Friday, 31 January 2014

Romantic Goth Lolita

This Japanese inspired look is flamboyant  and confrontational, yet romantic with a hint of punk. Growing in popularity since the 1990's alternative fashion brands like Punk Rave have truly embraced this style in their clothing collections.

Take the Kimono Tunic Jacket for example, with elegant lacing, exaggerated flared sleeves and floral velvet flocking it takes Goth fashion to a new level.

The innocence and cuteness of this Romantic Roses outfit is made clear from the gorgeous sparkling black silk, smocking and flocked black roses. The modest black silk bolero features a high collar and short sleeves and can be teamed with various items to create the perfect look.

A firm favourite is the Black Corseted blouse, featuring guipere lace with musical notes within the lace design.  This gothic shirt can be worn in many ways, working well under a corset or over a long sleeved top as it has detachable long puffed sleeves too.  The back showcases corseted lacing for the perfect fit.

We love this Noirelien Black Velvet Bolero with its opulent velvet design and tempting lace trim, while the high collar with frog fastening gives a slightly militant feel.

It's the perfect combination of daring and sexy,  the  Deviless Long Black Witchy Skirt shows you mean business with leather waist and seductive lacing over the hips and back.

Take a look at for more inspiration.  To start February on a high note you can use the coupon code FABFEB to get 15% off your next order placed before midnight GMT Monday 3 February.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Structured Gothic for you!

With all those rich foods and goodies, it's only natural that many of us have put on a few extra pounds over the last couple of months. Getting back in shape is a goal that we will often promise ourselves to do in the first months of the new year. This is not the case for all of us however: On the other hand perhaps you have found yourself with a very feminine new figure?

Well even if your resolution doesn't involve going to the gym five times a week - The Gothic Shop has some of the most figure flattering and structured pieces for true glamour.  It's these that will enable you to make the most of what you have, keeping you gorgeous for 2014! Here are just a few examples from the sumptuous new selection on offer at The Gothic Shop:

Winona Lace Gothic Top by RQBL
The right top will get you through almost anything! It's versatile, in most cases can be worn with anything. The Winona Lace Gothic Top by RQBL is the perfect example of this! There are so many aspects that make this one of the chicest shirts around. The lace panels with the black silken sections make this blouse super stylish. It's high neck complete with removable ruffles are uber elegant too. However one of the many real attractions is the lace up fastening. Just tighten up a little for the most enviable hourglass figure! A cute and very decadent dark top ideal for any time of the year.

Mistress Black Cotton and Lace Corseted Longsleeve Blouse 
The Mistress Black Cotton and Lace corseted longsleeve blouse is Gothic at it's very core. The ruffles are in all the right places too when it comes to shape. The long ruffled sleeves exude the feminine Victorian aesthetic. Each of the seams are tailored to create an enviable structure. The corseted lace up back means that with a little adjustment, you can have a silhouette to die for. Lace ruffles at the bottom add a chic feel to the curvy waist line. Even if you don't have the most lady-like figure, you can bet that you will when wearing this top.

Ribbon Lacing Black Velvet Underbust Corset by Sinister

One of the many lovely things about an underbust is that it's flexible when it comes to style. Wear it with a shirt or a classy evening top, it looks fab with everything. It also gives anyone that most desired of slimming effects, the right underbust can really make or break an outfit! The Ribbon Lacing Black Velvet Corset is one of the most flattering around. The velvet makes it ideal for any evening do or whenever you want to feel special! The ribbons are extra log and make the most wonderful bows when tied up. This underbust corset is a must for your wardrobe! 

Whether it's a brand new work wardrobe that you are after or something special for those decadent nights out- find that most flattering fit with The Gothic Shop!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Alt Fashion 2013 - UK Site

Thank you to everyone who nominated us as one of the best UK Sites in the Alt Fashion 2013 Poll.  We first won the vote in 2009 which was a wonderful surprise as our first daughter was born that year and I ran the business on my own (I even worked until the day before our daughter was born!!).  My partner Neil joined me in 2011 when our second daughter was born.  As you can imagine, it has been a hectic few years and many of you know that we work all hours, often surprising customers by replying to emails after midnight!  No rest for the wicked!!  We would love to win again.  If you'd like us to win, please vote here.  Thank you to everyone who has nominated and voted for us, every vote is appreciated.  And also thank you to all our customers who continue to support our business, some have been buying from us since the start in 2006!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Celebrating 200,000 with a 20% Coupon Code

To celebrate the fact that we have almost 200,000 likes on our facebook page you can get 20% off your next order at and using coupon code ANEWYEAR at checkout. This code is valid until midnight GMT 2 January 2014. Happy New Year!