Rilakkuma Chocolate & Coffee promotion in Hong Kong Mall

What a yummy surprise for summer! The mall ‘The One’ in Hong Kong just started a super cute Rilakkuma promotion. There are three Rilakkuma Chocolate & Coffee booths with very kawaii installations for taking pictures. You even have to stand in line if you want to get a nice photo with the huge plastic Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori eating chocolate and drinking coffee, because it’s so popular. The little exhibition really has lovely details like a huge cup of Rilakkuma coffee, Rilakkuma chocolates and so on. If you shop for over 300 HKD in the mall, you can play a funny Rilakkuma game and win a special gift, if you purchase items over 1200 HKD you even get a free Rilakkuma tote bag. Of course there is also a big merchandising booth in the mall where you can buy all kinds of Rilakkuma stuff. Lucky for all of you who don’t live in Hong Kong: You can get really a lot of Rilakkuma stuff in our shop too.

The entrance of the mall already shows that Rilakkuma is visiting

The entrance of the mall already shows that Rilakkuma is visiting

The major Rilakkuma booth with cute details and lots of chocolate

The major Rilakkuma booth with cute details and lots of chocolate

These super kawaii Rilakkuma chocolates are probably almost 50cm high

These super kawaii Rilakkuma chocolates are probably almost 50cm high

The very cute RIlakkuma coffee cup was one of the most popular photo motifs

The very cute Rilakkuma coffee cup was one of the most popular photo motifs

A really big Rilakkuma chocolate cookie jar

A really big Rilakkuma chocolate cookie jar

In this booth you can stand with Rilakkuma behind the counter of Rilakkuma Cafe

In this booth you can stand with Rilakkuma behind the counter of Rilakkuma Cafe

All the booths are designed in brown and pink of course, just like the real collection

All the booths are designed in brown and pink of course, just like the real collection

In the third booth you can relax with Rilakkuma at home on the sofa having hot chocolate

In the third booth you can relax with Rilakkuma at home on the sofa having hot chocolate

The exhibition are from above - even the floor has a Rilakkuma design

The exhibition from above – even the floor has a Rilakkuma design

There is a big merchandising booth with hundreds or Rilakkuma items to buy

There is a big merchandising booth with hundreds or Rilakkuma items to buy

The whole mall is in Rilakkuma mode - even the elevator doors

The whole mall is in Rilakkuma mode – even the elevator doors

Cute Rilakkuma Forest plush charms at 7-Eleven stores in Hong Kong

Awww, this is just adorable. The convenience store 7-Eleven in Hong Kong just started a new Rilakkuma promotion this week. Now the whole city is covered with gigantic Rilakkuma stickers and posters on all their shops. During the 7-Eleven x Rilakkuma Forest Collection campaign customers can get seven super cute plush charms with suckers by collecting stamps. For every purchase worth 20 HKD you receive one. Once you’ve collected 15 stamps you get a charm for free. If you can’t wait just add 12 HKD when you have 5 stamps and get one too. Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori have super kawaii forest designs, which all you Rilakkuma fans know already. There are toadstools, capes and squirrels involved. The charms look totally adorable and are pretty big. Which one do you like best? Unfortunately we couldn’t touch them yet to test their softness, as the 7-Eleven stores just display them in glass boxes. But we’re pretty sure they’re super soft and extremely squeezable.

Super kawaii 7-Eleven shop front with huge Rilakkuma stickers

Super kawaii 7-Eleven shop front with huge Rilakkuma stickers

Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori on a sticker flower meadow

Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori on a sticker flower meadow

Big pictures of the 7 plush charms of the 7-Eleven x Rilakkuma Forest Collection

Big pictures of the 7 plush charms of the 7-Eleven x Rilakkuma Forest Collection

Inside the stores you can take a look at all the charms - behind glass unfortunately

Inside the stores you can take a look at all the charms – behind glass unfortunately

One of the official photos for the Rilakkuma promotion

One of the official photos for the Rilakkuma promotion

4 Weeks until Easter

It’s time to act. Because everybody knows the situation: Suddenly it’s just a couple of days until the public holidays and all your gift buying and decoration preparation has to be done in an unpleasant hurry. As Easter is very popular for crafting and making things yourself, we advise you to start early. And by saying that we mean NOW. In our Easter category you find lots of things connected to spring and Easter which are suitable for crafting and decorating like fabrics, deco tapes and stationery items. But of course we also have some gift suggestions if you don’t want to craft yourself.

