part 2
jfashionshopper
Next up these are related to reservations!

Mandarin

Simplified

Mandarin

Traditional

Pronunciation

English

定金

定金

ding jin

Deposit

预约

預約

yu yue

Reservation

预定

預定

yu ding

Reservation

尾款

尾款

wei kuan

Item is ready for collection. Please pay the remainder. (the cost of item minus the deposit)

限定

限定

xian ding

Only limited pieces available

限制

限制

xian zhi

Only limited pieces available

无限

無限

wu xian

No limit to the no. of pieces available

现货

現貨

xian huo

Readily in stock, no pre-order required

工期

工期

gong qi

production time

发货

發貨

fa huo

to ship things out (to ship out manufactured items to buyers)

截止

截止

jie zhi

end

zuo

yesterday

jin

today

ming

tomorrow

zao

“morning” or “early”

wan

night or “late”

傍晚

傍晚

bang wan

evening

zhou

week

周末

週末

zhou mo

weekend

月初

月初

yue chu

first few days of a month

月中

月中

yue zhong

middle of month

月底

月底

yue di

end of the month

月尾

月尾

yue wei

end of the month

xun

refers to a period of ten days



When the item is put up for reservation, a listing will appear. Here is an example: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?&id=20019414367

A reservation page usually has “ding jin” or “yu yue” in the title. It will state the deposit amount required for you to participate in the reservation.

When the reserved pieces are ready for collection, another listing will appear. Here is an example: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35383040960

A post-reservation page usually has “wei kuan” in the title. If you did not participate in the reservation, nothing will happen if you purchase the wei kuan listing. The seller will reject your money and refund it to your SS. Also, your SS is expected to collect your purchase by a certain deadline. Otherwise, the seller assumes you backed out and your reserved pieces will be sold as “xian huo.”

How to tell the date in Chinese

The number (that is this year)

(indicates that the number before it is the year)

The number that is the month

Month, or “Moon”

The number that is the date

Date, or “Day”

2013

10

15

The above literally translates to “2013th Year 10th Month 15th Day”

Which is 15th October 2013 in the Gregorian calendar.

Try and apply the clues above to find out what this sentence is saying!

尾款會在13年10月15日左右開出

You don’t understand chinese. “尾款” means “please pay the remainder”. There is a date given in the sentence. It says “13th year, 10th month, 15th day.” You can deduce, “please pay the remainder” on “2013 October 15th.”

This is what google translate will give you:

Balance due will be out in about 13 years on October 15

This is how I will translate the full sentence:

Items will be ready for collection around 15 October 2013.


Actually this was all copy-paste'd over from the g-doc. Hahaha. I'm very happy that the tables can be copied without turning into spaghettigibberish.

You can read the rest of the guide here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A0o7bR-WwICp15vmbMKd_nf4KAgWudcroxN2-rYRSp8/pub


Taobao Lolita Guide/Tutorial/Information/Handbook
jfashionshopper
Hello everybody! I run a tumblr that posts updates and translations from indie brands on Taobao. Usually I come to LJ to share some interesting finds but today I'm posting this guide I wrote on taobao for lolitas.



DISCLAIMER
I am not affiliated with any taobao brand, shopping service, or business entity. This post is not an advertisement for any product. To my understanding, none of the items are replicas. If they turn out to be replicas please let me know so I can remove them Also, I do not buy down all the items that I post. I only post/translate what I find interesting. You should do your own research before buying from individual shops.



The full guide was done in Google Docs and I...I don't want to transfer the entire thing into LJ. ( ;´Д`)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A0o7bR-WwICp15vmbMKd_nf4KAgWudcroxN2-rYRSp8/pub
Everything is indexed and I covered the following:

Part 1 - The Basics
Part 2 - Shopping Services Explained
2a. Shopping Process
2b. List of Shopping Services
2c. Shopping Services with Controversy or Problems OR Re-sellers
Please check the shopping services guide, they constantly update information there
Part 3 – Price Breakdown
3a. Anatomy of a Taobao Item
3b. Other Fees
3c. International Shipping
Part 4 – What a Lolita Should Know
4a. General FYI
4b. Measurements lost in translation
4c. How reservations work
4d. Identifying replicas
4e. Taobao alternatives
Part 5 – SS Alternatives
Part 6 – Helpful links and misc

Unless a kind samaritan wishes to transfer the entire guide into html/livejournal....but...I won't do it, sorry! D= All updates, changes and additions will be done through the google doc...I get it that this doesn't pick up well on search engines but g-docs is just convenient.



