Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Gothic Gift Guide

If the thought of festive shopping sends a shiver down your spine,  don't despair as these great gifts can all be ordered online in time for the special day. The Gothic Shop HQ is committed to helping you ensure that the right person's stocking is stuffed with the perfect prezzie.

For that special someone in your life you can never go wrong with a little black box. 

Check out our top jewellery suggestions:
This Tears of Grief necklace by Alchemy Gothic speaks a thousand words with the purple swarovski heart and black chains,  3 gothic crosses are suspended, each with its own purple crystal- Need we say more.

If you fancy something a little more dramatic take a look at our Queen of the Night necklace.
A choker might be more her style and we have two beautiful pieces that will certainly earn you some brownie points Black Swarovski Nightfall Lace Choker and Angelique Black Lace Choker with Pendant.

From  characterized salt and pepper shakers to a quirky tea towel here are a few gift ideas for your favourite foodie:

We love theses cute Skull Salt and Pepper Shakers,  and you can even get a Skull Sugar bowl too.  Or if you are looking for a stocking filler why not get a great stylish tea towel or a pair of themed oven gloves

If you need help finding the perfect present for the party animal in your life, here are some helpful gift ideas:

There is always someone who lives life to the fullest and the love it even more when booze is involved so we have this characteristic hand blown glass La Fee Absinthe Fairy Verte Green Tumbler  and Verte Absinthe Spoon  by Alchemy and for the morning after a little Skull pill box to keep the paracetamol.

Here's what to buy the fashion-obsessed friend on your list this season:

Our Black PVC gothic bag detailed with silver studs and black spiderweb lace on the flap and decorative buckle at the front, with a magnetic closure will make her grin ear to ear.

If you are heading out and about we have this sultry Black Lace Halter Dress , teamed with these ultra glam Sinister gloves screams sophistication.  

To keep cosy and warm this winter how about a show stopping coat like this Black Flocked Coat with Corset Lace to show your inner fashion goddess.

Finally For Him:

Blow your budget with this sexy Black Highwayman full length coat by Necessary Evil  or get him to dump the worn-out jeans for chain straps, zips and D-ring adorned bondage style trousers like this pair of Black Gothic Trousers with Pentagram.

Or even an accessory like this Alchemy Sure Shot Chain which features an array of pewter bullets flanked by black wooden beads on a leather necklace would grab his attention.

P.S  You can now add these items to your wish list and email it to anyone who may need a hint of what you're into.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

10% off Alchemy Gothic ONE DAY ONLY

10% OFF all Alchemy Gothic jewellery and gifts for ONE DAY ONLY - Wednesday 28 November 2012 - but the offer starts now, an hour early :)

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Dragons at The Gothic Shop

Mythical beasts with magical powers seem to have been around since the dawn of time itself. The legends of old tell us about scaled dragon-like creatures who plagued local villages killing many an innocent. These huge serpent like animals that inhabited mysterious caves, coming out only to cause misery and mayhem!

The Dragons Lure RIGHT Ear Wrap Gothic Earring at The Gothic Shop: Suitable for one piercing. The metal piece wraps around most regular ear shapes. 
But did they ever truly exist and roam the lands getting up to all sorts of mischief, holding damsels to ransom?  Were there really sacrifices made to appease their raging appetites for human flesh and blood? Stories of these terrifying beasts and their antics are found in practically every culture all over the world: From the one hundred-headed sleepless serpent of ancient Greece who guarded the Golden Fleece to the Dragon of the Chinese zodiac, a beast that has always represented benevolence, wisdom and power.
Western European cultures have all too often depicted dragons as harbingers of evil and malice, winged and fire breathing beasts that are capable of wreaking great havoc over towns and cities. Until some hero would come along and slay the dragon- think the world famous legend of St George and the Dragon! So revered was he for slaying the terrible dragon that he became the patron saint of England!

Although these creatures have long been linked to the dark side they have also some very positive traits, for example they are loyal to their masters and will protect them to the death! Dragons have long been known to be guardians of their treasure no matter what it be: Who wouldn't want a faithful and powerful beast to protect them from their enemies? 

