Continuing on from the long day of shopping! See Part 1 first if you've yet to read that for other shops.
After completing my first large bit of shopping, I was headed to the next shop on my list when I passed by this small Gothic Punk shop. The red skirt on the mannequin caught my attention, so I decided to check it out!
|Small shop, First Label|
|@taiwan_teddy and @angelyo_sei|
A bit further down the road, I again simply happened upon another shop. I'd never heard of it before, but the mannequins at street level had some aristocratic Gothic fashions, so I decided to check it out.
|It is on the second floor|
They carry Gothic, Aristocratic, and Fetish fashions. It seems everything is handmade as there was a sewing machine in the shop with a partially-finished article of clothing. I tried on a couple items, but the prices are incredibly high and I had not budgeted for it. So sadly, I was unable to buy anything, but they are very well-made inside and out, and very unique pieces. I wish I'd gotten a photo of me trying on a delightful PVC trench-coattail type of jacket (available online here)!
I'd certainly like to go back and buy something when I've got the money next time.
After those two detours, I headed towards BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT, and passed by Closet Child instead!
|Their logo is the second from the bottom|
|Right at the entrance|
|Close the the back is the Punk and Gothic section|
|JSK with Alice print|
Right next to Closet Child you can easily find two second-hand shops: Maiden Clothing and Pure Sound. I believe they are actually both the same company (Maiden Clothing) but I only went to Pure Sound, which is on the second floor. The stairwell is decorated with visual-kei posters, so it's fairly easy to spot!
Pure Sound sells Gothic, Lolita, Punk, visual-kei fashions as well as CDs. I did not check the music collection at all as I have no interest, but if you are into music as well as fashions, Pure Sound is a great shop to visit!
|Some of the Lolita section of Pure Sound|
|I managed to knock over this entire rack of bags as well~|
The bag I got is a three-way bag (handheld, shoulder strap, and rucksack style) and was very affordable at 1,500JPY
|A much-used bag, but I really like it and it's very roomy!|
Continuing on, I passed by the Chrome Hearts store. If you are a fan of silver jewelry, this is definitely worth a visit! It's laid out like a church or museum! Very gorgeous inside.
On the way, I passed by Jane Marple, which is popular with Lolitas but I am personally not a fan so I did not visit.
Right by that is this sweeties shop. The rose ice cream is popular online I think, but I did not have any free hands to hold an ice cream so I had to pass it up.
Finally, I arrived at my favorite Brand shop, BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT! It was not nearly as difficult to find as I'd feared. Though they are located in B1, it is visible from the street.
It took me forever to decide between this colorway and the Pink x Offwhite one! I think the print pops more on this one though.
That was all I could visit in one day here. Next time , I'll share the shops in Kyoto that I visited!