Listen, I've been excited about the Beauty and the Beast live-action film since the rumors first started circulating, and every new trailer, clip, or backstage photo has made me lose my mind just a little bit more.
I know everybody has their own opinion about the film (especially about the casting) but you can't deny there's nothing as nostalgically gorgeous as the aesthetic of Beauty and the Beast. It seems like pretty much every company is taking advantage of this by collaborating with Disney to create stunning product lines of movie tie-ins, and I could not be happier.
Just in case you, like me, are getting overwhelmed (in the best way) by all of the Beauty and the Beast-inspired merch, I've narrowed it down to my top three favorite stores to find Beauty and the Beast items. Read on to see if you can have more self-control than me and refrain from buying everything at once.
Dresses: Hot Topic
If you're the kind of person who wants to go as hardcore costume-y as possible without actually wearing a costume, Hot Topic is the place for you.
I love these dresses because they are very reminiscent of Secret Honey (a brand from Japan that makes literally the most gorgeous Disney-inspired dresses). Secret Honey dresses, however, are absurdly hard to get to America, and even then they cost a few hundred dollars. These dresses are pretty reasonable dupes, but run less than a hundred dollars each!
Beauty and the Beast fans will recognize these immediately: The blue dress is inspired by Belle's village dress and depicts silhouettes of characters and items from the movie, the yellow dress looks EXACTLY like that famous ballroom gown (but with a short, wearable skirt!), and the white dress is inspired by her "celebration dress" from the end of the movie! Any of them would look stunning when paired with this gorgeous red cape, inspired by Belle's winter look.
Purses: Danielle Nicole
I have to apologize to you because if you're anything like me, you're going to be miserable until you own one of these gorgeous purses after seeing them. I'm sorry, guys. BUT LOOK. Have you ever seen anything so cute?
There's something for everyone here, no matter your style or your favorite character from Beauty and the Beast. There's a simple rose if you'd like to be subtle about your fandom, or a book purse featuring a rose pattern and a small cameo by Lumiere if you're a bibliophile like Belle herself. Or, if you'd like your purse to make more of a statement, check out these adorable crossbodies: one is shaped like Cogsworth's head and the other is inspired by Mrs. Potts (with a precious Chip tag!).
Literally Anything Else: BoxLunch Gifts
If you're looking for more of a one-stop shop for all your Beauty and the Beast needs, look no further than BoxLunch Gifts. This store is owned by the same company as Hot Topic, but occasionally has more options because it focuses pretty much exclusively on fandoms.
This store has got everything from clothing (look, another red cape! Now you have cape options.) to jewelry (like these pretty enchanted rose-inspired pieces) to arts and crafts. (Adult coloring book, anyone? Or a flower press book? I didn't even know you could buy a flower press book anywhere. That's pretty cool.) You can also find things like perfume, purses, kitchen items, and blankets. Go crazy!
What do you think?
How excited are you for the Beauty and the Beast premiere? Which one of these pieces will you be wearing to it? Let me know in the comments!