Monday, 15 December 2014

Velvet with Lace that's Full of Grace...

Statement pieces are all the rage at this time of year, with party season in full swing we will naturally want to look our best and that means standing out. However, there's more to meets the eye when getting this seasons party outfit just right- yes I'm talking about the 'feel' of a dress. A fitted velvet pencil dress in the most luscious of deep red's will be so touchable. Then there are the material mixes that everyone loves- leather with lace or satin is a popular example. It's these great combinations that can also work beautifully when putting together something for the weekend. Mix velvet with dark lace for an extravagant sense of luxury! Here are some more wicked ways to wear lace this season brought to you exclusively by The Gothic Shop...

Black Velvet & Lace Gauntlet Gloves with Purple Bow by Sinister 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Happy Gothmas!

The silly season has begun, for most of us it's fighting through crowds, trying to sort out family disputes and devouring amazing food for an entire month until our new year resolutions kick in for 2015.  To ease you through we have chosen some stocking fillers and gift suggestions so you can sit back and order away on your laptop with a delivery to your front door:

Every person who fancies a shot or two needs a cool glass to knock back some booze, and we love the La Fee Absinthe Fairy Verte Shot Glass by Alchemy. The art nouveau style Green Fairy forest shotglass are traditionally hand-blown which naturally enhance the character of the glass.

Spoil your lady with The Sacred Heart Alchemy Gothic Necklace, symbolic of your undying affection, longing and desire...a perfect gift of love as described by one of our customers in their 5 star review!

It's an old myth among Tarot readers that your first deck must be given as a gift, so if you have a friend eager to learn then why not splash out (under £20) on this stunning Alchemy Gothic Tarot Set.

Enjoy hot drinks on the go during your chilly morning commute with the Bright Eyes Kitten Thermo Mug, cute and practical makes for a great prezzie for keeping your cuppa warmer for longer.

Beat bedroom boredom if you add the Enslaved Angel Gothic Bedding Set to your wishlist. This 100% cotton set features reversible prints on both sides as you dive into a world of fantasy and darkness.

For more gift ideas and vouchers visit our website

Friday, 28 November 2014

Get 20% off this Black Friday

Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY20 at checkout to get 20% off your order placed before midnight GMT Saturday 29 November 2014 at

Monday, 24 November 2014

Christmas Posting Dates For Overseas Customers

Hello one and all. As you may have noticed, 'That Time Of Year' is hurtling towards us again, so we thought it would be a good idea to let our non-UK customers know Royal Mail's recommended last posting dates for international orders. So if you live Down Under, Across The Pond, or Over There A Bit, we hope this helps:

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Chic Corsets for Your Winter Wardrobe

There are a million and one things about corsets that folk love, most notably the figure it gives. After all, us girls have been wearing them for centuries. 

Strapping on a corset will give anyone an instant hourglass figure (or something close to it) as well as looking tres chic. One can expect a great deal of work and tailoring to go into even the most basic of corsets. This fitted piece will pull in and accentuate in all the right places, from the more heavy duty waist training corsets to the elegantly tight 'Waspies'. Steel boned or lighter, corsets at The Gothic Shop will go the distance. Superb style statements for the everyday or for special nights out, here are a few examples that demonstrate just why every girl needs one: 

C-Lock King Gold Brocade Underbust Corset by Burleska 
Corsets for the most part are dramatic in nature: Strong, figure flattering and not for the faint of heart. With party season just around the corner, why not make a feature of your corset? Not only will it be slimming to the waistline, it can also make a glam style statement. The C-Lock King Gold Brocade Underbust is a seriously elegant corset. Invited to a Christmas do this year? You really will be the belle of the ball in this dainty number! Heavy duty with steampunk accents, try teaming the gold brocade and studs with something feminine and floaty for a really unique look. This design also comes in an overbust version. 

