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New Stock Arriving Sept is online now!

New Stock Arriving Sept is online now!

New stock is arriving soon and should be ready to ship from the week of 20 September. Plenty of brand new designs, and a re-stock of all of your favourites. Such a shame we can't show you all the gorgeous new things in person. The online photos will have to do for now. If you've been waiting for something that hasn't arrived this time, please let us know. Then we know who to tell when it gets here! Stock of some items is very limited and favourites are selling out...

14 September 2021 Read More...


No trade fair for J Style in 2021

No trade fair for J Style in 2021

We might as well rip the bandaid off and tell you early... we won't be exhibiting at the Gift Fair in Melbourne in August in 2021. Of course we love seeing all of our beautiful retailers in person and showing you our new product in real life... but even if the fair goes ahead this year, J Style won't be there. Why??? There's a number of reasons. Basically with COVID-19 still around, and a pretty lack lustre attempt at vaccination rollout, there's a risk it won't go ahead,...

22 April 2021 Read More...


Mother's Day is only weeks away!

Mother's Day is only weeks away!

I really can't believe we are well into April already and Mother's Day is only a few weeks away. Top of your list right now should be stocking up on little bud vases, teapots, mugs and beautiful ceramics that are perfect to serve up a delicious Mother's Day breakfast in bed. Or if you prefer (hint hint kids) to sleep in, something nice for Sunday brunch.Our bud vases and little plant pots always sell fast at this time of year and despite the ups and downs of 2021, they...

19 April 2021 Read More...


ADVANCE ORDERS NOW OPEN

ADVANCE ORDERS NOW OPEN

Advance Orders for May 2021 are now open! Check the Advance orders menu to see all of the items available to pre-order. Use the PRE-ORDER button instead of the CHECKOUT button to place an Advance order. Orders must be placed and a 10% deposit paid by 31 March. We will send you an invoice for the deposit to confirm your order. This is a new style of ordering for us, so we'd love your feedback on how it is working for you. From our point of view, it...

25 February 2021 Read More...


NEW Zodiac Animal Mugs

NEW Zodiac Animal Mugs

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy New Year of the Ox! In Japan they like to keep things cute (and maybe a bit more for feminine?) and call 2021 the Year of the Cow. Also, there's the Year of the Chicken (not Rooster) and Year of the Mouse (not Rat). Cuter right? I am super excited to confirm that our new Zodiac Animal Mugs are on their way in...

18 February 2021 Read More...


NEW STOCK ARRIVAL DATES

NEW STOCK ARRIVAL DATES

Happy New Year to you all! Keen eyed retailers may have spotted a sudden change to the ETA dates of our products on back order. Sadly it is a sign of the times. There is a severe shortage of container space on ships from Japan to Australia and that means our next container has been delayed - again - and while we have a new ETA of mid March, that is not even guaranteed. We were very lucky last year with our shipments and managed to get quite a bit of stock, including a lot...

12 January 2021 Read More...


Frog and Tadpole Tea for Two Set UPDATE

Frog and Tadpole Tea for Two Set UPDATE

Hey Frog Lovers! I don't know if many of you will read this, because it seems you don't read a lot of the basic information on our website. Like where we are, and who we would ship to, and when an item will be in stock. In September this year someone posted a link to our website on a Frog Lovers Facebook Group because we stock this adorable Frog & Tadpole Tea Set... and we were slammed with 40-50 emails a day from people, mostly in the US, that wanted to buy it from us....

21 December 2020 Read More...


And now. The end is near...

And now. The end is near...

We are counting down the time until the end of 2020. A year when we thought we'd be celebrating the Tokyo Olympics and getting all excited about Japanese things because of that spotlight, turned out to be a year like no other. Off to a rocky start and it just got rockier, but somehow we got through it... kind of okay...? I hope you all did too! And now here we are at the end and looking forward to a much more positive 2021.We had some trouble getting stock, so now our...

17 December 2020 Read More...


Is 2020 nearly over?

Is 2020 nearly over?

I know deep down that 1 January 2021 won't really be any different to 31 December 2020, but we have to look forward to something right? With less than a month until Christmas, this is a year we won't soon forget. With dire warnings of recession and job losses from our media and politicians, we were quite nervous about how this year would pan out. Thankfully it seems with everyone stuck at home staring at their boring decor and eating at home with their old worn out dinner...

