Do you love Japanese fashion but fail to fit into the petite sizing? If so, Punyus is the Japanese clothing brand for you. Punyus, founded by Japanese comedian Naomi Watanabe, is a proud, body inclusive, clothing brand that offers sizes up to a U.S. size 16.
Aside from Punyus’ range of sizes, they are a brand that is often looked to for their fresh take on Japanese fashion. Featuring quirky styles with bold graphics, Punyus is known for their lively collaborations with licenses such as Sailor Moon and Pacman. Even the American actress, writer, and director, Lena Dunham, publicly celebrated Punyus, applauding it for its radically non-traditional nature.
One of the things that makes the Punyus brand so interesting is the founder, Naomi Watanabe. Naomi Watanabe is a Japanese comedian that wants to challenge the sizing standards of the Japanese fashion world. Not being petite or thin herself, Naomi made it her mission to change people’s mind and help them embrace the idea of body-positivity in Japan.
Believe it or not, even the Punyus brand name loosely translates to the word “chubby” in Japanese. Not only did the name and sizing set Naomi apart but her choice to focus on modern styles is really what turned the Japanese fashion world upside down. Never before had Japan seen streetwear, hip-hop, and kawaii (aka cute) styles made for the larger-sized woman.
If you want to purchase something from the Punyus website, you’re going to be faced with expensive shipping rates. Not only will the shipping rates surprise you but the lack of selection might shock you as well. The Punyus Japanese online store often features exclusive products that you can only get overseas. If you want to save money and gain access to one-of-a-kind goods, you’ll want to use a service like White Rabbit Express.
White Rabbit Express is a hassle-free way to buy Japanese-exclusive products at an affordable price. Not only can we help you navigate the foreign checkout process but we’ll help get any pre-sales questions answered, in English. With our economical shipping options and industry expertise, you can rest easy knowing you’ll be treated like a VIP with a 100% money-back guarantee.
To purchase from Punyus, start by heading to their website which can be found here: https://store.punyus.jp/. For information on translating the Japanese website to English, check out our FAQ section below.
To search for products on the Punyus website, you can use the search bar in the upper left-hand corner. If you’d like to peruse the site casually, you can start by checking out the new arrivals on the homepage, search by category, or search by size using the sidebars on the left to refine your search. We recommend using Google’s Translate Chrome extension to make your browsing experience even easier.
Once you’ve found an item you’d like to buy all you need to do now is copy the product pages URL. You can copy a URL by placing your mouse cursor over the address bar at the top of the page, clicking the right button on your mouse, and selecting the word “copy” from the drop-down menu.
After you’ve copied the product pages URL, you’ll head over to White Rabbit Express and paste that URL into the product web page bar here. You can paste the copied URL by moving your mouse cursor over to the product w page bar, clicking the right button on your mouse, and selecting the word “paste.” All that is left to do now is hit next and initiate the check-out process.
After checking out, you will be notified when White Rabbit Express receives your package. At this point, you can choose to either wait and consolidate your packages, if you’re expecting more than one, or opt for repackaging if our team has noticed flimsy or inadequate shipping protection. After that, it’s all about selecting a final shipment method from our extensive list of international options.
If you’re not sure how Japanese clothing sizes translate to U.S. sizing, you can use our comprehensive sizing guide. For a guide on the unique plus sizing of the Punyus brand, you can check out their chart.
To browse the Punyus website in English all you have to do is download the Google Translate Chrome extension. Make sure you’re using the Google Chrome web browser and head here. After you select “Add to Chrome” you’ll be able to choose the Google Translate button in the upper right-hand corner of your address bar to translate pictures, pages, and full sites.