Tuesday, September 26, 2017

GC Day 13: Best websites for Gyaru! (shopping + social)

Hello Cuties~ I've been collecting links for this
Gyaru Challenge entry lol
♥Websites for Gals!♥
I've broken up this post into sections like: social sites, clothing
sites, circle lens, etc.
SOCIAL
• aminoapp, blogger
Amino: While Amino app is not a website, it is a great platform to keep up with each other that isn't instagram.  I say this because Instagram is broad where Amino app, I feel, is a lot more intimate.  Gaijin gyaru have created a personal space for sharing.  I love it because it's open to newcomers and at the same time a kind of private space for us all since we monitor and run it.  As if it's only for Gals and gyaru lovers.  Amino app can be used in many different ways; you can post short or lengthy blog posts, post only pictures, create polls, ask questions and opinions, or share links!  It's also the most active place I've noticed (compared to facebook groups that I'm in that are scarcely updated).

Blogger: So if you're viewing this post right now~ I'm using Blogger~ It's a huge platform to write and share whatever you please!  So while you have a "profile" on Amino, here on Blogger you have an entire page for yourself.  This is important for Gals who want to share their Gyaru lifestyle! There's plenty of space for you to talk about your day to day experiences or share your recent coordinates, make, and gets.  It's also similar to Amino in the way you can follow certain accounts and create your own community.  Only major difference is your audience is waaay larger.  Just about anyone can view your content.

CLOTHES
[[preowned]]
• yahoo! japan auctions , Gyaru community sales (GCS) , Depop
Yahoo! Japan auctions: I spoke about this website before here (x).  In the link provided, I talk about the shopping service, Dejapan, and explained how to buy from Yahoo! Japan.  There are a few sites like this, a space to obtain Japanese brand secondhand.  Sellers post articles of clothing and miscellaneous items onto Yahoo! Japan auctions.  Since the sellers are located in Japan, it's most likely and more common to find Japanese brand clothing like Liz Lisa, Ank Rouge, Ma*rs, d.i.a, etc.  You bid on a postings for chances to win, just like eBay.

Gyaru community sales:  The only downside I see is that GCS isn't updated as frequently as yahoo! Japan auctions.

Depop:  As for Depop, I just know of gals that are selling their items from Depop.  So while Depop is not solely for buying secondhand Japanese brand, it is possible to find some.  Depop is an app and not an actual website you can purchase from.

[[new]]
• tokyo otaku mode , multipal store , kawaii gyaru , ageha gyaru , rakuten , taobao , eBay?
Tokyo Otaku Mode: (TOM) I've never used Tokyo otaku mode myself but I know that it's a well known shop for gaijin gaijin gals.  Now you can actually get alll kinds of things from TOM but there's an entire section for J-fashion.  You can find brands like Listen Flavor, Liz Lisa, Swankiss.  Emi has posted about ordering from TOM multiple times btw!

MultiPal store + Ageha gyaru shop:  These two websites are almost identical it seems.  However, I've yet to try multipal store or Ageha gyaru shop.  But I constantly see new releases from Multipal store; they carry alot of Liz Lisa and likewise brands but it is not the only style they carry.  Both ship internationally! Ageha gyaru shop can be found on depop, storenvy, and facebook.  If you'd like to see about shopping with AGS, Kieli has two reviews here and here!

Kawaii gyaru shop:  This website is actually very much like the previous two.  But I feel like I haven't seen many talking about Kawaii gyaru shop like they used to, but it is still up and running.  Many Gaijin Gals used to get sponsored by them and they seemed to be a huge plug for Liz Lisa items (especially older pieces).  Kieli has a review for KGS as well! (post link x)

Rakuten:  Rakuten is about the only place I've bought gyaru clothing from that wasn't preowned.  I ordered from DreamV of course lol  For those who don't know, Rakuten is constantly compared to ebay.  There are many sellers and shops on the website, and the range of items you can purchase are endless.  Although it's not solely for clothing, there are tons of shops that sell Gyaru suitable clothing.  (Fave shop: DreamV)

Taobao:  I talk about taobao way too much lol.  Taobao is similar to rakuten and ebay with its many sellers and shops.  Even though this is a Chinese website, you can definitely find Gyaru style clothing.  I've listed all my favorite shops in a previous post (here x).

eBay:  Something new to me, but Liz Lisa has an official eBay store? Thanks to Emi's informing blogpost, you can learn about shopping from here! (post link x) Emi graciously explains step by step about ordering from Tokyo Otaku Mode vs. eBay!  Hopefully once I gain more experience with ordering things, I can make helpful blog posts too~

CIRCLE LENS
• pinkicon , rakuten
Pinkicon:  Off the top of my head, I think I've purchased from Pinkicon 3 times.  They have a wider selection of 1 day lenses which is not super common for circle lens shops; majority carry 98% of yearly lenses.

Rakuten:  There are lots of lens shops on rakuten but there is only one I've purchased from, LOOOK shop.
There are plenty of circle lens websites out there like pinkyparadise, candylens, uniqso, eyecandys, honeycolor, lensvillage, and maplelens.

MAKEUP
• the cosme box
The Cosme Box:  A website where you can get all types of makeup and can shop brands like CandyDoll, Diamond Lash, Eyemazing, and Jewelove.
Most of the circle lens shops I listed above also sell Japanese brand makeup and lashes; as well as some rakuten shops and Tokyo Otaku Mode.
EDIT
(sweet, sweet) Kieli contributed some info to this post!
These are comments from her experience and familiarity
with these shops:
Otaku (TOM) is a bit pricier with their Jfashion (compared to MultiPal, Ageha / Kawaii gyaru shop) But there are usually a few coupons you can use!
Multipal sells out quick (so their items are limited quantity) but they have a lovely collection of Liz Lisa stuff! You can also find rare / older Liz Lisa items.
Kawaii Gyaru and Ageha Gyaru shop are actually more different than you think! Ageha tends to have a lot more for rokku, tsuyome and other similar styles. Kawaii Gyaru is more for sweet and himekaji style with a few in between of other styles.  They both have wonderful pieces and prices! And the owners are uber sweet! (that's a bonus hehe~)
I hope this post will be helpful to some!  It also benefits me to
write these types of posts because it allows me to gather all of
my links together in one place that is easy to locate.
Happy shopping!!!
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~ Love you! x Amiman ~

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this list! I must keep it for future references!
    I have used tokyo otaku mode, multipal store, kawaii gyaru, ageha gyaru and rakuten. Otaku is a bit pricier with their Jfashion but I think that's because they want to make a profit of what stuff they buy for the store. But there's usually a few coupons you can use! Multipal sells out quick Dx but they have a lovely collection of Liz Lisa stuff! And once in a while you can find really hard to find stuff like my princess boots ♥ Kawaii Gyaru and Ageha Gyaru actually more different than you think! Ageha tends to have a lot more for rokku, tsuyome and other similar styles. Kawaii Gyaru is more for sweet and himekaji style with a few in between of other styles. But I love both. They both have wonderful pieces and prices! And the owners are uber sweet! And of course we all know Rakuten. I live on the DreamV shop xD
    Kieli~♥
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    1. (✿☉。☉) Thank you for your input! I'll add this information into this post!! Seriously this is so helpful I could only comment on what I knew and what I gathered about the shops that I haven't purchased from myself.

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    2. You're so welcome, lovey! I'm glad I could help <3 And you should totally try to order some pieces from them! They're well worth it!♥

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