I finally remembered to look into the option of syndicating brand blogs on LJ, and after a little shuffling around, created the following:
angelicp_blog (Angelic Pretty)
atelierp_blog (Atelier Pierrot)
btssb_blog (Baby, the stars shine bright)
metamor_blog (Metamorphose Kato's blog)
vmpress_blog (Victorian Maiden Press)
For those unaware of what syndicating/feeds mean, it's basically getting the entries of another blog (on another provider) slammed on your f-list here in Livejournal Land. Brand blogs are really interesting as they often display pictures of upcoming items, plans etc. However, I'm assuming not everyone religiously checks them as much as their lj friends lists, so getting them syndicated there is killing two birds at one stone.
You can add a feed by adding the above normally.
Does anyone know any other pre-existing blog feeds? Or interesting RSS/XML -compatible brand blogs in general? The above were added after a brief googling around, but there's probably more, so please share (either links to the blog sites or the feeds itself)! You need a paid account to create feeds (IIRC), but throw me a link and I'll turn it into a feed for everyone to share.
mostly x-posted to my own journal
EDIT: New additions -
metaosa_blog (Metamorphose Osaka store)
metam_blog (Main Meta blog I assume)
flasco_blog (Flasco - different brands)
innocentw_blog (Innocent World)
btssbk_blog (Baby's Kanazawa)
angeliph_blog (Angelic Pretty Hiroshima)
angelipn_blog (Angelic Pretty Nagoya)
angelips_blog (Angelic Pretty Sendai)
etckyoto_blog (Emily Temple Cute Kyoto) **recommended!**
etcnagoya_blog (Emily Temple Cute Nagoya) **recommended!**
Also, a general note on feeds:
-When first adding a feed, it's perfectly normal for all the entries to show up at the top of your list out of order. Sometimes they can appear at weird times afterwards too, but again, this is normal. More information about this in the comments.
-Sometimes codes in feed entries can be messed up, but given that all urls are the exact ones given on the sites, this is either a problem at LJ's end or their programming. Each blog entry will always have a link to the original on the other site, so if pictures etc are not displaying properly, you can see them there. Either way, the feed will notify you of the update.
-If you hate possibly having multiple images loading on your f-list (or are on a dialup), feeds might not be for you (unless they're on separate f-list groups). However, for IE users, skyewishes recommended an easy trick of keeping up with blogs in the comments, check it out!