A New Member of Strapya World Appears~!

So it looks like that someone new has joined the Strapya Staff! His name is Pierre Lin and in celebration of his arrival, Strapya World is introducing a sale! Whoo hoo!

You can get 20% off your next purchase (of course if your order is the minimum of 5,000 JPY). Not only that, because they’re so excited for the new arrival on their staff, this sale is going go from August 29, 2012 to September 02, 2012.

However, you can also get a an extra 10% discount if you answer the following quiz:

01. Where does Pierre come from?
02. What is his favorite sport?
03. When is his birthday?
04. What is his pet peeve?

Maybe you can pick up some hints here on the main page (especially if you watch the video)! If you do get it the code is valid until September 30th, 2012! Feel free to e-mail your questions to word@strapya.com. So what can you do with such a deal? Why, check out these items:

There’s these cute Hello Kitty plushies with leopard print on them! Here’s what they have for right now: Sanrio Hello Kitty Leopard Plush Doll (White/Small), Sanrio Hello Kitty Leopard Plush Doll (White/Medium), Sanrio Hello Kitty Leopard Plush Doll (Pink/Small), Sanrio Hello Kitty Leopard Plush Doll (Black/Small).

These are pretty cute! They certainly go with the trend that leopard print is trending in Japan now, for sure! Maybe the Gyarus there can carry them whenever they’re wearing their pink or regular leopard prints.

This cute set actually comes in full and with the entire figures (which is why the price is so high!). They’re obviously fake but ugh, I would so have these covering my desk, dresser, and even coffee table! Of course, I’d probably keep the cakes in my room just as helpful device to keep my cravings in check!

And there’s even a personal opinion from Marimo!:

Have you ever dreamed to visit Rilakkuma Cafe or Cake Shop? At this dreamy place, you will find Rilakkuma everywhere. The Rilakkuma Cake Shop Petite Figure may realize your dream! Get these petite cakes featuring Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, and Kiiroitori!

One day, you will be mine!

Okay, these are really freaking cool! These are LED covers for the iPhone 4/4S that flashes whenever you get a call or a message. That’s… really neat, actually. I can imagine it’ll drain your batteries further though.

But can you imagine being out with your friends at night and then your phone rings? Instead of just music playing and you trying to find it, you can pick it up easier with the flashing light calling to you! That’s just so neat! Here are the designs it comes in:

LED Flashing Case for iPhone 4S/4 (UFO) (sold out), LED Flashing Case for iPhone 4S/4 (T-shirt), LED Flashing Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Slot Machine) (sold out), LED Flashing Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Skull) (sold out), & LED Flashing Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Guitar).

Honestly, if I didn’t have my heart set on a Rilakkuma phone cover and if the Skull one wasn’t sold out, I’d be extremely tempted to get one of these. But alas. I hope they can restock soon! These are really neat!

I’m going to try balance it out more and talk about both the Samsung Galaxy S III and iPhone covers at the same amount of times. Like since I already talked about a set of iPhone covers, I’m going about a set of Samsung Galaxy S III covers.

Anyway, these are super cute! Now you can dress up your Galaxy S III with a little kimono! Here are the designs:

KIMONO Samsung Galaxy S III Case (Tsubaki), KIMONO Samsung Galaxy S III Case (Takara), KIMONO Samsung Galaxy S III Case (Sakura/Purple) KIMONO Samsung Galaxy S III Case (Itomaki/Black), & KIMONO Samsung Galaxy S III Case (Hanahoshi/Sparkly Gold).

And that’s it! I hope you enjoy that sale! Welcome to the staff, Pierre!

Also, one more thing: I’m probably not going to do Strapya Weekly until Monday or Tuesday because I’ll hopefully be hanging out with my friends at Saboten. ^^

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Strapya Weekly: A Couple Days Overdue But…

Well, sadly, it’s almost the end of summer. Hopefully, you’ll rack up enough grades to earn yourself a place at the top of your classes! And on top of that, my deepest apologies for being a couple of days late! I’ve gotten sick again and I had to take a few days to recover. I’m feeling a bit better now, if you’re wondering, so back to the usual!

