Animal Crossing: New Horizons x gelato pique Clothing Collection Adds More Items

10.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Japanese luxury loungewear and sleepwear brand gelato pique is adding more items along with restocks of its popular collection in collaboration with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Orders opened in Japan on Thursday (February 4) and will run up until Valentine’s Day.

 

About the Collection

The collection is a collaboration with the Nintendo Switch™ title Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It captures the warm, cosy, laid-back life of the game in the form of comfortable loungewear so you can feel as soft and relaxed as the characters in the game.

 

Line-Up Excerpt (Pre-Tax Prices Listed)

Jacquard Pullover ¥5,800 | Men’s Jacquard Pullover ¥6,800

Left: Smoothie JQD Pullover & Short Pants ¥9,800 | Right: Men’s Smoothie JQD Pullover & Short Pants ¥11,800

Smoothie Jacquard Blanket | ¥5,800

Left: Room Shoes ¥3,400 / Men’s Room Shoes ¥3,600 | Right: Cushion ¥3,400

Due to current government guidelines in Japan in response to COVID-19, select stores are currently closed, and so part of this collection will also be made available online in Japan.

© 2020 Nintendo

“Nintendo Switch” is a trademark of Nintendo.

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    Japanese luxury loungewear and sleepwear brand gelato pique will open online orders for an additional stock of its Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection on December 22, 2020 at 12:00pm (JST).

     

    Original pre-orders for the collection will begin over on Gelato Pique’s official website on November 18. They will subsequently be released at the official Nintento TOKYO store as well as select Gelato Pique stores in Japan on January 13, 2021. Before that, they are also lining the shelves of a Gelato Pique pop-up store called “Gelato Pique Christmas Town” in Omotesando Hills which is running until December 25.

     

    ABOUT COLLECTION

    The collection is a collaboration with the Nintendo Switch™ title Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It captures the warm, cosy, laid-back life of the game in the form of comfortable loungewear so you can feel as soft and relaxed as the characters in the game.

     

    Line-Up (Excerpt)

    Jacquard Pullover ¥5,800

    A Timmy & Tommy knitted jacquard pullover with a simple yet design.

    [Colours: Brown/Cream/Grey] Hoodies ¥6,800 | Short Pants ¥4,200 | Set ¥11,000

    Become your favourite character with a cosy ear-topped hoodie and pants.

    Left: Fruit Pullover ¥5,400 | Fruit Long Pants ¥5,200

    Left: Character Pullover ¥5,400 | Character Long Pants ¥5,200

    Cut and sewn pyjamas with mini character designs and fruit patterns.

    Left: Blanket ¥5,800 | Right: Jacquard Blanket B ¥5,800

    Stay warm with these Timmy & Tommy blankets.

     

    Additional Stock Orders

    Additional stock orders will take place on gelato pique’s online store and USAGI ONLINE. It will run through a lottery system with random people being chosen. You will also need a Japanese address to receive the items.

     

    Running: December 22, 2020 at 12:00 (JST) – January 17, 2021 at 23:59 (JST)

    Product Delivery: January 23, 2021

    Stay cosy and warm this winter with the critters of Animal Crossing.

     

    © 2020 Nintendo

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    Collection Line-up (Excerpt)

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    gelato Bear Jacquard Pullover ¥5,800 (Before Tax) | gelato Bear Long Pants ¥4,200 (Before Tax) | gelato Bear Room Shoes ¥3,400 (Before Tax)

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    Strawberry Shortcake Crepe | ¥880 (Before Tax)

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    Animal Crossing: New Horizons Line-Up

    Timmy & Tommy knitted jacquard tops with a simple desig


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    Cut & Sewn Series: Character designs and fruit patterns


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    Left: Character Pullover ¥5,400 | CharacterLong Pants ¥5,200

     

    Warm Timmy & Tommy blanket


    Left: Blanket ¥5,800 | Right: Jacquard Blanket B ¥5,800 (Before Tax)

     

    Animal Crossing x Gelato Pique Special Book


    Pouch and tote bag comes with the book

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    SNOOPY meets GELATO PIQUE

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    *All listed prices are pre-tax

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    Pip Elekiban One Piece B (MO-11XP-HKB5-PQBQ)


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    Pip Magneloop Shirt C (MO-C12M-1561-N59T)

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    Pip Elekiban Tile (MO-80L5-K03Q-JKNQ)

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    ‘Smoothie Light’ Series


    Pullover: ¥5,400 / Striped Short Pants: ¥4,200 (Both Before Tax)

    gelato pique’s “Smoothie” series is its most popular during spring and summer for its soft, smooth, comfortable, and light material. The striped pants also have a summer vibe to them.

     

    ‘One Point Fresh’ Series

     


    T-Shirt: ¥4,200 / Short Pants: ¥4,200 / HOMME T-Shirt: ¥4,600 / HOMME Half Pants: ¥5,200 / Kids T-Shirt: ¥3,200 / Kids Short Pants: ¥3,200 / Baby Low Pants: ¥4,600 (All Before Tax)

    This series uses a soft and breathable kind of material to keep the wearer cool. The polar bear print also makes them look cute. There’s kids sizes too, so the whole family can dress up.

     

    Cotton Series


    Shirt: ¥6,000 / Short Pants: ¥4,400 / Dress: ¥8,000 (All Before Tax)

    The white cotton series is inspired by icebergs.

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