Back to Tokyo; News Year’s Fukubukuro lucky bags

I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas and that Santa/your loved ones have been good to you 🙂

In exactly one week, I’ll be winging my way to Tokyo again – woohoo! Visit number 6. The thing I’m really excited about, apart from seeing friends again, and the Christmas Illuminations, is the January sales and goody bags!! Fukubukuro season!

On the 1st but sometimes not til the 2nd of January, stores throw open their doors to hordes of shoppers queueing madly to get a Lucky Bag. These fukubukuro contain items that far exceed the amount you pay for them – but the catch is, you don’t know what you’re getting.

I won’t hit the stores until the 2nd…and have to make the decision of where to go first. Shibuya 109 opens on the 2nd to huge queues, and La Foret and Marui One I’m sure are the same. Do I check out my fave gothic brands first? Or hit the gal brands first, cos the good stuff will go early with the stampede of girls into gyaru style?

Shops/brands I’ll be thinking about hitting up:

Gothic: Peace Now/Black Peace Now, SexPot Revenge, Putumayo, Alice & the Pirates, Atelier Boz,
Gal: Lip Service, tutuHA, Glad News, maybe Cecil McBee and Gilfy.

Researching h.Naoto/s-inc, here are the dates of the lucky bag sales and January sales:

 Hazime Hiraku Sale

h.NAOTO+原宿店 h.NAOTO + Harajuku 12月25日(土)11:00〜 December 25 (Sat) 11:00
Sixh.原宿店 Sixh. Harajuku 12月25日(土)、26日(日)11:00〜 December 25 (Sat) 26 (Sun) 11:00
h.NAOTO+大阪店 h.NAOTO + Osaka store 1月1日(土)11:00〜 Jan 1 (Sat) 11:00
h.NAOTO&gouk新宿マルイワン店 Marui Shinjuku stores h.NAOTO & gouk 1月2日(日)10:00〜 January 2 (Sun) 10:00
h.NAOTO&Sixh.原宿ラフォーレ店 h.NAOTO & Sixh. Laforet Harajuku shops 1月20日(木)9:00〜、21日-24日11:00〜 January 20 (Thursday) 9:00 am, Sun 21-24 11:00
h.NAOTO&gouk札幌ピヴォ店 Sapporo Pivot h.NAOTO & gouk Store 1月2日(日)9:00〜 January 2 (Sunday) 9:00 am
h.NAOTO仙台フォーラス店 Shop h.NAOTO 仙台Forasu 1月3日(月)8:00〜 March 1 (Mon) 8:00
h.NAOTO&gouk天神ビブレ店 Tenzin h.NAOTO & gouk Shop Vivre 1月1日(日)8:00〜 January 1 (Sun) 8:00
e-shop「ses e-shop “ses 1月3日(月)19:00〜 March 1 (Mon) 19:00
yahoo shop h.NAOTO yahoo shop h.NAOTO 1月4日(火)19:00〜 January 4 (Tue) 19:00

福袋販売 Sale Bags

h.NAOTO+原宿店 h.NAOTO + Harajuku 1月1日(土)11:00〜 Jan 1 (Sat) 11:00
h.NAOTO+大阪店 h.NAOTO + Osaka store 1月1日(土)11:00〜 Jan 1 (Sat) 11:00
h.NAOTO&gouk新宿マルイワン店 Marui Shinjuku stores h.NAOTO & gouk 1月2日(日)10:00〜 January 2 (Sun) 10:00
h.NAOTO&Sixh.原宿ラフォーレ店 h.NAOTO & Sixh. Laforet Harajuku shops 1月1日(土)11:00〜 Jan 1 (Sat) 11:00
h.NAOTO&gouk札幌ピヴォ店 Sapporo Pivot h.NAOTO & gouk Store 1月1日(日)9:30〜 January 1 (Sun) 9:30
h.NAOTO仙台フォーラス店 Shop h.NAOTO 仙台Forasu 1月2日(月)7:00〜 January 2 (Mon) 7:00
h.NAOTO&gouk天神ビブレ店 Tenzin h.NAOTO & gouk Shop Vivre 1月1日(日)8:00〜 January 1 (Sun) 8:00
e-shop「ses e-shop “ses 12月13日(月)19:00〜 December 13 (Mon) 19:00
yahoo shop h.NAOTO yahoo shop h.NAOTO 1月4日(火)19:00〜 January 4 (Tue) 19:00

So I really have to go on the 2nd to Marui One Shinjuku, as it’s the only day from the list I’ll be there.

Sex Pot Revenge seems to have a bento box instead of clothing….hmm…

Lip Service

Swordfish bags/contents as seen on the Rakuten website:

Mars

Was this combined Brand Happy Bag from 109 from last season (Rakuten site again)? It seems awfully good value, with items from Cecil McBee, moussy, LisLisa, Egoist, Sword Fish and more:

Tokyo Fashion did a couple of great posts on Japanese Lucky Bags in January this year – showing that it’s a great time to get street fashion pics too!

Apart from that, it’s great that I’ll finally get to meet other Japan fashion bloggers Hana of Finding Tokyo, Mitsu of Universal Doll and Sara Mari of Moments Like Diamonds.  Perhaps some purikura here, a hair date there, shopping, coffee, maybe even karaoke – who knows? But it’ll be great to hang out and check out these girls’ style in the flesh.

I’ve only got a week, and my first night I’ll be meeting some friends in the Decadance Bar. What else do I need to do while I’m there?

Comments

  1. Oh I’m so jealous! XD I’ve got my eyes peeled for when Fukubukuro hit the internet. A couple of my favorite indie designers have already put some up, like Takuya Angel, but I think I’m gonna wait for the big ones this year to make sure I have plenty of money saved up.

    Sexpot Revenge Fukubukuro here I come!

    • 0_O Takuya already has bags out? Hmm… And yeah, Sex Pot for sure!! I’ve seen a lot more gyaru fukubukuro than gothic ones so far, althougha few are up on the Marui One site…but not looking that fab.

  2. I was always too scared to get fukubukuro in the past because I was too big to fit into Japanese clothing, but now that I can get into some of the stuff more or less I thought I have to try it this year XD I preorder the Glad News and tutuHA bags, but I might show up to 109 on the 2nd to grab another tutuHA bag… haha!

    • It’s so great that you can wear most of the fashion now! (ANd look gorgeous doing it, btw) I’m a bit iffy on the bottoms – have hips 36″- but most tops and jackets I’m fine with.

      Hehe, of COURSE you’d pre-order tutuHA and Glad News. I also discovered that the Vivi webshop has a page of bags to pre-order http://www.netvivi.cc/list.php?c=5580 but of course they cannot be sent outside of Japan. If you have an address in Japan, you’re laughing!