gothic fashion

Camden is famous as a centre for Goths
and it is no surprise the area
boasts a huge range of
gothic shops

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Darkside of Camden

This is one of the best known shops in Camden and was the first to stock alternative, underground and gothic styles in Camden High Street - starting a trend that has now taken over much of the street. Darkside now offers a timeless range of gothic clothes and cyber-goth wear and is the biggest stockist of brands like ‘Raven’ and ‘S.D.L’. But it is also the only stockist of Underground shoes. The Underground brand has been a favourite with bands through the pop-punk-rock eras and will probably never go out of fashion.
Darkside, 245 Camden High Street, NW1. Tel: 020 7284 2174.Opening times: Monday - Friday 10.00-6.30. Saturday/Sunday 9.30-7.00.

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Pink Fluffy

Despite the name, Pink Fluffy is as dark and gothic as they come. The shop moved from Kensington Market to Stables Market, Camden five years ago. It is owned and run by designer Chico who produces most of the stuff in the shop. There is a pretty big collection of corsetry and gothic clothing and the prices are quite reasonable. Pink Fluffy: 10B1 Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1. Tel/Fax: 020 7485 3120.


Black Rose

Black Rose are well known as a specialist gothic clothing store, selling goth, punk, fetish, rockabilly and alternative clothing from their extensive and rambling store in Stables Market , Camden. They have a huge choice of clothing and accessories from a variety of brands, including Lip Service, Phaze, Omen and Ultratex brands. Black Rose: Stables Market, Camden. Tel: 020 7482 5359. Open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm.

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FairyGothMother design their own range of steel bonded latex corsets and offer 350+ different corset styles, from their own range and from renowned corsetieres around the world. There is a huge selection - they keep around 600 corsets in stock at all times, from sizes 6-36. The shop dresses all sorts of people from the music world as well as actors, dancers, performers and high-tech clubbers. They’ve dressed Kylie in latex, and are providing FairyGothMother designs to several films currently in the making. FairyGothmother: 7 East Yard, Camden Lock, Camden, London NW1 8AL Tel: 020 7485 0365 Open 11-5 weekdays and 11-6 weekends) and Camden General Store, 244 camden High Street (open 9-6 daily)



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Elizium was started by designers Mia Joseph and Martha Cullinan over 16 years ago. They began by selling skirts, shirts, and their own hand made jewellery at Camden Market on regular Fridays but are now open Thurs to Sun 9am to 5.30pm. They stock their own designs in cloaks, coats, corsetry,also specialising in corsetry in larger sizes 20 to 24, shirts, skirts, and any Gothic garb you can think of from the stall and a new shop under Resurrection Records (open all week 10am to 6pm) at 228 Camden High Street, London NW1. Tel: 0208 245 0798


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Camden High Street is teeming with shops selling Goth clothing and accessories - look out for bargains but also beware of cheaply made, over-priced tat, of which there is quite a bit.

When you've shopped till you drop, take a load off at The Devonshire Arms, The Dev to its fans. It is London's leading Goth pub and can be found on the corner of Kentish Town Road and Hawley Crescent.

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