Do you love shopping for Korean Lolita brands and other Lolita goodies and live here in Korea or plan on visiting? Well you are in luck! Aside from the occasional tea party meetups that are held here, the Korean Lolita community also organizes a biannual market to buy local brands, handmade goods, used items, and even Japanese brands! The event is called “Lolita Day” and finally after missing the last two events I managed to find out about the latest one so I could attend and share the experience with everyone ♥ Oh yeah~ and shop a little too ^^
I apologize for the quality of the photos in this post! The event was held in a darling cafe~ however it was very dark with large windows that had blinding light coming through while the event was going on! (*_*) I did my best to edit them the best I could~ so sorry if they seem a bit washed out or dark. blargh not a camera person lol!
To attend Lolita Day you had to pay about 10,000 won (I believe, I can’t remember the exact price but it was not too bad) which was to help reimburse for the space they rented, fair enough! Korea has many indie designers, so at these events you can usually expect anything from 5-15 brands selling accessories, dresses, pre-orders, etc!
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The “Lolita Day” market has been going on in Korea since 2007 and this event was the 15th held!
I went with my lovely friend Eura who I met at my first lolita teaparty! She was so adorable as usual ^^
yay~ Shopping time!
If you have a lot of used Lolita goodies you can also buy a table and sell them used, most of the prices seemed extremely fair! Most of the used items at this Lolita Day appeared to be off-brand, but super cute! I was so tempted to buy that pretty strawberry bag!
Super cute Easter Bunny skirt!
This event was had a very special seller that came all the way from Japan thanks to the hard work of the girls organizing the event~ Baby the Stars Shine Bright!! They had a very nice table set up with a range of products~
Plenty of blouses and accessories from BTSSB!
Always dressed so cute!! I love her shirt with the red berret~ actually, it seems that little french berrets are very popular right now with the Korean Lolitas (unless I missed a theme or something) because almost EVERYONE had one one! Funny enough, I was looking to buy one as well to wear for this lol!
another table of adorable handmade bows ♥
Sora and Co running the Baroque table~ elegant as always!
One of the larger indie Korean Lolita brands at this event was “Baroque” who I am way past due to feature! They had some dresses from other collections up for sale, pre-orders, and samples of the newest collection! It was key and bunny themed, adorable!
Baroque Lolita Brand’s Designer Mana! She had cute dumpling hair buns today ^^
New Baroque Lolita hats for sale! The puffy goodie was a special item, ah it is so cute!! I found out later she is giving it as a gift if you buy dresses as a bulk order with friends ^^ jealous!
The new fabric prints are of a very good quality and the colors are soft, but still very playful!
Miss Sora also had some special items on sale from Japan like these super precious hats by Poppemonica!
Eura immediately bought the Kitty one! GOOD CHOICE!!
I have to say, Korean Lolitas are so unique and creative! I always love everyone’s outfits!!
Look at all the fun details ♥ I also love how she worked the rose print into this outfit!
Look at all the beads woven through her hair, adorable!
Elegant and sweet!
So beautiful ♥ I really love the darker styles as well!
Pink! She has so much pretty lace on and her camera was awesome *_* ah pentax!
adorable accessories~ Korean Lolita’s always have plenty of them!
Yes, a proper smile!
I did not realize till someone mentioned it to me, but a man sitting quietly in the corner was Baby the Stars Shine Bright owner Akinori Isobe!! He came from Japan for the sale because Lolita Day was selling his brand as a special event ♥ He was very kind to talk to~ haha we are both foreigners at this event, huh?^^ hehe I wish I could study Japanese more. Anyway, I apologized for not wearing my Baby the Stars Shine Bright dress that day even though I wanted to be photographed with him lol! ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
This girl looked like a doll herself, but also had a doll with her ^^
Mysterious Beauties ♥
Ah so much color and cuteness!
isn’t her hat adorable?
I also got to meet some very sweet people that read my blog! TEDDY HAT!
Everyone was so sweet!!
Also blog reader Kelly/ Konpeito was adorable and came up to me with this cute gift! *emotionally moved* thank you! Also TINY paper crane! I am flattered to meet anyone that enjoys my blog (although I am a little awkward hehe) please do not hesitate to say hello if you see me around! ♥
Elle’s Lolita Day Mini Haul
So what did I buy? Well my friend Eura bought so many cute things for very fair prices, but I gained a bit of weight recently (ack… time for diet adventures) so I avoided buying any dresses at this time. I did get some extremely cute accessories though, hard to resist!
I nabbed this really cute clip/pin combo bow from Korean brand Seiren! It is a nice big size so I want to use it to pin to my cream-colored winter jackets this year ♥
I also bought this beautiful necklace from Baroque
as well as a pink berret with ribbon and a cute tiny star charm! I gave in to all the berret peer pressure lol!
I’m still not sure if it suits me or not~ my hair lays so flat haha.
and finally, since BTSSB was at the show I had to nab SOMETHING! Got this really pretty acrylic pin of a lollipop for just 13,000 won ♥ Got to find a jacket or something to attach it to!
INFO ON LOLITA DAY MARKET EVENT IN KOREA
“Lolita Day” is a shopping market event held about twice a year, the frequency and dates vary though. The best way to keep up with what Lolita events are going on is to be a member of the Naver cafe they run, but it is all in Korean and requires an id and such so it is a bit troublesome to access some things. Thankfully, this year they have made a facebook page which should make things a LOT easier if it is maintained!! Fingers crossed ^^
Have you been to a Korean Lolita market before? Which outfit was your favorite? Planning on going to a future event? Comment below!!