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Designer Q&A with Baby, the Stars Shine Bright & Alice and the Pirates!

Some of you may know that we've been doing a series of English translated interview/Q&A's on our web site with icons of Japanese street fashion - well, our next one is with FIVE designers from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright & Alice and the Pirates! And we want your questions!

Got a favorite BTSSB/AATP print? One of these designers probably designed it!








Ever wondered how they come up with their ideas? How long it takes to create an original print? What it was like working at the company after Kamikaze Girls was released? Submit your questions to us - either for the designers collectively or one in particular - and we'll combine them with our own! (Please try to avoid customer service type questions; we may not ask them every question we're sent.) Please tell us if your question is for a specific designer.

You can either leave a comment here or send us your questions through email at, with "BABY DESIGNER Q&A" in the subject. Once we can translate their answers, we'll post them to our web site's Interviews section.
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Announcing our next interview: Innocent World's Yumi Fujiwara!

We're excited to announce the next in our ongoing series of interviews with icons of the Japanese fashion scene.  This time, we're bringing you a Q&A with one of the most famous designers of Lolita clothing in Japan: Innocent World's Yumi Fujiwara! Fujiwara-san is not only Innocent World's designer, but also the company president and founder. This has allowed Innocent World a consistency in design quality that few other brands of any kind can match. You may have seen Fujiwara-san (pictured at left) in the Gothic & Lolita Bible, where she regularly appears to promote her brand.

As always, we are opening up this Q&A to you! Send us your questions either by comment or by email - we will pick the best ones to include with our own. Of course, we will be asking her all of the obvious questions even if nobody sends them in, but this is your chance to really get some secrets of Lolita design and the industry in Japan!

Please send us your questions by Saturday, January 28!
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Our latest email blast - holiday info, Pullip, new items from BTSSB, Super Lovers and more!

We know not all of our friends here follow our blog, and not all of you subscribe to our email blasts either.  So if you want to know the latest holiday goings-on at our store, check out a web version of our latest email blast (sent today).  It features holiday hours and shipping info, an introduction of our new stock from Pullip(!) plus new items from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, Alice and the Pirates and Super Lovers! You can subscribe to the mailing list itself from that link as well.
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Want a job? We're hiring!

Looking for a part time job?  Live in or around NYC?  Love Japanese fashion? Well, we're hiring a new shop assistant!  Megan will be moving on soon (sad face) so we're going to need someone to help us out on weekends starting sometime around the middle of December.

This opening is for the Saturday shift (7 hours per week), with the possibility of additional hours depending on time of year and potential store events.
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Tokyo Rebel Summer Tea Party with special guest Misako Aoki! Information!

Our meet & greet with Baby, the Stars Shine Bright's designers is not the only upcoming event we have planned!


AUGUST 22, 2011

(exact time TBA)
An evening of tea, food and cakes
at Cha-An Tea House and
the Tokyo Rebel store!
Join us in a belated celebration of the addition of
With special guest MISAKO AOKI
appearing via Skype for a LIVE Q&A
She will be answering your questions live - from Japan!
Further activities to be announced - 
there will be prizes, plus a special gift from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright!

Tickets on sale exclusively via our web site
starting at 8PM on August 3 (there is no shipping charge)
Act quickly, space will be limited!
Each ticket holder will be allowed to submit
a question to ask Misako Aoki via webcam during the party!  (We will translate!)

Please note that this is a separate event from the designer
signing on August 1st!

We will have more details - including the ticket price and exact time - after the 1st!
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Black Friday deals - 'tis the holiday season!

Check out the content from our latest email blast below:


Yes, this Friday marks the official start of the holiday shopping season, and we'd feel left out if we didn't offer you some great deals of our own.  Check these out:

Online and In-Store: all SEX POT ReVeNGe t-shirts and tank tops just $25!  (Excluding custom t-shirts.)  Regular price $35-$49.  Prices will be marked down on the web site - no coupon code needed.  Markdowns will occur at approximately 1PM, when our store opens, and end at 8PM.

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Megan shows off our newest Lolita items