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Kawaii Shop UK: What Is It? How Do You Buy It?

Kawaii shop UK stock is becoming highly sought after by kids - and adults! - of all ages. But for those parents who are hearing the word 'kawaii' for the first time from their child or a friend, you may be left feeling a bit perplexed. After all, it's not as if we had kawaii back in our retro kids days! So what is kawaii and how do you find it? Thankfully, we're here to answer all in this simple guide to the kawaii craze that has swept the nation, so that you can begin to understand why it’s so popular with kids today.

What Retro Kids Can Expect From Kawaii Gifts In The UK

While it's not a perfect translation, kawaii is best translated as the quality of cuteness or, in other words, cute. Kawaii has long been a part of Japanese cultures and societies – particularly in Japanese cities where the harsh realities of everyday urban life are counteracted with the cute and colourful. Perhaps the best examples of kawaii style that us retro kids may have heard of or know of are the likes of cosplay and those adorable, big eyed Japanese anime critters. The appeal for kawaii is actually rather simple. Items in kawaii stores UK wide tend to have a very childlike look to them. These items are often intentionally round, small, bright and soft to portray the right sort of cuteness. It's common to find kawaii stuff or toys that have big round heads, with large eyes, that bear a resemblance to baby animals or baby humans. The thing about kawaii is that it has been around for years not just in Japan, but across the world. It's only now that we're beginning to understand the cultural differences between aspects of Japanese culture. If someone dressed kawaii 10 years ago, we would have classed it as 'Japanese eccentricity'. But today, kawaii is a well-known style of aesthetics. Because kids have access to tablets and more information than ever, it's likely that they will know more about kawaii style than even their parents. Kawaii is a perfect comfort blanket to the pressures children feel to 'grow up' quickly. This is a key reason why kawaii gifts UK wide are enduringly popular.

Finding The Right Kawaii UK Shop

So now that you understand the style of kawaii a little bit better, you're likely to be wondering how you can purchase kawaii items for your child. Essentially, this is all about finding the right kawaii UK shop. As we've stated before, kawaii is a bit of a craze. However, those under 30 will almost certainly have grown up with this cultural phenomenon. As a result, there is a lot of choice in terms of kawaii style items and clothing out there for young adults (and older adults) too. Thankfully, unlike a lot of other unhelpful trends that kids seem to adopt way too young, kawaii is actually a very child-friendly style. However, while very little of the kawaii material available is overtly gaudy or particularly 'adult', you'll still want to make sure that your child is getting kawaii stuff from a UK kawaii shop that has invested in selling quality products for kids. The likes of toys, plushies and pillows make for great kawaii gifts for children due to the adorable aesthetics of the cute creatures on such items. So where can you find a kawaii shop UK wide that is especially child-friendly? Well, Retro Kids is here to answer that question. The website is full of adorable, kitsch and traditional trinkets and toys for children – including, but not exclusively, kawaii products. The company’s ethos is that the kawaii style sends an incredibly positive message that kids should be kids for as long as they can be.

Retro Kids Is The Only Kawaii Shop UK Wide For Kids That You Need

At Retro Kids, we offer a vast collection of kawaii items; everything from adorable panda cushions to money boxes to cute kawaii LED lights. We love to showcase kawaii products from independent producers who haven't yet broken into the mainstream market. We also care greatly about the ethical and environmental impact of our products too. This is why our kawaii shop UK wide, as well as all of our retro kids toy collection, features loads of items manufactured in a socially responsible manner. To see our full collection, just visit us at If you'd like to find out more, you can contact us via or call us on 0333 3583 228.