Last month I had the opportunity to visit the Artbox shop in Covent Garden, which also currently has a pop-up shop within it of Tofu Cute products. If you’re not familiar with Artbox or Tofu Cute, they both specialise in a variety of cute, kawaii things including stationery, plushies, sweets, homeware and accessories of recognisable characters such as Hello Kitty, Pusheen, Snoopy, and also their own original designs.
I was very impressed with the selection available in the Covent Garden shop. Located on the corner of the street, it looks quite small from the outside but is impressively stocked. I spent a good hour in there, starting from the front and working my way back! The sticker selection alone spanned across five rotatable stands!
Alongside lots of stickers, I found myself buying a very pretty planner. The pages consist of some English but primarily Japanese segments to be filled in so I’m not sure how I’ll use it but it was too pretty to leave behind (ain’t that always the way…).
It’s tough to pick a favourite purchase from the shop, but aside from all the amazing stickers, the shop had a lot of amazing kawaii letter sets (I love letter sets). It was great being able to buy letter sets with Japanese characters on that I can’t find in other shops, such as Korilakkuma and Mamegoma, and they came in really cute packaging too!
If you love all things kawaii and cute and you can ever get down to London, you have to check out this shop – you won’t be disappointed by the range or quality of the products. If you don’t have access to Artbox or Tofu Cute shops, you can visit their websites and order their cute kawaii things instead! Links are below: