“Lizzie, where do you buy your gyaru brand clothes from?” “What shops do you buy from?” “Where did you get your MA*RS dress from?” Are the most frequently asked questions popping up on my instagram as well as my facebook page, so today I’ve put all of my favourite shops all in one place with the help of my QueenE gals & bestie Chewiee! So read on for more info on where, and how, to buy gyaru brand…
Before we begin however, I feel like I need to give you a lil’ bit of a warning especially if you are new to gyaru: gyaru is a (pretty much) dead fashion. Most of the brands we know and love don’t exist anymore, so it might be hard to find brand items. This is why I always recommend going for a certain aesthetic, e.g. “hibiscus skirt” to find things that could work with gyaru. I’d also recommend to do your research first and be specific about the brands and items you wanna invest in. Oh, and don’t ever scalp!!!!
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get onto the list! To make things easier, I have split this article into two sections: one where you can buy directly from the seller/store, and the other where you have to use a shopping service.
No Shopping Service Required
Depop, eBay + secondhand sites (aka vinted etc)
I feel like I’m stating the obvious here, but apps like Depop are becoming and more popular for selling secondhand brands items. I’ve bought a few Liz Lisa pieces there, and have even listed clothes there myself. And, of course, eBay is always a good start but there are other apps that are quite similar like Vinted.
Gyaru Sales on Facebook
This is my favourite place to buy from, and in fact 90% of my gyaru wardrobe comes from here. You don’t have to worry about things like shopping services and can buy directly from the individual, and people are usually honest about the condition the items they’re selling are in. This is where I buy most of my MA*RS items. I won’t link it as it’s a private group, but you can search for it when you log in on FB.
Although I’ve not personally bought from this website, I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and it’s incredibly easy to buy Liz Lisa items from. They ship internationally so no need to worry about getting a shopping service!
Another place that sells secondhand Liz Lisa, often in immaculate condition. I bought a Liz Lisa jumpsuit from here and it arrived really quickly and in perfect condition.
Technically not where I buy gyaru brand, but this is where I get all of my gyaru magazines including the latest EGG mook. No shopping service required, and you can purchase directly from their store. Easy peasy like lemon squeasy!
I have grown to love aliexpress. They don’t sell gyaru brand, but they are a goldmine for finding accessories and flashy false nails… And even lashes! Shipping does take an age but everything on there is super cheap. You might be able to find some pieces that look veeeeeery similar to gyaru brand. I just thought I’d include aliexpress because I use it a fair amount, despite them not selling gyaru brand lol.
Shopping Service Required
Buying Directly from the Brand Itself
Now you can buy directly from the brand stores themselves, but it’s obviously going to be a lot more expensive than buying it secondhand. You’re going to need to use a shopping service for this, though, which will add some more fees on top of your order.
This is by far one of the most popular sites to buy secondhand gyaru brand from, and one that a lot of my QueenE gals vouch for! It’s all in Japanese so I’d recommend loading it up in Google Chrome, and you’ll have to use a shopping service to purchase from there. Please note: that shopping services often take a small fee (service fee) and you’d have to pay for two lots of shipping – one to the service, and then to your place.
Ratuken – not to be confused with Global Ratuken – is a Japanese site which you do need a shopping service for (you can use japanshoppingservice for this as well). This Ratuken shop in particular, Black Queen, is great for those who are into oraora and tsuyome styles. Please note: Tenso is advertised a lot on there but it is a huge ripoff compared to other SS.
The key place to get replica gyaru brand for a fraction of the price, and where the material is often a lil’ bit better than the real deal. Again, you’d need to use a shopping service for this (I used to use Taobaospree but I don’t know if they’re active anymore) so Amber recommends Spreenow. Here’s a how-to guide on how to use their website.
And there we have it! These are all shops/websites that myself or my QueenE gals use on a regular basis to buy our gyaru clothes, so give me a shout if you need any help.