27 November 2020 Read More...


STOCK DELAYS

STOCK DELAYS

Our August stock was delayed until September and ended up arriving in October, then our October stock was delayed until November, but might actually get here in October now! BUT - that means we have stock up to our ears and a pile of invoices all needing to be shipped NOW because you've all been WAITING. Please be assured we are sorting and packing as fast as we can, but it will take some time. In particular we have a huge amount of pre-booked orders that have ben waiting...

22 October 2020 Read More...


FINALLY HERE!

FINALLY HERE!

Yes! Our stock is ALMOST ready to start shipping, so I have uploaded the incoming stock onto the website and it is all up to date. You can now see what is here, and what will be here by the end of the year. AND... what won't be here until next year. Check the ETA dates on items that are out of stock to see when you can expect them to be available. If you see an item listed as due next year and you've ordered it - Don't Panic! The reason it's not available for new orders until next...

29 September 2020 Read More...


Shipment delayed...

Shipment delayed...

I was getting so excited about our container arriving... and today we get the news that the ship has been delayed over a week! It puts our new ETA for the shipment to around 14 September, assuming no more delays and a smooth run through the wharf and Customs once the ship docks in Sydney. Cross fingers! I can be patient. It's definitely the thing to be these days. I would much rather wait for it all to get here safely than to see my container on the evening news sliding off the edge of a...

24 August 2020 Read More...


September shipment almost here!

September shipment almost here!

Our next shipment is on its way across the ocean and we're hoping it's all smooth sailing and a smooth run through Customs so that we can get our hands on it first thing in September. Lots of great new things will be on board, including new Disney, NEW Universal Studios licensed teapots and mugs (who loves Curious George?), and some gorgeous Sun Art designed rice and soup bowl sets with pandas, polar bears and penguins! I really love these cute bowl sets even when I'm not eating...

19 August 2020 Read More...


Japanese Fabric Face Mask DIY

Japanese Fabric Face Mask DIY

From this week it will be compulsory for Victorians to wear face masks when they leave the house, and it really wouldn't hurt for the rest of us to do it too. While we are used to seeing plenty of people in Japan wear face masks every winter as cold and flu season hits, it's not so common in Australia and will take us all a bit of getting used to. If you haven't managed to get hold of good disposable masks, or any of the great home sewn masks that are available, here is a great...

20 July 2020 Read More...


What's happening 2020?

What's happening 2020?

What IS happening 2020? It's been a crazy ride since March and who knows what will happen next? The Melbourne Gift Fair is cancelled, but the AGHA online Supplier Showcase launched yesterday. Check out our page! J Style Supplier Showcase Everyone's been asking about our supply. Yes, we delayed our usual "pre-Gift Fair...

16 July 2020 Read More...


NEW NOODLE & SOUP BOWLS

NEW NOODLE & SOUP BOWLS

New stock is still arriving regularly here at J Style. Covid-19 may have put a temporary dampener on business, but we order our stock 12-18 months ahead, so new designs are all still coming through. The good news is that while our hearts skipped a beat in March, April saw a surge in demand for teapots and mugs. A comforting cup of tea is clearly what we all needed. May followed up with big interest in bowls. Particularly nice deep ramen bowls, perfect for a heart warming...

4 June 2020 Read More...


TELL US YOUR WEBSITE

TELL US YOUR WEBSITE

Let us send customers your way. On a regular day I get several emails asking where to buy certain items people spot on our website, and I'll point them to their closest stockist. If there's no-one close I'll send them to a store I know has a good selection online. In the past 2-3 weeks I've seen a definite increase in online enquiries. Reassuringly, people are staying home, and using their time to online-comfort-shop. This week I've also seen more posts from stores...

23 March 2020 Read More...


New Stock arriving from Japan

New Stock arriving from Japan

Only a bit over a week away now. Brand new stock from Japan, and plenty of top ups of things that have sold out. AND - university has closed down so we have extra hands on deck and should have the container unpacked in no time and ready to ship to you. Our only change to operations at the moment is that we can't shake hands with the courier when he picks up the stock. Direct Freight has asked us (and you) to keep 1.5 metres away from the driver and just shout out your name instead...