Some ideas for Easter presents:

1. Rilakkuma as bunny

We have a lot of Rilakkuma stationery items with the little bear and his friends dressed as bunnies. In fact we just added new products in that design. What a great gift for people who love Rilakkuma and kawaii things, but still want a connection to Easter.

Rilakkuma bear as bunny Notepad drawing book strawberry

Rilakkuma bear as bunny Notepad drawing book strawberry

2. Kiiroitori Chick

This holiday is Kiiroitori’s big moment, because chicks are a popular Easter symbol. So get a bright yellow Kiiroitori as a Easter present for your loves ones. We have several super cute Kiiroitori plush toys and cellphone accessories, but of also many Kiiroitori stationery items.

big Rilakkuma plush toy yellow chick Kiiroitori

big Rilakkuma plush toy yellow chick Kiiroitori

3. Bento Boxes

They are unique, useful and kawaii. A Bento Box may not have a direct connection to Easter, but is just a great present for every occassion. Because it’s so easy to give it the right touch: Just fill it with some eggs or chocolate bunnies.

yellow Rilakkuma bear Bento Box with brown bear face

yellow Rilakkuma bear Bento Box with brown bear face

4. Momiji Dolls

We just added the cute friendship dolls a couple of days ago to our shop anf think that they are a wonderful Easter present. They look very pretty and are a great decoration item. Each one has a little slot in which you can hide a paper card with a personal message for your friend. Aren’t Silly Billy and Poppet with their fresh amd fruity designs a unique gift idea and make you look forward to spring and summer?

Japanese momiji doll friendship doll Silly Billy

Japanese momiji doll friendship doll Silly Billy

5. Cooking accessories

Lots of chocolate, good food and Easter eggs – this holiday will be a joyful time for food lovers. So join in with your present. Make some delicious cake or chocolate for the holiday or even give the molds as a gift. Don’t you think that a cake or chocolate in the shape of Rilakkuma is a nice change from all the bunny sweets?

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone cake mold pan

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone cake mold pan

6. DIY Clay Sets

To give away presents which promote creativity are always a good idea. DIY Clay sets to make jewelry, charms or erasers are not very known outside of Japan and a fun present for everybody.

cute DIY eraser making kit Donuts from Japan

cute DIY eraser making kit Donuts from Japan

7. Cup Gift Sets

To give away a cup is too boring you think? Two reasons why these one are not: 1. Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, Mamegoma Seals and all the other San-X characters are just never boring. They are always lively and colourful. 2. The mugs come with a cute little towel with super cute designs consistent with the cup motif. A super kawaii combination.

Mamegoma baby seals cup with towel donuts

Mamegoma baby seals cup with towel donuts

San-X store modes4u: Nearly 1000 San-X products in our shop

We are still busy adding the products from our last San-X delivery to our shop. It was the largest shipping we ever got from the Japanese company and made us realize how much of their products we sell on modes4u.com. We are really proud that we offer almost 1000 San-X items. Currently we have more than 700 of their products in stock and order more and new things regularly. Last year our shop also became an official San-X retailer, which made us very happy.

San-X is one of the largest character oriented stationary and gift manufacturing companies in Japan and one of our biggest suppliers for cute stationery, bento boxes and accessories. The characters they developed belong to the most popular ones in our shop. Do you want to know which characters you can find in our little modes4u San-X store? Here are our Top 5:

1. Rilakkuma

We have nearly 500 items with the relaxed brown bear and his friends Korilakkuma (white bear) and Kiiroitori (yellow chick) in our shop and currently stock over 400. No other San-X character has such a strong presence on modes4u.com, and our customers love Rilakkuma. We mainly carry Rilakkuma products in our stationery section, but also in accessories and bento boxes. The Rilakkuma meets honey collection and the Rilakkuma Chocolate and Coffee collection are totally popular in our shop.

Rilakkuma Memo Pad with bears and chick by San-X Japan

Rilakkuma Memo Pad with bears and chick by San-X Japan

2. Kutusita Nyanko

By now we already carry 100 products with the cute little black cat wearing white socks on every paw. Around 80 items can currently be bought, especially in the form of stickers, pencils, erasers, deco tapes, plushies and cellphone accessoires. Kutusita Nyanko has many cute cat friends in different colours.

kawaii Kutusita Nyanko black cat mini Memo Pad

kawaii Kutusita Nyanko black cat mini Memo Pad

3. Sentimental Circus

More and more of our customers are in love with the cute Sentimental Circus crew. The 80 items we currently stock out of the 90 products displaying the cute abandoned toys have a very special aesthetic and just look adorable. 9 different characters belong to Sentimental Circus with rabbit Shappo being the main figure of the circus team. He is the circus director with the top-hat.

