Friday, July 27, 2012

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We're moving! (But we don't know where yet.)

This is something any of our local customers - and anyone planning a special trip here - will want to pay attention to.

WHAT: Our physical store is moving!
WHEN: The last day we'll be open at our current location is August 25th.
THE CAVEAT: We don't have a new space yet.
THE UPSHOT: For a few months, we will not have a physical store. If you want to visit us, do it before August 25th!

OUR WEB STORE WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGHOUT OUR LOCATION SEARCH. Items will be shipped from our warehouse, and we will continue to get new merchandise. No change online.

WHY: Simple - our lease is up, and that's given us an opportunity to look for a better location. We signed a 3 year lease in 2009 knowing that by this time, we'd have a good idea whether or not we wanted to keep on keeping on, and whether we liked our current location or wanted to find a new one.

The good news is we definitely want to stay open. But we think we can do better than our current spot. We'd like a place that's easier to get to for more of our customers, for one thing. New York can have some challenging weather, so being nearer more transportation options is important for us and our customers.

We're also looking for a space that's better for events - ideally one we can host events in itself! But if not, then at least closer to appropriate venues. Hopefully we can run more events once we reopen.

IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL ONLINE. In fact, the reason we have the luxury of taking our time looking for a new location is the health of our web store. We have many loyal customers in the midwest, the south, and the west coast and from countries around the world ranging from Singapore to France to Brazil, and we look forward to continuing to serve you all!

However, we also want to give our local customers a little consolation over the next few months, and to that end we'll be offering free shipping in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut starting on September 1 and lasting for as long as our physical store is closed. In addition, anyone waiting for reserve orders originally set for store pickup after we close our physical location will have their orders shipped for free instead.

When will our next store open? We don't know yet. After Comic Con. Did we mention we're going to Comic Con? We are! (We'll have more on that later.)

In one sense, this is back to the future for us. An opportunity to hit the reset button after learning the game. We started out as an online store with a desire to open a physical location once we grew big enough. And we did that, and we're going to do it again. And we think we can do it even better, both for us and for you.

We'll have more info about this soon, and we'll keep you all updated on the status of our location search!

PLEASE VISIT US AT OUR CURRENT LOCATION BEFORE AUGUST 25TH. And please continue ordering online!

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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.

  • SEX POT ReVeNGe - just arrived, more coming soon!
  • PUTUMAYO - just arrived, more coming soon!
  • ATELIER-PIERROT - ordered, awaiting shipment
  • Innocent World - just arrived, more coming soon!
  • Yosuke USA - just arrived!
  • VICTORIAN MAIDEN - schedule varies, contact us

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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, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, Alice and the Pirates, PUTUMAYO, ATELIER-PIERROT, Hellcat Punks, SUPER LOVERS, MAXICIMAM, Victorian maiden, Innocent World and our local brand Morrigan New York!

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