18 March 2020 Read More...


CLOSED 27/2- 8/3/2020

CLOSED 27/2- 8/3/2020

J Style will be closed from 27/2/2020 - 8/3/2020. You can still contact us by email and place orders through the website. We just won't be shipping orders from our warehouse until after 9/3/2020. The good news is by then we will have received all of our new stock that was delayed in February, and topped up on all of your favourites. As soon as it all arrives I'll start contacting people who have back orders so we can get your...

17 February 2020 Read More...


STOCK DELAYS UNTIL MARCH

STOCK DELAYS UNTIL MARCH

Sorry everyone! I know you've been waiting since Christmas for particular favourites to arrive in February. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, our February shipment has been pushed back until mid to late March. We're still waiting on confirmation of the exact arrival date, so I've listed items as due 31st March on the website as a (touch wood) worst case scenario. We do still have plenty of other stock to keep us going for another month, just not the particular...

10 February 2020 Read More...


Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

Have you seen it? I was planning to go with my son but before we knew it the theatre run was over and we'd missed it! Then our local Wollongong Uni Movie Club was showing the latest and last (really?) Star Wars installment and I ended up going with friends instead. Well, what can I say? I really enjoyed Star Wars The Force Awakens (VII). Nostalgia overload! Then in Star Wars The Last Jedi (VIII), Kylo Ren smashed his helmet to pieces and I actually groaned and grabbed my...

5 February 2020 Read More...


Bushfire Support - After the fires

Bushfire Support - After the fires

I think we all know that this year's Australian Bushfire season has got off to the worst start ever, and there is still a long way to go. Personally, our family Christmas road trip plans were put off when pretty much every direction from Wollongong, whether it was down the south coast, or up to the mountains, was on fire, being evacuated, and worse. Now that these areas, both coastal and mountain, are getting back to business, we're making a commitment to try and do as many...

23 January 2020 Read More...


Bowls are still available, just no chopsticks

Bowls are still available, just no chopsticks

Still three weeks out from Christmas and we've run out of chopsticks and gift boxes to make our "Two bowls with chopsticks" dinnerware gift sets. Sorry everyone! Demand was way more than we expected. We'll make sure we order plenty next year. They'll be in stock again from February 2020.In the meantime, we still have the beautiful bowls. So there's nothing to stop...

2 December 2019 Read More...


NEW Stock Arriving Soon * Pre-order NOW

NEW Stock Arriving Soon * Pre-order NOW

New stock is arriving next week, so I've uploaded it all to the website in anticipation. You can place orders now and we will ship them as soon as the stock arrives and the container is unpacked. We already have a lot of pre-orders lined up and waiting to be shipped, so new orders will still take a few days to get to. If you've been waiting for back orders I will be emailing you all this week so that you can get your orders ready and we can put you on the waiting list ready...

14 November 2019 Read More...


NEW Disney for Pre-order

NEW Disney for Pre-order

Only a couple of weeks to go until our next container of stock arrives! Inside will be a few special boxes of pre-ordered Disney teapots and mugs. The Lion King's Simba Mug and our Dumbo Teapot have already pre-sold all the stock that will be arriving in October, so we are now taking pre-orders for the November shipment. GOOD NEWS, is we managed to squeeze in a few cartons of BRAND NEW Disney mugs and teapots. Ariel Hug Mug (would go great with the Ursula Teapot),...

20 September 2019 Read More...


Australian Giftguide Kitchen & Dining Feature

Australian Giftguide Kitchen & Dining Feature

We're in the Kitchen and Dining Issue of GiftGuide magazine online! Check it out here.https://issuu.com/theintermediagroup/docs/giftguide_august_2019_-_kitchen_dining?fr=sY2ZjZjI1MzExNw And be kind please! I was about to throw all my principles out the window and get my son to Photoshop out my grey and my wrinkles... but I figured no-one would recognise me...

9 September 2019 Read More...


NEW Stock has ARRIVED!

NEW Stock has ARRIVED!

