Our guide to the best kawaii shops worldwide has been around since the beginning of SCK so it’s long overdue to add a guide to all the incredible kawaii artists, designers & makers we love for handmade products and unique characters and designs.
These shops are all recommended by the SCK writers from personal experience as we’ve only included shops we’ve bought from ourselves. They cover a big range of kawaii products from handmade ceramics and craft patterns to enamel pins and comics. Everything is produced on a small scale and you get to support the artist/designer directly.
If you’re tired of searching Etsy and Instagram for cute new artists, I hope this new guide will give you somewhere to start and you’ll find some new shops to love somewhere near you. You can also browse our Cute Shop Alert! category for more kawaii artists, designers and makers that we haven’t personally shopped at yet.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.