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itastyle

Itabag instructionals and information

itaSTYLE: Assessing an Itabag’s Quality
itaSTYLE: Assessing an Itabag’s Quality

Let’s say you’re at a store browsing clothes.

You pick up one dress and put it down. You pick up another dress and something surprises you about it. You don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s heavier? Maybe it’s more rigid? Maybe it feels tight? Maybe it reminds you of "quality" posts on itaSTYLE? It’s probably the last one. It’s Glenn this time and I’m gonna teach you about how to determine an itabag’s quality using touch, feel, and a little know-how I acquired from my years overseeing an apparel production line.

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itaSTYLE: Itabag Repair Tips
itaSTYLE: Itabag Repair Tips

If you find yourself with an itabag in need of repair, don’t panic! What’s most important is that you take your itabag to the right type of person to repair it! We'll show you how to get these fixed!

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itaSTYLE: Itabag Cleaning Guide
itaSTYLE: Itabag Cleaning Guide

Trust me when I say that we here at Co-Kan have a closet full of itabags. We rigorously test our bags before bringing them to market - but what if they get dirty? Alas, a few customer inquiries led us on the quest for the ultimate itabag cleaning method. It’s not too difficult, just follow some rules. Always empty and undecorate before cleaning!

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inspiration station

How we make our bags. Refuel, decorate, and get inspired!

Inspiration Station: Miku Hatsune Affectuator
Inspiration Station: Miku Hatsune Affectuator

The snow may have melted, but the Miku is here to stay.

The Snow Miku Affectuator is one of our convention booth favorites. Its bright, cluttered, symmetrical aesthetic draws the eye. I decorated and posted this one over Christmas break, but it’s finally time to give you all the sauce! It’s Sonya here with another Inspiration Station!

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Inspiration Station: BakuKiri Messenger
Inspiration Station: BakuKiri Messenger

Season three of My Hero Academia can’t come soon enough for us to see our favorite platonic life pals again.

But no! I will not wait patiently! It’s my bromance and I need it now! It’s Sonya again with another Inspiration Station!

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Inspiration Station: Juushimatsu, Muscle & Hustle
Inspiration Station: Juushimatsu, Muscle & Hustle

He’s been called The Dark Horse, The Hope of the Matsu, The Muscle Hustle, and Juicy Boy. But for us, he will always be Juushimatsu. Sonya here with today’s Inspiration Station, bringing you the juice!

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News

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News: Blogbardment in April

Last week we posted long overdue, and I mean LONG overdue, itaSTYLE guides on how to repair itabags and clean your itabags as well as tips on how to pick a good quality bag. These were our most requested blogs, and I hope you like them! A few customers helped me write them with their feedback - you’re all awesome! As always, leave us a comment on them if they’re missing something!

This next week, and then some, we’ll be posting lots of Inspiration Station blogs. We’ll have write-ups on how we made our latest instagram bags such as the KiriBaku OTB Messenger, Snow Miku Affectuator, and Juushimatsu OTB Tote. 

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News: New Products in March

Con season is fast approaching. I can feel it in me bones.

You’re gonna need ways to display all that sweet merch you’re gonna get. We got you. To this effect, we have released three new items in the store!

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News: February Update

It's a short update for a short month!

I’d like to start this update with a big thanks to everyone and their tremendous patience. We spent most of January ordering, managing, and organizing for spring but we have some awesome stuff we’re excited to share with you!

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Everything else

Random blogs and staff musings go here!

mō ichi do PLEASE!: Understanding Nakama

Welcome to a brand new blog series: mō ichi do PLEASE! We will discuss nuances, mistranslations, and trivia regarding the Japanese language. In this first post, we’ll go off of our previous Anime Unearthed: Shounen article by explaining “nakama” and how it differs from other words for friendship - you’re gonna need to know this if you wanna become the pirate king or the next hokage!

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Anime Unearthed: Shounen

Welcome to Anime Unearthed! We talk about anime around here. Why? Because we can. We’ll continue where we left off by discussing the simple pleasures in life - shounen anime. Shounen anime is definitely the most prevalent and popular anime group in the west.

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Anime Unearthed: Target Demographics

Welcome to Anime Unearthed - the series where we talk about anime, because why not? For our first post in this series, we’ll start very simple by discussing target demographics.

Target demographics are the lens that we see a genre through - a shounen romance will behave differently than a seinen romance, for example. To make things relatively simple, manga is published in magazines by target demographic. Shounen Jump is a well known example of this.

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