Anonymous Asked
QuestionAre Baby's/AatP's OTK "socks" for Midsummer Night Dream, Sister Maria's Humming Birds, Holiday of the Hulim Hulum, Funeral procession of Rose etc actually more like stockings? They seem like a weird shape for socks and I am trying to picture it in my head and decide if I actually want to buy them... Thanks! Answer

I’m not too sure since I don’t own any of these myself and haven’t tried them on. As far as I can tell from the packaging they’re still just overknee and work the same way, but the material is thinner, so I guess you could count them as stockings, yes. (maybe someone else who owns a pair can confirm?)

They’re definitely ‘toeing’ the line (hah!…I’ll show myself out.).

Anonymous Asked
QuestionIf "order" is next to an item in the Angelic Pretty online store, what does that mean? :) Sold out or just on order to get more for sure? Answer

I think I answered you by email already, but for the sake of others who are wondering I’ll answer here too. ^^

As far as I can tell it means they are out of stock in the online store, but they still have stock left in store branches and such. Once it says ‘sold out’ that generally means it is sold out everywhere including the stores. ‘Order’ means they will order it from another store which means domestic shipping takes longer. It also means that by the time you make the order there’s a chance the item is already out of stock when they check for it, but in that case your order will simply be cancelled.

I noticed during the Fairy Marine Chiffon release it was ‘sold out’ several times and then changed to ‘order’ a couple days later. This is because they still had plenty left in store branches so they were able to transfer them to the online store if required. :)

Anonymous Asked
Questionare you fully booked for Rose Funeral? u_u Answer

Not in the least. Please feel free to email. :)

sucre-dolls:

Cameo Window Series by Angelic Pretty

My slots are full for this one, but damn it’s beautiful.

keytarist Asked
QuestionIs it possible to send a message to a seller on a Japanese auction site about a listing of theirs that ended with no bids to ask if they can re-list it? Or would it be rude to ask? >< Answer

I think if it’s asked politely it should be okay. :) Every seller is different. I’ve done this for customers before and some sellers replied to me, some ignored me. As far as I know though, the only way to contact a seller after the listing has ended is through asking on another listing. If they don’t have any other listings up I don’t think it’s possible to contact them.

If anyone missed out on the fairy marine chiffon OP re-release today and you want one, let me know at contact@tokyopirates.com. I can still get all colours excluding sax which is sold out everywhere. They’re selling fast, so don’t wait long!

Anonymous Asked
QuestionDo you ever visit the Bodyline store? If you do, do you see any lolita customers? Or is it mostly people in plain clothes or other types of street fashion? Answer

I visit only very occasionally. Usually, it’s plain-clothed people, tourists or cosplayers, but I’ve seen the occasional lolita there too, usually for wigs or shoes.

Anonymous Asked
Questionhow popular do u think aatp's newest print (rose funeral) will be? do you have lots of bookings for it? ^^ personally I wish it was black with red flowers instead of black with blue then I might buy it :\ think I am giving it a miss this time! Answer

It’s hard to say in advance, but I reckon it’s going to be pretty popular. I don’t get so many inquiries for Baby or Pirates compared to Angelic Pretty, so when I do it’s a sign it will be popular. I’ve had several for this series. :)

Anonymous Asked
QuestionThanks for answering about the Baby/AatP reserves - I have one more question if that is okay! Do you think it is better to reserve in-store or online? Like, if something is popular which is the better option? Thanks!~~ Answer

No problem. ^^ If something is popular, I always recommend in-store. The Baby website crashes so much and it’s harder to compete with the whole country trying to buy online. With in-store I have almost always been able to get the item no matter how popular (e.g. Claudia and Midsummer Night’s Dream). Sometimes they do shuffles for extremely popular releases, but most of the time if you get there before the reserve time you’re pretty much guaranteed to get it. There’s never a 100% guarantee with either method, but chances in-store are much higher.

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QuestionIn regards to Baby/AatP - Do you know how many of each item is typically avaliable for reserve both online and in-store? Is there a limit to how many you can reserve? Thanks~~ Answer

I’m afraid I don’t know how many for sure. At a guess (and this is purely guessing from how quickly they get sold out at popular releases), I’d say that each store branch gets around 15 - 30 of each colourway/style to sell in initial reserves. It’s very difficult to say though since I reckon they probably decrease or increase the amount depending on how popular they estimate it will be.

As for me, I can reserve one of each colourway and/or style. So, for example, I can reserve one ivory JSK and one black JSK of the same shape, or I can reserve one ivory JSK I and one ivory JSK II. Occasionally, I can employ a friend’s help if something is in great demand (though they don’t work as a service so their time is not guaranteed). :)