Coeur Sauvage Dragon Necklace by Alchemy Gothic 

With all this it's no surprise that our love for them has lasted through the ages: It's as strong now as it has ever been. Is it their sheer power? Their magical qualities? Their mischievous nature? How would you react if you happened to accidently cross the path of an angered dragon? Whatever you choose to believe there is no reason that you cannot bring Dragons into your everyday life! Along with all the magic and the mythology that they are so connected with!   

Imperial Dragon Gothic Watch 
The dragons discovered at The Gothic Shop are created to be just as individual as you are. Each of the creatures are perfectly formed, with each scale and tooth exquisitely made. We stock a range of Alchemy Gothic and Spiral Direct. Whether you are after a dragon earring to perch comfortably on one side encouraging you to do carry out bad deeds, or that very distinctive dragon statement pendant. The Gothic Shop have a huge variety of Gothic Dragons for you! Whichever one you choose be prepared: For who knows what chaos your magical beast will cause! 

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Another Busy Week at The Gothic Shop

It's been another manic week dispatching orders and receiving and listing loads of new stock and old favourites.  To keep you updated, below are photos of all new items added and restocked this week.

Skirts and blouses by Pentagramme.

Bags, wallets and coin purses by Loungefly.

Loads of jewellery and giftware by Alchemy Gothic.

Clothing, chokers, gloves and handbags by Sinister.

Ladies clothing and men's trousers by Dead Threads.

Ladies clothing by Chicstar.

Ladies and gents gothic clothing by Necessary Evil.

We hope that you enjoy browsing our selection of gothic clothing.  If you're building your wishlists make use of the Add to Favourites button and then send the list of favourites to friends and family.  It makes their Christmas shopping easier and you get the items that you like, instead of ghastly unwanted gifts that people think a goth would want :)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Bags & Jewels, we want something new too!

With the launch of two death, murder, kill games this week, I am sure I am not alone when I say I have become a Goth-Gamer's Widow to the Xbox. With my other half glued to the TV screen and taking every waking moment to indulge in his favourite past time of gaming, I am left alone and ignored until the novelty wears off.

So to rid myself of pity I have been purging through our Gothic Shop goodies as there is nothing like a bit of retail therapy to soothe the soul. Here are a few of my favourite finds:

Simple, sturdy and utterly stylish, you just can't go wrong with this totally gothtastic Spiral Direct wings and barbed broken heart bowling bag.

There's been an influx of skulled patterns on the high street in the last few months- but if you want to rock out then we suggest you splash out on this Gold Skull Bag by Lounge Fly

Our love of the purse bag has never waned, in a seductive burgundy hue and embossed pentagram this Alchemy bag should be added this to your wish list!

You could fit everything you need in this Stripy Purple and Black bag, it has compartments and zips everywhere and will simply fill you with Gothic Delight!
Also why not take a look at the awesome jewellery collection in our e-store,  here are a few that caught my eye.
The gorgeous Emerald Green Lucretia Choker is great for all skin tones and if you’re looking  to introduce some colour, this choker is the way forward.
I love this feminine, feline Hello Kitty Ballchain necklace as its girlie but cool!
You will shine  if you wear this  Alchemy Gothic She Walks in Beauty choker which features black onyx cabochon within an intricate two tone pewter setting etched with a delphic and lamentable line from the pen of the inimitable Lord Byron, but for whom...?  
If you can't get enough then visit for more inspiration.  And to make your shopping even more enjoyable use coupon code BAGSBLOG to get 15% off your order placed before midnight 20th November 2012. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

More new items at The Gothic Shop

It's been a busy week with loads of deliveries of new items and old favourites.  We've listed more Snugbat cards, including their brand new Christmas gothic greetings cards which are selling already!  I love the purple bat with santa hat :)

We love the black lace gothic chokers by Dark Elegance Designs which we have sold on our website for almost 5 years, our customers love them too!  Thus we are so pleased to introduce this new design, named Lucretia.  It is made from gorgeous venise lace with a beautiful cabochon at the centre, detailed with chains and a cross at the centre.

We've restocked old favourites by Dark Star including their knitted cardigans and tops, boleros and men's gothic clothing.

We've restocked cardigans and bags by Banned, and added these brand new skull backpacks with working speakers as eyes!  Just plug into your iPod or MP3 player and listen to the best music whilst on the move!