Black Taffeta Lily Gothic Burlesque Steel-Boned Corset. Modelled  by Lady Amaranth, Photography by Gothx 

Tailoring is a big part of getting almost any look right- especially a feminine and graceful one. There has never been a better time to put away the over sized clothes and replace them with something that really will turn heads this season. Yes you've guessed it! The Black Taffeta Lily Gothic Burlesque Corset will do just that. When it comes to corsetry, this piece has it all: First there is a sturdy steel boned structure to keep shape. The finer details to be found include an intricate black lace frill, featured with bow at the top and bottom, modesty panel underneath strong cord laces. Wear it with skirt or dress for instance shape enhancing chic, one could also try it with something more casual. Either way, this overbust design will wear beautifully each time. Also available in a red taffeta version. 

Vintage Black Vinyl & Brocade Underbust Corset by Burleska
Brocade makes for a wonderful detail on clothing, here it is used as a fab style accent on the front of the Vintage Black Vinyl & Brocade Underbust corset by Burleska. The dark tones here, whether they be found on the front or side panels are super stylish. Like with all the corsets featured at The Gothic Shop, it's these finer elements that really make wearing a corset worthwhile. An underbust design, this piece works with practically anything. Simple enough to put on and sharp enough to make a statement, this vintage inspired piece is one of many must haves on offer! 

A look that proves to be popular year round, a corset is a worthwhile investment that will last for many seaosns to come. Take a look at the Corsets on offer at The Gothic Shop here

Monday, 27 October 2014

Gothic Garb for Men

Update your wardrobe with the latest men's fashions and wardrobe essentials from our fantastic collection of men's coats, shirts, waistcoats, trousers and more. Featuring the latest designs from top brands we have selected a few key pieces to survive this season.

When darkness falls get ready to unveil yourself this Halloween which is only a few sleeps away. For starters wrap up warm and beat the cold in Marduk trench coat featuring a hood and high collar with buckles around the wrist Feel the burn in the Hypnos Men's Bondage Trousers with thigh zips and buckled knees, incredibly versatile in any situation. Dapper yourself up with the Loki Twill jacket which is fitted or a smart yet casual looking Slaine shirt . Be sure to check out the hot accessories by Alchemy Gothic including wallets, cuffs and earrings.

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Spooktacular Gothic Handbags from The Gothic Shop

If you are in the market for a new handbag that won't clash with your Halloween attire from glamourous clutches to functional shoulder bags we have an exciting range to work with your wardrobe. Beautiful embroidered fabrics including skulls, bats, owls, lace, chains and more.   Check out these exciting bags that are no trick but a real treat for all!

Gothic Handbags

Purple Candy Skull Black Canvis Bag:

Purple Bats & Cobweb Gothic Handbag:

Gothic Lolita Lace Handbag:

Empire Aviator Pouch Bag:

Black Brocade Clutch Bag:

Skull & Red Roses Shoulder Bag:

Flocked Black Purse with Red Bow:

Tweed Owl CrossBody Bag:

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Victorian Gothic Halloween Style

Elaborate and sophisticated Victorian influenced attire is sure to conjure up the spirit of Halloween. This haunting affair between the living and dead is best celebrated in true aristocratic style embracing intricate detailing, luxurious fabrics like lace, velvet, taffeta, satin and more, combined with heels, lashing of lipstick,  dark smokey eyes and false lashes and intricately detailed chokers.  We have rounded up a few of our best sellers for pure Halloween elegance.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Skullspiration from The Gothic Shop

Still stuck on ideas for an outfit for Halloween?  Fear not as we have put together the perfect look featuring a selection of  Skeleton themed clothing which is the epitome of Halloween.  This lasting image of human mortality combines well with themes from the afterlife from super cute and sexy skeleton bodycon dresses to eerie accessories, pop in some goulish contacts and you are good to go!.

All items can be purchased via our website will still plenty of time before Halloween



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Cool Collars in time for Autumn at The Gothic Shop...

