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Old 11-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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"Otona" concept for new Disney Stores in Japan

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/blo...otona-strategy

They should bring this idea to the US!! I would go ALL the time!!
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I have to admit it would be nice to see the Disney stores here in the U.S carry more things that are geared towards adults. It's adults that do the majority of purchasing in the stores anyway & having things that appeal to the adults as well as the kids would definitely boost their sales.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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I love the look of the new store and it's something we constantly say over here - more adult stuff please for the shops.
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I do agree that Disney needs to take its adult audience more into consideration in a number of areas. I love the idea of Otona Disney. Although I'd be more interested in gadgets and useful things more than perfume and handbags.
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When I first found Disney Store in 1989-92 range - they had pins, snow globes,art and tons of clothes for adults. Wish they would change back...
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We wish Disney would offer more adult clothing than t-shirts, nightwear and hoodies. Several years ago, we got some really great longsleeved denim shirts at Disney Store. We both have letterjacket-looking coats that we still wear even though they're looking somewhat grubby anymore.

I miss the character panties and sneaker socks I used to buy at Disney Store.

While the decor of Otona Disney would be nice, I'm not as interested in a fancy shopping atmosphere as I am in a variety of adult clothing like Disney used to offer. Although, I must say I'm grateful that what we bought is such good quality that it's mostly still quite wearable nearly ten years later.
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We wish Disney would offer more adult clothing than t-shirts, nightwear and hoodies. Several years ago, we got some really great longsleeved denim shirts at Disney Store. We both have letterjacket-looking coats that we still wear even though they're looking somewhat grubby anymore.

I miss the character panties and sneaker socks I used to buy at Disney Store.

While the decor of Otona Disney would be nice, I'm not as interested in a fancy shopping atmosphere as I am in a variety of adult clothing like Disney used to offer. Although, I must say I'm grateful that what we bought is such good quality that it's mostly still quite wearable nearly ten years later.
Exactly. I have a 10 year old Lady and Tramp sweatshirt thats adorable XL and I can still wear it even though I need 2x to 3x now.
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Funny my daughter and I were just discussing this last night, will share this with her when she gets home. thanks! I am also wearing sweatshirts from 11 years ago because they are cute, and can't be replaced. Good thing they stretch!!!
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We wish Disney would offer more adult clothing than t-shirts, nightwear and hoodies. Several years ago, we got some really great longsleeved denim shirts at Disney Store. We both have letterjacket-looking coats that we still wear even though they're looking somewhat grubby anymore.

I miss the character panties and sneaker socks I used to buy at Disney Store.

While the decor of Otona Disney would be nice, I'm not as interested in a fancy shopping atmosphere as I am in a variety of adult clothing like Disney used to offer. Although, I must say I'm grateful that what we bought is such good quality that it's mostly still quite wearable nearly ten years later.
Exactly. I don't care for the fancy atmosphere, and personally would never spend the $$$ for a purse. I'd just prefer a larger variety of adult clothing and other items, rather than all the kids stuff.
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Would love to go back to the "original" Disney Store, but since the running of the stores have been outsourced, it will take a lot of change for them to go back to the old way. I used to buy watches, jewelry, purses, and clothes there. Now it's just tshirts for adults, and 90% of the store is geared towards kids. The themes used to be cute in some of the stores, but now it's very bland. Well, I guess it's just as well since I'd spend too much money there. Bad enough I'm just about 35 miles from Disneyland!
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