Monday, October 18, 2010

welcome to the land of magazines with freebies...

in japan, when you purchase most magazines, they often come with a little freebie! makes the newstands look ridiculously fulll because each magazine comes fat with multiple rubberbands / clingwraps around it!! i did a quick google and they call them "brand items" or furuko, just a little something, usually endorsed by named brand, that appeals to the group that the magazine is targeted at. so the fashion ones usually has make up pouches, lipsticks, mirrors. pet magazines with dog tags, pet cloths and the list goes on! :)

my cousin in london, ming, and i share an obsssion with cath kidston bags.. so this one was a must-buy!


comes with a super pretty catalogue (that makes you wanna buy buy buy!!), a large tote and a mini one that fits bentos for 1500 yen. awesome!!! i initially bought it for her but i think i'd have to keep it now!! too cute to pass!!

this month, im also loving a louboutin shoe bag that comes fah-reee with another jap fashion mag... like my giuseppe shoe pouches, it has a partition for the L & R side of the shoe! great for separating stilettos with fussy fabric like patent, suede or fancy blings! more people should make shoe bags like that!!

14 comments:

  1. Sigh, that's why I'm always running to Kinokuniya in SG to lay my hands on those mags! :(
    Too pretty to resist, aren't they! :O

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  2. you know there is this mag called Minnk?? its sold in Japan! if you have the chance, get it! Once its out, its sold out easily! its something that you will like, i am very sure!

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  3. aaah i was at kino today and saw the magazines and was totally drooling over them, but it's twice as expensive here in sg! might have to get u to buy me one hehe xx
    trish

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  4. ooooo i gotta check it out!!
    is it fashion?? :) or craft?

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  5. they are!!! :) and cos i can't read jap, sometimes i wonder if im buying for the freebie or for the content. so auntie.. *tsk*

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  6. its craft!! lots of pretty stuffs!

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  7. have to ride on this! minnk is super prettyyy!! i managed to get my hands on the issue 2, but issue 3 is out of stock or has not made its way into SG yet.. :(
    http://www.felissimo.co.jp/collection/v1/cfm/products_list700.cfm?wk=52716

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  8. oh gosh!! :)
    you ladies make me feel like i need to RUN out now to pick up a copy! :) thanks for the recommendation! i'll definitely look out for it this very afternoon!
    xx

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  9. i think japan is THE place for you and D to be in! keke =)
    juz something that caught my eyes: you wear your engagement ring on middle finger?

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  10. ahahaha.. yes and no (see next entry..) but in other non financial and spacial context, definitely awesome to be here! :)
    nope, the engagement ring is always on my ring finger.. but maybe you spotted it in another picture. i occasionally wear my other (fun) solitaire on my middle ringer on my R hand..

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  11. japan is really expensive city! i think worse than sg! =\
    ahhh i thought thats your hand on the cath's picture (2nd one in your this entry)! no?

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  12. its my left hand! :) you're thinking its my right, is it?

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  13. OMG YOU ARE RIGHT!! it looks suspiciously like your right hand for some reason!
    so sorry for the booboo hunz!

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  14. hahaha! :) no worries..
    you're too cute..

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