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Capsule Luc

By Galaxxxy Rakuten 

The stylish city backpack Capsule Luc* (¥9,975Prices are approximate only and subject to change.
White Rabbit Express service fee and other costs not included.
) by Shibuya-based fashion label Galaxxxy can be best appreciated by someone who is familiar with the gachapon culture–or anyone who loves collecting tiny trinkets.

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Gachapons are vending machines usually located in front of supermarkets that contain a series of small toys, costing anywhere from ¥100-¥500. Initially marketed towards children, they’ve now become a fixture in Japanese pop culture. Many companies have come to utilize gachapons as marketing tools, releasing limited editions of popular anime, manga or video game characters in multi-coloured, semi-transparent plastic spheres. Japanese toy companies Bandai and Tomy are behind this popular collecting craze.

The capsule luc is an excellent accessory to carry around your cherished Studio Ghibli Keitai straps, the painfully assembled Naruto key chains or the incredibly random and seemingly pointless series of “rare vegetables”.

Of course the use of the baubles on the capsule luc is not limited to Japanese bric-à-brac. At the very least you can keep your small items like mints or your chapstick organized and in reach, instead of having to rummage through the bottom of your bag.

Specifications:
Size: approximately 37cm x 27cm
Material: leatherette

*The name luc is derived from the German word “Rucksack” for backpack and is pronounced ryu-kku sakku.

(Please note that the items within the depicted capsule luc are not included!)

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Contributed by Rene

Rene is a writer and trend researcher. Born to Japanese parents in Vienna, Austria, she studied fashion and industrial design in Vienna, working as a make-up assistant (where she learnt to decode the complex world of primers, foundations and powders) and briefly as a stylist. After a year under the scorching sun in rural Thailand, Rene finally arrived in Tokyo and spent seven years writing for design magazines and researching trends in youth culture and design. She is White Rabbit's expert on Japanese beauty goods, fashion, and design products.

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