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  • Knock ‘em dead by the pool with a retro bathing suit! July 7, 2013retro_swimwear_bikiniIt’s official, summer is here in all its glory. Whether you’re a sun lover hitting the beach or you prefer the quiet of your local pool, you can step out looking like a 1950′s pin-up in your retro bathing suit. There’s some really fun options out there when it comes to retro swimwear in both one-piece ...
  • The Peter Pan Collar – a kinderwhore classic April 5, 2013peter-pan-collar-shirtAlthough they’ve recently come in to mainstream fashion thanks to “celebs” wearing them, peter pan collar dresses were once a thing of alternative fashion! And so they will remain once the other girls have forgotten about them. If you’re not familiar with the peter pan collar, here’s some examples: The Peter Pan Collar ...
  • Popular item: Camo hoodie – camouflage hoodies December 6, 2012mens-hoodie-camouflageCamouflage hoodies remain one of our most searched for items! Camo hoodies have been a popular item ever since we used to stock them about 4 years ago. Here’s some links to help anyone looking to buy a camo hooded sweater: Shopping in the USA & nearby: Shop for Camo Hoodies in the USA Shopping in the UK ...
  • Gothic fashion July 22, 2012Whitby_goth_coupleGothic fashion is dark: a sometimes morbid and eroticized style of dress. Gothic fashion is inspired by the Victorian era Modern Gothic styles often borrow from the punk, rock or heavy metal subcultures but authentic gothic fashion is heavily inspired by the fashion of the Victorian era (19th century), before factory made clothing was the norm ...
  • Style profile: True Romance Alabama – Leopard print coat, blue hooded jacket, jeans & converse May 4, 2012trueromance-leopard-printAlabama in True Romance (that’s a 1993 film written by Quentin Tarantino – if you haven’t seen it, get it) is an iconic character known for her outlandish alternative fashion sense. She wears a lot of animal prints and bright colours and there’s one particular outfit (shown in the image to the right) worn by Alabama ...
  • Style profile: Striped pencil skirt & faux leather jacket May 1, 2012SP_striped-pencil-skirt_leather-jacketOur ‘style profiles’ are a new feature to our alternative clothing blog – articles about great looking alternative style outfits we’ve seen in films, on TV, on the net or even on people in the street. Here’s the first. Enjoy! Today’s style profile starts with this classic faux leather jacket, preferably in black (because if the ...
  • Punk tartan trousers for women – plaid pants, a classic that never dies March 11, 2012womens-red-tartan-jeansThere’s something exciting about tartan trousers, quite simply – they rock! They’ve had a resurgence in popularity thanks to the ‘emo’ scene that swept the UK over the last few years but I love them as part of a punk look or as a cool minimal look worn with a plain jumper. A lot of the ...
  • AltShoes-UK.com – the best in alternative footwear February 3, 2012Visit our sister site for the best in Alternative footwear – punk shoes, gothic shoes, retro shoes, skate shoes, emo shoes etc. >> Visit Altshoes-UK.com Tons to choose from and updated regularly with the newest available styles.
  • Sourpuss Micro mini skirt with Zebra print January 29, 2012SKIRT_sourpuss_zebraMicro mini in pink with black all over Zebra print. from Sourpuss Clothing in the USA Length: approx. 11 inches
  • Nightmare Before Christmas patch January 29, 2012PATCH_nightmare-before-christmas-jackQuality woven patch of Jack Skellington’s head from the cult favourite Tim Burton movie – Nightmare Before Christmas Can be sewn onto clothes, bags, caps etc. Measures 3 x 4.5 inches.
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