The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the whitelist as-is and adding brands that may have been created or risen in popularity since its introduction. After tallying up all the votes, reading all the suggestions in the comments, and discussing the matter amongst ourselves, we have decided that the following brands will be added to the whitelist:
Lapin Agill was suggested; however, it is a sub-brand of Atelier Boz and as a result it's already whitelisted under the sister- and sub-brand clause.
This means that all items from these brands are considered "lolita"- in other words, they're 75% items according to the 75/25 rule. Please be aware that this does not necessarily extend to "lookalike" items or replicas from other brands.
Going forward, please comment on the whitelist post with brand suggestions. When considering brands to add to the whitelist, we consider the appropriateness of their items for lolita fashion, items' quality, customer service, and length of time they have been active, among other things. Lief, for instance, was not whitelisted in spite of their high-quality and lolita-appropriate items because of their history of extremely poor customer service.