Hello hello! I have wonderful news to tell you all.
If you're an American buyer of kimono, you may have already heard about Ohio Kimono. It's a kimono business operated out of, you guessed it, Ohio. Formerly, they only sold a conventions across the country. BUT THEY JUST OPENED AN ONLINE STORE! ∑d(°∀°d)
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The first kimono I ever bought was a cheap fake. But the kimono shop told me it was authentic kimono, straight from Japan! It was really heart breaking when I found out the hard way that I was wearing a cheap tourist bathrobe. No one wants to find out that they've been lied to, or at least information has been kept from them just to insure you spend lots of money.
So I want to wholeheartedly recommend you check out Ohio Kimono's new online store at: https://www.ohiokimono.com/
Some great points of their website are you can not only buy kimono, obi, and all the accessories... but you can also follow their convention schedule, learn more about kimono, see a list of other kimono blogs, and get some EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS ONLY SOLD BY OHIO KIMONO. This is a legitimate business guys!