Hello Kitty Tote Bags Done 10 Different Ways

A girl can never have too many Hello Kitty tote bags, we say. And here’s proof!

Ten completely different and adorable Hello Kitty tote bags. All are made by Loungefly, and all have very cool features that make each one unique.

This Donut Tote Bag is sweet and sugary but with zero calories! On the front are appliques with different materials and textures, including matte and shiny metallic faux leather. Sprinkles are scattered everywhere, and someone has taken a bite out of a donut with its own pink bow.

Shiny, cozy, comfy, and soft, it’s like carrying your favorite blankie with you! Puffy quilted bows cover the entire bag, and on the front is a faux leather applique of Hello Kitty holding onto a huge shiny bow. This tote has a zippered closure and stitched straps. (UPDATE: We just sold the last one as we were writing this! But there are still many more cute styles to choose from….)

Like a blast from the past, but not too far past. The appliques on this denim tote bag alternate between glitter and shiny squares, and of course Hello Kitty has to wear her cool fuchsia faded shades. On the side is a zippered pouch with a tri-color glittery lightning bolt zipper pull.

This is one very complex and detailed bag – that’s for sure. The large Hello Kitty applique is embroidered throughout, and has different surface textures. The beaded necklaces are printed with both matte and puffy textured ink, and all of the appliques including the heart appliques are outlined with shiny embroidery thread. Lining the edges of the bag is shiny red piping, and the tote bag itself is made of dark grey striped canvas.

Be prepared to have your heart stolen by this adorable criminal. Hello Kitty is wearing a fabric cap and shiny face mask, with embroidered stripes and whiskers. Surrounding her is a pile of heart appliques in a variety of different textures. In the background are black, sparkly sequin stripes. On the side is a large zippered pouch, and the stitched faux leather straps have “Love Bandit – Thief of Hearts” printed on them.

If you love soft fuzzy felt, you’ll love this bag! There are felt appliques everywhere on this canvas tote, along with contrast stitching, embroidery and just the right number of buttons. The straps are faux leather, the main compartment has a magnetic snap closure, and the inside features a cute printed blue lining and a zippered pocket.

This next Loungefly tote bag is another favorite at our boutique. In the background is a print of some composition lines that reminds us of being in first grade again, along with “Hello Kitty Loves Mustaches.” Hello Kitty herself is composed of multiple textures of faux leather, canvas, and corduroy appliques all brought together with shiny black embroidery. The pièce de résistance is Hello Kitty’s brown plush mustache with stitching. There’s another thick plush mustache on the side, and this time it’s used as a zipper pull for the side pocket. The straps are corduroy and printed canvas, and the main compartment uses a magnetic snap button closure.

Lots and lots of apples surround Hello Kitty’s cute face. She has her signature yellow nose and red bow, and all the details are embroidered onto appliques. The back of the bag is constructed of a soft faux leather fabric that is covered in a red apple print, along with a puffy patch that says “Hello Kitty – HK – Sweet & Cute.” Details such as dark denim trim, contrast red stitching, printed “I (apple) Hello Kitty” straps, interior apple print lining, faux leather leaf zipper pull, and a large side pocket all make this bag one of the best apple-themed Hello Kitty bags we’ve ever seen – and we’ve seen a lot of them!

This one reminds us of Super Mario Bros. There are lots of shiny, sparkly details here – from the sequin and foil mushrooms to Hello Kitty’s blue outfit to the red and silver stripes in the background. The “Hello Kitty” applique is sewn on top of a subtle black polka-dotted background. The wide, durable straps are made of faux leather. And there’s even a sequin mushroom on the back of the bag with a shiny blue bow. Super kawaii!

Not to be confused with our Hello Kitty “City” Bag, this Hello Kitty “Kitty City” Tote Bag features a row of adorable mini house appliques with bows (even the tree has a bow!) and a large Hello Kitty towering above it all. The main compartment has a zippered closure, and there are fabric bows at the base of the straps. On the back is an all-over print of the cute little houses, along with Hello Kitty, apples, trees, bows, and flowers. Adorable!

There you have it, 10 incredibly cute Hello Kitty tote bags to choose from. At the time of this writing, we have at least 1 of each bag (though in many cases not more than 1), so be sure to check out our Hello Kitty Bags & Wallets area to see what’s in stock and to find other amazing designs.

Have a Happy Day!

Just Another Day at the Shelter

Volunteering at an animal shelter is such a bitter-sweet experience. On one hand you’re surrounded by all sorts of amazing and cute animals, and on the other hand you see how humans have caused so much hurt to such helpless and loving creatures.

First up are two wonderful chihuahuas, both at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter. Both are sad stories in serious need of fairytale endings.

Here is Tito, a resilient and shy little guy who just doesn’t know how to be defeated. Sometime in January 2012, someone found him laying lifeless in the middle of the street. Thinking that he got hit by a car, the good samaritan called up Animal Control. Tito was still alive – barely – so he was rushed straight to the hospital for emergency care. X-rays showed that Tito did not have any broken bones, yet he was almost dead. Some blood tests were done, and it was determined that Tito had been severely poisoned. The theory is that he wasn’t hit by a car, but instead ate some poison – either snail poison found in someone’s yard or from someone looking to hurt him. The poison took effect, and he collapsed in the middle of the road before being found.

In any case, the little guy was put on an IV drip for a month until his organs were able to repair themselves. I can’t imagine how expensive this would normally be (we’re talking thousands of dollars), but fortunately there are veterinary practices like Vet2uLA and Dr. Jones Animal Hospital that are kind enough to volunteer more than their fair share to help those in need.

