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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Atelier-Pierrot items! Plus Kalafina gift!

We've just received a bunch of new and restocked items from Atelier-Pierrot for all your gothic needs.

Included in this shipment are:

* Bustle corset one-piece in black (restock)
Bustle corset one-piece in red w/ black chiffon (restock)
* Bustle corset one-piece in shiny wine (new!)
Bustle corset one-piece in jacquard black (restock)
* Corset mini-dress in white (new!)
* Bustle corset skirt in black (restock)
* Nutcracker baby doll in black (new!)
* Nutcracker baby doll in off-white (new!)

The restock items are on our web site right now - the new items will be shortly.

Also, as a special gift for the next five people who purchase any Atelier-Pierrot skirt or dress from us, we'll include a postcard showcasing popular neo-classical recording artists/anime soundtrack extraordinaires Kalafina modeling Atelier-Pierrot clothing!

Here's an interview with Kalafina in the same outfits - a few of our lucky customers own those same mini-hats that they're wearing!

And if you're not familiar with their music, here they are performing "Lacrimosa" at Shibuya-O East:


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Reminder: PUTUMAYO World Snaps!

We told you in November about a new thing that PUTUMAYO's doing called "World Snaps", where they're showing photos from all over the world of people wearing their clothing.  You can see this now on their new Facebook page, and soon it'll be on their web site too!

They've asked us to help out by submitting photos of YOU!  There are two ways that you can be a part of this:

1. Come to our store dressed in PUTUMAYO (or buy some and put it on at our store!) - we'll take your picture right there and send it to them.

2. Take a picture where you are right now and send it in to us!  The only requirement is that it be an amateur photo, and casual.  (No artsy fartsy stuff, please!)  And of course, you need to be wearing something from PUTUMAYO.  A full outfit is not necessary - a shirt, a skirt, pants, or anything else would be fine.

There's no real end date to this, and you can send as many photos of yourselves in different coordinates that you want.

We and PUTUMAYO look forward to seeing your coordinates!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Pre-Christmas updates: VM reserves, new FAQs, holiday store hours, more!

Happy holidays, everyone! Today we just want to tell you about a few things we've been working on leading up to our Christmas store closure today (the timing of most of these items is coincidental).

* First, a lot of you have been asking about the new Victorian maiden reserves! Well, we finally have news! VM gave us our reserve periods for two rounds of items at once, so we've finally posted the last round (it's ended on their site but just began yesterday on ours). Check it out, because this one's quick (and some items are already sold out!) - it ends on the 26th!

* There's another round coming just after Christmas, and that will end on the 4th. You can see what's coming on VM's reserve page - it's the top group of items still to be posted. Watch for those early next week!

Additionally, we've made some changes to the reserve category to hopefully make it a little less confusing to pick out what we have in stock vs. what's on reserve. The biggest change is that reserve items will no longer show up on our site in the main Victorian maiden section at all. You have to look at the reserve page (or find them in a search). The main section will now only show items we either have in stock, or that have just recently sold out.  We hope to have some new items in stock soon!

Reserve items will also now change to "special order" status after they've been released by VM. We'll keep these items up for a while and you can order them if you email us first to confirm stock. You can also special order anything relatively recent that we've since hidden - you just need to ask us.

* Other news - we've updated our FAQ, and added a few new FAQ items! These have a "new" icon next to them, so they're easy to find.

* We also have a round of Angelic Pretty items from our recent shipment that we're in the process of adding to our site!  Lots of dresses...

* Lastly, we'll be closing at 4:30pm today and we'll be closed tomorrow but will be on a regular schedule next week. That's 1-8 every day, including Monday, so you can spend all your Christmas money without having to wait! We'll announce whether we'll be open on 1/1 early next week - it's also a Saturday, so we may be! We'll keep you posted.

Enjoy your holidays!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Megan demos our new Hellcat Punks and Morrigan items!

Just in time for Christmas, take an up close and personal look at our new items from Hellcat Punks and Morrigan New York.

Most of these items were already blogged about, but if you've gotta have something now that you've seen it in video form, here are some links to the items Megan's showing off:

Hellcat Punks Kumamimi Fake Fur Blouson
Hellcat Punks Rider's Jacket (black/leopard)
Hellcat Punks Big Pocket one-piece
Hellcat Punks Nekomimi Duffel Coat
Hellcat Punks Love Hate Choker
Hellcat Punks Pyramid Studs watch
Hellcat Punks Brass Knuckle earrings
Hellcat Punks Skull Heart necklace

And last but not least...
The full Morrigan New York collection page, featuring the Moby Dick print!


