Loads of you voted, and the winners were announced live on Twitter and on Facebook, so here’s the full results.
FAVOURITE KAWAII CHARACTER
Rilakkuma was a clear winner here, followed by everyone’s favourite fat cat Pusheen and those adorable Alpacassos.
FAVOURITE KAWAII BRAND
Sanrio‘s Hello Kitty and friends are your favourite brand, closely followed by oddball rivals San-X, home of Rilakkuma, and the super colourful Tokidoki characters.
FAVOURITE ONLINE KAWAII SHOP
Blippo‘s free shipping and big range of your favourite kawaii characters, candy and magazines, plus the subscription Kawaii Box, made them a clear winner.
Runner-up Shana Logic‘s commitment to supporting indie artists and makers is as awesome as the cute things they sell.
And in third place is Tofu Cute, a godsend for UK kawaii shoppers, with all the latest kawaii plush and fun candy kits, plus a real store too.
FAVOURITE KAWAII STORE
With hundreds of locations around the globe, it’s no surprise that most voters’ favourite local place to shop for kawaii is a Sanrio store.
Runner-up Artbox is a must-visit if you’re ever in London. The store might be tiny, but it’s packed full of kawaii and looks like a bus from the outside!
Another third placing for Tofu Cute, who only recently opened their doors in Portsmouth. It already looks like the cutest, pink-est shop ever!
This category turned into a very interesting list of global kawaii shops, and I plan to collect these into a handy shopping directory soon so you can shop on your travels.
FAVOURITE KAWAII DESIGNER/MAKER
Maqaroon‘s sweet jewellery came tops for independent makers, closely followed by star crocheter Twinkie Chan, and the decoden creations of our very own Frainy at Milk Chocolate Dream.
This category had a huge amount of nominations and it was great to see just how many hard-working makers you love. While we did manage to find 3 winners, it was very close and I’ll be going through all the shops that were voted for to feature the best ones later.
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