I've come to realise that a lot of taobao shops operate on a pre-order basis.
Sometimes, their items are readily in stock, and other times, you have to pay a deposit to secure a reservation.
The reserved pieces would be mailed to your shopping service 3weeks to a few months after you place a reservation.
Also, some shops embed all their information in pictures! Some people suggest ocr apps like this, but from personal experience the results are mostly gibberish...what happens when you run gibberish through google translate? Spaghetti gibberish!! (▼皿▼#)

All these translations can be found in the g-doc guide, but I'll put it here to stuff this post with a bit more content.

For measurements, in Chinese:

Mandarin

Simplified

Mandarin

Traditional

Pronunciation

English

尺寸

尺寸

chi cun

measurements

尺码

尺碼

chi ma

sizing

chang

Length

kuan

Width

wei

Circumference

gao

Height

qian

Front

hou

Back

平铺

平鋪

ping pu

Average

适合

適合

shi he

Suitable for (...)

参考

參考

can kao

Refer to (...)

松紧

鬆緊

song jin

Elastic

拉伸

拉伸

la shen

Elastic

jian

Shoulder

xiong

Chest

yao

Waist

tun

Hips

jing

Neck

bo

Neck

xiu

Sleeve

qun

Dress/Skirt


I hope this is sufficient for item descriptions with measurements printed into pictures! I have no idea why they do that...! Isn't it more time consuming to create the item listing if you raster the text =X


about questions and messages
jfashionshopper
hello!
i am happy if you like my blog, and if you want me to ask any taobao shop(s) any questions - about custom sizing, release dates, etc, i can try to help you =)

however, i do not log in to livejournal! i do it once every few months!

please relay your messages to my tumblr. i will respond, whether you "follow" me or not =)
i know that tumblr's messaging system isn't very good and messages sometimes don't go through. it is okay to re-send if i didn't reply!
you can send an ask, but i realise that submissions are less likely to disappear.

so, please don't message me on livejournal! i won't see it in time ;-;

Taobao Indie-Brand Eyecandy Post
jfashionshopper
Hello everybody! I run a tumblr that posts updates and translations from indie brands on Taobao, today I want to share some interesting finds for the past month \(^▽^*)



DISCLAIMER
I am not affiliated with any taobao brand, shopping service, or business entity. This post is not an advertisement for
any product.
To my understanding, none of the items are replicas. If they turn out to be replicas please let me know
so I can remove them
Also, I do not buy down all the items that I post. I only post/translate what I find interesting. You
should do your own research before buying from individual shops.


If you ever feel like you're using an SS solely because you can't seem to find the original item link, you are welcome to
submit it to
my tumblr, and I will try my best to find it for you A few other regular readers also help, sometime they find
these
items more successfully than I do =) Then you can decide which SS you prefer using




HELPFUL TERMS

預訂/预订: I am a reservation page. This item is open to pre-orders.
定金: Literally “deposit amount."
余款/餘款: Participants of a reservation make their final payment, items are ready to ship
现货: Ready stock available
There is no actual term for salopettes in Mandarin, when translated, it's the same as Jumperskirt. "背带裙“







Chess Story - Le jardin de versailles pre-orders
Onepiece / JSK / Skirt / Blouse
[More info]
Reservations begun on 14 July, but it still seems like you can place an order!
Hot-iron on print, printed on satin finish fabric.
Onepiece dress comes with a detachable over-skirt, a shawl and a brooch.
Jumperskirt comes with a fixed, non-removable overskirt onll
The corset skirt does not come with anything else.







