Since Japanese fashion and Lolita are growing in popularity all over the world and in the USA there are stores popping up that sell Japanese clothing. Many of the shops are on the West Coast. Angelic Pretty , h. NAOTO, and Baby the Stars Shine Bright are available to the girls and guys of San Francisco. Lucky Ducks! If I lived anywhere near them I would never eat because all of my money would go towards their shops.
For us East Coasters there is a small but amazing shop, Tokyo Rebel. Based in NYC at 170 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009. I have been lucky enough to visit the shop and I wish I lived in the city so I could see it all the time. They sell Lolita clothing, accessories, parasols, magazines, mooks, bags, deco goodies, and more. On top of Lolita things they sell punk items. I was able to snag a pair of Innocent World white crest socks and a pair or Angelic Pretty strawberry white lace wrist cuffs. It was really awesome to be able to look at the items in person instead of on line.
It is owned by a husband and wife. I have only had the opportunity to meet the husband but he was very nice and friendly. On my visit I was allowed to take pictures which was very nice because often shops that sell brand have a no photo policy. I was able to take a few snaps of the shop and some of the items. The shop has a window out front next to their door where they show off a coord on a dress form. It is just a sneak peek of what they have in the shop. Inside they have funky music playing and tons of things to buy lining the walls. I have never been to any place like it because I live in a pretty "non-city" area.
Tokyo Rebel is very active on line. They have a website, blog, Facebook page, You Tube page, and more. I really like their updates of what they have in the shop. Seeing their new stock is always fun and it is nice to dream about buying all the fun new goodies. This particular video shows off one of my favorite dresses. So, check them out. You will be happy you did. I hope to visit their shop again soon and take more pictures.