It's here! It's here! Our massive container of stock has arrived and is just about all unpacked. A lucky few retailers who snuck in early have got some of the new stock this week. The rest of you will need to hold your breaths until the Melbourne Gift Fair 3-7 August at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. We'll be there from next week setting up our stand. It's tiny and way up in the back corner, so please don't miss us. We will do our best to pile as much new product into the...

26 July 2019 Read More...


Mother's Day Vases

Mother's Day Vases

One month before Easter we sold out of all Rabbit and Chicken tea sets and mugs, and even though we haven't even got past Easter yet, I can see the most popular Mother's Day products starting to pick up speed on the packing table. Which makes me think I should not wait until after Easter to let you know about the best things to buy for the next major - and MOST IMPORTANT (right kids?) shopping event. Mother's Day! Every year our hand made Japanese bud vases walk themselves...

1 April 2019 Read More...


Subaru - the Bowls - not the Car

Subaru - the Bowls - not the Car

Subaru is the Japanese name for the constellation English speakers call "The Pleiades" or the "Seven Sisters". 

25 March 2019 Read More...


New Stock is ALMOST here!

New Stock is ALMOST here!

Stock is arriving next week! I realise many of you will be in Sydney trudging around the Gift Fairs, but if you get some time in the evenings, take a look at our website to see all of our new product and add some to your shopping list. Despite not being physically at the Gift Fair this February, we have seen no slow down in the orders coming through for this "purchasing season", and I expect the new stock will start moving fast as soon as it gets here. If you have a...

18 February 2019 Read More...


No Fair!

No Fair!

It's No Fair for J Style in February. We will not be exhibiting at the AGHA Gift Fair for the first time since 1999! I'll miss the catching up and seeing everyone, the chatting with our fellow exhibitors, the 40 degrees heat and stormy humidity of Sydney during set-up... OK I won't miss that. But what about the week away from home and eating out with friends every night? It's a sacrifice. So why aren't we there? Well, times are a-changing folks. You all know better than me that the...

5 February 2019 Read More...


Pre-Order Now for February

Pre-Order Now for February

It's 2019! And time to start filling your post-Christmas 2019 Summer Windows! We've had a little break and recovered from Christmas, and now we're getting excited about new stock that's on its way. Check the Advance Orders page for just a few of the new things that are coming. Place a pre-order now and you will be first on the list of people I call when the container gets dropped in our carpark around the end of February. My favourite is this Hedgehog Ginger Tea Mug. The...

10 January 2019 Read More...


Last minute NEW STOCK

Last minute NEW STOCK

I know! It's less than 2 weeks until Christmas and not really the time to start showing off new product...but here it is! I've been promising all year that from now on we will bring in new product with each shipment, allow advance orders, and update the website daily - not just at 6 monthly intervals when a trade fair is on. So these gorgeous new ceramic spoons arrived and everyone who placed an advanced order has got theirs now. I have a few extras that are on the website today! It might...

12 December 2018 Read More...


Chaos! But it's good chaos...

Chaos! But it's good chaos...

It's Pre-Christmas Chaos time here at the moment. Orders are flooding in - Thanks Everyone! Please be patient while we try to pack them all as quickly as possible. Meanwhile... new stock is arriving! Keep an eye on the website for new things. And the return of out-of-stock items you've been waiting for. Again, please be patient but I'll be emailing everyone in the next few days about back orders and pre-orders and what's available and what's already sold out. I've just...

14 November 2018 Read More...


OCTOBER STOCK ON WEBSITE NOW

OCTOBER STOCK ON WEBSITE NOW

New stock will be arriving in the first week of October, but I've updated the website to include all the new things so you can get a jump start and place orders now. Just be aware that it won't be delivered to you straight away. We'll get the paperwork sorted, unpack the container over the long weekend and start shipping 2/10/18. In the meantime, don't forget we've taken 20% off selected blue & white Japanese tableware until the end of September. If you want...

17 September 2018 Read More...


New Dinnerware Gift Sets

New Dinnerware Gift Sets

It's no secret that gift giving is an art for Japanese people. We now have a new section on our website exclusively for our beautifully gift boxed sets of Japanese dinnerware. These sets are all about giving something that is a) a practical and useful gift that will be loved by the recipient, b) comes already beautifully packaged and ready to present and c) just lovely! Keep an eye on this spot because...