You may have felt the chill in the air over the longer nights, Halloween is just a couple of weeks away! The darkest time of the year is here and it couldn't be more exciting when it comes to fashion. Yes, it will mean that we will need to cover up a little more to keep ourselves warm. However, how you choose to do this is another matter entirely. Forget the chunky woollen scarves and bobble hats-Do you love the more alternative ways of staying warm in the winter months? If style and the practical is important to you then an elegant collar could be the accessory of the season. The Gothic Shop have some chic new arrivals that are newly listed, take your pick of the most darkly decadent and flattering collars around right here... 

Tulle and Lace Neck Corset Collar with Cross by Sinister. 
Corset collars are some of the most flattering accessories ever. Not only will they bring about a sense of a longer neck, but also add to the decolletage in a way that jewellery just can't. Think of it as a mix between corset and jewellery for your upper body. This elegant piece from Sinister is new in at The Gothic Shop and is no exception to the rule. There is a gorgeous under layer of a deep scarlet along with ruffles of tulle material in a mysterious black. To finish it off, find a detailed edging at the top and base with sweet diamante cross. If it is 'chic' you want to do, this is a must have to see you through the next few months and beyond!

Lace Neck Corset Collar by Sinister 
Lace is a traditional material that can be found in the most feminine of fashion accessories. For years we knew it as a sweet and quaint addition to our lives! But this decorative lacy material takes on all things stylish in this collar. Here, the larger lace piece extends well beyond the collar itself to spread over the shoulders and upper body. It's almost shrug-like in it's look and makes a wonderful charge from the light cardigan. Although new, there is a sense of the vintage in the look, a great item for the retro fashion fans out there too. This lovely piece can easily be worn over any corset or bodice styled top. Why not team it up with a plain t-shirt to bring a unique elegance to your everyday look? Easy to wear too, with easy-to-do effortless chic you will certainly turn heads.

Pleated Organza Neck Collar by Sinister 
Many times it's the ornate details in a piece that can really make it stand out- the Pleated Organza Neck Collar from Sinister is the perfect example. It's collar fits snugly around the neck and could almost feel jewel-like. On this piece that is beautifully refined, there is a 'choker' or 'necklace' like quality about the collar. A cute mix of materials work well too, everything from the precise pleats to the lush organza set against a black lace detail at the centre. All in all, a flattering accessory that will always evoke a real sense of alternative chic even when added to the everyday wardrobe.

When it comes to unique autumnal accessorising, there is plenty to choose from at The Gothic Shop.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Get the Zombie Look this Halloween at The Gothic Shop

Get the Zombie look this Halloween by teaming the Blood Splashed white T-shirt with Skull Print slashed Leggings and the Black Rose Hoodie by Spiral Direct.  The Heart's Blood Earrings by Alchemy Gothic are a must and why not add the No Man's Land Skull and Barbs bracelet by Alchemy Gothic.  You'll be the perfect zombie with these Bloodshot Drops Lenses and of course, blood red nails by OPI is a must to enhance those talons of yours ;)  Keep your eyes peeled for more Halloween Outfit Ideas at The Gothic Shop.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Black Roses at The Gothic Shop

Shown in the image above are some of our favourite Black Rose gothic items available at The Gothic Shop.  The Demetria blouse by Sinister has beautiful lace sleeves and the skirt is detailed with gorgeous lace and black satin roses. Alchemy Gothic have recently added more black roses to their latest gothic jewellery collection .... a must for the favourites wishlist!  Also pictured is the Sinister black rose velvet handbag which has been a firm favourite since we first stocked it in 2009!  Links to all of the items are included below.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Sinister Photoshoot with Arnela and Sumea Sjenar

Recently our customer Arnela Boycie sent us these beautiful photos from a photoshoot with Sumea Sjenar - Elusive Photography taken in a lovely little park in her hometown Bihac, Bosnia.  In the first set Arnela wears the Chandra Black Satin & Velvet Dress by Sinister, the Nightfall choker by Dark Elegance Designs and Absinthe Ring by Alchemy Gothic.  The gothic dress is adorned with a little crystal cross at the centre front and detailed with stunning broad black lace.  It is made in sizes uk8-18.

