These release on 6/1
! Oh, oh - somebody's birthday! - actually TWO!
These are a great birthday present, huh?^^
Not only is ShellieMay finally getting an over-the-ears parka, but Duffy gets one in blue, too! Again, Team Duffy busts out with something I would have actually designed myself, I love these so much! I have wanted a blue hoodie with ears for Duffy, ever since the old yellow raincoat. And since it's part of the
Cannery Clothing Co. line, it's bound to be exceptionally well-made.
More good news that bears mentioning is the lower ￥7600 price point, which I hope is a sign of things to come. The shoes, parkas and headwear all seem to require just as much attention to detail and craftsmanship as the original 2011 Spring/Summer
(why was I only typing 3 C's before???)
, so it doesn't seem as if the shorter outfit length alone accounts for the +10~20% price drop. I could immediately see why the 2011 Autumn/Winter outfit was a little more expensive, but I can't understand why these are cheaper unless it's a strategy change. And I am definitely not complaining!^^
The shorts with the Hurricane Point Lighthouse detail are cute, and more contemporary than Duffy's previous swimwear one-piece, but I think the design of ShellieMay's would match the old one nicely, too. I
that the CCC outfits make the characters unmistakably not babies or toddlers
(...More on that after some translation catch-up!). I also think Shellie's, with the stripes will look really nice - and more dressed up - mixed with last year's Summer CCC jacket. These sets are really swappable, and I think this is finally the right price point at which I don't hesitate or debate at all about CCC quality. I really, REALLY hope prices stay here.