Hello accessories! You're never too old for kawaii

Believe it or not, Hello Kitty is 37, but the spry kitten doesn’t show her age. A global phenomenon, the cool cat is one of the most successful branding exercises of all time, with her visage on everything from ‘Monopoly’ to karaoke machines to toasters. Here are some current selections of the thousands on offer. Most are available from her creator’s company, Sanrio, which just celebrated its 40th anniversary. 

Click on the photo to see a Hello Kitty cornucopia.

Shops:

Sanrio

  • 865 Market St., San Francisco
  • (415) 495-3056
  • www.sanrio.com

Vans

  • 865 Market St., San Francisco
  • (415) 947-0897
  • www.vans.com

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Nerd wallet from Sanrio. $30

SparkleBee’s Hello Kitty toaster emblazons her face on every slice. Available from Sanrio. $34.99

Connect this animated speaker to an iPod or other digital music device and watch Hello Kitty rock out. From Sanrio. $29.99

3D wallet from Sanrio. $35

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