Red Pockets for Chinese New Years for all orders

The “Year of the Snake” will start in a couple of days, and as the time around Chinese New Year is a time full of traditions, we want to share one with you. Like in the last years every order will get a super cute “red pocket”, starting today. The little red envelopes are usually filled with money gifts for friends and relatives, ours will be filled with a little surprise. All the envelopes have super cute snake designs to welcome the “Year of the Snake”, and also contain lots of gold and red – very important colours for Chinese New Year.

We have 2,700 red pockets to give away, so if you want one, be sure to order in the next couple of days, as they will be gone fast.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Chinese New Year public holidays from February 11th to February 13th we can’t ship any orders, as all post offices are closed. From Thursday, February 14th, we will start shipping again.

A first glimpse at the kawaii red pockets we are giving away with each order for Chinese New Year

A first glimpse at the kawaii red pockets we are giving away with each order for Chinese New Year

Our Italian shop is online

Italian speaking people will love this. We launched the Italian version of our online shop modes4u.com. So now our shop is already available in five languages: English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. It took many months to translate all the products from our shop as we have many thousand. So we’re super proud that it’s finally done.

Feel free to write us your feedback when you browse through the Italian shop.

modes4u.com is now available in Italian

modes4u.com is now available in Italian

It took a long time to tanslate all our products, but now we are finally done

It took a long time to translate all our products, but now we are finally done

15% off all items in our Black Friday Sale 2012

We’re doing it again. For the third time already we’re having a Black Friday Sale. Today you’ll get 15% discount on EVERYTHING on modes4u.com (except shipping costs and items on sale) between 00.01 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST, New York) and 23.59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST, Los Angeles). Usually we just grant discounts on discontinued products, so this is really a huge opportunity.

Start into the Christmas shopping season and buy your favourite items, Christmas presents or our newest products. Today you’ll definitely make a bargain.

What’s important to mention: To get the 15% discount on the order, every customer has to provide the coupon code “BlackFriday2012″ during checkout.

Just today! Get a 15% discount on all things on modes4u.com

Just today! Get a 15% discount on all things on modes4u.com

 

 

modes4u.com now in Spanish

We’re becoming more and more international. A couple of days ago we released the Spanish version of our shop. So now you can already choose between the languages English, German, French and Spanish. We’re really happy and hope all our Spanish speaking customers will like it. Currently we’re also working on an Italian version of modes4u.com, but this will still take a while.

Check out the Spanish version of modes4u.com

Check out the Spanish version of modes4u.com

New shop categories on modes4u.com

We’re constantly getting new and exciting products, which sometimes don’t really fit into the categories we had in our shop so far. As we added lots of DIY items and many Bento accessories over the last months, we now reorganised our shop categories a bit. You’ll now find “Arts & Crafts” in the left-side navigation in our shop. This category contains all our non-stationery DIY products: all DIY sets for clay, erasers, bath salt and so on, the cool edible Popin’ Cookin’ candy sets and everything related to clay (molds, accessories, books and clay itself).

And as we have so many items in our Bento Boxes category, we also structured this a bit more. Now we have categories like Bentos, cutlery, accessories and mugs, so that you find easier what you’re looking for. We hope you like the new structure.

We added some new categories to our shop

We added some new categories to our shop

Christmas Shipping dates 2012 released

Not just we are preparing for Christmas, slowly everybody is getting into the spirit… or at least feels the urge to address organisational matters. Hong Kong Post just released the latest shipping dates for Christmas 2012. In the chart you see when your orders have to be mailed the latest so that they still arrive before Christmas Day.

Hong Kong Post stresses that the dates are provisional, they are worked out based on the requirements of overseas postal administrations. As the dates below are no guarantee and we really strongly recommend that you place your Christmas orders in our shop earlier than the dates shown below. Just imagine how relieving it would be if you had all your Christmas shopping done at the end of November already…