Monday, December 20, 2010

New! KERA issue #150

In this month’s issue:

Cover: Takeru (Sug) & NEEKO

The secret password lets you see behind the scenes photo shoot footage!

1. Takeru T. & NEEKO taking cover behind the scenes
2. Takeru T. & NEEKO unreleased magazine interview
3. Report of the Planning KERA by Kimura Yuko (charismatic reader model)
4. PVs of Indie bands charismatic reader models are in
5. Messages from artists and the reader models

※ USTREAM - some bookstores have a card with the password to access USTREAM. (All the magazines we received have it!)

13 fashionable girls reach their own free style
NEEKO x Bubble ☆Disco
AMO x American retro
AKIRA x Yanki BOY…etc.

Year 2011 wallet & pochette catalog
The makeover desire in your mind comes true
Super cool men’s make up
(Re:NO’s Transformation and more!)

Year 2010 Harajuku Street Snap Summary
AKIRA’s Lolita! Yu’s Gosupan! Kyari’s hard punk! etc... etc ...
Reader models produce other reader models
Year 2011 Hair catalog☆
Artist Special Interview
Plastic Tree
Sound Horizon

IKEBUKURO Girls Wonderland Guide
Information of lucky pack & sales
Classic Lolita Style notebook


Also available in our store!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Morrigan collection page and items now live!

As promised, our initial Morrigan New York items and collection page are now live on the site!  Take a look at what we have, and if you're in the area, come on down and see it all in person!

We do have one more dress that's not posted yet (it arrived a bit too late for our photo shoot) - the short version of the black dress - and we'll post that within the next couple days.

Take special note that anyone who buys a Morrigan skirt or dress from us before January 1 will be entered to win one of two white whale bags!

We can potentially restock, so if these items sell quickly, we can order more!

Take a look at the collection page to see the items we've posted so far (and remember, the short black dress is also available in our store right now).


New online and in store: Hellcat Punks!

We've been so busy lately that we didn't get a chance to tell you when our shipment arrived, but we've got quite a few new (and restocked) Hellcat Punks items now available both in our store and online!  Some of the cutest coats we've ever had, a one-piece dress that sold out before we could even post it to our web site the last time we had it (and we had several), and some new bags and accessories!

Big Pocket One-piece (3 colors) (restock) - $79.00

This casual one-piece is made of stretch cotton with a polyester lining, and it features adjustable straps and baggy proportions for extreme comfort. Its main distinction is its big pockets! The front print says "need less to say yah". A skull and crossbones adorns one hip.


Nekomimi 2-way Duffel Coat (black or black/white dot) - $199.00

Now this is a cute and versatile coat! This is a cat ear coat, but this coat's ears are removable! They are just pinned on, so when you want a more formal look, you can simply take them off. In addition, this coat can be worn with or without the attached skirt portion - use it when it's very cold, and simply unzip it to remove when you just need a lighter jacket.

This is a duffel style coat with a wool blend fabric and toggle fasteners in front. However, its main fastener is a hidden zipper - the toggle fasteners are mainly for looks, and to secure the flap that overlaps the zipper for extra warmth.


Kumamimi Fake Fur Blouson - $179.00

A first for us - a bear ear coat! Not only does this coat have bear ears, it has a little bear tail too! This is a perennial favorite at Hellcat Punks - one of their most popular designs, available now for the first time through our store.

This coat features a light and fluffy fake fur that's very warm. A hidden zipper fastens the front of the coat, while cute toggle buttons attached via heart-shaped patches secure the front flap and provide extra cuteness.


Riders Jacket (black/leopard) - $129.00

The Riders Jacket is one of Hellcat Punks' most popular items, and they produce this iconic jacket in many different colors and styles throughout the year. It's pretty much a must that anyone interested in punk or j-rock fashion have at least one of these in their wardrobe, as they've been a punk and heavy metal staple in both Japan and the west for close to 40 years. Hellcat Punks' jackets are made of cotton fabric and are therefore a bit lighter than a leather motorcycle jacket.


Double Fastener 4-way bag - $89.00

This big and versatile bag is roomy enough to fit pretty much anything you could think of carrying around with you, and it can be configured a bunch of different ways for different looks. Use it as a Boston bag or tote, and as a handbag or shoulder bag with either long or short straps. Inside, the bag has a double pocket design with two separate zipped chambers.