In the second set of photos Arnela wears the Crazy Doll coat by Spin Doctor which is also made in plus sizes uk18-22. This black velvet gothic coat is trimmed with loads of black lace and braiding and has flattering corset lacing and bustle tiers at the back.  Arnela wears the beautiful Nightfall choker.  Arnela and Sumea are planning further photoshoots including some of the latest Sinister collection, so keep your eyes peeled :)

Monday, 29 September 2014

Cornelli Sugarcraft Cakes to Die for!

Cornelli Sugarcraft Specialist window displays are so creative and inspiring that you can't help but want to go in and devour one (or more) of their many wonderful offerings..... or stock up on all the relevant tools to attempt the same ghoulish creations at home!  Cornellis is a little shop in Wendover, a market town at the foot of the Chiltern Hills.  Not only do they have one of the most comprehensive ranges of Sugarcraft supplies and equipment in the area, the friendly staff are extremely helpful.  Being expert cake decorators they are able to offer advice and tips.  As a fully fledged cake lover I have signed up to many of their inspiring modelling and cupcake decorating workshops and have gained some exciting skills to design my very own Gothic works. 

The uniqueness put into each of their tasty masterpieces by the owner Debbie makes a trip to the store a holiday highlight if you are in the Buckinghamshire area. Just take a look at the latest window display for Halloween. The scene displayed is a collection of  Black cake lace on red fondant, adorned with skulls and roses, plus another creation of Bats flying above a graveyard with a coffin and even a friendly Count Dracula!

Looking for ideas for the kids, then check out some of these super cute cupcakes with edible eyeballs, ghosts, witches hats and pumpkins.   The next Halloween Cupcake Class by Tara will be held at the shop on 21 October 2014.

We are hoping to create some Halloween inspired cakes to share with you all next month so keep your eyes peeled.

For more info on Cornelli SugarCraft Specialists take a look at their page and follow our Gothic Shop blog for the latest updates on all things Goth!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Customised Collectors Dolls Handmade by Lizzy

Bet you guessed it already but alongside our desire to make and admire beautiful Gothic cakes, we have also developed an obsession with the elegantly detailed Goth-Inspired dolls created by Lizzy.

Lizzy  is the mastermind behind Handmade by Lizzy creations, she is self taught and has grown from strength to strength with her latest masterpieces featuring a  freaky fusion of Goth meets Doll.  Lizzy's passion for creating and making items from polymere clay to watching blue peter has all been the driving force behind her success since she began sewing crafts in 2009 .

Lizzy's love of sewing drove her into designing and making her first sock monkey and launching her Facebook page, this gave Lizzy a starting point to sell her beloved figures and as word began to spread she slowly evolved into producing the fantasy ' Dream Catchers', which are CE approved.

Then in 2013 her little sister had her heart set on a special doll for her birthday which she asked Lizzy to make for her and so the 'Victoria' Doll by Handmade by Lizzy Custom Dolls was born.  Lizzy has since found herself within her dolls, dreaming about dolls, waking up and itching to get started on her new orders.

Plus we have just fallen in love with our new Gothic Shop Doll 'Serena Sinister' wearing a mini version of one of a Sinister dress!

Our new Doll 'Serena Sinister' and 'Victoria' the 1st Doll ever made by Lizzy

Handmade by Lizzy has reached doll collectors across the globe and has sold approximately 150 custom made designer dolls worldwide which equates to  Lizzy challenging herself and doing her utmost best to bring life to a new doll everyday of the week plus  putting her heart and soul into the fine attention to detail bestowed upon every single one of her treasured dolls, sharing a little piece of herself with her customers.

Handmade by Lizzy has made some of the most exquisite Gothic and Steampunk, Fairy, Witch and Vamp inspired dolls which we felt had to be shared with all our fans.  All the dolls have the 'Handmade by Lizzy' label inside them and come with a swing tag with their name on.