Sentimental Circus ring binder notebook aimals San-X

Sentimental Circus ring binder notebook aimals San-X

4. Mamegoma Seals

The cute baby seals have a huge Fan base, therefore most products we get are sold out super quickly. This is why we ‘only’ have around 35 of the 90 products in stock at the moment. The cute Mamegoma seals charm with a fun and positive attitude. Our customers love the stationery products such as folders, memo pads or stickers with the small swimmers.

Mamegoma A4 plastic file folder San-X cloverleaves

Mamegoma A4 plastic file folder San-X cloverleaves

5. Kireizukin racoon

Kireizukin is a little racoon that loves to clean and sew when he is wearing his colourful hood. All of the 25 products we carry with the little animal belong to our stationery section, but only half of them are currently available in the form of memo pads, folders, stickers or pencil cases.

cute mini Memo Pad Kireizukin racoon sewing machine

cute mini Memo Pad Kireizukin racoon sewing machine

Of course we also carry items with other San-X characters such as pink rabbit Chou-Fleur, cute dog Berry Puppy or platypus Kamonohashikamo. Which San-X character is your favourite?

Furry, soft and cute: new Rilakkuma and Kutusita Nyanko stuff

This is just the tip of the iceberg, but what a furry one! We started adding all the new San-X products from our last delivery to our shop and already purr in excitement. There will be so many things to come, but for the beginning we concentrated on the cutest plushies, wallets and cellphone accessories by Kutusita Nyanko and the Rilakkuma family. That means adorable cat paws, big bears and dressed up chicks. They all have one thing in common: They are SOFT. Really soft. We could spend the whole day just rubbing the different items against our cheeks. And when you see the big Rilakkuma plushie in that yellow sleeping bag, you just want to squeeze yourself into that sleeping bag too to cuddle all day long…. But don’t do it, it won’t work.

It doesn’t get much furrier than that, folks, so check out out latest San-X stuff.

kawaii Kutusita Nyanko black cat plush toy

kawaii Kutusita Nyanko black cat plush toy

grey Kutusita Nyanko cat paw plush pouch wallet

grey Kutusita Nyanko cat paw plush pouch wallet

fluffy Kutusita Nyanko pencil case pouch with cat paw

fluffy Kutusita Nyanko pencil case pouch with cat paw

kawaii Kutusita Nyanko grey cat plush cellphone charm

kawaii Kutusita Nyanko grey cat plush cellphone charm

big Rilakkuma plush toy brown bear in sleeping bag

big Rilakkuma plush toy brown bear in sleeping bag

Rilakkuma plush toy white bear Korrilakkuma

Rilakkuma plush toy white bear Korrilakkuma

Rilakkuma yellow chick Kiiroitori plush wallet pouch

Rilakkuma yellow chick Kiiroitori plush wallet pouch

Rilakkuma bear plush charm with apron coffee

Rilakkuma bear plush charm with apron coffee

Rilakkuma plush toy yellow chick Kiiroitori cupcake

Rilakkuma plush toy yellow chick Kiiroitori cupcake

Our favourite product of the week: Plush toys

So soft, so cute, so squeezable. We got quite a few new plush toys this week in our huge San-X delivery. We didn’t even find the time to add them all to our shop yet, but still they are our favourite product of the week. It was just so much fun to open the boxes filled with fluffy cuteness. We will be adding new plush toy from Rilakkuma, Korrilakuma, Kiiroitori, Kutusita Nyanko and more any day, so check our New products site to stay on top of things.

What’s new about the plushies? A lot of them are really big, like 30 centimeters and more. Until now we mainly ordered smaller ones that you can also use as charms for your bagpacks or phones. But we thought maybe you’d also like big squeezable plush toys, so we got a couple of different models. Time to start the hugging.

