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Winter 2022-2023 Lucky Pack Round Up!

Lucky Packs, or “Fukubukuro” / 福袋 (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.

Another year, another lucky pack list. The past couple years have been weird with COVID and I expect this year to also be a little different. I’m also going to focus a bit more on lolita-specific Japanese brands this year, none of which (that I can find) have posted yet.

Amavel [Source]

We will start accepting reservations for “2023 lucky bags” from 2022/12/5 (Monday).

2023 Lucky Pack – 15,400 yen

Total of 6 items

  • Short Coat
  • OP
  • Blouse
  • JSK
  • Cardigan
  • Original Tights or Socks
  • Shopping ticket worth 3,000 yen (extra item)
  • Original non-woven bag (extra item)

Angelic Pretty [Source]

The 2023 Happy Pack & New Year Special Set will be available★
Reservations will be held at all Angelic Pretty stores in Japan and the domestic Online Shop from 12/10 (Sat.)♪

Online Shop December 10, 2022 (Sat) 11:00-
* Due to the limited quantity, acceptance will end as soon as the planned number of each store is reached even during the reservation acceptance period.

2023 Angelic Pretty Happy Pack
¥33,000 (tax included) ¥30,000 (tax excluded)

[Set Contents]
★1 original printed OP or jumper skirt
★1 dress, jumper skirt or skirt with suspenders
★1 hair accessory
★1 OTKs

MELODY TOYS Jumper Skirt Set
Contents: Jumper skirt and headband 2-piece set
¥39,600 (tax included) ¥36,000 (tax excluded)
All 1 color: Red

British Bear Jumper Skirt Set
Contents: Jumper skirt and headband 2-piece set
¥31,900 (tax included) ¥29,000 (tax excluded)
All 3 colors: Ivory, Red, Blue
*Ao Blue is Harajuku, Shinjuku, Shibuya, & Online Shop limited

Atelier Pierrot

Available for pre-order starting Dec 1st, more will be available at the shop on new year’s day

2023 lucky bag type A ¥26,400

[Contents]
One-piece dress + blouse
Contents value From about 43,000 yen including tax

2023 lucky bag type B ¥38,720

[Contents]
Dress + skirt + blouse
Contents worth Approximately 58,300 yen including tax

Axes Femme [Source]

11/11 (Friday) 20:00 ~ Lucky bag reservations start!!
*Ends when sold out
*Store pick-up is possible.
Please pick it up at the designated store during the period from 12/26 (Mon) to 1/9 (Mon). When picking up at a store, payment will be made at the time of pick-up.
* This year’s lucky bag sales will only be sold by reservation at the official online shop. There is no over-the-counter sales or handling at other online shops.

  • axes femme 5 items -11,000 yen
    ・outer
    ・top
    ・cardigan
    ・skirt
    ・dress

A set that is recommended both for first time customers and long time fans. There are 5 original items with the theme of “Daily Classical”! Available in two colors. *You cannot choose the color.

  • POETIQUE 5 items – 14,850 yen
    ・ Outerwear
    ・ Blouse
    ・ Cardigan
    ・ Skirt
    ・ Dress

A POETIQUE lucky bag packed with cute items that you can enjoy until early spring.
A cute retro dress and cardigan with a sailor coat and cherry pattern that are perfect for a girly style.
A 5-piece set of excellent items that can be worn in one-piece and two-piece styles. It is also recommended for POETIQUE beginners.

  • kawaii 5 items – 22,000 yen
    ・ Outerwear
    ・ Blouse
    ・ Cardigan
    ・ Skirt
    ・ Dress

bag limited original printed jumper skirt inspired by the world view of lucky bag Alice, one-point embroidered knit cardigan, retro and slightly gothic skirt, blouse and coat that are easy to match with various outfits. A luxurious lucky bag of axes femme kawaii with a total of 5 items.

The jumper skirt and skirt have a texture that can be worn all year round, so you can mix and match. 

Baby the Stars Shine Bright / Alice & The Pirates

TBA

Innocent World

TBA, last year they skipped. This year I bet they will too because they are just selling out everything left and right lately.

Favorite One [Source]

There are a million of these every year, I can’t be bothered to post them all when they aren’t really lolita specific, but here is a link: https://favorite-one.co.jp/view/category/ct319

Metamorphose [Source]

Online : around noon on December 23rd (Fri) (JST)
In-Store : opening time on December 23rd (Fri)

There are several sets, each set has a JSK and a hair accessory. 3 of the 4 currently come in both plus and regular sizing, and you can pick your color. There were others that sold out in laforet pre-sales. The full list of all the options (source) was:
– Navy Band in the Forest (Plus size sold out)
– Brown Band in the Forest (Plus size sold out)
– Wine Band in the Forest (SOLD OUT)
– Ivory Memories Garden (Plus size sold out)
– Navy Memories Garden
– Gray Memories Garden
– Black Fantasy Parade (SOLD OUT)
– Beige Gingham
– Green Gingham
– Pink Japanese flower
– Black Snowy Rabbit (SOLD OUT)
– Wine Snowy Rabbit (SOLD OUT)
– Black Sparrow’s Marbles (SOLD OUT)
– Wine Sparrow’s Marbles (SOLD OUT)
– Green Sparrow’s Marbles (SOLD OUT)

Frill Ribbon JSK and Headdress Set (Band in the Forest) ¥28,600

2 colorways, Navy or Brown, you pick

★Length: BC-77cm(30.3in)+ lace / BNP-96cm(37.7in)+ lace
★Bust: 86cm(33.8in) ~ approx. max 121cm(47.6in)
★Waist: 70cm(27.5in) ~ approx. max 105cm(41.3in)
★Skirt Length: W-60cm(23.6in) + lace

Frill Ribbon JSK and Headdress Set (memories garden) [Regular] ¥28,600 [Plus] ¥29,700

3 colorways, Ivory, Navy, Gray, you pick

Regular Size

★Length: BC-77cm(30.3in)+ lace / BNP-96cm(37.7in)+ lace
★Bust: 86cm(33.8in) ~ approx. max 121cm(47.6in)
★Waist: 70cm(27.5in) ~ approx. max 105cm(41.3in)
★Skirt Length: W-60cm(23.6in) + lace

Plus Size.

