SWEET LOLITA SHOPPING IN TOKYO: VINTAGE JAPANESE DRESSES & JUMPERS, CLOSET CHILD HARAJUKU.
It’s easy to lose track of time (and yen) on the Goth & Punk Rock level of Closet Child Harajuku. Tear yourself away and keep walking up – because Sweet Lolita makes her home on the upper two floors. When the background music turns from Visual Kei to harpsichord, you’ll know you’re in the right place.
Closet Child 3F/4F is the clothing equivalent of a candy store: Baby the Stars Shine Bright, Metamorphose temps de fille, Angelic Pretty, Emily Temple Cute, Shirley Temple, Victorian Maiden, Jane Marple, Mary Magdalene. All of the Sweet Lolita dresses are secondhand and some prints are rather faded. However, many of the cupcake and candy charms are brand new.
The center shelf is piled with Victorian top hats, bonnets, furry ear muffs, and headbands with giant doll bows. If you’re coveting this lacy winter hat, you can make one yourself; check out my DIY hat project from the blog’s early days.
Recognize this Angelic Pretty JSK? It’s the same one that Lil’ Mama wore with a sports bra to much controversy. The coats, dresses, and jumpers are generally $100 to $250; pricey, but less so than if you bought them new.
I found my Alice and the Pirates striped pants and cut-off jacket in this Closet Child location. Come back tomorrow for photos from another Sweet Lolita store in Harajuku. Hint, hint:
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