29 August 2018 Read More...


WHEN IS NEW STOCK ARRIVING?

WHEN IS NEW STOCK ARRIVING?

Everyone is asking - when will new stock get here? We don't know exact dates yet, but basically the most in-demand Disney items will be arriving in one of two containers. 1) Mrs Potts, Chip, Genie, Mickey, Minnie and all your favourites will be arriving in the container due around the end of September/ beginning of October. This container will also have a lot of the ramen bowls and Japanese dinnerware that sold out at the fair. 2) New and pre-order Disney items...

20 August 2018 Read More...


POST FAIR WRAP UP

POST FAIR WRAP UP

Great to see so many of you at the AGHA Fair in Melbourne this week! We had a great time catching up with everyone, eating out in Melbourne, AND it only rained while we were indoors anyway. Thanks for the thoughtful weather Melbourne. Back to work now and we are really excited - and a little daunted - by the number of orders placed at the fair. Some things sold out straight away, other things are very low in stock and Sam is busy today trying to increase all of our orders from...

10 August 2018 Read More...


AGHA Gift Fair 4-8 AUG Melbourne

AGHA Gift Fair 4-8 AUG Melbourne

The next AGHA Gift Fair in Melbourne is coming up fast! AND we are about to launch our re-vamped website. AND in anticipation of both of these things we have just received a container LOADED with new stock. So... we're a little under the pump here but very excited to see you in Melbourne at the new MCEC venue and show you all the NEW THINGS! If you're not coming to the Gift Fair, keep an eye on the website here...

21 July 2018 Read More...


AGHA Gift Fair 24-27 FEB

AGHA Gift Fair 24-27 FEB

We are off to the AGHA Gift Fair to start setting up tomorrow. That means we can't ship any orders from 22/2/18 to 1/3/18. If you place an order during this time we will ship it when we get back from 1 March 2018. LOTS of new exciting things will be on display at the fair in Sydney, so pop past and see us at Stand 2B6, just between the Dome and the Halls at Sydney Olympic Park. See

21 February 2018 Read More...


New Stock More Often!

New Stock More Often!

We're changing the way we do things. For the past 18 years we've brought in new ranges and new designs in February and August each year to coincide with the AGHA Trade Fairs and printing our paper catalogue twice a year. It's a big investment to exhibit and to print that catalogue so we want to make the most of it and hit you with all the new things at once. BUT... more and more of our stockists look to our website to order, new retailers find us on the internet, and you all...

17 October 2017 Read More...


Mrs Potts & Chip Waiting List

Mrs Potts & Chip Waiting List

Mrs Potts & Chip arrived in July - and sold out. August - sold out. My wait list for our October shipment is now also full before they get here. So we are now on to the November waiting list. J Style has bought ALL the Mrs Potts and Chips available in Japan, so we are now waiting to hear if they can manufacture enough new ones to meet our shipping deadline for November. The waiting list is not a guarantee you will get the teapots and cups in November, but if you are not on the list then...

21 August 2017 Read More...


Mrs Potts & Chip due July

Mrs Potts & Chip due July

Beauty & the Beast's Mrs Potts teapot and Chip tea cups will be in stock in late July 2017. Our waiting list is getting very close to exceeding the number of teapots and cups that will be arriving in July, so if you are interested in grabbing some of these gorgeous (and extremely popular) Beauty and the Beast teapots and cups, get in touch and add your name to the waiting list as soon as you can.

16 June 2017 Read More...


LAST ORDERS and Holiday Closing Dates

LAST ORDERS and Holiday Closing Dates

Don't say we didn't warn you! If you are in a tourist area and think you will need extra stock to see you through January, make sure you put your orders in by our closing dates for your area....

22 November 2016 Read More...


New Mug & Bowl photos!

New Mug & Bowl photos!

Finally our new mugs and bowls have arrived and I actually took photos! These are so new they are not in the printed catalogue, but now you can see them on the website. Of course since they missed the real photo shoot, the photos are just taken by me - so sorry for the poor quality but I think you can get the idea. Check out LF tea mugs and LF Large Mugs under the Japanese Teawares/Mugs section,...

