Yesterday was shopping in Akiba for otaku stuff, today was shopping in Shibuya for girly stuff. Lots and looots of awesome sales around the place. Especially in H&M! Surprisingly enough. Yes, I am in Japan, and I went and visited American stores. But I am justified, because the stuff inside is totally different, and the sales prices are way better than at home (which is a bit surprising, because the regular prices are SO MUCH o___o). I spent about as much as I did yesterday on figure stuff, just on clothes…despite the fact that this time I have a credit card to use. ^^; Dangerous grounds, leafy, dangerous grounds. I felt like that ditzy girl in shopaholic…
Me: Okay leaf, do you NEED this? Do you REALLY NEED this??
Girl: Oh and by the way, this is the last one.
To be fair on myself, I refused to buy anything which is remotely close to anything I can buy at home, or stuff which I can get cheaper at home, so yeah. As a result, ended up with stuff like 3 pairs of tights for $10, and a very Asian-looking coat (the one that was the last on the rack. $70 man!). So yeah, my opinion of Japanese prices is still “wow, expensive” but coupled with “wow, they have *really good* sales compared to at home ….
Having said that, I failed to find the one thing I really was looking for: a nice pair of walking shoes (that aren’t sneakers). All their shoes are either really, really nice heels or super punk/goth flats. So yeah. Kind of disappointing … Also, in the 109 rise, all the skirts - and I mean ALL - are like, butt-high. So the only skirts I even looked at were in Uniqlo and H&M. ^^;
Anyway, exciting experience! But not nearly as exciting as me finally getting my Sebastian nendoroid and my Drossel figma in Akiba! So I guess I’m still more of an otaku. :P