Ok, ok, so in my previous post I wrote that I wouldn’t get another fukubukuro after yesterday’s hit-and-miss fukubukuro from certain stores (YES I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU, WEGO). But most of the big chain, elite brand, high-street shops weren’t open until the 2nd of January so naturally I decided to go out again and see what these other stores have on sale.
And MY GOD, it was an experience. All I can say is….it was MADNESS!
Also, my other agenda of the day was to go to Book-Off at Shinsaibashi. Book-Off is a second-hand thrift store where I was going to try and sell the WEGO shite that I got from their fukubukuro.
Anyway, I woke up pretty early, about 8-ish and got ready and went to the train station with my big mahoosive bag of clothes to sell. It was really heavy and I was worried I’d struggle and boy did I struggle. I was trying to aim for 9.30am because that’s when the big shops were opening but for eff’s sake the train was LATE. Urhhh…. ok, so that was annoying. Because, you know, out of all the days it had to be TODAY.
I ended up getting into Osaka at 9.47am!! It was a mad dash to the department store Lucua 1100, where I wanted to check if the Starbucks had fukubukuro for salebecause apparently their fukubukuros are quite good, giving you like a shit-tonne of coffee and mugs which I really wanted but when I asked the girl at the counter she told me they were sold out nationwide. GRRRRR.
Already disappointed, I headed upstairs to the Disney Store where I got their fukubukuro for 3000 yen. WOOT!
There were huge sales but I really wasn’t keen on what they had. It wasn’t really cheaper…. things were cut down by 1000 yen maximum, but holy cow the amount of people so early in the morning was MADNESS.
After the Disney Store I headed to Daimaru which was quite closeby. Uhh, okay, so I made my first mistake here of not hitting the Daimaru first. Why? Because of the Pokemon Centre!!!!!!!!! By the time I got there (and gaddamn it’s on the 13th floor. The 13th!), there was another big queue and I tried to join but the staff there said they were no longer accepting anymore people into the queue because there’s not enough and that was all they could accommodate. WTF! And here I thought Black Friday in UK was bad (where people beat each other up for TVs and laptops).
But on another level, this felt even worse because I couldn’t get anything at all >_>
Then I saw this Kuroko no Basuke event upstairs where all the characters were dressed up as butlers and I was like OOOoooHHHHhh, neat. I went upstairs and surprise, surprise, another big queue that went round in circles and girls carrying their KnB ita-bags. I asked the guy what was going on and he ended up asking me if I had a ticket. I said no and asked if I could buy one and he told me everything was sold out and I had to try again tomorrow.
So being disappointed three times in a row in less than an hour…sigh…I headed off to Shinsaibashi to get rid of the WEGO stuff because by then my shoulder was about to break in half.
Shinsaibashi wasn’t as busy until later on. I managed to sell my WEGO stuff at Book-Off for 590 yen.
By the way, that ain’t enough to cover a McDonalds meal here.
They couldn’t even accept my Princess bag.
You know, this horrendous bag here >_>
But then I saw a Prada key holder and got that for 5000 yen so that made me a bit happier. I ended up walking around Shinsaibashi for a while and bought 3 more fukubukuros from stores called Earth, Music and Ecology, Honeys and also a store selling homestuff for half the price of WEGO and Ingni but again, it went crazy busy as tourists and locals began pouring in for the sales so I headed home to open up my fukubukuros.
Disney one first…
So cute! It’s a giant mickey face.
And here’s what was inside…
I got a mug! Wooooow! Although that Finding Dory plush is kind of scary. Still, WOW I WAS AMAZED BY HOW MUCH I GOT FROM THIS BAG. It was really worth it! *applause* Kudos to Disney for getting it right.
I opened the Earth, Music and Ecology fukubukuro one next. I hadn’t really heard of Earth, Music and Ecology before but their bag was pretty neat. They also had a 10800 yen fukubukuro but knowing my experience, the 10800 yen ones aren’t always the best. Instead I settled for the 5000 yen one. The bag was good quality @_@
It was really gooooooooooood!
I then opened Honeys. Honeys is a store with decent clothes for decent prices. I didn’t know they had a fukubukuro until I passed a store in Shinsaibashi. I got it for 5000 yen.
IT WAS ALSO VERY GOOD! I mean, I can WEAR THESE CLOTHES!!!
I opened the last one, the cushion store one. I paid 2000 yen for it and it was a HUGE bag. I AM SO DAMN HAPPY WITH THIS BAG.
It even says Happy Bag lol <3333
I got this big squidgy cushion!!! I also got slippers, a scarf and another squidgy plushie!!! SO HAPPY!!!
My experience with fukubukuros have improved, and surprisingly enough, the best fukubukuros were from underrated stores, whilst the popular, highly sought after ones were LAME! I don’t regret using that word, considering how disappointed I was in WEGO.
So yes, tips for fukubukuro…
- Don’t always pay for the 10800 yen one. It’s a bit of a rip off
- Don’t judge a fukubukuro by its cover (or you can, but it depends)
- GO TO THE POKEMON CENTRE FIRST IF YOU’RE A POKEMON FAN
- Some fukubukuros will sell out, so nab it when you get the chance!