Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tartan Kitty

Sanrio will celebrate Hello Kitty's 35th birthday with British-themed designs

According to the popular Hello Kitty storyline, Hello Kitty lives in London with her twin sister Mimmy, parents, and grandparents. This year Sanrio will pay tribute to Hello Kitty's fictional home with a British inspired tartan design for her birthday line (Tokyo - AFP).

There will be a multitude of items available in this adorable line, including but definitely
not limited to: scarves, purses, stationary, stuffed dolls, etc. Sanrio plans for items to
cost between 315 yen and 18,900 yen, which is approximately $3.00 - $200.00.

Sanrio chose London as Hello Kitty's hometown as British influence was very strong and popular during the time when Hello Kitty first hit the seen in Japan (mid 1970s). During that time period, the Japanese greatly admired the English and British-influenced items were very popular. Hello Kitty goes back to her roots with the tartan line this September. Hello Kitty's birthday is actually November 1, but the line will debut in September.


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