Infanta
Pinstripe Sailor OP 258RMB


Summer Sailor Lolita Sailor’s Ropes OP (inferior version)
[More info about inferior version]"Unfortunately the suppliers handed over fabric in two different shades of pink, and this was sent to the production line, the mistake was only discovered after production, that is why, we have a batch of dresses with a more dusty pink bottom hem ruffle (see left), and another batch of dresses with rosier pink bottom ruffles (see right). Therefore we created a separate purchase listing @ 238 RMB per dress for the dresses with a wrong bottom ruffle"







R-Series: To my lovely glutton collection
[Info & Measurements]Reservations for the skirt and JSK end on 3rd August. R-Series has no intention to produce extra stock for non-reservation participants. The skirt will be VERY voluminous, don’t hold back your petticoats! Otherwise, the cutlery print will be hidden beneath the folds!

Skirt measurements:
Waist, average - 64cm
Waist, maximum stretched elastic - 82cm
Best fits waist range of 60-78cm
Length, excluding ruffles 43cm
Overall Length 52cm
Items will be ready to ship on 24 August

JSK measurements:
Bust, average - 85cm
Bust, maximum stretched elastic - 109
Bust, best fits range of 82-94cm
Waist, average - 64cm
Waist, maximum stretched elastic - 82cm
Best fits waist range of 60-78cm
Length of bodice, 34-36
Overall length, 90-92cm
Dusty pink colourway 復古粉 : will be ready to ship on 17 August
Cream colourway 生成色 : ready to send out on 24 August





Re-release!
Kidsyoyo's Little White Cloud (Second re-release)[Translated measurements]






~ヾ(^∇^) Previews & Sneak Peeks posted on the shops' weibo accounts (*^▽^)/~





Carousel print preview from Classical Puppets



Strawberry Cats from Rococo Soul

[Rococo Soul"s message on 23 July]
Strawberry Cats Series: Interest check to determine the quality and colour-ways. Depending on interest, another shipment of fabrics may be required. Fabric is imported from Japan. If you purchase a full set it will be 550RMB; full set includes head accessory, back shirring, can fit persons of bust 110cm and below without any problems, skirt length 90cm including lace. If you already notified me of your interest during the Hong Kong tea party you don’t have to send me another message. Will start sales on approximately the first week of August. It will be available in Sax Blue (pictured) and Black only.


Taobao Updates: Chinese New Year reminder. Surface Spell, Infanta, Krad Lanrete, KidsYoYo, Chess Sto
jfashionshopper
Hello! (・ω・) Here are some new updates from taobao brands again!



CHINESE HOLIDAY REMINDER
Chinese New Year is coming! This is a really huge festival for the Chinese Typically, people stop working for a week.
Postal services will also go on holiday (if their policies have not changed) and most SSs will be away. 

This year, Chinese New Year is in February. Expect services to be unavailable from 9 Feb to 15 Feb.
Individual shops may return later/earlier. Purchasing, ordering, production and shipment delays are to be expected.




DISCLAIMER
I am not affiliated with any taobao brand, shopping service, or business entity. This post is not an advertisement for
any products
To my understanding, none of the items are replicas. If they turn out to be replicas please let me know
so I can remove them
Also, I do not buy down all the items that I post. I only translate what I find interesting. You
should do your own research before buying from individual shops.




There are some SSes that don't charge standard rate fees. They place whatever markups they like on their items, and
these SSes try quite hard to stop people from finding the original taobao sale page/shop page
If you ever feel like you're
using an SS solely because you can't seem to find th
original item link, you are more than welcome to submit it to
my tumblr, and I wil try my best to find it for you A few other regular reader also help, sometime they find thes item
more successfully than I do = Then you can decide which SS you prefer using




HELPFUL TERMS

Google translate isn't helpful with these, so I’ll just pin the terms here.
預訂/预订: I am a reservation page. This item is open to pre-orders.
定金: Literally “deposit amount."
余款/餘款: Participants of a reservation make their final payment, items are ready to ship
现货: Not taking orders on a reservation basis. You make one payment, and they send you your stuff
I notice a lot of people asking about salopettes. There is no actual term for salopettes in Mandarin, when translated, it's the same as Jumperskirt. "背带裙“





Panda Hoodie Cape from Miss Point
Item Link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?&id=21101860661& 





Little Alpaca JSK from Cake House
Item Link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?&id=21437744937





Mirrorcle World Tippet from Lethe's Castle
Item Link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?&id=21665344832
*It says they will stop taking orders on 31 December, but it seems like it's still in stock!




