The "Hello Kitty" craze....

Discussion in 'Trend Spotting' started by sandra, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    Hello Kitty is a Japanese cartoony character. Afaik, it's just something to put on products.

    The way I understood it, the Japanese are crazy about cutesy cartoon characters, and they're used to push everything. Sort of.
     
  2. Plumour

    Plumour New Member

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    I totally hate it :ninja:
     
  3. Gobi

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    I love Hello Kitty and they have this huge store in Ginza (Tokyo) which is filled with all these cute pink products. They also sell lots of stuff you can't buy in Europe or US, collecting items that looks very Japanese :P
     
  4. crazyfordior

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    Hi I liked Hello Kitty when I was young...and I've still many stationery and so on, and I've bought a cute Tarina Tarantino Hello Kitty hair pin, but bags .......no, thanks, I prefer others
     
  5. tealady

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    I'm ready to say Goodbye Kitty! :innocent:
     
  6. strawberry daiquiri

    strawberry daiquiri seagreen serenades

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    She was one of my favourite cats in my early years but ive long since let her go. Still enjoy seeing her around, but I wouldn't want her with me if you catch my drift.
     
  7. HBoogie

    HBoogie Procrastinator.

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    My favorite Sanrio character is Baby Cinnamon:

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    I prefer San-X to Sanrio, though. They have really cool anthropomorphic food characters:

    Yogurt Kun...
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    Cheese Family...
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    Beer Chan...
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  8. strawberry daiquiri

    strawberry daiquiri seagreen serenades

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    :heart: Oh stop im too old
     
  9. lele

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    hate it and actually grown women wearing it and being into it creeps me out. i liked hello kitty ummm hello??? 20 years ago... i do think it is adorable for little girls just not women or even teens. my two cents...
     
  10. Spacemiu

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    There is an interview with the creator of Hello Kitty and Sanrio in Tokion magazine this month. :flower:
     
  11. TrailerCouture

    TrailerCouture New Member

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    i think its fine to carry a yummy smelling pen or two, maybe a little phonebook, but thats about it. There is something about the plasticy smell that drifts from the hellokitty store in the mall that makes you yearn to pop in. but i dont, i keep walking.
     
  12. pointup

    pointup living in the sprawl

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    i still like this jewelry!
     
  13. oceanharlot

    oceanharlot stories everywhere

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    two hundred bucks for a pendent with plastic flowers on it? I dont think so.
     
  14. Girl54

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    I grew up with Hello Kitty and the other characters when I was little...my parents raised me on it...
    But as an adult it is kind of nostolgic and that is about it. I have some stationary and a bandana that I wear when I am bumming around the house but that is about it...I think it is a little silly when grown women wear it....just my opinion.
     
  15. pinkmonkey

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    I love toys of any kind, and I grew up with Hello Kitty. I like the Tarantino jewellery, but I don't think I'd carry a bag, but I don't mind seeing others carry them. But I used to work in China and Taiwan a lot and it was totally normal to have a meeting with a high powered businessman and when he got his pens and notebook out to take notes they'd be Hello Kitty!
    Its completely accepted for adults to tout this stuff in The Orient.
     
  16. HBoogie

    HBoogie Procrastinator.

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    I think I've seen Cameron Diaz photographed wearing that pendant.

    Then again, Ms. Diaz isn't really known for her maturity. :wink:
     
  17. Boudoir Belle

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    i :heart: Hello Kitty! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: herrrrrrr!
     
  18. xclusive

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    ya..i think it's a fad..or mayb it'll turn into a trend we'll c..i saw paris hilton wearing lots of stuff with hello kitty. i think it's adorable..i want a sparkly necklace like that. i buy those pencils all the time lol
     
  19. Boudoir Belle

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    where can i get that cute toaster?
     
  20. crazyfordior

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    Hi you can get the toaster online to www.sanrio.com but only if u live in Usa....
     

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