Real Life Goth Clothes: Were to Shop When the Internet Just Won’t Do

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Do you live in a town where ready-made Goth-in-a-box clothes aren’t readily sold? Or are you looking for something to spice up your wardrobe? There’s only one little thing stopping you from the wonderland that if the internet of outfits, you can’t buy online. There’s nothing to worry about! Shop like the Goth’s of the eighties did with my list of the places I bought my clothes when the internet was not an option.

Make a trip out of it!

Are you planning a trip somewhere? A simple Google search and you might find some only slightly out of the way alternative stores.


Conventions usually have Goth’s hanging around and along with that usually have a collection of Goth/Steampunk shop stalls or stalls selling band-shirts.

Thrift Stores!

Don’t forget thrift stores – but I know you won’t! They are the best places to find good prices and unique clothes. Just remember to wash the clothes before you wear them just in case.

Music Stores!

(As in stores selling music not musical instruments generally). These are usually great places to find band shirts or simple accessories like studded bracelets and collars. I wouldn’t only recommend them as a last resort since they tend to overprice a lot.

Mainstream Stores!

If you need me to explain this one I might just have to direct you to the fashion tab because mainstream stores (online stores usually) are beginning to overwhelm my thrift store clothes.

Where do you buy your clothes? Do you have any awesome finds?



  1. November 10, 2013 / 5:25 pm

    I love thrift stores and gosh, I found so many incredible stuff there, that even alternative shops could be jealous 😀
    And even in mainstream shops there are currently great things to buy, but I don´t really like shopping there…the prizes seem too expensive for me (well, they actually aren´t but when I buy everything for 1-2€ then a shirt for 8€ seems a little bit too much :D)

  2. November 10, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    By this point I think my style should be called "Target Goth" or something, since nearly all of my clothes are bought from mainstream stores, mixed in with a few t-shirts from concerts I've been to.

  3. November 10, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Recently I have acquired a lovely black velvet dress and ankh ring from a thrift store. I spent most on my makeup, shoes, and accessories. I buy winter clothes in summer and vice versa because they are always on sale during that time. And after Halloween sales! I did a guide to thrift shopping post also..hehe.

  4. November 11, 2013 / 4:17 am

    As Violet noted, after Halloween sales are a great time – you can actually find some wearable stuff in bargain/costume/party shops (especially jewellery) :3

  5. November 12, 2013 / 6:14 am

    I've been surprised at all of the things I've found in Forever 21, and even Target. I've also bought two separate pairs of goth boots(Demonia, and Pleaser I think) in a few vintage stores(10 bucks for either of them too!) 🙂 I think it's all about being picky and keeping your eyes open!

  6. November 22, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    Really nice blog with humorous writing skills. Thanks for your superb post.

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