Long time no post. Now that January blues is over, let’s have a new post!
Made my last ever order to Closet Child last month. Closet Child is a physical shop as well as an online shop based in Japan that sells second-hand Japanese Lolita and Punk fashion brands. Their online shop made it simple for people based outside of Japan to get specific or rare items at reasonable and bargain prices. Please see the end of this post if you’re wondering why it’s my last order.
Here is what I got! I bought a few items to make the most of their service before the end! haha!
The second-hand market in the Western world of Lolita clothing is especially overpriced due to high shipping and customs costs in getting the brands from Japan to their country in the first place; this is factored into the reselling cost. Closet Child cuts this out, and you could order a clothing item and not pay an arm and a leg to get a hold of it in your hands. This was due to CC shipping to all countries all over the world as well as Japan, offering many different shipping options – from fast to slow; cheap to expensive. And the main amazing thing was that on the customs declaration CC would mark the items lower, beneath the starting price for charging customs in your country.
Unfortunately, Japanese customs laws have tightened recently, so Closet Child no longer mark down packages from 1st Feb. This means if I order something in the future I will get a high customs cost slapped on my package as it enters this country. I can’t afford this and I don’t agree on the need for it on second-hand clothing, sooo, there we have it. My last Closet Child order. I’ve been using their service for years, so it is a sad farewell.