We got lots of new big plushies for our shop

We got lots of new big plushies for our shop

Re-Ment announces new Rilakkuma Re-Ments

Good Re-Ment news. During the Christmas days Re-Ment announced to release a new Rilakkuma set soon. There will be 6 super sweet Rilakkuma ice cream cones pens. Every pen will write in a different colour and they are all in different flavours and ‘toppings’. One even has a cute Kiiroitori chick as a topping. We like the vanilla pen with the cherry on top really a lot. Which one is your favourite? Re-Ment will release the new set in Japan on January 30th.

the new Rilakkuma Re-Ment set

the new Rilakkuma Re-Ment set

super cute ice cream pens that write in different colours

super cute ice cream pens that write in different colours

there are 6 different pens overall, just kawaii

there are 6 different pens overall, just kawaii

A Unique Christmas Gift Idea for Chaotic Guys

It happens so fast. You get a receipt here, a paper slip there – and suddenly you have this whole paper mess that you can’t control anymore. You know people who can’t dominate their paper chaos anymore? Support them with a useful Christmas present.

Our unique Christmas gift idea for chaotic guys: Folders

They might need a whole bunch of folders to cope with their paper mess, but fortunately there are really many different designs and colours to choose from. Folders with 3 pockets, folders with 5 pockets, single pocket folders, folders with cats, folders with skulls, folders with matryoshkas and so on. Create your own sets.

A4 plastic file folder 10-pocket green monster kawaii

A4 plastic file folder 10-pocket green monster kawaii

pink spotted A4 plastic file folder 5-pocket

pink spotted A4 plastic file folder 5-pocket

cute pink Hello Kitty A4 plastic file folder 5-pocket

cute pink Hello Kitty A4 plastic file folder 5-pocket

Chou-fleur rabbit with umbrella A4 plastic file folder

Chou-fleur rabbit with umbrella A4 plastic file folder

Kutusita Nyanko cat A4 plastic file folder rose note

Kutusita Nyanko cat A4 plastic file folder rose note

chick Kiiroitori with cookies A4 plastic file folder

chick Kiiroitori with cookies A4 plastic file folder

small pink matryoshka file folder 3-pockets

small pink matryoshka file folder 3-pockets

funny skull A4 plastic file folder stars

funny skull A4 plastic file folder stars

A Unique Christmas Gift Idea for Trendsetters

They know what’s hot, what’s new, what’s up to date. They are always looking for new and fun stuff. So what to give them as a present? We have a suggestion.

Our unique Christmas gift idea for trendsetters: squishies

Those little charms and accessories for cell phones or bags are just super hot and popular collector items. There are so many adorable Rilakkuma squishies, don’t you want them all? And what about those really tasty looking donut squishies? People will want to eat them. And they are so squeezable.

Rilakkuma bear bread squishy cellphone charm

Rilakkuma bear bread squishy cellphone charm

Kiiroitori chick bread squishy cellphone charm

Kiiroitori chick bread squishy cellphone charm

brown Rilakkuma bread squishy cellphone charm bear

brown Rilakkuma bread squishy cellphone charm bear

big green flower donut squishy charm with sprinkles

big green flower donut squishy charm with sprinkles

pink flower donut squishy charm with sprinkles

pink flower donut squishy charm with sprinkles

yellow bread bun squishy charm with sprinkles

yellow bread bun squishy charm with sprinkles

green flower donut squishy charm with sprinkles

green flower donut squishy charm with sprinkles

A Unique Christmas Gift Idea for Detail Guys

It’s the little things that count – that’s the credo of detail guys. They just pay attention to the tiniest things and nothing is neglected. So for Christmas you can show them that you cherish details too and give them something most people might forget about.

Our unique Christmas gift idea for detail guys: key covers

Key Covers? Why should you put a cover on your key, you might ask. But that’s exactly the point. Because you can! Detail guys will love the fact that you can even pep up such a simple everyday item such as your key, which most people might forget. There are many lovely key covers like cute matryoshkas or Chinese lucky cats. But also many well-known characters like Rilakkuma bears, Kiiroitori chick, Kamono Hashikamo duck or the chou-fleur rabbit.

cute pink matryoshka key cover charm

cute pink matryoshka key cover charm

Rilakkuma bear Chick key cover charm

Rilakkuma bear Chick key cover charm

Sentimental Circus bunny key cover charm

Sentimental Circus bunny key cover charm

white Lucky Cat key cover charm

white Lucky Cat key cover charm

yellow Kiiroitori chick key cover charm

yellow Kiiroitori chick key cover charm

Kamono Hashikamo platypus key cover charm

Kamono Hashikamo platypus key cover charm

Chou-Fleur pink bunny key cover charm

Chou-Fleur pink bunny key cover charm

pink Rilakkuma bear key cover charm

pink Rilakkuma bear key cover charm