Heart Choker (4 colors) - $35.00

This choker features a tattoo-inspired metal pendant design of a heart with the words "Love" and "Hate" wrapped around it. The belt portion is adjustable for different size necks. This choker is available with both black or red belts, and silver or black (actually dark grey, almost like pewter) pendants.


Pyramid Studs Wristwatch (2 colors) - $79.00

These wristwatches are designed to look like a studded wristband, but open the cover, and wow! It's a watch! The cover of the watch face is itself designed to look like a big pyramid stud, with a Hellcat Punks logo emblazoned across the lower part. The watch face also contains four tiny studs to mark 12, 3, 6 and 9.

This watch is available with either an all black band or a black/white band. The watch face also differs in color between the two styles.

Note that these are not adjustable in size. Please just check your wrist measurement with a tape measure prior to ordering!


Brass Knuckle Earrings (2 colors) - $17.00

These earrings feature a blend of pop and hardcore design, with the brass knuckle motif offset by a tiny gem inset into one of the finger-holes. These earrings are available in black (clear gem) or silver (pink gem).

Don't be fooled by the pictures - these are small earrings that won't weigh you down!


Stripe Handbag (black stripe) (restock) - $75.00

These cute handbags from Hellcat Punks are just the right size to be both fashionable and useful without being too bulky. The front features a large Hellcat Punks logo print, while the back has the words "Reality is needless to us." The strap length is easily adjustable with the buckles (in the same way a belt adjusts). There is enough space inside for a variety of items, and the side pockets can be used for a phone or music player. This bag is not big enough for textbooks, but it can easily be used as an everyday bag for any other items you'd want to carry with you.



Monday, December 13, 2010

Morrigan New York items have arrived!

Announcing our first-ever item arrival from New York-based indie brand Morrigan New York! Help support our local artisans - visit our store and check out these items!

All Morrigan items are handmade in limited quantities to the highest standards in New York City itself - either in small factories or at the designers' studios. Morrigan New York is a socially conscious brand, believing in workers' rights, supporting local production and producing high quality garments.

Our first items are in the just-released Moby Dick print series. This series is available in a long dress ($250), a short dress ($225), and a skirt ($135), in several different colorways. We are also stocking the matching berets ($30) in black, navy and red.

As a special gift for this initial offering, anyone who purchases a Morrigan New York skirt or dress from us before January 1 will be entered to win one of two of these cute and extremely limited white whale bags! Your odds of winning are high!

These bags are not available for sale.

For the moment, we are carrying the skirts and dresses in one size each as we gauge demand for additional sizes.

We will have these items posted to our web site soon. They are available first in our store - come on down and see them in person!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tara shows new PUTUMAYO and Angelic Pretty items

Check out some of the newest stuff we have from PUTUMAYO and Angelic Pretty, including cat ear coats, Cat Window socks, the Alice Cameo dress, Holy Night Story series items and more! Also find out some of what's coming next!

Here are links to some of the items Tara shows off (not everything has been posted quite yet):

Cat ear pompom coat
Alice Cameo dress
Cat Window socks
Holy Night Story OP (green)
Holy Night Story JSK (pink)
Holy Night Story JSK (wine red)
Holy Night Story Skirt (pink)
Holy Night Story katyusha/headbow
Holy Night Story socks

Incidentally, for the time being we will be posting videos on both Vimeo and at our shoptokyorebel channel on YouTube.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Our shop assistants immortalized

Because it's just too cute not to share.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Store and Web Site Info

Hard to believe but it is almost that time of year - the winter solstice!  No, of course we mean Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, New Years', or whatever gift-giving holiday you happen to celebrate.  And it's probably about time we update you on how we're going to be handling that.

First, our store hours will remain as they are - we are open Monday-Saturday 1-8PM.  These are already extended hours (one extra day per week).  We will be opening for a half day (approx. 1-4PM) on Christmas Eve, 12/24, and will remain closed on 12/25 and 12/26.

We are taking a high volume of orders through our web site right now and expect (and are prepared) to continue to for a while.  A couple of reminders as you're deciding when to place your orders: first, we do not guarantee specific delivery dates.  Order early to ensure delivery by Christmas, and use the Express Mail option if you're worried about it (this shouldn't be necessary quite yet - see below).  This is a busy time for the USPS as well and they do get a bit slower than normal around now.  Also, first-time buyers might want to take a read through both our policies and FAQ pages, taking note of our return and shipping policies especially.

Remember that it generally takes us 24-48 hours to ship any in-stock item.  All items on our web site are in stock unless stated otherwise (this would apply to reserve items and sold out items, both of which are clearly marked as such).  Do not wait to order an item you want simply because you know there's still time to ship it! It is very possible it will be sold out by the time you actually try to place your order.

