Sunday, 24 July 2016

5 Handbags Every Goth Needs!

Having a few awesome handbags is definitely a great fashion investment. We have picked out our top 5 must have bags this season.

The ultra stylish Handcuff bag by Banned is spacious and practical.  Never loose your keys again with several internal pockets while the outside is detailed with silver studs, buckle straps over faux leather side pockets, a zipped compartment at the front and mini handcuffs.

This Restyle Messenger  briefcase bag is slick and simple with 3 large pockets and elegant swing hook fastenings.  Sling it over your shoulder and you are ready to go. 

If you are looking for something a little more quirky and cute then the Grey cotton bag by Banned features black cats, lilac broken mirrors and unlucky 13s. Use the short handles to carry or detachable shoulder strap. 
An all time favourite has got to be the Red Ivy Handbag with its structured shape and chic red ivy detail on black sateen. While the asymetrical flap with scalloped edges shaped in the form of a bat wing embraces gothic trends. 

Lastly if you are after an evening purse then the Black Velvet and Bows Purse by Sinister is what you need. This magnificent black velvet and taffeta evening bag is trimmed with mesh, lace and black velvet bows. The handbag is fully lined with soft satin and has a metal purse-type opening and antiqued metal handle

We have a great collection of handbags at The Gothic Shop, so find something to suit your style.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Of Lace and Tight-lacing

When we think of tight-lacing, we think of allure, of an hourglass figure, of times past and ladies’ boudoirs. We think of seduction, and maybe a hint of danger. All this seduction and femininity applies to lace as well.
It is no wonder then that we decided to combine and celebrate the two in this blog, and play around with the idea of a very ladylike femme fatale.

Black Lace

We were simply blown away with this Black lace corset dress and had to feature it in our first set as it combines all we love in one neat package. We accessorized with an elaborate necklace and earrings, and added a simple yet elegant ring and of course, a lace fan.

Purple Brocade

There is something incredibly seductive about the colour purple. We paired this purple brocade corset with a lace and mesh skirt and mesh gloves for a lady that hides and reveals at the same time.

Taffeta Whisper

The Taffeta Whisper is what we love about old school Goth: The sleek, Morticia-inspired silhouette, the suggestive lace, and the tight, figure-enhancing corset. It’s definitely our kind of sexy!

Our last set, Thrill of Frill is inspired by Steampunk. The mermaid skirt and the black corset with the brass detailing just beg for steampunk style jewellery. Of course, we added a large frilled parasol which doubles as an umbrella, because a proper steampunk lady wouldn’t be caught dead without it!

Which of these sets is your favourite? Don’t forget you can see them all on our Polyvore too!

Friday, 8 July 2016

New in - Dark in love

We've just received a shipment of gorgeous clothing by Dark in Love.  We've restocked the Ghost Dress in black and white. We've also added 3 beautiful dresses, 2 petticoats and a lovely coat.