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.).
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. :)
Not in the least. Please feel free to email. :)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I can still get all colours excluding sax which is sold out everywhere. They’re selling fast, so don’t wait long!
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.
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. :)
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.
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). :)