Hope everyone who are celebrating Chinese New Year is having a great one like me. I have had so much food for the past few days that I literally just ate and slept. Best thing is to be surrounded by family and friends for this joyous occasion.
1 more post with regards to the Japan New Year. Contrary to Singapore where most shops are closed during the CNY, most departmental stores are opened by Day 1 or Day 2 with the New Year Bargain sales. Snaking lines at popular lines at Apple, big name departmental stores all in the name for the hope of scoring a lucky bag that contains like 2-3 times the value you paid, (Usually 10500JPY)
This year, I woke up early and arrived at Loccitane at 8am in the hope of scoring for their lucky bag too (I missed it last year) This was the line at 8am, and we got our exchange coupons at 830am. We can only buy the lucky bags between 9am- 3pm. Any lucky bags unsold after 3pm would be for the public, first comes first served.
ABC Mart Staff getting attention of passerby to come and buy their goods.
Decided to head over to Lumine Ikebuluro at 930am instead of their opening time at 10am but it was already swarming with ladies! To what extent? I was literally pushed out by a group of ladies snatching the lucky bags……
Peek into the various lucky bags. Loccitane 10500JPY, mix of large sized items and travel size items ranging from hair, face and hand care products. Not that bad since all the items are what I would use.
Ank Rouge Based on the image of a tall teenager, Retro Style is interweaved into a Romantic Girly World to bring you luxurious and
outrageously sexy Neo-Vintage Style Fashion. Fashion blogger Matsu Okarie is the director of this brand which is known as Okarie.
Ank Rouge Lucky bag, 10500JPY. Lucky bags are seriously dangerous stuff. You don’t know what you end up but as the prices is like 1/4 of what you would usually pay so you want to take the risk. This brand of clothing is probably too girl and young for me but heck it….I still got it and the stuff inside is one of the better well made ones. Though, the dress is just too cute and the leopard print terry cloth mini skirt was just too short. Love the red short coat though, just nice for Spring.
Got this as I saw tons of girls snatching and it came in M/L. Rarely in Japan, you get to buy L size lucky bags. This is a great opportunity as I have to wear L size for most of the Japanese size bottoms. The lucky bag was also 5250JPY, I ended up scoring a coat and various casual wear. The coat was sold separately for 6480JPY when I passed by the store a week later so I guess I was really lucky. 😛
Considering the odd combination of items I received, I can understand why the brand ended. Why I ended up with this, this was called the peer effect as I saw a huge line of girls snatching for it so I thought it must be something nice. THe bag was bag in terms of quantity and price (5250JPY) but most of the item inside was pretty mediocre to me.