I’ve decided to make Cecil McBee for Fall a two part post, mainly because Cecil is huge and I don’t think I’ve discussed the gravity that is Cecil. So cue the Imperial March and let’s dive into the mammoth of Cecil
Cecil McBee in 109 Kohrinbo in Kanazawa. The typical Cecil McBee store.
CECIL MCBEE is BIG mmmkay?
Let’s discuss Cecil McBee first before showing you parts of the catalog just to explain the brand.
First of all, it is constantly the highest selling brand within 109. It occupies some of the biggest space within 109 (floor 2). It has 8 stores within the Tokyo area. It has the most stores of all gal brands. If there is a Godzilla of Gal, it’s Cecil McBee.
Cecil McBee in Namba, Osaka. There’s an elevator inside the store. It’s massive.
CECIL McBEE Variety
Within Cecil McBee stores there is an extreme variety of styles.
On one side there are party dresses and items for OL girls on a date. Items that are very Aisare and feature in CanCam. Then, there are items that are very trend. If berets are in style then expect 10 different examples of berets in store. Finally, at the end of the spectrum are pieces that could easily be found in DIA: open backs, sparkle buckles, sexy hotpants, etc…
Also, Cecil McBee has a large selection of bags and accessories. Watches, cellphone charms, necklaces, rings, wallets, candles.
There is no “Cecil Style” instead there is something for everyone. Cecil McBee’s price point is also extremely competitive. Dresses for $60.00 and under. Coats for $75.00. Within the gal price range, and Japanese clothing prices in general, these are good prices.
CECIL McBEE Sister Stores
Cecil McBee has also branched out into two others stores: Fabulous by Cecil McBee and Cecil Linc.
Cecil Linc is more of a style brand concentrating on natural sweet style. It’s an extremely girly brand and featured in Ray, CanCam and JJ. Hime gals may be interested in this brand.
Fabulous by Cecil McBee is more of a Mote-kei brand featured in mags like Pinky, Ray, Can Cam and JJ as well. It’s a bit of a girly date brand for OL ladies. Gals may like this brand for being adult without being Mode or Celeb.
Catalog & Mook
CECIL MCBEE details:
style: adult, trend
number of stores: 31 + 1 outlet
this season’s concept: None stated
what it’s really this season: Trend Mix
model: Several for the mook. Cover model is 39 year old Risa Hirako.
Cecil McBee has put out a mook. If like previous Cecil McBee mooks then it’s available at local convenience stores along with bookstores. This is a move only done by the most popular brands in Japan.
Absolutely hot cover! Risa Hirako is such a beauty. (amazon.jp link)
Damn it must be hard looking that gorgeous, glad I don’t have those kinda worries
I really like the haade pants that they’re doing this season and their use of white and red. That long jean skirt frightens me, but the toggle closures on the coats are quite cute. It echos a lot of what Cecil McBee is, some sweet some spicy some ultra gal and some more OL pieces.
While I don’t think all pieces will delight everyone, and this is not the whole catalog of Cecil’s Fall line, there is something for everyone.
Cecil McBee’s shoe line
Like many popular brands (SLY, Lip Service, Moussy, Gilfy, Glad News, Spiral Girl and others) Cecil McBee has a shoe line that is showing off tons of different shoe trends within gal.
gyaru shoe trends shown: fur, white, red, mannish, sheepskin, wedge, plastic see-through heel, napoleon, open toe
I’m so happy they didn’t use much open toe in their shoe styles :thumb: My poor feet thank you! Personal faves are the weathered buckle brown hair and the red napoleon boots. Sadly my experience has been that Cecil McBee shoes and me just don’t work out. Even those that look comfortable are somehow painful on my feet
I’ll be posting lots of Cecil McBee shop staff photos tomorrow to give a better impression on the catalog, but I just had too much visual info for one post :heart2: