As a kid whenever we took our yearly summer trip to visit my grandparents in San Francisco, I loved going to the Sanrio store in Japantown. That was better than visiting a candy store! They had the cutest things and my favorite... Hello Kitty!
Image from sanrio.com
Back then it was harder to find Hello Kitty items but now you can pretty much find her in most stores. Obviously I've outgrown that phase a long time ago but of course my daughter is into it now. I passed along many of my "vintage Hello Kitty" items to her. She even told me she wants a Hello Kitty birthday party. I guess she forgot that I threw her one when she turned one.