★Length: BC-82cm(32.2in)+ lace / BNP-103cm(40.5in)+ lace
★Bust: 99cm(38.9in) ~ approx. max 140cm(55.1in)
★Waist: 87cm(34.2in) ~ approx. max 125cm(49.2in)
★Skirt Length: W-64cm(25.1in)+ lace

Frill Ribbon JSK and Headdress Set (Gingham) [Regular] ¥28,600 [Plus] ¥29,700

2 colorways, beige and green, you pick

Regular Size.

★Length: BC-77cm(30.3in)+ lace / BNP-96cm(37.7in)+ lace
★Bust: 86cm(33.8in) ~ approx. max 121cm(47.6in)
★Waist: 70cm(27.5in) ~ approx. max 105cm(41.3in)
★Skirt Length: W-60cm(23.6in) + lace

Plus Size.

★Length: BC-82cm(32.2in)+ lace / BNP-103cm(40.5in)+ lace
★Bust: 99cm(38.9in) ~ approx. max 140cm(55.1in)
★Waist: 87cm(34.2in) ~ approx. max 125cm(49.2in)
★Skirt Length: W-64cm(25.1in)+ lace

Kimono Print JSK and Ribbon Clip Set (Japanese Flower) [Regular] ¥29,700 [Plus] ¥30,800

1 color: Pink

Regular Size.

★Length: BC-77cm(30.3in)*including frills / BNP-96cm(37.7in)*including frills
★Bust: 86cm(33.8in) ~ approx. max 121cm(47.6in)
★Waist: 70cm(27.5in) ~ approx. max 105cm(41.3in)
★Skirt Length: W-60cm(23.6in)*including frills

Plus Size.

★Length: BC-82cm(32.2in)*including frills / BNP-103cm(40.5in)*including frills
★Bust: 99cm(38.9in) ~ approx. max 145cm(57.0in)
★Waist: 87cm(34.2in) ~ approx. max 130cm(51.1in)
★Skirt Length: W-64cm(25.1in)*including frills

Miho Matsuda

Happy Set 01 38,500 yen

Reservation period: December 16, 2022 (Friday) 18:00-December 25 (Sunday) 23:59
Delivery: After January 1, 2023

It will be a set product of blouse and skirt. You can choose the blouse from S, M, L. If you make a reservation within the period, you can purchase it for 38,500 yen. (You save 6,600 yen off of the list price)

Happy Set 02 44,000 yen.

Reservation period: December 26, 2022 (Monday) 00:00-January 9, 2023 (Sunday) 23:59
Delivery: Late February 2023

If you make a reservation for a blouse and skirt set within the period, you can purchase it for 44,000 yen. (you save 5,500 yen off of the list price) You can choose the blouse from S, M, L.

Moi Meme Moitie [Source]

Moitie shop

Sales start from 18:00 on 12/23 (salon sales open until 10:00 on 12/23)

2023 Winter Special Set – ¥34,980 (~$277 with paypal right now)

2 colorways (they pick, it’s random): Black x White, Black x Blue
A great set with 4 items.

  • Rose pattern print shirring dress
  • Rose cross lace drawers
  • Lace pattern overknee
  • Cross logo acrylic charm ribbon clip

Please note that if you want early access, you can get early access by joining the MMM salon (which is like a fan club / patreon) for 1,500 yen per month (you can cancel any time).

Sizing
Rose Print Shirring OP
Length・91cm (81.5cm from back center neckline)
Bust・88〜108cm
High waist・62〜108cm
Sleeve length・20.5cm
Cuff circumference・25〜40cm
Hem circumference・214cm

Rose Cross Lace Drawers
Length・48cm
Waist・66〜110cm
Inseam・17cm
Hip・120cm
Hem elastic・35〜60cm

Rose Marie Seoir

Happy Bag (accessories) 5,000 yen

  • Accessories are the main part of this happy bag♡
  • It contains about 16,500 yen.
  • (Socks and pouches may be included, but clothes, shoes, bags, masks, and collaboration items are not included.)
  • The contents are slightly different, but it is a secret, so you cannot choose.
  • (If you have any requests for pierced earrings, we will consider them as much as possible ♡ Please fill in the remarks column.)
  • Also, in the case of the last product in the store, the product may be dirty or faded.

Happy Bag ♡ Coordinate Set – 20,000 yen

  • This is a limited special set ♡
  • Includes clothes and accessories worth a total of about 66,000 yen. 
  • Depending on the balance of the amount, the bag may not fit.
  • Items from sister brand MYRTILLE may also be included.
  • The contents are slightly different, but it is a secret, so you cannot choose.
  • There may be standard items and new items!
  • Please give it a try ♡
  • (If you have any requests for pierced earrings, we will consider them as much as possible ♡ Please fill in the remarks column.)
  • Collaborative items are not included.

1 comment on “Winter 2022-2023 Lucky Pack Round Up!

  1. Thanks for showing all those luckypacks! I missed seeing this kind of thing.
    Unfortunately I’m too late for any of them, haha, but enjoyed seeing them nonetheless.
    Meta and Amavel have the cutest ones IMO <3

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