Boleros, skirts, corsets and tops by Burleska have been restocked.  Our customers certainly love the lacy new additions.

Loads of Hell Bunny has been restocked and we've just added their Alphie Wolf Hat with combo scarf and gloves.  Also their zombie cardigan with green skeletal hands on the shoulders.  We've also restocked the Bridget top which has been ever so popular this winter, beautifully detailed with black lace.

For all email subscribers to this blog you can use coupon code LUCRETIA to get 20% off your order at The Gothic Shop.  This offer is valid on the 7th and 8th of November 2012 only.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

20% off the Alvira Dress by Sinister

For the month of November the beautiful Alvira Dress by Sinister has been reduced by 20%.  The price has been reduced from £105.50 to £83.60.  The dress is currently available in black and red, in sizes uk10-18.  This is a gorgeous gothic prom dress made from velvet and satin and the skirt covered with ruched floral black lace.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Lady Amaranth and The Gothic Wedding Dress

Like it needs to be said - the wedding dress is the gown of all gowns! Quite possibly the most influential and important outfit you will ever wear in your life if you do decide to go down the isle! Brides-to-be spend months, if not years fantasizing about that perfect dress for their big day and why not? It is so important to get it just right as all eyes will be on you!

The wedding dress is the centre piece of the wedding. The media speculation on what Kate Middleton wore on the all important wedding day last year was rife for months before. There were comparisons with the extravagance of Princess Di's wedding dress. A fantastic wedding dress will transcend the decades, the more extravagant the better! We have seen some amazing dresses in our time but check out this stunning Black Gothic Wedding Dress from Sinister.

As our regulars will know The Gothic Shop likes to stock a good range of Sinister, a brand that is the epitome of the Gothic style. They are a brand that are certainly not shy when it comes to creating some real stunning statement pieces.

The amazing photographs of Lady Amaranth taken by Mark Perry Photography speak volumes for themselves! This hauntingly beautiful Black Gothic Wedding Dress by Sinister is made from over 90 metres of black lace combined with black taffeta, mesh and velvet! There is an air of fantasy and dark romance about this gown, perfect for any autumnal or winter wedding. The structured bodice has everything Victorian about that Gothic look. Designed to create that archetypal feminine hourglass figure, the corset style top adds shape to more bustier bodies and curves to those with slender frames. The very intricate detailing on the centre panels and seams only add to the whole effect.

All this culminates in the large eye catching tulle style skirt with train feature. The metres of black mesh sit underneath the lace and taffeta frills and bring gothic glamour to the whole ensemble. The only way to wear this dress is with the addition of a hooped petticoat, this will give you a full skirted effect just perfect for any Gothic wedding.

The Black Gothic Wedding Dress from Sinister is certainly one to turn heads, it's alluringly beautiful, feminine and everything a darkly decadent wedding dress should be!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Oh So Beautiful Skirts!

Drawing inspiration from the Victorian era, we reap the rewards from tailored skirts with a romantic twist in the tale of mourning through the ages.  The indulgent fabrics passed down to us in reels of velvets, silks, chiffon or lace.

The Gothic Shop brings you an array of sensous styles, our favourite being this beautiful Black Velvet Victorian Skirt with tiers of black mesh and cotton trimmed with dainty frills.  The black velvet layer edged with ribbon and black lace makes it an evening essential this season.

We have been spellbound with this Victorian Black Lace and Satin creation ruched with black satin and lace.  You can just catch a glimpse of the of satin in either red or purple beneath the black lace to inject some colour into to your winter seduction.

Our Black Stretch with Flare Skirt can be very sexy and this figure hugging beaut would look great on a night out. For extra style points wear with a dark purple taffetta and silk corset.

Black satin ribbon lacing in front that does all the work of a belt for you with great options like this Flocked Black Floral Corset Fishtail Skirt. The style is easy to wear with its opulant floral and leaf detail and would look best with a simple black satin blouse and boots.

This Black satin skirt with red floral embroiderey by Spin Doctor works from day to night, and its more demure style and flattering ribbon lacing down the centre back and red floral print means we certainly approve!

We have an inspired collection of accessories with  pearls, chokers, crosses, ankhs, silver and precious stones that are great to mix and match to dress up or down for any occasion.