Local Spotlight: Kpop Stop and Anime

Kpop Stop and Anime

Kpop Stop and Anime

A few years ago ago, a shop opened up at 211 N. Hillside St. called Kpop Stop and Anime. As you can guess by the name, the locally owned stores carries Kpop and anime merchandise. The items can be difficult to find and rare collectibles that you may not see around town.

This store is right up our alley as we have kids who have grown to love a lot of what the store carries. If it’s popular on YouTube or TikTok, there’s a good chance Kpop Stop & Anime may have it. I am so old now that I don’t understand pop culture anymore or the global phenomenons that kids and teenagers love. But Kpop Stop & Anime does.

Whether it’s BTS, Hello Kitty and anything else that’s trending, this locally owned store has been carrying the merchandise for years.

Like I said, it’s an area I know very little about. But what I do know is there’s an audience for this merchandise. On my visit there, there were plenty of customers browsing through the wide selection of stuff they carried.

They had posters, magnets, figurines, apparel, stuffed animals, magazines, books, backpacks, plushes, totes, pillows, and so many more things that made me feel old because I didn’t know what it was. Here’s a small glimpse of what you’ll find inside.

We have a LOT of Hello Kitty stuff at home. These shelves almost look similar to what’s in the kids rooms.

Kpop Stop and Anime

Walking inside makes me feel even older than I am; almost like a foreign world. In a way, it is almost targeted at me because we have kids that buy this stuff, and you can guess where most of that money comes from!

While it’s not necessarily for me, I can still use this platform to show someone interested in Kpop and anime that there’s a shop just for them.

Kpop Stop & Anime is located at 211 N. Hillside and can be reached at 316-461-2086. Their regular store hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, check them out on Facebook or Instagram.

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