13 October 2016 Read More...


STOCK HAS ARRIVED!

BUT... we are heading off to Melbourne for the Home & Giving Fair until 15 August. If you had an order waiting for stock, we will ship it as soon as we get back. If you are placing an order now, yours will be next out the door. OR come and see us at the Home & Giving Fair 6-10 August, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and check out all the new designs in person. See you there!

1 August 2016 Read More...


MUG STOCK UPDATE

MUG STOCK UPDATE

Everyone is asking when the Large Mugs, Tea Mugs and Cups will be back in stock. The good news is they should be here by the end of July. AT LAST! The bad news is that despite our best efforts, our suppliers haven't been able to fill our order again. Daisy, Maple Blossom and Antique Kusa Large Mugs will not be in this shipment. All other mugs and cups will be coming, but in small quantities. If you place orders now, and if the container...

6 July 2016 Read More...


Home & Giving Fair 2016

Home & Giving Fair 2016

It's all on display at the Home & Giving Fair, Sydney Olympic Park 20-23 Feb 2016. Come and catch up with us and check out all the new things in person. Fair details at www.homeandgiving.com. See you there! P.S. No orders will be shipped from 18-26 Feb while we are at the fair. If you order online we will ship your order as soon as we get back.

17 February 2016 Read More...


XMAS & NEW YEAR

J Style will be closed from 22/12/15 to 11/1/16. We wish you all a profitable lead up to Christmas, plenty of time off with your friends and family, and a wonderful New Year in 2016!

19 December 2015 Read More...


New Stock Here before August Trade Fair

New Stock Here before August Trade Fair

New stock has arrived with just enough time to ship a few quick orders before we head off to Melbourne for the Home & Giving Fair 1-5 August 2015. We're at the MCEC at Stand G46. See www.homeandgiving.com for fair details. So many NEW and lovely teapots, bowls, vases, mugs. Start browsing now! If you're not coming to the fair, or you just want to beat the rush, put your orders in quick. We'll ship orders up until 24...

12 July 2015 Read More...


NEW Tea Stacks & Mugs

NEW Tea Stacks & Mugs

It's February and that means the Home & Giving Fair and plenty of lovely NEW things to come and see! This year we are at Stand A27, Home & Giving Fair, Sydney Olympic Park, 20-24 Feb 2015. Don't forget it starts on Friday now! And...no orders will be shipped from 16-27 Feb while we are away at the fair, so if you place an order during that time it will be shipped after 27 Feb. See you there!

5 February 2015 Read More...


LAST ORDERS!

LAST ORDERS!

LAST ORDERS 2014 Sydney/Melbourne/Illawarra: 18/12/14 NSW/VIC/QLD: 17/12/14 SA/TAS/NT/WA: 15/12/14 We will be closed from 23/12/14 to 15/1/14 so make sure you stock up enough to see you through the summer holiday post Christmas spending season. Everyone's gotta spend that money from Grandma!

9 December 2014 Read More...


STOCK IS HERE

Most items are now back in stock, but like last time, in some cases the waiting list was close to, or even longer than the amount of stock arriving. If you want something but don't feel you need it until closer to Christmas, order it now and just tell us the date you want it delivered. We'll put it aside for you and it will help us schedule our deliveries. It's crazy busy this time of year, so please allow a few extra days for shipping than usual.

2 November 2014 Read More...


NEW STOCK DUE HERE SEPT

You will notice quite a few items listing as BACKORDER on the website at the moment. We obviously had a great Home & Giving Fair this year, so plenty of things have sold out or are close to selling out. New stock is due to arrive mid to late September. But remember - we ordered this September stock back in May... and it seems we underestimated on a few things. The waiting lists for some items are now getting close to full too. If you want to be on the waiting list and be first to hear...

26 August 2014 Read More...


New Website. New Logins.

Having trouble logging in? You may have to create a new login to use with our new website. From now on your email address is your username, so if it wasn't before, you will have to create a new login. Just click on Register and fill in your details. Sorry if you have to do it all over again but the new website functions will make it worth it!

22 July 2014 Read More...