Here it is, Snarklings! The long-threatened list of gothy fashion links from the Lady of the Manners!
Is this a comprehensive list of every goth or alternative fashion resource out there? Sweet darkness, no. The Lady of the Manners seriously doubts that anyone could pull such a list together and have it be accurate. This list is a collection of the merchants that the Lady of the Manners either has purchased items from, or frequently browses when she’s in a window-shopping mood.
And! As a bonus! The Lady of the Manners has included a list of keywords that she uses when searching eBay, Etsy, shopgoodwill.org, and other marketplace sites.
So, without further ado, the clicky-links!
Crowd-sourced fashion, heavy on the rockabilly dresses and Victorian-esque jackets and coats. Women’s sizes up to 26.
Drac In a Box
Classic gothic clothing, custom-made in the UK. Women’s and men’s sizes up to 2X.
Formal gothic jackets, blouses, shirts, skirts, corsets, trousers, vests, and coats. Women’s and men’s sizes up to 2X.
Dress Like a Pirate
Goth and pirate wardrobes share some basics, like billowy shirts, frock coats, and full skirts. Women’s and men’s sizes up to 3X.
Fan + Friend
EGL/EGA fashions, gothic, Victorian, steampunk, plus some cosplay designs. Offers custom sizing and fabric choices.
Reproduction historical clothing for men and women! Women’s and men’s sizes up to 2X.
Indie goth designer from Canada. Morbidly sweet designs. Custom sizes offered.
Almost a one-stop-shop for goth supplies! Clothing, corsets, shoes, accessories, makeup, hair dye, and bath and body goods. Plus sizes available.
Elegant modern gothic designs. Sizes up to women’s XL.
Flowy blouses, skirts, pants, and dresses that are perfect for witchy or mori fashion. Be warned: they have a tendency to toss the word “g*ps*” around in names and descriptions. Women’s sizes up to 5X.
Clothing and accessories for your dream self. Full of whimsy and darkly-shimmering romance. If the Lady of the Manners ever achieves the fabulously wealthy part of being a fabulously wealthy eccentric, her entire wardrobe will be from Kambriel. One-of-a-kind and ready-made pieces are her current focus.
Lotus Traders Clothing
Similar to Holy Clothing, but with slightly different styles and more tie-dye. However, they make fantastic “peasant” dresses that can double as Gothic Heroine nightgowns! Women’s sizes up to 5X.
Well-made corsets in a wide range of styles and sizes. Offers plus-size corsets up to waist measurements of 46″.
Reproduction historical clothing for women. Bustles and blouses and lace collars, oh my! Sizes up to women’s 4X.
Yes, renaissance fair clothing. Billowy shirts, full skirts, and chemises are useful in goth wardrobes, too! Women’s and men’s sizes up to 3X.
Goth fashion that ranges from spooky t-shirts to velvet coats. A wide selection of gothy jewelry, belts, and handbags. Women’s and men’s sizes up to 2X.
Gothic/Victorian/steampunk finery. Women’s and men’s sizes up to 2X.
Flowing gothic gowns, skirts, and tops. Custom sizing available.
Best known for their decadent goth coats in ultra-lush fabrics. (They also offer shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, and cloaks. OMG THE CLOAKS.) EXTREMELY expensive, but worth saving up for. Women’s sizes up to 2X, men’s sizes up to 3X.
Beruffled romantic goth clothing, hand-made in the Netherlands. Women’s sizes up to XL
Hand-printed dark and witchy leggings, tanks, cardigans, and scarves. Plus patches to adorn your existing garments!
Men’s formalwear, so a good source for waistcoats and tux jackets. More importantly, a budget-friendly place for top hats!
Shoes, tights, accessories
Reproduction historical footwear. Someday the Lady of the Manners will own a pair of Tavistock button boots, oh yes she will.
Beautiful necklaces and pendants with intricate filigree.
Gorgeous witchy jewelry, including the original sterling raven claw pendant.
Chunky crystal pendants, handcrafted with love. The Lady of the Manners owns rather a lot of pieces from here.
Silkscreened ties to add a darker bit of interest to your shirts.
Evil Supply Co.
Deliciously evil patches and pins to adorn your clothes. Plus fantastic stationery and planners!
Haute Under the Collar
Vintage and modern ties, all embellished with hand-set rhinestones. Add some sparkle to your wardrobe.
Mordaunte’s Coffin Gems
Exactly what it says! Coffin-shaped gems, set as rings, earrings, pendants, and tie tacks.
Poison Apple Print Shoppe
The Lady of the Manners’ favorite witchy/occult patches come from here.
Beautiful jewelry (oh, the Lunar Oracle ring!), and bat leggings!
Socks, tights, stockings! All colors and styles, and sizing tips for everything they sell!
The Gothic Shoe Co.
POINTY TOES. Winklepickers. All the buckles. This is THE place to go for trad goth pointy-toe footwear.
Leatherwork! Masks, utility belts, bracers and handwraps, and BOOTWINGS!
We Love Colors
50+ colors of tights, stripey tights, and fishnets! Plus sizes available!
You can find some great things on eBay, Etsy, and shopgoodwill.org by using the right keywords. You will also find some hilarious, terrible things. It helps if you filter your results to remove any “costume” sections. Also, do not buy/bid on things if you are sleep-deprived or in an altered state! Window-shop responsibly!
In no particular order, the keywords that the Lady of the Manners will
occasionally frequently search for:
black maxi dress
black maxi skirt
bohemian/boho/g*ps* (UGH. But sometimes sellers tag wonderful things with questionable terms)
Finally, there’s some behind-the-scenes housekeeping that needs to be done here at Gothic Charm School, which means the Correspondence page may or may not be working. So if you have a question, this link should help you reach the Gothic Charm School inbox!