The Lolita Collective was created by a group of American Midwest-based designers in 2013 as a way to sell their hand-crafted items together at conventions. With time, the concept has expanded to include over 80 indie designers and clothing producers from all over the world. You can shop our collection of Lolita and Japanese street fashion style clothing and accessories here online or in person at an event near you.
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What is Lolita Fashion?
Lolita is a street fashion inspired by Victorian and Rococo era style. Originating from Japan, lolita fashion has spread worldwide and has many substyles: sweet, gothic, classic, and more. Our collection features items that can fit a range of styles so anyone can put together a unique look they love.
What is Japanese Street Fashion?
As with any place, there are many styles of street fashion in Japan. Some of these styles are extreme and avant-garde, while some are more tame. "Street Fashion" as a concept to be monitored was originally brought to importance by Fruits magazine. This magazine took snapshots of outfits and trends on Japanese streets. Though the styles have changed over the years, street fashion is still prominent in Tokyo today. Many different styles fit into the general "Japanese Street Fashion" category. The Lolita Collective focuses on lolita style but also includes otome, l'arme, and decora among others.
Where are you located?
Our company is based in Chicago, IL, USA where we keep a very small warehouse. However, shop with confidence! Many of our items ship out of this United States based location, although some of them ship directly from the vendor, whether that vendor is in Europe, the USA, or Asia. Through our years of experience we found that shipping directly from the vendor allows our artists to create garments in a variety of sizes, from petite to plus-size! It also allows our designers to keep costs low by being able to sell the inventory themselves as well as on our platform.
Can I shop from Lolita Collective in Person?
Check out our Events Page for information on what conventions we will be at next!
At this time we do not have an open storefront. We are hoping at some point to open a lolita fashion store in Chicago, but currently we haven't started the process! We do participate in Japanese fashion sales in Chicago and the Midwest. You might have seen our collections in fashion shows and anime conventions like Anime Central or Paradiso! We've been fortunate to show our designers collections and sell their pieces.