A new brand packed with cuteness hits PLAZA stores across the country ー get ready for “Elway”!

12.December.2016 | FASHION

“PLAZA” is a general goods store with branches all over Japan. Now, PLAZA is selling a new brand of goods called “Elway”!

 

“Elway” is a fusion of the Japanese word “egao” which means “smile” and the English word “always”. Therefore, Elway products wish that the user has a smile on their face every single day! Famous illustrator Haruna Yamakawa was the editorial supervisor for the design of this band.

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Designs which are both cute and edgy ー Yamakawa has themed pouch and room accessories with the colours of her world ー you would want to take her products everywhere with you! Power up the kawaii levels inside your bag with a complete set of cute accessories! This lineup of goods is filled with Japanese pop culture-goodness, making the perfect souvenir gift for a foreign friend!

 

 

■Information

Elway

PLAZA official website: https://www.plazastyle.com/sp/

 

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    ■Information
    Hawaiian Diner
    Location: lounge O, Hilton Tokyo Bay Lobby Floor
    Running: July 6, 2018 – August 31, 2018 on Fridays, Weekends, Holidays and Obon (August 13-15):
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    Website: http://pr.kmcpr.co.jp/e/213552/plans-restaurants-4494/38pmx/113190817
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    増田セバスチャン 本 Sebastian Masuda

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    Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no ‘Kawaii’ no Mitsukekata explores what ‘self’ is and why Sebastian Masuda went on to start thinking about it.

     

    ■Information

    “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no ‘Kawaii’ no Mitsukekata” by Sebastian Masuda

    Japanese Title: 世界にひとつだけの「カワイイ」の見つけ方

    On Sale: June 11, 2018

    Price: ¥1,300 (+Tax)

    Book Details: https://www.sunmark.co.jp/detail.php?csid=3489-9

     

  • Let’s go to Fellisimo “YOU+MORE’s”limited-time-offer shops!

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    The small-goods brand Felissimo named “YOU+MORE!” will open limited-time-offer shops from May throughout Japan.

    YOU+MORE 期間限定ショップ

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    トイプードルポップコーン、ピジョンフリーゼポップコーン

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    YOU+MORE 期間限定ショップ2

    Let’s get their cute and humorous items!

     

    ■Information

    Let’s check the limited time offer shop of “YOU+MORE” via the official blog!
    URL:https://feli.jp/s/pr180423/1/

    Shop page
    URL:https://feli.jp/s/pr180423/2/

     

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