Saturday, 19 November 2016

Lolita 52: My best deal

Oh, this one is a bit of a challenge! Mostly because there’s a few ways you could define “best deal” so I think I really have two answers.

First of all, if you define best deal as something along the lines of price-per-wear I’d have to say that Bodyline's L279, that gorgeous floral brown velvet OP, is my best deal because it was cheap when I bought it and it’s probably one of my most worn lolita pieces. I think that’s because you can dress it up in a very lolita way, or you can tone it down and it just looks like a vintage dress so you pass under the normie radar. So it’s a good option if I want to wear something cute but not too attention grabbing.

Then, another possible definition of best deal is the item bought at the greatest reduction based on its original retail price. In that definition it is probably my short-sleeved black Baby bolero, but I can't identify it and thus can't track down it's original price. Though given that it cost me 900 yen I think it's safe to say that is my best deal. However two other items were very good deals, the Innocent World French Lace Bolero and Metamorphose Patisserie Dream skirt at only 23% and 19% of their original retail prices respectively.

Of course, you have to factor in shipping and shopping service fees but still! I've managed to get some pretty good deals of Yahoo Japan. And that's not even to mention all the OTKS I've bought at even bigger discounts compared to their original prices.

What’s one of the best deals in your lolita wardrobe?


  1. My VM headdress. I am not really good to search auctions. Unless it is about 23% of original price, any saved money would just be eaten by fees and taxes.

  2. I bought a 2008 IW OP for less than 10% of the original price, shipping included! its in perfect condition from what I can tell too, and so cute.

  3. I feel like I don't wear Lolita often or long enough to get a real feel for a price-per-wear bargain that I got. My first two JSKs from Bodyline, L262 and L249, kind of take that title, but that's in big part to do with the fact that I've owned them the longest, not just because they're great, versatile pieces. Although I guess the Arabesque OTKs from AatP aren't that far off, but that's harder to calculate the price as I got them second hand as part of a set.

    But I did buy two brand blouses for absolute peanuts: IW's Torchon Crown Embroidery blouse at 15% of the original price and AP's Creamy Shirring blouse at 12% of the original price (both not including shipping or service fees, but still). They're both absolutely gorgeous and that AP blouse is incredibly comfy too!

    1. That's completely understandable, and to be honest my L279 is one of my older pieces as well.

      And well, yes, if we were to be completely technical on price-per-wear or even frequency of wear some of my shoes would totally win!

      Nice work on the blouses! I'm constantly amazed by how cheaply you can find some blouses and cutsews on Japanese auctions.