I’ll be updating this post the more reveals I find. Most of the pictures are from the brand’s mixi communities.

Since all the fukubukuro have been on sale pictures keep popping up of the reveal. I’ll be hunting more pics down as they come up so check back even if I’m posting above it.

Spiral Girl link to picture possibilities

Baby Shoop

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Finger Lickin’ Santa

Are you enjoying your Christmas? Did you get your Christmas KFC?

Crispy for Christmas
Families order weeks in advance to share KFC in Japan. Yes I’m weirded out by it, too. KFC and Japan Christmas info here and here.

New Years Fukubukuro

EDIT: Since it’s going to be 1/1 soon in Japan,  both girlswalker and love-ex have new bags up. Love-Ex has me-jane and Golds Infinity. Girlswalker has those plus Mar*s, Duras, Lip Service and more.

The tradition of New Years is so huge in Japan and other than Hatsumode (first visit of the temple) and eating soba (most soba shops are packed), the concept of fukubukuro is everywhere. Fukubukuro are lucky bags and although 109 stores have them, so does most every apparel business in Japan. Most make-up counters do it as well, and you can often get some serious deals at make-up counters.

Each bag usually cost 10,000yen or around $100.00. Some stores offer bags of $200, $100, and $50.00. Others do multiple different lucky bags of $100.00. It’s a mess, but a happy shopping mess. ✌⋰˚◡˚⋱✌

My lovely friend Sebastian is nabbing me Lip Service, w<3c, and Glad News bags. I admit I’m tempted by both the Liz Lisa and Valentine’s High fuku bags because they’re so cute. ༶❤_❤༶

109 shops have been setting up reservations for their bags, but some just release the day of. Fashionwalker still has some of their bags available, while 109 shops one their website have also been releasing them.

LoveEx which has its own worldwide shipping service also has a few lucky bags up. Maybe more will release on 1/1.

EDIT If you don’t like knowing or are only used to buying through shipping services that use Y! auctions, after 1/2 many should be up and opened showing all items. Or if you’re especially looking for your favorite store like One*Spo or DIA who don’t offer on-line sales of fuku.

Also, for those of you IN Tokyo, while 109 is closed on 1/1, Lumine EST and ALTA are both open so you can try your luck at both of those which have Gilfy, Mars, Swordfish, Valentines High, Cecil McBee, Lip Service and more.

Jagura‘s 109 bag is Kitson-like and does a cute plushy tiger in honor of 2010 as the year of the tiger.
Adorable! It almost convinces me to get the bag.

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I picked up Cecil McBee’s Winter Catalog sold at bookstores and conbinis. It’s 920 yen, but you’re gauranteed a scarf (of decent quality) so I took the plunge and got a cute hot pink scarf. The Winter Catalog with its moniker “The Brilliant Lady” is more OL and Oujousama themed than Gal leaning. However the clothes are pretty and the coat selection looks lovely as always. Previous Fall 09 catalog here

Their catalog even lends itself to more crazy with a 25000 yen Swarovski iphone case in a Cecil McBee logo and car accessories.

50 pages of it for you, so I will not be posting all. You can download all 50 pages in a handy zip at mediafire.

So what do you think about their Winter looks and what would you buy?
And bonus points if you noticed Egg models and twins NoriTae <3

Lip Service

It seems like any more I plug Lip Service I might get paid by them to do so, but you just can’t stop a good love affair. I bought 2 tunics, 1 shirt, a scarf and a necklace. None of them over $40.00! Everything was amazingly reasonably priced and they had lots of sexy basics. I was trusting Egoist last year for their sexy basics, but they feel a little out of trend this season.

Onto the loot…!

Great tunic top with Halloween flair
Cute monotone top
Funky color leopard print giant scarf
I tried to photoshop to color match the purple, but everything fails.
I want shoes to match this great onepiece/cardi!

I feel like I can enjoy rotating these pieces and they all would look rockin’ with the current vest, jacket, studs love.

Cecil McBee

They just opened at new store at Lumine Est at the bottom floor. Now there are oddly two Cecil McBee stores in Lumine Est, but hopefully it’s just through transition. The new store is wonderfully set-up and well lit. It felt so much easier to shop through and well divided.

My long-time shop staff from 4th floor Cecil was working there. She runs up to meet and speaks 50 miles an hour, but she is fabulous. We looked through their new catalog (pics later) and pointed to different ideas.

My staff girl Arisa on the left with another Cecil staff girl.
I asked to take a pic for my blog…oh how embarrassing, but she’s such a good sport.

I was not a fan of the plaid, but it’s growing on me. I also like the layering sets (which this month’s Nuts talks about).

Casual plaid tunic that stops perfectly mid-arm for relaxing fall style. (bought!)
It wasn’t fab on me, but it’s a cool print (not bought!)

They had layering style all for one price. Love using all the pieces seperately.

Valentines High

I’m usually not a big shopper of this store. I love pink, but this place always seems to be dripping with too much pink. However, I couldn’t resist the cute set.

Love the ribbon details.

Mar*s

Shinjuku EST display

Has been taking advantage of the set craze and putting out some cute jacket + dress combinations. At the Honten party I preordered one and keep loving the jacket. However lots of cute ones have come along.

I didn’t like the dress on me, but I’m in love with this rider!
The zipper pull alone is fabulous!
Set from the Mar*s store blog.
Silly stupid jacket, how I want you.
I passed up on this set, but …only time will tell if I continue to do so ^_^;

Other things in Alta and Lumine EST

Reinda had some lovely adult looks going on.
Delyle advertising for its second Shinjuku store opening up in the same month :o!
Their mannequin display outside ALTA