Very important: please ensure that all of your billing and payment information is correct when you place your order.  For your protection, we cannot ship orders with missing or incorrect billing and payment info.  This will at least delay, if not force us to cancel your order.  Don't ruin Christmas!

Some dates to note:

12/13 - date we start recommending Express Mail if you want pre-Christmas delivery - each successive day after this, you take more and more of a chance with standard priority mail.

12/20 - last date we can safely say an order placed on our site will arrive before Christmas, even with Express Mail shipping.  We will continue to do our best after this date, but some orders may arrive after Christmas.

Those dates above assume shipping within the continental US.  Shipping times elsewhere can be longer.

Lastly, we are still expecting some new shipments throughout the month, including but not limited to new items from Morrigan NYC, Mintymix, Hellcat Punks and still more Angelic Pretty.  (Can we ever have enough Angelic Pretty??)  This is not to say you should wait to see what we're getting - there will always be more new stuff coming to our store, so you could wait for the "next thing" forever - but as we sell out of items leading up to Christmas, just know that there will be more new items around the corner in case you miss out on anything.  Consider a gift certificate in this case!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Angelic Pretty arrivals! Holy Night Story and more!

Today's arrivals include Angelic Pretty's Holy Night Story series as well as new bags and wrist cuffs!  For those of you who pre-reserved Holy Night Story series items, we'll be preparing your packages today for a USPS pickup tomorrow - so you should receive them very soon!

We do still have quite a few items to sell, including the black switching (military style) jumper skirt, green one-piece, wine and pink regular jumper skirts, and pink skirt.  We also have matching headbows and socks for all of these, plus some extra socks in navy (they produced navy socks but no navy dresses - go figure).

We also got some Little Bear's Cafe pochettes and some non-series handbags so that you can wear them with any outfit.  And we received the Logo Heart Charm wrist cuffs in pink, white and black.

We will have these items posted to our web site within the next day or two - they're available for store purchase now!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

PUTUMAYO cat ear coats and more!

Heads up!  Our most popular winter item from last year is back!  These went very quickly last year and we expect them to go just as quickly this year.  (We will try to restock if possible once we sell out.)

PUTUMAYO cat ear pompom coats!

We have these in both pink/white and black/black, and they're available right now.

As a special bonus for the first offering of these coats, the first two people to buy a cat ear coat will receive a free Putumayo 2011 wall calendar!

In addition to the cat ear coats, we also received the cat window socks in a variety of colors...

Plus the beautiful velveteen Alice Cameo dress that Midori is wearing in the latest Gothic & Lolita Bible:

The dresses and socks will be posted to our site later today.  (Update: they're up! Socks, Dresses.) The socks are $30, the dresses $169.  Such a deal!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gothic & Lolita Bible 38 - now available!

Now available online and in store: Gothic & Lolita Bible Volume 38, for winter 2010.

These make great stocking stuffers, or small gifts.

In this month's issue:

Christmas book of handmade patterns with Angelic Pretty, Innocent World, Putumayo, Maxicimam and many more brands

Gothic & Lolita Bible 10th anniversary special
Congratulation gifts from 18 brands
10 year chronicle of reader models

HAKUEI with Vampire Vlad Tepes
MANA with Moi-meme-Moitie
Novala Takemoto answers your questions at Gothic Lolita tea party.

PUTUMAYO present! 18 new winter products

32 Brands New Winter Collections

Order now or pick one up in store!


Upcoming Order Schedule

The following is our approximate schedule for future orders we plan to place with our brands, subject to change at any time. If you are interested in special ordering an item, you can use this as a guide for when to order. We recommend ordering 1-2 weeks in advance. Please email us to start a special order.

  • PUTUMAYO - ordered, awaiting shipment
  • Innocent World - ordered, awaiting shipment
  • Listen Flavor - early March
  • Lumiebre - early-mid March
  • Yosuke USA - just arrived!
  • VICTORIAN MAIDEN - schedule varies, contact us

About this blog

This is the official blog of Tokyo Rebel, New York City's only Japanese street fashion store! We also ship worldwide. Specializing in gothic, Lolita, rock and punk styles, we carry real brands imported directly from Japan. Our brands include SEX POT ReVeNGe, Listen Flavor, PUTUMAYO, Innocent World, Novalar's, Lumiebre, Yosuke USA, ATELIER-PIERROT, Victorian maiden, Pullip, and more!

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