In this edition of Strapya Weekly, we’re gonna look at some secret sales, a Facebook page sale, and as well as some cute stuff for the weekly iPhone cover as well as some Samsung Galaxy SIII covers.

New designer Okada Momo has been quite busy! First she’s designed a line of Pokemon toys that was released earlier this month and now these phone covers: Sanrio Characters x Momo Okada Character Jacket for iPhone 4S/4 (Hello Kitty), Sanrio Characters x Momo Okada Character Jacket for iPhone 4S/4 (My Melody), Sanrio Characters x Momo Okada Character Jacket for iPhone 4S/4 (Pompompurin), and Sanrio Characters x Momo Okada Character Jacket for iPhone 4S/4 (Cinnamoroll).

If anything, I would love to get the Pompompurin and Cinnamoroll ones! I actually really like the designs on here. They’re very creative and I tried to look up more information about the artist on Google and Tumblr but that’s about it. That’s sort of sad… I would love see what she offered to sell especially as an independent artist. As you can tell, I whole heartily support the independent artists!

And speaking of independent artists:

This was made by Craig & Karl who collaborated with PopnGo to create these three covers: Craig & Karl x PopnGo Collaborated Case for Samsung Galaxy SIII (Mosaic), Craig & Karl x PopnGo Collaborated Case for Samsung Galaxy SIII (Peace Sign), & Craig & Karl x PopnGo Collaborated Case for Samsung Galaxy SIII (Puzzle).

But if you recognized the art, but not the name, that’s okay! Strapya has you covered:

Who are “Craig & Karl”?

Craig lives in New York and Karl lives in London, yet they manage to collaborate daily to create amazing illustration and installation.

They’ve exhibited across the world for the clients such as Google, Nike, Apple, MTV, New York Times, etc.

You WILL recognize their work once you see it!! Their works are everywhere.

Now this hot duo collaborates with PopnGo, the world-wide phone case maker on GALAXY S3 LTE Case.

Pop and colorful Crag & Karl illustrations on the super light & durable polycarbonate case.

Express your personality AND protect your phone from scratches and smudges 🙂

Sweet! But never fear! There’s always some cute accessories to go with your smartphone if you don’t have either the Samsung or the iPhone:

This isn’t just an earphone jack cleaner but it’s also decoration for it! Here’s all the ribbons they have available: Ribbon Clean Earphone Jack Mascot (Heart/Green), Ribbon Clean Earphone Jack Mascot (Polka Dot/Black), Ribbon Clean Earphone Jack Mascot (Polka Dot/Colorful), Ribbon Clean Earphone Jack Mascot (Polka Dot/Pink), Ribbon Clean Earphone Jack Mascot (Star/Blue), & Ribbon Clean Earphone Jack Mascot (Stripe/Navy Blue).

I don’t think these would appeal to me since I always have something in my ear jack (whether it’s to make my phone calls hand free or if I’m just jamming to music) anyway and maybe it’s because I’d prefer those bows on my head. Hmm. What do you think? Would you get yourselves something like this?

Now, I’m not even sure if I’m allowed to even talk about this sale but… I think it’s a little unfair to keep these sales to myself, right? Especially since I’m constantly broke!

Like what it says on the banner, you can save up to 50% off of select items! Let me help you out and link you to the items! (Please note that they’ve already taken the percentage off their original price!):

Save 10% on: Famous Characters Fluffy Key Chain Pouch with Carabiner (Rilakkuma), Sanrio Hello Kitty Sakura Cherry Blossom Netsuke Cell Phone Charm (Navy Blue), Sanrio Hello Kitty Yokoso Japan Kimono Jewelry Sticker (Face), & Sanrio Hello Kitty Yokoso Japan Kimono Jewelry Sticker (Umbrella)

