Sincere apologies to all the wondrous people out there on the interwebz, but the Tokyo Pirates shopping service will be extending hiatus to March 16th. After that, I will be back and ready to work like a chipmunk on caffeine pills.
Orders for Angelic Pretty/Baby special releases and reserves will still be accepted as well as any Closet Child campaigns. (^_^)
Hello :D It’s hard to say since a lot of rare and popular prints pass through. The rarest ones are always the hardest to get since they’re usually bought as soon as they’re put out on sale (e.g. Elizabeth Bride of Death/Gloria, etc.). You pretty much have to be in the store when they’re put out in order to buy them.
The most expensive one I’ve seen in person so far was a recent Toy March set for something like 44,800 yen. A friend saw original Misty Sky at around 66,000 yen once. I’ve never seen Cat’s Tea Party though, sorry. (;_;)
Tokyo Pirates will be going on hiatus from 3rd - 10th March. During this time I will be unable to accept orders. The cut-off date for final orders is Friday 28th February, but please understand that I will be unable to carry out any assignments during the hiatus. Any orders before the cut-off date will be processed as normal as well as any Angelic Pretty/Baby special releases. Sorry for the inconvenience!
The gothic section is definitely under-represented. They show only a tiny percentage of their stock online and not many people report on it (myself included, sorry!).
I’ve noticed that their stock turnover is much lower than regular lolita though. Although they have a lot of clothes, it’s often difficult to find the exact items/brand you’re looking for. I don’t see a large selection of MMM there. My theory is that it’s because it doesn’t go down in price much, so perhaps people try to sell via auctions or other means. I must admit I’m less experienced with the gothic side of lolita, but I’ll try to report on it more. :)
Erk! That’s a tough one. I guess I’d say Baby’s Secret Garden or A/P’s Elizabeth Bride of Death. Those are the ones that come to mind, but I’m probably forgetting like a million other series that would be hugely popular. >.<
Angelic Pretty’s newest series: Dreamy Girl
Well, I was at the early bookings in Harajuku today, and it was a four-hour wait just to reserve, so chances don’t look good. On the other hand, there weren’t any limits today, so I think they may have a lot of stock for this in anticipation of it being popular. Because of that there’s a small chance, but I’m afraid I really can’t say for sure. Judging by its popularity today, I reckon that if you do try to get it next month your SS will need to be quick and you may not get your first choice. >.<