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New People - 10 AM Crowd

August 15, 2009 - New People Center, San Francisco, California


The doors weren't due to open for another two hours, but the first 250 tickets for entry to the New People Center were snatched up by 10:00 am.
A crowd of Lolitas gather in front of the New People Center at the J-Pop Summit 2009

A crowd of Lolitas gather in front of the New People Center

© Deb Aoki

Anticipation ran high for the opening of the New People Center in San Francisco's Japantown. Why? Because word got out that the first 50 customers to spend $200 or more at the new Baby the Stars Shine Bright boutique would get an invitation to an exclusive tea party with the designers of this world-famous Japanese cute couture label. Lolita fashionistas in the know lined up early to snatch up the first 250 tickets to enter the building and by 10:00 am all of the tickets were gone.

Other Japanese fashion purveyors also have shops in New People Center, including modern Goth wear by Black Peace Now, hyper-cute and colorful Harajuku fashions from 6% Doki Doki and traditional Japanese tabis with a twist by Kyoto-based Sou Sou.

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