Tokyo to China

Tokyo was awesome, although pretty hard to take in in only 2 days. I hoped to see more of those awesome “Harajuku girls” in costumes. You know, like in that Fruits magazine? The weather was pretty bad so maybe that was to blame? Anyway, the shopping in Harajuku was pretty amazing. Suuuuuuper expensive, but cute. It was weird though, it was like cheap looking American style clothing that cost $80 a t-shirt.
Something I didn’t expect though was the terrible shoes! We noticed that about 95% of all the girls had ill-fitting or just plain ugly shoes. It was so weird. They were either too big or too small. Plus, it seemed that nobody knew how to walk in heels. So funny. 
OMG! Get this- our first day we went to Starbucks and ran into two designers from Roxy that live in Huntington and totally know my hubby! Talk about small world, huh? So crazy.
Now I’m in China to really work. :( We’re in a new office and it’s like 5x bigger than the old one. Plus, no rats so far so thats good. Haha. 

Filed under: china · shoe design · shopping · tokyo · travel


  • v Jul.03.2008, 5:48 am

    hey there…

    you don’t actually know me (i’m an old hs classmates of kate brenner)…and ur on my myspace friends list…i check out ur site often…cuz i’m so jealous u make shoes for a living…

    just saw u were in my neck of the woods…TOKYO…saw ur blog post…YES!shoes here do not fit right…they hurt like a motherf*ck…and for people like me…who have “american” sized feet (i’m a 8.5)…it’s almost impossible to find shoes here….and not only that…even the ugly shoes here cost a grip…

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