Save 15% on: Sanrio Hello Kitty x Amonnlisa TPU Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Face), Sanrio Hello Kitty Hibiscus Plush Doll Keychain (Blue x Pink) [this is so cute, oh my goodness], Sanrio Hello Kitty 70’s Classic Series Plush Doll Keycharm (Apple), Sanrio Hello Kitty 70’s Classic Series Plush Doll Keycharm (Phone), Sanrio Hello Kitty 70’s Classic Series Plush Doll Keycharm (Candy), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Plush Doll Ball Chain (Hello Kitty),  Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Plush Doll Ball Chain (Chopper), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Fluffy Plush Doll Cell Phone Charm (Hello Kitty), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Fluffy Plush Doll Cell Phone Charm (Chopper), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Chopper Phone Pouch with Carabiner (Hello Kitty), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Chopper Phone Pouch with Carabiner (Chopper), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Fluffy Face Ball Chain (Hello Kitty), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Fluffy Face Ball Chain (Chopper), Hello Kitty x One Piece Plush Doll Reel Pouch Pass Case (Hello Kitty), Hello Kitty x One Piece Plush Doll Reel Pouch Pass Case (Chopper), & Sanrio Hello Kitty x Monster Hunter Plush Doll Ball Chain (Meraru).

Save 20% on: Sanrio Hello Kitty iDress Jewelry Deco Sticker Set for iPhone 4S/4 (I Love KT), Sanrio Hello Kitty iDress Jewelry Deco Sticker Set for iPhone 4S/4 (Pink x Purple), Sanrio Hello Kitty iDress Jewelry Deco Sticker Set for iPhone 4S/4 (White), San-X Rilakkuma Ribbon Custom Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Brown), San-X Rilakkuma Ribbon Custom Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Yellow), San-X Rilakkuma Ribbon Custom Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Pink), San-X Rilakkuma Candy Music + Apli Earphone Jack Accessory, San-X Korilakkuma Candy Music + Apli Earphone Jack Accessory, San-X Rilakkuma Sweets Series Metal Charm Cell Phone Strap (Rilakkuma/Ribbon), San-X Rilakkuma Sweets Series Metal Charm Cell Phone Strap (Korilakkuma/Ribbon), San-X Rilakkuma Sweets Series Metal Charm Cell Phone Strap (Rilakkuma/Face), San-X Rilakkuma Sweets Series Metal Charm Cell Phone Strap (Korilakkuma/Face), Sanrio Hello Kitty Rainbow Cell Phone Strap, Sanrio Hello Kitty x Monster Hunter Airou Cell Phone Charm (Ariou Pointing), San-X Rilakkuma Chocolate and Coffee Series Figure Mascot Ball Chain (Rilakkuma), Sanrio Hello Kitty 2012 Tatsudoshi New Year Limited Dragon Plush Doll, Sanrio Hello Kitty Korea Limited Earphone Jack Accessory (Carrot), Sanrio Hello Kitty Korea Limited Earphone Jack Accessory Traditional Koren Dress (Blue), Sanrio Hello Kitty Korea Limited Edition Earphone Jack Accessory (Apple), Sanrio Hello Kitty Korea Limited Earphone Jack Accessory (Green Tea), Sanrio Hello Kitty Korea Limited Earphone Jack Accessory (Crab), Sanrio Hello Kitty Korea Limited Earphone Jack Accessory (Mandarin Orange), Sanrio Hello Kitty Korea Limited Earphone Jack Accessory (Fish), Sanrio Hello Kitty Korea Limited Earphone Jack Accessory (Squid), Sanrio Hello Kitty Korea Limited Earphone Jack Accessory (Pot), Sanrio Hello Kitty x Monster Hunter Airou Cleaner Cell Phone Strap (Hello Kitty), Sanrio Hello Kitty x Monster Hunter Airou Cleaner Cell Phone Strap (Airou), San-X Rilakkuma Petite Pouch Cell Phone Charm (Korilakkuma), San-X Rilakkuma Petite Pouch Cell Phone Charm (Kiiroitori), San-X Characters Fluffy Plush Doll Cell Phone Pouch (Korilakkuma), Sanrio Hello Kitty x Mojimoji Azarashizu Plush Doll Ball Chain (Kitty/Pink), Sanrio Hello Kitty x Mojimoji Azarashizu Cell Phone Strap (Seal/ White), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Carabiner Pouch for Smartphone (White), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Carabiner Pouch for Smartphone (Pink), Sanrio Hello Kitty Cookie Jewelry Bag Charm, & San-X Rilakkuma Static Electricity Eliminator Ball Chain (Kiiroitori).