Check out Handmade By Lizzy's Facbook Page for details on the various styles and prices and a detailed description on how to place your order.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Finer Details at The Gothic Shop

Most of us will currently be busy picking out our Halloween costumes for the 31st October (and for all the other ghoulishly glam parties that we will be attending over the next couple of months). Getting the look right is also about the finer details, for instance the right choker with that low cut dress is enough to make the ensemble one to remember on that night out. Perhaps it's the blood red diamante gemstones that add to the vampish effect of a Halloween outfit? These details may be small but you can bet your bottom dollar that Mr handsome Frankenstein at that club is going to notice. Everything from fangs to footless tights will matter on the big night. Here are just a few of the new additions to The Gothic Shop's accessories range that may just catch your eye: 

Rosie the Reaper Skull on Black Hairclips modelled by Dolly Diamond, Nils Bratby Photography (Now Available in a range of colours)  
Although Halloween is traditionally known for garish costumes, The Gothic Shop like to do things the stylish way. Dresses and outfits will be flattering as well as fiendish, no matter what you will be going as this year. But what about the accessories? Take a look at any number of the gorgeous jewels, make up, hair pieces and hair pins on offer for very wearable style this All Hallows Eve. Skulls are a timeless and popular look for this time of year, but this symbol of death and rebirth can be worn everyday in these delicate hair clips. The Rosie the Reaper Hairclips are now available in purple, white with blood spatter and glitter to list but a few. Use one or two together to pin back loose hair, make it a feature in an elaborate hairdo- the choice is yours.

Kahlovera Skull Red Butterfly Small Gothic Hairclip SECOND
A pre-loved accessory can sometimes bring about a whole new accent to dressing up for autumn, and there certainly is something about the vintage that makes it that much more meaningful when worn on the person. This is no different for the Kahlovera Skull Red Butterfly clip, a smaller accessory that makes a wild statement. Again, like the Rosie the Reaper hair clips this too features a skull detail at it's centre. Then there is the realistic looking details of the wings, the creature could fly off at any minute! Team this cute clip with some of the other butterfly clips newly listed on an elaborate bouffant hairdo. Alternatively wear your cute Skull Butterfly clip as a little brooch on a jacket collar for easy chic. 

Eyeleen Rose Hairclip by Hairy Scary, Modeled by Dolly Diamond, Photography by Nils Bratby.
Sticking with the Flower hairclip theme, the Eyeleen Rose Hairclip is a must. Fun mixed with fashion, take your pick from a range of different petal colours, each has a ghoulish zombie eye gazing back from the centre of the clip. Why not team two together to really spook out your neighbours when out trick or treating? The easy clip back makes all the hairclips at The Gothic Shop super easy to put it and take out. 

Whether cute or scary, the right accessories will make an ordinary Halloween outfit into a super great one! Take a look at the rest of the collection of accessories at The Gothic Shop.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

What to wear for Halloween

Our calendars are filling up with Halloween club nights, which means we get to don our best dresses and 'costumes' with Goths who appreciate brocade, lace and velvet over commercial gear. We have picked out a few favourites this year to help you add to your collection and 'shop your closet' for some world class designs.

If you are going for witchy elegance, the Zella Purple Gothic Dress features purple taffeta and black mesh with velvet criss-cross ribbon and black roses. From your wardrobe a pair of gloves, cuffs, petticoat or long sleeved top underneath can transform your look.

Opt for gothic glamour with this Adare Haunted House Corset Dress, printed with red feathers, haunted houses, gravestones and skulls.  Put on your favourite black heels and add a gothic hairclip for a classic and simple look.

Unleash your inner vamp girl with this edgy Flocked Black Gothic Victorian Corseted Dress, black lace filigree and black skulls teamed with a high neck collar, ruffled sleeves and adjustable skirt length give this dress some extra voom-ma!