 
St Tears 12Win*M’ss Twinkle Detective A-line Jumper Skirt - Open for Pre-order
Item Link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=21700044438
Full price is 489RMB.



St Tears Winter 2012 - Hanayome of Clouds Corduroy Floral JSK
Item Link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?&id=16871393361
Full price is 489RMB.



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Snow White from Infanta
Jumperskirt  Skirt  Bonnet  Floral Hairpiece  KC




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Infanta Marine Sailor Coat
Item Link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?&id=18356083991 



Interesting finds that have already sold out. (Click on the photo to go to the original shop)

(no subject)
jfashionshopper

Hello! (・ω・) Here are some new updates from taobao brands again!

Some very cute new releases, a few are perfect for Christmas, and interesting finds on Chinese lolita forumsCollapse )

Taobao lolita finds & updates!
jfashionshopper
DISCLAIMER


I am not affiliated with any taobao brand, shopping service, or business entity. This post is not an advertisment for any products.
To my understanding, none of the items are replicas. If they turn out to be replicas please let me know so I can remove them.
Also, I do not buy down all the items that I post. I only translate what I find interesting. You should do your own research before buying from individual shops.

Let's start! ( ^ з ^ ) -- ☆







Link to item

[Pre-order for chess-themed stockings.]

Pre-order for chess-themed stockings. 
Full price 30 RMB / pre-order price 28RMB, requires a deposit of 13RMB

Items will be sent out on 15 October.

Every pair of stockings will differ slightly. The print may be slightly lower or higher. Please inform the seller if you are taller, so the seller can pick a more suitable pair for you. She has to open the original packaging to check on the items before sending them out, so all items will not have sealed packaging.

The edges have seams, as pictured in the yellow box above. The seams cannot be matched perfectly but the mismatch has been lessened as much as possible, so it should not be too noticeable. The weight of the fabric is between medium to thick.  The checkered portion will end around your knees - as pictured in the item link.

The seller also welcomes you to order her tattoo stocks here and here, so they can be shipped to your SS together.






 


Item link here 


[Krad Lanrete Mozarabic Chant JSK]
Krad Lanrete Mozarabic Chant JSK 

The photos above are only PREVIEWS. The actual product will be different. There will be a golden logo printed at the bottom of the skirt. Also, in the preview pictures, the bottom of the skirt was printed in the wrong direction. The actual product will have it printed in the correct direction.

I’m short on time so I can’t translate it, but pre-orders end on 20th October. If you are ordering it bespoke you must place your order by 7th October. The deposit is 200RMB.

Short JSK: Full price 699RMB, discounted price 598RMB

Long JSK: Full price 786RMB discounted price 689RMB. Discounts are only for participants in the pre-order.

Fabric is 30% wool 70% polyester.






chess story name of rose
Item link here 


[Chess Story&quot;s Name of Rose JSK]
Chess Story's Name of Rose JSK

Available in Blue Rose (蓝色蔷薇) and Red Rose (红色蔷薇). Made of thicker cotton twill, it’s suitable for autumn/winter.
Please do not confuse it with Aatp's Name of the Rose series; Chess Story's print is a completely different one.






Item link here 


[KidsYoYo&quot;s Little White Cloud set]
KidsYoYo's Little White Cloud set








Item link here 
Magical Spell book bag





Item link here


[A bag from the shop No.99 Masq Bag]
A bag from the shop No.99 Masq Bag

Height 19cm 

Width (top) 28cm, Width (base) 34cm

Breadth of base 10cm

Handle height 8cm

Strap length 50cm







Surface Spell (sscos/sweet-classic shop) Sneak Peak for Halloween 2012
No other information available, except that the shop is trying to produce their designs and put them for sale asap.





Infanta Sneak Peaks for prints to come in the future
Snow White maiden, Thrones & Treasures, and another circus-themed print with toys and etc.







Guilty Castle Sneak Peaks for Phantom of the Opera print
The photo shows an example of printed fabric that was rejected for poor quality (due to wrong size and scaling issues)


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