Save 25% on: Sanrio Hello Kitty Character Cover for iPhone 4S/4 with Ears (Vivid Pink), Sanrio Hello Kitty Character Cover for iPhone 4S/4 with Ears (Black), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Plush Pouch (Hello Kitty), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Plush Pouch (Chopper),
Sanrio Character Soft TPU Jacket for iPhone 4 (Hello Kitty/Bear)
, Sanrio Character Soft TPU Jacket for iPhone 4 (Hello Kitty/Ribbon), Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Charapin Earphone Jack Accessory (Hello Kitty), Sanrio Hello Kitty Character TPU Cover for iPhone 4S/4 with Ears (Black), Sanrio Hello Kitty Character TPU Cover for iPhone 4S/4 with Ears (White), Sanrio Hello Kitty Character TPU Cover for iPhone 4S/4 with Ears (Pink), & Sanrio Hello Kitty x One Piece Charapin Earphone Jack Accessory (Chopper).

Save 30% on: Sanrio Hello Kitty Solar Charge eco for iPhone/iPod, San-X Rilakkuma Solar Charge eco for iPhone/iPod (Korilakkuma), San-X Rilakkuma Candy Music (Rilakkuma), San-X Rilakkuma Candy Music (Korilakkuma), Sanrio Hello Kitty Sakura Cherry Blossom Plush Doll Ball Chain (Navy Blue), Sanrio Hello Kitty Sakura Cherry Blossom Plush Doll Ball Chain (Pink), & Sanrio Hello Kitty Sakura Cherry Blossom Plush Doll M Size (Navy Blue)

Save 35% on: Sanrio Hello Kitty iDress iPhone 4S/4 Cover (White Apple) & Sanrio Hello Kitty iDress iPhone 4S/4 Cover (Pink Donuts)

Save 50% on: Sanrio Hello Kitty 3D Silicone Cover with Ears for iPhone 4S/4 (White), Sanrio Hello Kitty 3D Silicone Cover with Ears for iPhone 4S/4 (Red), Sanrio Hello Kitty 3D Silicone Cover with Ears for iPhone 4S/4 (Black), Sanrio Hello Kitty Chocolate Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Chocolate), Sanrio Hello Kitty Chocolate Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Strawberry Chocolate), Sanrio Hello Kitty 3D Silicone Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Red) & finally Sanrio Hello Kitty 3D Silicone Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (White)

But remember: You didn’t hear it from me or this blog. Shhh…

But wait! This is a breaking news bulletin!:

ODAWARA, Kanagawa – On August 20th, 2012, Strapya World officially announced their plan to have a huge sale once they reach 22,000 fans on their Facebook fan page. Although the code will not be announced until they have 22,000 fans, they have announced that the discount code will be worth 22% off on orders over 4,000 yen. The sale will go on for 1 week after the code gets announced.

“Be sure to tell your friends to join the fan page so we can get the sale started asap, ” said Kosuke Fujii, the manager of the International Sales Department of StrapyaNext Co., Ltd. “It will be huge just like any of the previous sales we have had related with our Facebook fan page,” he said.

For now, the current Strapya World fans must attempt to increase the fan base of the Strapya World fan page in order for them to receive the discount. “Our Facebook fans are aware of all of the updates and events we post on Facebook. I think they might know more about Strapya World than I do since I have been running the new site as of late,” said James A. Sweatman, the operation leader of their new site, Genius Cell. “I still do all of the customer support for Strapya World and I get a lot of questions related with Strapya World’s Facebook page. I am hoping the Genius Cell fan page will be just as big in the near future,” he added.

Strapya World has made it clear of their intention of offering more exclusive discount coupons and promotions for their fans on Facebook. It is a great time to become a part of the Strapya World fan page on Facebook.

