I prefer precious metals, jewels, pearls and tiaras to the Lolita Brand acrylic or enamel accessories and iconic high fashion bags to Brand bags as well. Definitely not a method for everyone though and it’s impossible if you want head-to-toe brand.
On a related note, the coordinating accessories are specific and iconic to the fashion and crossing over accessories not made specifically for Lolita Fashion can be a slippery slope. I’ve noticed the children’s plastic toys and little girl’s purses creeping in here and there and I just don’t think it looks good at all. Generic plastic pink bunny =/= Cherry Berry Bunny.