The Black Petal Flocked Gothic Mini Dress is a little mixture of sci-fi and fantasy, so get your game on with this LBD.

If you are a Tim Burton fan, this Alvira Black Satin Gown makes for a great Corspe Bride. The gothic gown has delicate black lace puffed shoulders and a black ruched overskirt detailed with little black roses. The dress is trimmed with black velvet ribbon.  Add a veil and you are set to say 'I do'

For more 'costume' ideas visit

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

How about having a Gothic wedding ceremony?

Ellie is an alternative Civil Celebrant specialising in Gothic, Steampunk, Rock ‘N’ Roll and alternative weddings. She is based in Birmingham, West Midlands, but travels all over the country to perform weddings, renewal of vows, baby naming’s, engagements and funeral ceremonies for alternative people. With over fifteen years’ experience in the wedding industry, she is also able to recommend companies to help couples looking for alternative suppliers to have the perfect wedding ceremony. From clothes, flowers, transport, venues to alternative cake makers, she can help couples have a unique wedding ceremony.

Every wedding or ceremony she performs is unique and bespoke to each couple. She will help you write your own vows, choose readings, poems and music if required, or will write your vows for you. She will perform your ceremony for you and include your family and friends in the ceremony should you want to do that. There are various ceremony extras she offers from lighting a unity candle, having a unity sand ceremony to presenting you with a copy of your bespoke ceremony and a commemorative parchment signed by your chosen witnesses.

If you are looking for a bespoke wedding ceremony which includes your lifestyle choices and gives you control over the vows you say, why not contact her on

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Footloose and Fancy Free at The Gothic Shop!

Along with key pieces for my wardrobe, I do love good accessories- jewellery, hair accessories, belts, all the little extras that make a plain outfit into an amazing one! With the cooler autumn days just around the corner it pays to stock up on all of these to keep looking fabulous, especially as the festive season draws ever near.

Tights are a must have for any wardrobe. With something for all tastes and shapes, The Gothic Shop have a new range of footless and full tights along with a selection of dainty socks to see you through the cooler months. 

Keeping those tootsies warm in guaranteed style has never been easier with these gorgeous little numbers- here are just some of my favourites:

Front Slash Ripped Black Footless Tights  
Think tights are boring- take a look again! How about The Front Slash Ripped Black Footless Tights for unique? Whether you love the punk look, or are a fan of the more modern 1980's revival that seems to be everywhere at the moment- slashes in fashion are officially hot. Think retro chic with the ripped jeans look, only a heck of a lot sleeker. This gorgeous pair of tights from Pamela Mann that will give anyone a silhouette to die for. Team with your most daring heels or pair of winter boots for a cosy look. A short skirt or mini dress will really show off those slender slash details. These footless tights are one of the easiest ways to look fab fast!    

Pothole Fishnet Black Gothic Tights 
Adore the look of fishnets but want a quirky alternative to the well known sexy tights? The more detail the better and these Pothole Fishnet Tights by Pamela Mann are the perfect example. A great accessory to elongate the legs while still adding a cool twist to any little black dress. Instead of the traditional looking fishnets, your legs will be adorned with a delicate pothole design. Like all of the tights at The Gothic Shop, you will find they bring a figure flattering element to almost anything they are worn with. These sultry black full tights will look just as chic with a pair of daisy dukes or fitted PVC dress. The Pothole Fishnet Black Gothic Tights is urban elegance at it's very best.  

Plain Over the Knee Black Gothic Tights 
Tights are super chic in all their guises, they have the power to make an everyday outfit into a show stopping one. Hold ups are known for being some of the sexiest when it comes to leg wear. Put away the frills and you have a look that's elegant and very wearable during the daytime too. This clever design gives out the illusion that the wearer is in hold ups. Instead the darker panel at the bottom is held together with a sheer one at the top- these tights are all about the comfort and the practicality. 

This is just a taster of the amazing leg wear you can expect to find on the The Gothic Shop- Head on down to the website for more hot autumn style!