Wow!! What a way to save even more! I’d suggest to get more savings from just liking a Facebook page, I’d suggest to keep liking the Strapya fanpage!

Have a great weekend and try to study hard!

Quick Look-Through: Trinity Styles

After through so much browsing on Tumblr, I found this one called Trinity Styles. According to their About Us page:

Trinity Styles has been an on-line fashion boutique since 2009. Based in Vancouver, BC, we provide our customers with the latest trends at appealing prices.

Ranging from Korean, Japanese and European styles, you can find unique styles and escape from retail sameness.

At Trinity Styles, you may shop with confidence as all product photos are actual photos. We strive to relieve the worry of receiving products drastically different from the photo.

To see what our customers say about our products, take a look at our reviews.

Alright.

When I first get on the page, I see a little slide show going on with what they’re offering if you like their Facebook, what’s on sale, what’s on clearance, and what they just received! Above that are the navigation links: Home, New, Tops, Bottoms, Dresses, Accessories, Clearance, Reviews, & Giveaways.

At the top right corner, there’s a few more things. There’s a contact page, the aforementioned About Us, Live Chat, as well as a link to view your cart and a search bar. There’s a link to the facebook page to like them.

The page is covered with new items as well. The ones that grab my attention are these: CH*NEL 1:1 SOFT CARDIGAN and Starry Stud Jeans.

And at the very bottom left, there’s more navigation. There’s a link that takes you back to the top, the About Us page again, Privacy Policies, Search, Shipping FAQs, Returns and Exchanges, as well as a way to sign up for the Newsletter. I applied but after you put in your email, it just takes you back to the main page. Okay then!

On the bottom right, there’s a couple of icons for their Facebook page and their Twitter.

Apparently, all the pricing is in CAD which is short for the Canadian Dollar. After a quick look on my trusty converter, and it’s pretty much the same, more or less, in USD.

Ohh boy. Anyway, because of all the sub-categories, I’m just going to go by with whatever’s on top!

News: When I first look on this page, I noticed that there’s a lot of urban-inspired accessories and outfits, which honestly, gets my attention considering what I want in my style.

I won’t point out any specifics since I’m probably going to see them in the other pages/categories. Although I do want to know there are about 8 pages worth of new items. Interesting…

There’s also a Filter on the top for when you’re looking for a specific brand or accessory. That’s convenient.

Tops: There’s a mixture of cardigans and outerwear in this category, although there are plenty of tops to go around!

The ones that grab my attention are: Print back tied tee, Dazzlin Tiger Pastel Tee, Sailor Tie Cotton Tee, & Soft Modal Print Tee.

Let’s talk about the items’ pages. Since these are the actual photos of the merchandise, it seems that some of the clothes/accessories are on the models or part of an outfit they had posed for the camera. That’s awesome! Even better yet, if there are multiple pictures, there’s a script that allows you to just go to the next one with ease!

Unfortunately, the clothes only come in a certain size. You might be lucky to find something that’s categorized as large, medium, or small and you’ll probably need to know your measurements in centimeters.

However, it does give you an option between one or the other if it comes in different colors. That’s a plus though! Another plus is while the prices are expensive, it does let you know how they handle the shipping for that particular item. Although, I think it depends if you’re in Canada, the United States, or International. I think this is the time to check out the Shipping FAQs!

Now, on the bottom there’s a series of pictures and links where you can browse more in that particular category if you’re looking just for that. If you hover your mouse over that, you can move the mouse wheel (if you have one) up and down, and it’d move left and right.

That’s actually a neat little feature there!

Bottoms: There’s not a lot of bottoms here but let me babble for a little bit.

When I was browsing Sada‘s blog about trends, she mentioned how expensive they were. Thankfully, she still managed to get some. I’ve always wondered where people get their tattoo tights whenever I’d reblog a picture of a girl with some on Tumblr.

And with that, I’m thankful to find out that this place sells them here! As well as a pair of shorts I’d like: Tattoo Stockings, Vertical Striped Tights & Starry Stud Jeans.

