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Best Sellers – January 2024 Top Rated Kimono and Yukata

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

The New Year has brought a blissful air of innovation and tradition with our top-rated Kimono and Yukata collection. The numbers are in – January’s best sellers have exceeded all expectations! With striking patterns, comfortable fabric, and inclusive designs, our customers are finding the perfect balance. It’s a fusion of classic Japanese heritage and modern style. Let’s take a journey through our top 5 best-selling Kimono and Yukata of January 2024.

1. The Mesmerizing Pink Cherry Blossom Yukata

Waking up aural senses with its soft yet invigorating pink hue. The Pink Cherry Blossom Yukata has stolen the hearts of those who value tranquility and elegance. Carefully crafted with comfort as a priority. This Yukata’s cotton fabric lets the skin breathe, creating an alluring fusion of style and relaxation. Featuring delicate cherry blossoms, it’s as if spring has blossomed on the garment itself.

2. The Tree of Life Yukata – A Symbol of Serenity

Acting as a visual poem, the Tree of Life Kimono stands out with an intricate tree design along the fabric length. This piece has resonated deeply with our customers, offering a timeless narrative we all can relate to. The unisex design makes it a favorite for those who appreciate the balance between strength and tranquility in life and in fashion.

3. Eternal Chain – Weaving Stories Through Fabric

The Eternal Chain Yukata continues to capture the imagination. With its rich navy and white canvas and an interlacing pattern that symbolizes an unbreakable bond. This Yukata has become a staple in wardrobes adjacent to narratives of love, loyalty, and enduring strength. Its adjustable belt and generous sizing options ensure a perfect fit for all, honoring every body with the heritage of its design.

4. The Warrior Kanji Seal – Bridging Past and Present

Powerful, yet dignified, the Warrior Kanji Seal Kimono found its way into our customers’ favorites for January. With its bold character emblazoned across the garment, this yukata stands as a testament to the warrior spirit within all of us. Bridging the gap between traditional samurai apparel and contemporary fashion. The Yukata Kimono offers a unique blend of martial reverence and urban sophistication. This resonates with a modern audience seeking to draw strength and inspiration from history.

5. The Iconic Great Wave – Conquering Fashion Tides

The Great Wave Yukata, inspired by Hokusai’s iconic work, surfs the fashion tides as one of our best sellers. Its invigorating blend of black and gray highlights the dynamic portrayal of the sea. This yukata is more than a garment—it’s a statement. Its a celebration of the dramatic and majestic elements of nature that so profoundly influence Japanese art and culture. The rhythmic waves and their serene permanence capture the spirit of those seeking to make a bold, artful statement in their fashion choices.

Filling wardrobes with stories of art, tradition, and meaning. Each of these best sellers has found its place in the hearts and homes of our diverse clientele. Whether you’re seeking a piece to connect with nature, history, your personal journey, or simply to embrace comfort and style, our collection of January’s best sellers ensures there’s a perfect match for you. The start of this new year is not just any beginning. Its an opportunity to step into the future with a nod to the beloved past.

As we reflect on the best sellers of this month, we are reminded that fashion is more than mere cloth. It’s an extension of our identities, our aspirations, and our cultural dialogues. For Japanese-inspired elegance that bridges multiple facets of your personality and preferences, our collection of Kimono and Yukata is second to none. We invite you to explore our diverse range, and maybe, just maybe, discover the piece that speaks directly to your soul. Welcome January with open arms adorned in the richness of Japanese textiles and design.

Eternal Chain Yukata

The Top Five Selling Kimonos for August 2023

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

Japanese kimono and yukata apparel have been making waves in the fashion industry for years.  It isn’t hard to see why. With its rich history and cultural significance, these garments have stood the test of time. The Kimono continues to thrive in the fashion world. Every month, we let our customers speak for us. They choose the top five most popular kimonos and yukatas based on actual sales. And for August 2023, we’ve got some stunning pieces to share with you.

First on the lineup are the Red Crane and Tree Yukata. Set against a vibrant red background, the Japanese pine trees reflect subtle shades of blues and greens. The magnificent trees are highlighted with gold accents. The crane or Tsuru is beautifully detailed in shades of white and gold. It’s perfect for an evening dinner with friends or a relaxed night in. This yukata brings both style and comfort to any occasion.

Next up, we have the Blue Koi Yukata. This blue and white robe has a unique design of Koi fish swimming in the water. The fish is highly respected in Japan and translates to affection and love. In Buddhism, koi represent courage. This yukata is not only beautiful, but it also holds symbolic meaning, making it a perfect gift for a special someone.

Our third pick is the Dragon and Hawk Yukata. This Japanese robe features two highly symbolic characters: the dragon and the hawk. The men’s yukata can be worn during celebrations, and festivals. It’s perfect for lounging at home while cooling down from an afternoon of work in the sweltering heat! Not only is it visually stunning, but it also carries a powerful message, reminding us to stay brave and strong.

Fourth on our list is the Black Crane and Peony Kimono. Peonies are known as the flower of wealth and honor and embody prosperity and romance. They are regarded as an omen of happy marriages and good fortune. Cranes are considered a symbol of longevity and good fortune. Combined, these two elements create a beautiful and meaningful garment that makes a statement every time it’s worn.

Last but not least is the Pink Cherry Blossom Yukata. This beautiful yukata is filled with the colors and textures of Japan. The soft pink background has an array of cherry blossoms commonly found in parks during their blooming season. The cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan and symbolizes the fleeting beauty of life. Not only is this yukata perfect for summer events, but it also holds a deeper message about the fleeting nature of life.

