This is a post in the series of The Goth Challenge altered by
Darkstalker Girl from a former Lolita Challenge. Find more information here.
There was a time when I was obsessed with Goth brands, mostly when I was starting out in the subculture and headed to the nearest Goth shop to get my fix. These days I prefer shopping through ‘mainstream’ retailers, thrift stores and Ebay. Not to mention I like to avoid the controversy related to questionable quality and price of Alternative brand wear. But there’s still a place in my heart for the brands I adored growing up.
|The pictures above are all outfit posts from way back!
Gallery Sepentine (featuring Kitty Lovett) – Hell Bunny – Doc Martens
Currently, I own two corsets by this Australian store. Both are second-hand: one from a corset loving friend (so it was still in very good condition) and another from EBay (also still in very good condition). The actual store isn’t too far away from where I’m living, so, I really have no excuse as to why I haven’t visited it yet!
The clothes are remarkably made with beautiful detailing and as such can sometimes have a hefty price – though I do consider a lot of there corsets ridiculous in price compared to a lot of others I have seen and with the ridiculous amount of quality in each piece. The webstore doesn’t contain as much as the physical store – that’s obvious from the fact that it hasn’t changed in years.
Demonia have some questionable quality
but as shoes I only wear once a year (literally) they’re great to look
at. When I was wearing them regularly they didn’t seem too bad either –
even if I did get them second-hand off EBay.
Do I even need to explain this one? You have heard me
drone on and on about my obsession with Doc Marten’s quality even after
the move from the UK to China (I’ve actually tried both before though
not for long term) and when it’s not summer I can be found wearing my
Doc’s with everything from summer dresses to jeans. Well, actually, I
don’t own jeans but if/when I do I would totally rock them together.
- Hell Bunny (All those pretty dresses! But beware of the material.)
- FanPlusFriend (Beware of custom sizing!)
- G.L.P (Gothic Lolita and Punk – Visual Kei type clothing)
- Dead Threads (Their older collections were ridiculously good quality.)