Too bad that they only have a size small, other wise, I’d save up for the large!

But back to the tattoo tights. Oh my goodness, there’s a lot of different styles you can choose from! Including, the Tsubasa Style Bunny one. LKJFDklajklsjdfls That’s it. Once I get a job, I’m just buying these. I just… I need them. Period. Nope, you can’t talk me out of it!

Dresses: Hmm. There’s a lot of very modest dresses in this category but it’s not particularly my style.

Of course that’s not to say there’s some things I do like! Such as: Dazzlin Pastel Rainbow Dress, Snidel Floral Embroidery Dress, & especially the Snidel Love Print Dress!

Accessories: Now this one is going to have all kinds of things mixed in here (like earrings, necklaces, phone charms, bags, etc) and there are about 4 pages worth of items to look through unless I picked out a certain category.

Hmmm. I really like the: ASOS Spike Necklace, CH*NEL Heart Dangle Earrings, Floral Chiffon Earphone Plug (Rose Pink), Large Spike Headband, Marc Jacobs Daisy Style Locket Necklace, & YSL inspired spikey zircon necklace.

It seems to me that they have accessories not just for one style but maybe multiple ones. That’s a good idea, to be honest, because that’ll definitely expand your market for sure.

Man, I’m so in love with the accessories that they have and for me, that’s a big thing. I love accessories! Granted, the tops, bottoms, and dresses may not get much attention from me if you have a good accessory section, I’m all over it!

And this place has it. Especially if you include the Accessories Lucky Bag?:

For $9.99 you will receive 2 pieces of accessories at random.

For $14.99 you will receive 3-5 pieces of accessories at random.

Accessories will be styles both currently available in store and old styles from previous seasons.

Augh, just shut up and take my imaginary money!

Clearance: Hmm. Something you’d expect from the bargain bin that I haven’t already mentioned.

Although there is this Lucky Bag as well that I guess I didn’t notice before:

For $20.00 .. you will receive 2-4 pieces of clothing + 2 accessories

Clothing will range from t-shirts, sweaters to leggings and coats.

Accessories may include hello kitty frames and other items that are currently available for purchase in store.

Limited quantities available so order quickly!

As if the Accessories Lucky Bag wasn’t tempting already, they had to throw this at me! Gah! Right in my wallet!

Navigation The navigation is simple enough. Everything has sub categories, if needed, and everything seems to be pretty well-organized as well as a simple filter system (by tagged name, I’m assuming). All the links are clear as day and all over the place (in a not so cluttered way).

Site Mechanics The site is easy to navigate and all the scripts to be working just fine! No complaints here!

Products Not gonna lie, when I read they have European inspired as well as Japanese and Korean clothing, I was ready to critique it. I was ready to be hard on this site but this proved me wrong: they actually have a decent combination with all three and even including name brand items with no-name brand items. Or if they are brand names, I didn’t know. Either way, what stood out most to me are the accessories. To me, the accessories are everything because they help you stand out more and for sure, this store has the accessories I would definetly want for Urban-Chan!
Prices Well, they are expensive. Period. But then I realize that these are name brand items and they’re also imported. This shop is based in Canada so being south of them, these are prices I would find in an everyday boutique shop in the nice mall. I wish they could be cheaper, obviously, but for whatever they have – they seem pretty good for what it’s worth!
Overall 10/10 – The prices are what almost docked it a point but what made me think about is the fact there’s Chanel stuff on there. So, there you go. Everything else is wonderful! There’s a good amount of diversity of style as well as different things in general. Like the cardigans and the outwear. Or the dresses and the romps. Or the tights and the shorts. There seems to be something for everyone which is what most stores need to maintain revenue!
Would I Buy From Them? Yes! I would! In fact, I think once I get my first paycheck (once I get a job), I’ll… uhh… take a quick visit… There’s no way I can resist those tattoo tights for long!
Store http://www.trinitystyles.net/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/trinitystyles
Twitter http://twitter.com/trinityxblythe

So if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to add some things to my wishlist…