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Hello Kitty clothing collaborations: Hong Kong Izzue store, KiLaRa Japan, Forever 21 Sanrio capsule collection.

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Uh oh, this blog post is Hello Kitty kawaii overload!

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Quite a few people are raving over the current Forever 21 x Hello Kitty capsule collection. While the F21 limited edition items are not bad, they pale in comparison to the designs I found in Hong Kong.

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Exhibit A: the Hello Kitty b + ab collaboration. Asia pop street style perfection.

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This extensive range was sold in my favorite Hong Kong store, Izzue. Unfortunately, items are no longer available and cannot be bought online (but keep reading for items that you can purchase!)

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I love the cat-faced shoes, plump bows and puffy jackets. The designs are sleek yet poppy — this isn’t stuff for kids.

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Although there’s lots of that in Hong Kong as well. Sanrio shops are everywhere, like this one in Causeway Bay.

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When I was a child, I wanted a Tuxedo Sam penguin plush toy. Finally, I found one.

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Moving on to Exhibit B: Hello Kitty’s collaboration with KiLaRa, a Japanese designer brand.

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These cute women’s clothes, accessories and shoes were sold in Sogo, the Japanese department store. Again, they’re likely sold out and can’t be found online.

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Don’t cry. Sanrio collaborations with Asian clothing designers are a dime a dozen, so there will surely be more items available in Hong Kong and Japan soon. (Links at the bottom of this post.)

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I personally prefer the more subtle Kitty-wear. Instead of a tshirt with her face on it, I bought these scalloped shorts with bows.

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I also got the shoes with the fat red bows (above). Too adorable to resist.

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It’s nice to see Kitty in purple and pastels.

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The cuts and trims are unmistakably Japanese.

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In some ways, I prefer to shop in Hong Kong than in Japan. Here, you can get well-made clothing (sometimes by the exact same Japanese designers) for lower prices.

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These shirts, for example, were around $15-20 US.

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A bigger and better selection than the Forever 21 Hello Kitty partnership, don’t you agree?

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Ditto with the Reebok x Hello Kitty sneakers, also sold at Sogo Hong Kong.

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What’s your opinion of these Hello Kitty Hong Kong collections? Which items did you like best?

PS: Although the clothes in these photos are not sold outside Asia, there’s lots of Hello Kitty items available online: including these plush sneakers, cute winter shirt, sweater dress, winter bobble hat, and magenta watch. Click for more details and to purchase.

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27 Comments

  1. Posted November 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Yuppers I definitely squealed^^ So kawaii!!!!!!! (^o^)/

  2. Posted November 25, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I love all of it!! (especially the shoes^^) I never knew that there could possibly be SO MUCH Hello Kitty stuff (O_O) Truly amazing and all so kawaii, I HAVE to go to Hong Kong sometime :) For the Lolita and the Hello Kitty and all of these other awesome treasures!!!

    • Posted November 28, 2012 at 2:19 am | Permalink

      Thanks dear! Hong Kong rocks.

  3. Posted November 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    i love to death!! kitty chan!!!

  4. Posted November 25, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    didn’t squeal but I smiled

  5. Posted November 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I want those Hello Kitty sneaker! >o<

  6. Posted November 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    I want those Hello Kitty sneaker! >.< I love bows too!

    • Posted November 28, 2012 at 2:19 am | Permalink

      The sneakers are so cute eh??

  7. Posted November 26, 2012 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    Thank You La Carmina, the clothings are so adorable! :D

  8. Posted November 26, 2012 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    Thanks for posting this,hon.=^-^= love them all! You made me smile. <3

  9. Posted November 26, 2012 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    Nice!

  10. Posted November 26, 2012 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    very good! <3

  11. Posted November 26, 2012 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    lovely!

  12. Posted November 26, 2012 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  13. Posted November 26, 2012 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Keep up the fabulous work girl
    Take care
    Ellie

  14. Posted November 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    out of sight! want it all!

  15. Posted November 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    holla

  16. Posted November 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Cutelo

  17. Posted November 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I want like everything in that store asdfghjkl >

  18. Posted November 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    … XOXOXOXOXO ; )

  19. Posted November 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I love everything in this store – but especially the Hello Kitty slippers, jean shorts and white sweater!

    • Posted November 30, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

      Hello Kitty mania!!

  20. Posted November 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    i love alot of the clothing, the sneakers not so much. especially the hello kitty head ones. yikes! ^_^

  21. Posted November 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    good work.

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