Anyway, here are the lucky packs/fukubukuro that Liz Lisa is offering for 2014! (images and info from http://ameblo.jp/lizlisa-official/)
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**Click HERE for my review of the 2014 Liz Lisa x My Melody fukubukuro I received!**
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**Click HERE for my 2014 Liz Lisa sample reveal post**
The LPs that are featured on VENT -
The big item this year is the Rich Vintage Rose Carry -
This trunk contains 9 items worth 60,000yen. I believe one of the items is a blanket. You should be able to create 3 coordinates with the items. The cost of this LP is 210000yen. I would estimate the shipping with Tenso (based on my similar trunk's weight last year) to be around 13800yen. Total it would be around $350. (Wtf this year's yen to USD rate is way better than last year.) If you count the trunk as an item, that comes out to $35/item for 10 items.I really like the floral pattern on the body of the trunk. The brown straps and accents match the Classical LPs. The design of this carry looks very similar to last year's pink one with the details on the corners, heart studs, and straps. And it still has the number combo lock on the side. The only difference I can see from the pictures from last year's trunk carry seems to be the handles and how they connect to the luggage. I wonder if they had issues with last year's trunk and decided to make that change for this one. I didn't have any issues with mine, but I haven't used it very much either :| I was really on the fence about ordering this because I'm incredibly curious about what's inside. However, I don't really need another luggage, and I although I like the floral, I personally don't like this pattern better than the one I already have because the one I have is pink :3
This item sold out on 12/4 but it restocked 2 days later! This didn't happen last year. I wonder if the contents of the first round of sales will be different than the second. I hope someone from tumblr ordered from the second round (I already know people ordered from the first), so we can compare!
Next is the Classical Ribbon Tote -
The design of this tote looks very similar to last year's white one. I don't own the white one, so I can't say for sure. Overall, this bag seems very practical. It would certainly look good stacked on the trunk above when traveling. I'm personally not a huge fan of the color so I don't have any plans to purchase this. Especially since I already have a tote this size.
The last bag in the Classical line is the Classical Ribbon Boston -
I like the design of this purse. It's a little plain (there's a bow but no frills or anything), but it also seems very practical because of the design and color. I like that there are three options to carry it - short handle, shoulder bag, backpack. I was highly considering ordering this LP because I already know I'm going to like 1/4 of the items (the bag). Also because I figure the OP and knit won't be extremely horrible. I think I'll wait for the release of the contents though. I like it, but I'm not dying for this.
The last option from VENT is the Classical SET -
This is a good choice if you know you want both. I don't know if there are any advantages of ordering the set versus ordering the tote and boston separately, but I know you're supposed to be able to create more coordinates because you have both.
The LPs that are only available in physical store locations -
The Rich Vintage Rose Carry in 109 limited color -
The Heartful Monogram Tote -
I like this monogram pattern on the tote better than the brown personally. It's less sophisticated, but to me, it's more fun. I don't need my tote bags to be taken seriously lol. I also like this pink color. I plan to order this from MaruQ if they offer it, especially if the price is the same.
The Heartful Monogram Boston -
While I quite enjoy this monogram pattern on the tote, I'm not personally not 100% fond of it on a purse. I would sport the print as a backpack, but not as an everyday purse. Again, the design of the bag is the same as the Classical Ribbon Boston. It's a 3-way purse (long strap/short strap/backpack). I do not think I will order this, but I am curious about the contents. I hope someone else orders it and shares pictures :)
The Liz Lisa x My Melody trunk carry -
this page and tell me if it says something I wasn't able to pick up with my limited Japanese and a translator.) I wonder if the contents will be the rejects of the Liz Lisa x My Melody sales... The cost of this trunk carry is different than the others. It's 26250yen. The blog page didn't seem to list if this was only available at specific shops, but if you're planning on using a shopping service, I would advise having them call ahead to the location they plan to visit to inquire about selling this specific trunk if you're interested in it. I do not believe MaruQ will offer this trunk.
Since I like pink (I think I mentioned that like 50x already wtf), I like this pattern the best of all the trunks. I'm not the hugest fan of My Melody, but I definitely don't hate her. When I first happened upon pictures of this LP, I didn't even realize it was a MM collab item until I read the description and looked closely at the pattern. Once you know she's there, it's hard to miss her though lol. I would like it a lot more if it was just pink floral, but I do like the Liz Lisa x My Melody collaboration items, so I guess I shouldn't complain. I really do wonder what makes this LP worth 5250 more than the other trunks - is it just the design on the outside, or are the items inside extra awesome (because they're collab items)? I have no idea, but I'm dying to know lol. Too bad I don't know anyone in Japan well enough to impose on them to stand in line for me to buy this!
new --> **Click HERE for my review of the Liz Lisa x My Melody fukubukuro I received!**
new --> **Click HERE for my 2014 Liz Lisa recap/actual photo reveals post**
**Click HERE for my 2014 Liz Lisa sample reveal post**
A quick note about MaruQ based on my experience last year (please see my analysis post for more info) - Although I didn't mention it in their blurbs, MaruQ is likely to offer both the Classical Ribbon Tote & Classical Ribbon Boston, so they will be an alternative for those who do not wish to order these particular items from VENT. While I feel like the price MaruQ offers is more than fair, waiting until March for my LP to arrive was quite torturous. You can see that when you break down the "per item" price, MaruQ seems to be the better option over VENT, but keep in mind that with VENT, you will get your item within the first two weeks of January (unless there are problems with customs), but if you order with MaruQ, you might not get it until March.