During my pre-teen years Hello Kitty and her pals like Keroppi and Pochacco were all the rage among junior high schoolers. For girls there was this unspoken rule that to show you were cool you had to pick a favorite character and try to accumulate as many items bearing that character’s image as possible. (We sure are stupid when we’re kids, huh?) It was considered cliche to pick Ms. Kitty herself so I chose Keroppi. I had a Keroppi wallet, pencils and pens, notebooks, room decor and even socks and underwear. But Hello Kitty still held a piece of my heart.
Hello Kitty’s big beautiful head now comes in the form of expensive jewelry like this $4,500 necklace by Kimora Lee.
Her image is stitched on designer bags like this one I’ve been drooling over for months.
Bank of America offers a Hello Kitty debit card, credit card and checks.
And you can even buy a Hello Kitty wedding dress (although not a cute one).
Until I can afford that bag I’ll be content with my Hello kitty, makeup bag, planner, calendar, clutch and Band-Aids.
I know I should be fussing about how it’s awful that Sanrio pushes my want button so badly. I should point out that once again I think accumulating Sanrio gear will make me happy. But I can’t help myself. That cat is so damn cute. I’m open to an intervention, though.