I would really love some basic t-shirts which aren't in the 2003 colour palette. Just things which I can wear to flesh out an outfit in a variety of colours. Also, even though I've never bought from there & don't really intend to in the near future, a Dernier Cri update would be loved. At least it gives me pretty & absurdly expensive items to look at.
My other hope is that they don't keep choosing absurdly specialised items to win the Crosstich contests. I like to have things I can wear which don't steal the focus of the outfit (less animal hoodies etc. & more simple designs).
I am hoping for versatile basics in secondary colors from the gold shops this year. blaugh I want this to be the year for green, purple, and orange. I would also love to see some more yellow that is not gold. The artists did give us some secondary colors in most of the gold shop updates for 2012, and I hope to see that trend continue. I like the suggestion Aprinn made of another versatile set like the tavern wench set that has inherent combinations but the individual components of which can also be combined with other items. I also agree with Zzyli's statement that most CrosStitch items are too decorated to be useful to me.
I don't use poses made out of froth (okay, except the Elegant Corsets), so I'm hoping to see fewer items in that vein this year; maybe that was the 2012 trend and we're done with it now. sweatdrop
I just don't like most of the ones already available. Most of them make your feet look like they have mutated in to overgrown, pixellated clubs. gonk I am being picky, but more specifically I would love a decent pair of plain brown boots that don't look like you're about to stab or squish someone with them.
I also feel as though H&R Wesley could do with a bit more in the way of 'luxury fashions'. Plus top hats, you can never have more than enough top hats.
We have had some pretty decent cash shop updates this past year though, especially the Chullo hats which are adorable.
I'm the kind of person who likes simple colour accents for their outfit. As such, I wouldn't mind an update from Barton Jewellers again since that shop seems more dedicated to that sort of thing. Wouldn't mind a few new clothing accents from elsewhere either.
I like really simple stuff that goes with anything, or can make anything. I guess I mean stuff that is versatile? Also more male and gender neutral items, since that stuff is more my style. And I know the guys would appreciate it immensely.
What I really want is a huge jock strap update with kits for a bunch of soccer/football teams.
I would really like to see more recolors. I think that's a nice less labor intensive way to get us more updates. I think that's all I really want are just more of them. It's a good old fashioned gold sink and I don't know why it's not taken advantage of more often. I dropped over 100k with the last recolor update without even trying to.
One thing that I'll say now and to which I will always say: More purple. Purple in shades that actually exist, instead of the very common idea whenever purple pops up to give it a brand new shade that sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest. That, and I welcome cheap purple. rofl
Shop wise: I would like Durem Depot to get a shop update this year. Simply because it has been seriously neglected for the past year or so. Majorly dissapointing. Also, less Buttercup cafe. Please, less Buttercup cafe.
As for what kind of items would be nice for this year: I've started to secretly wish for some band merchandise themed items. You know; tees, buttons, signed objects, holdable disc cases, you get the drift. I mean, we have so many NPC bands and all, and one of them does have a store NPC in them. So I would be so happy if a gold store actually had them. But that's not going to happen is it? OTL
Realistically, more casual clothing and basic accessories would be nice. As would more basic corsets along the lines of the dark elf ones.