Hello Kitty has hit Seattle with the opening of a huge new exhibit at EMP. Here are a few products to help build the excitement — or please the Hello Kitty fan on your holiday list.
The world’s favorite kitty-girl has hit Seattle with the opening of the new Hello Kitty exhibit at EMP.
Celebrating the pop icon’s 40th anniversary, the Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty show features more than 500 products from parent-company Sanrio’s archives, as well as artist works.
The exhibit is sure to spark joy in fans and maybe even win over a few new acolytes during its run through mid-May. Here are a few products to help build the excitement — or please the Hello Kitty fan on your holiday list.
Start your day with coffee or tea from the Poketo Hello Kitty Mug ($18 at Moorea Seal, Belltown), with a colorful design featuring kitties, apples, bows and lots of cute squiggles.
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You’ll be comfy and cozy in the Hello Kitty Warm-N-Toasty Plush Pajama Pants ($20 at Macy’s), available in red or white and featuring lots of Hello Kitty faces.
Hello Kitty gear doesn’t have to be pink. The Hello Kitty Geo Pattern Ankle Socks ($2 at Forever 21) have a tribal print in orange and gray, or purple and black.
Step out of the shower and see a sweet face with the Hello Kitty Bath Rug ($15.50 at Target), then get dolled up with the Hello Kitty Mega Cosmetic Set ($20 at Toys R Us), complete with 90 pieces, including lip gloss, nail polish and decals, eye shadow and more.
Take her with you with the Sakar International Hello Kitty Earbuds with Microphone ($13 at Toys R Us), a sweet set that’s sophisticated with sequins.
Did you know there’s a dark side to Hello Kitty? The Onch x Hello Kitty Drip Necklace ($88) is goth gorgeous in chrome and brass, while the Sanrio Hello Kitty 19” Suitcase ($170, both at sanrio.com) takes a literal approach, being cast in black on black.