In case you need more ways to show off your eternal Hello Kitty love, beyond those McDonald’s plushies and meal carriers you’ve already got on proud display, here’s a series that you’ve got to make space for. Local multi-label fashion and lifestyle boutique, Actually, has partnered with some of the most famous Sanrio characters, cool cat Hello Kitty and the energetic frog Kerokerokeroppi, for a collection of t-shirts, bucket hats, and lifestyle goods.
The Actually x Sanrio Characters collection boasts a full-fledged line-up that makes sense for the homegrown brand, as they present the cute characters right in nature, enjoying the great outdoors. The cheery motifs on the t-shirts see Hello Kitty on roller skates, for instance, while other everyday staples include water bottles, convertible stools, wooden chairs, and even foldable boxes that can be used as makeshift tables, versatile enough for a day by the park or to cosy up your home.
Here’s a look at the full collection:
APPAREL & ACCESSORIES
We’ll start off with the apparel. Made with 100% Japanese Cotton, the t-shirts here are as casual and comfy as the look, with a loose, slightly oversized fit and a ribbed neckline. You can opt for either prints that see Hello Kitty and Kerokerokeroppi traversing through the outdoors, or a more minimalistic style that focuses on just the iconic characters; these prints are also repeated across a series of four water bottles. Two cotton bucket hats complete the apparel series, with embroidered logos on navy and olive.
above: Hello Kitty T-Shirt in Navy, Kerokerokeroppi T-Shirt in Sycamore, Hello Kitty T-Shirt in White, Kerokerokeroppi T-Shirt in White. $59 each.
Above: Hello Kitty Bucket Hat, Kerokerokeroppi Bucket Hat, $49 each. Water Bottles, $49 each.
The lifestyle goods from the Actually x Sanrio Characters are collector-worthy items, especially if you’re up for a camping trip, or planning on lounging by the beach some time soon. Even if they’re just for lounging at home, imagine how comfortable those Foldable Wooden Chairs will be!
Each chair frame is made from beech wood, while the canvas is of a premium Oxford sit-on fabric, decorated with stripes and Hello Kitty or Kerokerokeroppi motifs — these all fit inside a drawstring canvas bag when folded up. For a leg perch or extra seats, there are also Convertible Wooden Stools that bear subtle character motifs across the sturdy fabric.
The collection also includes a Storage Box, done in a white utilitarian style, with logos from the collaboration embossed on the wooden board. The smart design allows you to fold up the box, in case you need to stash, stow, or bring it along with you, and when fully open, doubles up as both a storage bin and a mini table for you to rest items on.
Above: Hello Kitty Foldable Wooden Chair, Kerokerokeroppi Foldable Wooden Chair, $109 each. Hello Kitty Convertible Wooden Stool, Kerokerokeroppi Convertible Wooden Stool, $79.
Above: Hello Kitty Storage Box, Kerokerokeroppi Storage Box, $79 each.
The Actually x Sanrio Characters collection, $49 – $109. Available online and at the Actually store at orchardgateaway, Outside stores at Paragon, Marina Square, TANGS VivoCity, and the Outside+ store at ION Orchard. Bucket hats and t-shirts are exclusively available at Actually stores only.