JapanLA – a kawaii store in the heart of Los Angeles

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JapanLA Store

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JapanLA is a cute pop culture shop located in Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.  The inspiration for their shop came from the ‘cute culture’ of LA and Japan.  This store sells many adorable items like – dolls, stationery, key chains, accessories, apparels, and more.  They also have their own brand called ‘JapanLA Clothing’.  The brand design features Kitty, Ice Cream, Toys, and many other kawaii prints.  JapanLA Clothing has collaborated with Hello Kitty (Sanrio), Rilakkuma, Tokidoki, and Crowded Teeth.

I visited JapanLA a couple of weeks ago while I was in the LA area.  When I got there, I was quite excited to see the shop since I’m a fan of their collaboration with Hello Kitty.

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Here’s some photos I took during my visit:

JapanLA Store

JapanLA Store

JapanLA Store

JapanLA Store

JapanLA Store

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Let me tell you, there’s so much Hello Kitty goodies around this shop – exclusives, limited, rare, and other cool selections.  The store had a wall just filled with Hello Kitty things plus a glittery pink large figurine.

They also had Studio Ghibli’s Totoro & Catbus, Mamegoma, Mouton, and many plush dolls.   As well as Choo Choo cat stationery sets.

The latest apparels are located at the back.  During my visit, I remembered they had the Sanrio Friends, Tokidoki Savannah, Melty Ice Cream, Rilakkuma Pancake, Kittens and Ice Cream, and Hello Kitty All the bows prints.  There was also a sale rack near the entrance of the store.

I tried on a couple of dresses, and I ended up purchasing the JapanLA x Hello Kitty dress for $35 (on sale), what a great deal.

Before visiting this store, I emailed JapanLA to and ask if I can take photos inside their store.  And they granted my request.  The shop staffs were so friendly and helpful.  Definitely a store I would visit again since all their items are just too cute!

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JapanLA Store

JapanLA Store

JapanLA Store

JapanLA Store

JapanLA Store

JapanLA Store

Hello Kitty Artworks area

JapanLA Store

More info:

– Website:  http://www.japanla.com

– Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/japanla

– Hours:  Monday – Friday 11:30 – 19:30, Saturday 11:00 – 20:00, Sunday 11:00 – 19:00

– Location:  7320 1/2 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, California 90046

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Published 15 August, 2014

Posted in Shopping in the USA, Shops and tagged ,

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