Why did classic indie brands that have been around forever never become as popular as Mary Magdalene or Victorian Maiden? Just curious.
Two examples are Rosa Bianca and Hakucho. They've both been around for years, go to lolita events, let you visit their ateliers, have pop-up shops, used to be in GLB sometimes. So people have surely come across them, but I've never seen a lolita wear those brands or other indie classic brands irl. Their releases aren't posted here unless I post them. They mostly do MTO so the sizing shouldn't be a big issue either.