Arundel isn’t too far from where I grew up – no, not Kichijoji, but a small historical town in Sussex. It’s all a bit twiddly twee, but I do love a good poke around the antique shops and the castle & cathedral are lovely. Forgive my nostalgia, but it’s always tickled me pink that a shop in fashionable Tokyo would name itself after Arundel; home of all the elderly people in the UK – I could also tell many stories from my sartorial youth about how as a somewhat fashion-forward teen my pink hair did not go down well…
Dragging myself back to the subject at hand – Arundel, located in both Tokyo and Osaka is a wonderful little zakka (miscellaneous is the best semi-translation I can come up with here!) shop that specialises in all things Alice and romantically cute. Mori girls, lolitas and dolly-kei fans: it’s definitely worth a visit!
Outside Arundel in Kichijoji, Tokyo
Beautiful floral jewellery from Malica – red has been a real trend this winter
Antique keys as loved by vintage fans, and retro cards too
Rabbits by Rosy Moon – the Mad Hatter is so cute!
Love the butterfly and cat jewellery above & below from OVCE! That cat’s face…
If you’re interested in the town of Arundel in the UK, here’s a special from Madame Figaro magazine:
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