There you have it, the top five selling kimonos and yukatas for August 2023. Whether it’s for style or symbolism, each garment on this list has their unique stories to tell, making them more than just pieces of clothing. With their intricate designs and meaningful messages, Japanese kimono and yukata are truly timeless pieces that never go out of style.

Lightweight cotton cherry blossom yukata for women

Pink Cherry Blossom Yukata

 

 

 

 

 

Do you leave reviews about a business?

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

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We receive a steady flow of positive reviews, compliments and thank you notes from customers and work hard to provide all customers with a great shopping experience. Once in a while, we receive a complaint, which can be expected since people have different assumptions about what their experience will be. Thankfully, the complaints are far and few between, which lets us believe we are doing the right thing, communicating well, offering great products, fair pricing and excellent service. In business, a customer that has a negative experience is likely to leave a bad review. This is especially true today with social media and online reviews making it so easy to post. On the flip side, a customer that has a great experience is less likely to leave a positive review. In general, only one in ten happy customers will leave positive feedback.

Since we receive so many positive comments and reviews, it surprised us recently when a customer left us a negative review on a rating site. It was the customer’s first experience shopping with us and we are certain their last. The puzzling piece about this feedback was that the customer never contacted us to discuss the matter or give us a chance to rectify their complaint. Instead, they chose to post and broadcast to the world how bad we are as a company in general.  Because of one issue, this customer labeled all of our products as inferior and not worth the money.  The comment was difficult to swallow considering we have over 100 products and have served over 32,000 happy customers.  If we offer such poor quality products as was claimed, how would we last over 25 years in this business? It simply made no sense to us.

As we read and discussed the review in a staff meeting, it became more obvious to us that this person damaged the robe through their own negligence.  At first, they implied that the kimono arrived with tears in it and claimed that because our return policy was too difficult, they were now stuck with this robe. They also elaborated on being a near-expert on Japanese kimonos because of some life experience. Granted, we are ad-libbing a bit here and everyone, especially customers are entitled to their opinions, but as a reputable kimono dealer for nearly three decades, it became evident after their story changed a few times that this person simply wanted to blame someone else rather than accept their own responsibility for their situation.

We are confident that the kimono arrived in perfect condition, it was worn a few times, they tore it and wanted to pass blame on us. Otherwise, why wouldn’t you have reached out to us to ask for a replacement?  If we ever make a mistake by sending out the wrong color, size, or the robe actually had a flaw, we stand by our reputation and would have corrected the issue at our expense. Our manufacturers have stringent quality assurance plans in place. We receive very few returns and of those we receive, most are simple exchanges. Everyone is human and if we make a mistake, we fix it. Unfortunately today, there are people that just don’t want to accept responsibility for their own actions and instead choose to blame others. We believe this customer purchased a size that was too small and that is how it tore. This would happen with nearly all fabrics. If stretched and pulled with too much force, cotton will tear.

This reminded us of how fragile business review systems are today. With the internet, information is passed at lightning speed and with little recourse. The right thing to do when you are unhappy with a situation is to contact the business and discuss it with them. Don’t become frustrated and paint an unrealistic and untrue picture of someone. We look at all reviews and comments with the utmost attention and seriousness. Negative reviews are harmful to a reputation and can be difficult to overcome. We have made exceptions to our policies and have gone out of our way to make a customer happy. No business wants an unhappy customer. If this person would have reached out to us, we might have been able to do something, but we were never given a chance. In the end we both lost.

Be aware of the importance of good communication and feedback.  If you have a problem with something you buy or a service you hire, give the business a chance to help and fix an issue. You could save yourself money, save your sanity and above all, focus on believing in people and businesses rather than being angry and aggressive. It isn’t good for your soul and certainly isn’t good for anyone around you.  It is a good lesson and one we will remember.  Life is too short, be happy!

Shopping for a Kimono?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

A common question we receive from customers shopping for a kimono robe is about the safety of purchasing one from an overseas vendor.

If you reside in the USA, we always recommend buying one from a reputable USA vendor. In our experience there are many risks involved beyond cyber security and the protection of your personal and credit card information.  Credibility and customer service are at the top of our list to provide easy and smooth customer transactions. The most common complaint we hear with overseas dealers is the return process. With time zone changes, it can be difficult and expensive to call an overseas retailer. Other complaints include language language translation issues, receiving a kimono that is different from what they advertised, and the costs associated with returns.  It is common for customers to pay for return shipping, but returning a kimono or yukata robe to Japan or China can be 4-6 times what a package costs in the USA.

It is easy to check online for estimated shipping costs to Japan.  Shipping costs for a 1 or 2 pound package, can range from $25 – $50 with added insurance and delivery receipts. In addition, there are usually a plethora of restrictions about returns overseas including timelines, reasons and whether a full refund will be granted.  We have witnessed various overseas vendors’ policies including 30-40% restocking fees, additional surcharges on handling and worse yet, denials or refusals to accept returns because of creases or missing the deadline by a couple of days, even if it was the fault of the carrier or customs delays.

Customers have voiced frustration about currency conversions with PayPal or their credit card provider and there is little if anything that can be done to rectify these situations. Some vendors don’t accept returns if you have tried on the robe.  Can you imagine?  Trying on a robe voids their return policy?  We don’t believe there is any store in any mall that would survive if they didn’t allow customers to try on clothing before they buy. Another vendor denies returns because “you didn’t like the fabric”.

Shopping online, sight unseen always has some degree of risk, but working with a reputable retailer eliminates most of these problems.  Chopa.com has been a USA based online retailer for 25 years.  We import our kimono and yukata robes directly and eliminate these unnecessary risks. We offer fast shipping, easy returns and have many repeat customers which proves the shopping experience and quality of the robe meets or exceeds their expectations.  Happy Shopping.

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