6/27 Order placed
6/29 Order shipped from Japan
7/5 Order arrived (note: 7/4 would have been delivery date if not a federal holiday)
Corset tutu sukapan in white (161-4001-0)
コルセットチュチュスカート [TKL] [TOM]
with Liz Lisa gingham top, Liz Lisa pearl cherry necklace and Liz Lisa bow t-strap wedge sandals -
with Liz Lisa collared floral blouse and Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals -
with Liz Lisa sailor collar blouse, Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno rose drop cardigan and Liz Lisa (pom pom) pumps -
Corsage actress hat in white (161-9503-0)
コサージュ付女優帽 [TKL] [TOM]
during my trip, and this hat was also available in stores, but I felt like bringing back two hats would be difficult (without smashing one or the other) and...also I wasn't willing to pay full price for this one at the time. That being said, I didn't want to miss out on getting another hat completely and took this opportunity to purchase this one.
with Liz Lisa cherry margaret OP and Flag J sandals -
Why did I purchase from TOM versus TKL?
my original blog post about TOM, there are certainly situations in which it is (financially) more beneficial to order from trusted alternate vendors such as Tokyo Otaku Mode.
In this particular case, even though both the sukapan and the hat were on sale on TKL (original retail prices were 6480yen and 4968yen respectively), because I was able to get free international shipping with a minimum $80 purchase and I had a 15% off coupon + point vouchers to use, I easily came out ahead overall by ordering from TOM. Additionally, the hat was already sold out on TKL even before it reached that particular sale price, so if I wanted it, I really did have no other option but to order from another source. I was saving money while receiving the exact same product and services from TOM which made it an easy choice if I wanted the items.
Considering purchasing from TOM yourself?
Quick links: [My TOM link] [Get $5 off a minimum $60 purchase from TOM in April with the coupon code: EmiChan04] [TOM's Liz Lisa page] [My recommendations page] [My referral link for more discounts]