From Angelic Pretty: Cirque du L’・toile

51tkRriPO+LAngelic Pretty just published a new e-mook, which has a showcase of their Autumn 2016 line and comes with a tote bag that features their new Cirque du L’・toile print. It’s only¥ 1,706 and you can get it from Amazon Japan: ANGELIC PRETTY 2016 Autumn Collection (e-MOOK 宝島社ブランドムック).(Amazon Japan ships world wide, you just have to make an account with them because the are separate from Amazon USA, or Amazon UK, etc) It’s currently a pre-order set to start shipping on June 28th, 2016.

I’ve purchased a few of these e-mooks in the past, and the photography tends to be really pretty. The book is nice, but it’s short and all in Japanese. IMHO, a copy of spoon or a Gothic Lolita Bible would be a better book investment if you just want a single book of pretty lolita pictures. However, it is balanced out by the fact that it comes with a bag. It’s worth noting that it’s not a typical brand bag. It’s not made from the same fabric as the dress. Instead, it’s more of a cheaper, waterproof material that is suited to a casual tote bag. The ones that I have used a lot have not held up super well. I realize that this sounds like a really negative review, and that’s not my intent at all. I guess what I’m getting at is that you aren’t going to get a book that is the same quality as a gothic lolita bible AND a brand quality tote bag for the approximate cover price of an issue of the GLB, but for the price, it’s not bad at all. I just don’t want to disappoint anyone who is expecting a more formal looking tote bag; it’s definitely going to be an informal, casual bag. Good for carrying junk at conventions or meetups though!
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The big news however, is the new Cirque du L’・toile series which was previewed on the Amazon listing! Only the OP has been shown so far, and only in red. As far as OPs go, it’s pretty fabulous though! Check out those tasseled shoulder boards, and the tassel trim on the bottom! I’m already head over heels for this print. The horses! The circus theme! The tartan and rosettes and crests! Be still my beating heart!

What else is on the way? Well, here is a sneak preview of the photos that will be in the Autumn 2016 collection mook! We know the top photo with the black x white checkerboard is the cover photo, and that it’s Cirque du L’・toile. So, we can assume that the first photo in the bottom row is also Cirque du L’・toile as the print looks the same (actually, I think it’s the same exact model in the same outfit)


So, what do you think? Is Cirque du L’・toile on your wishlist? I know it’s going on mine!

*note* The image below has been photoshopped extensively to make it a repeating background and may not be representative of the actual print.