A month later, and Tito rose from the ashes, full of life again. There are some minor bite marks on the top of his head (maybe some unrelated abuse he endured?) and he’s shy of strangers at first, but once he understands that you’re not out to hurt him he turns into a happy playful guy. Tito’s favorite thing to do is jump on your lap and lick your face until you can’t stand it anymore. After he gets to know you for a few minutes, he shows absolutely no sign of emotional trauma or distress. He’s just… Happy.

Next is Randy, who endured a similarly horrible event before coming to us. We found him with a twisted jaw, a patch of skin missing on his muzzle, and a bloody wound on his chin. His fur was really frazzled and dry (probably indicating malnourishment), and one of his nails had been ripped almost completely off.

We suspected that his jaw might be broken, so we rushed him to the hospital. X-rays showed that his jaw was still intact, but something (maybe a bite from a larger dog or a car accident) had punctured his jaw and ripped many of his teeth out of place. His injured teeth were removed and the wounds were stitched up, and now he’s on the road to recovery.

Randy’s mouth still looks a little crooked, but at least he’s able to eat normally. He forever has that sad look on his face, at least until he’s safely in your arms. Randy is very sweet and gentle, and would make the perfect companion for someone looking for a calm and loving dog.

Sad stories aside, the shelter also got some incredibly cute new additions.  There’s this little hamster, a friendly little critter with huge round ears. When I say “huge”, I mean ears the size of your thumb nails!

We be rollin'

We be rollin'

A homeless person turned the littly hammy in, saying that he found the critter somewhere. I have no idea how these things happen!

I'm on a pirate ship out at sea!

I'm on a pirate ship out at sea!

Though it’s hard to see in the photos, this hamster has unusually large ears, similar to a Dumbo Rat’s ears. This makes for one very rare hamster.

Look at my new set of wheels!

Look at my new set of wheels!

The shelter also got a litter of very young kittens:

Guess which one is the rebel in the family?

Guess which one is the rebel in the family?

They’re around 5 weeks old, and are waaay too young to be without their mother. But, sometimes you just have to make do with the cards you’re dealt with.

Sooooo CUTE!

Sooooo CUTE!

At this point they spend most of their time sleeping together or eating. In a week or two they’ll grow enough to start playing like the kittens everyone thinks of. We’ll eventually vaccinate them, and if all goes well in a month or 2 they’ll be adopted.

One of the kittens has a unique heart-shaped spot on the side, and I think this kitty will be adopted fast. Everybody wants a kitten with a heart-shaped spot! Unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of the spot, but maybe I’ll get one next week when I return to the shelter again.

I'm a lion, watch me rawr!

I'm a lion, watch me roar!

We at Happy Six support volunteer work such as animal care and food drives for the needy. If you find a cause you truly believe in, we encourage you to jump in and make a difference!

Update on 4/24/12: The little hamster was adopted! Yay!

-HC

How To Be A Monster (Or Just Look Like One)

First, you will need a disguise. This is assuming that you don’t already look like a monster. If you already do, then skip this step.

Otherwise, you will need to put on some combination of horns, monster ears, spikes, scales, claws, monster eyes, and some big sharp ferocious teeth.

One option is to put on a zip hoody by So So Happy. With fabric dinosaur spikes, printed scales, claws, and sharp teeth, you might even be able to scare your dog.

Another option is a fun Zoodorable hoody with embroidered monster teeth, eyes, and fabric monster “ears” sticking out of the hood. Even your own mother won’t recognize you. And if she does, that must mean she always thought you looked like a monster.

If that’s not enough of a disguise for you, you can transform into a bright furry monster in one of these Happy Hoodie Friends furry hats. The attached furry “arms” have little white claws on the ends and can double as a wrap-around scarf, complete with big sharp teeth.

And the last part of being a monster? Hold up your claws, bare your teeth, and say… RAWRRR!!!! Happy Monstering! 🙂

Hello Kitty Makes Us Happy

This super cute wallet by Loungefly made us so happy, we just had to share. We even made it our Facebook profile pic. 🙂

Have a Happy Day!

A Bit of Worldwide Love

At Happy Six, we put the “happy” in “shipping internationally”… Go ahead and check, all the letters are there 🙂 …

We often get asked if we ship to countries outside of the U.S., and the answer is YES to most countries you can think of. During checkout, if your country is listed as an option, it means that we can ship to you. You won’t get free shipping, but you’ll get something unique that you might not be able to find locally.

While we’re at it, we’d like to give a shout out to our new international friends in Australia, Canada, England, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, The Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, and Sweden. Oh and Maryland. Can’t forget about Maryland (even if you’re not a country). You guys rock!

So So Happy That Spring is Here

So So Happy has all new monster tees for this spring, and we just got them in! It’s hard to not be happy when we’re surrounded by such colorful characters…

All of these tshirts include high quality prints on the front, and some also have extra features such as burnout fabric or printed spikes and scales on the back. It’s just a matter of choosing the right monster friend for you.

So So Happy Shirts at Our Boutique

So So Happy Shirts at Our Boutique

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

It’s interesting to observe how some people who visit our boutique for the first time become confused about who we are. At first glance it would seem like a contradiction – much of what we carry is playful and has themes from children’s books, yet it’s fashionably stylish and made for adults. However if you think about it, there’s no contradiction at all… as long as you’re young at heart.

Here’s a little reminder that we don’t cater only to adults. We also carry an entire selection of onesies, pants, shirts, bibs, and other merchandise for children of all ages.