ASIA
Philippines 5.12.12 Vietnam 13.12.12
Indonesia 10.12.12 Singapore 10.12.12
Thailand 7.12.12 Malaysia 12.12.12
AMERICA
Argentina 8.12.12 USA 7.12.12
Brazil 11.12.12 Canada 4.12.12
Mexico 8.12.12
EUROPE
Austria 13.12.12 Malta 4.12.12
Belgium 14.12.12 Montenegro 15.12.12
Cyprus 11.12.12 Netherlands 11.12.12
Czech 8.12.12 Norway 13.12.12
Denmark 12.12.12 Poland 12.12.12
Estonia 8.12.12 Portugal 5.12.12
Finland 14.12.12 Romania 15.12.12
France 12.12.12 Russia 24.11.12
Germany 5.12.12 Serbia 12.12.12
Gibraltar 11.12.12 Slovakia 11.12.12
Greece 8.12.12 Spain 10.12.12
Hungary 15.12.12 Sweden 6.12.12
Iceland 7.12.12 Switzerland 13.12.12
Ireland 13.12.12 Turkey 8.12.12
Italy 12.12.12 United Kingdom 6.12.12
Latvia 7.12.12
Lithuania 12.12.12 other countries 13.12.12
OCEANIA
Australia 10.12.12 New Zealand 5.12.12

New character box on our website

We added a new feature to our shop that lots of you will like. From now on you find a box with pictures from the most popular characters on modes4u in the left sidebar on every page. When you click onto the icon you can see all the products with that character that we currently carry in our shop. Isn’t that super cool? See all our stuff with Rilakkuma, Little Red Riding Hood, Hello Kitty, Piggy Girl or My Melody and many more kawaii characters.

Looks adorable - our new character box on modes4u.com

Looks adorable – our new character box on modes4u.com

You'll find the character box on every page in our shop on the left side

You’ll find the character box on every page in our shop on the left side

New in our shop: Alexander Henry fabrics

You might have noticed some of the funky new designs in our fabric section already. We now carry Alexander Henry fabrics in our shop and love the new designs. Until now we mainly added Christmas fabrics, but many more will follow in the next weeks. One of our favourites already is the kawaii Kokeshi doll fabric that we ordered in different colours.

The textile design house Alexander Henry is situated in California, USA, and has been in the fabric business for more than 30 years. They make cutting-edge cotton prints and each pattern is still painted by hand. Their fabrics are made in Japan, so they really stand for high quality. They say themselves that their designs are inspired by art history, runway fashion and the culture at large, which we think really shows in their prints, e.g. their big pin-up series that’s clearly inspired by the 50s. How do you like them?

white Japanese Kokeshi doll fabric by Alexander Henry

white Japanese Kokeshi doll fabric by Alexander Henry

olive green Alexander Henry fabric with colourful mushrooms

olive green Alexander Henry fabric with colourful mushrooms

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

white Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

Cute Christmas bags with every order

If you have ordered from our shop before you know that we always wrap our products in cute plastic bags. This year we bought a lot of Christmas themed bags which we will be using for all orders in our shop from September on (while stock lasts). So you can get even more in the spirit of Christmas when opening your modes4u package. We have different bags in different sizes, but in general there are two main designs: A super kawaii Snowman & Santa Claus series and a very classy Christmas deer series. Which one do you like best?

Check out our kawaii Christmas bags - you'll get one with every order

Check out our kawaii Christmas bags – you’ll get one with every order

There is a very adorable Snowman & Santa Claus series

There is a very adorable Snowman & Santa Claus series

We also have a beautiful Christmas deer design

We also have a beautiful Christmas deer design

Check out our eerie kawaii Halloween shop design

modes4u.com is full of witches, ghosts, pumpkins, bats and black cats. A couple of days ago we launched our Halloween design to put you in the right mood for the upcoming spooky holiday on October 31st. We have to admit that the little figures are rather cute than scary, but we can’t help it, we’re just a kawaii shop. The three Halloween designs rotate randomly in our shop, so you might see a different header each time you refresh or change a page. Of course the header of this blog can’t stay behind, so we gave it a Halloween design as well.

Don’t forget to check out our Halloween category to have a look at all of our Halloween items. We’ll update the page regularly and add new items.

Super cute Halloween matryoshkas on design no. 1

Super cute Halloween matryoshkas on design no. 1

Black cats and pumpkins on design no. 2 - a classic

Black cats and pumpkins on design no. 2 - a classic

Trick or treat: little ghosts and candy

Trick or treat: little ghosts and candy

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