|the Anarchist Closet|
If you're classifying yourself as a modern misfit and feel that regular clothes in local shops are too plain in taste - THIS IS the store for you for sure.
It's run by single owner Stephanie Christou which I've had the pleasure to become personal friends with.
A very lovely, kind, open minded and driven shop owner for sure.
Not only does she manage the store but is the only employee and you'll find her inside of the shop at open hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11 am to 8 pm
Sundays: 11 am to 6 pm
My first (and so far only, booo!) visit was back in August of 2015 when my close friend Louise came down from England for a quick visit; my husband, myself and two other friends took a trip up to Tampa to show Louise around and get to explore the city more.
I wanted to surprise my friend who posses a very required taste in Goth and darkness and therefore I had checked out available "Gothic" enough shops online.
To my sheer luck the Anarchist Closet popped up on my search list and we managed to make a real good surprise to her for sure.
We went inside and it was like all kinds of styles and personalities hit us by the door. Goth, punk, regular outfits, costumes, rockabilly, steampunk, and much much more!
Stephanie greeted us very kindly and offered assistance if needed.
After maybe an hour or so all five of us had outfits and left very merry and pleased with our visit.
I managed to find a few belts and an amazing rockabilly dress.
* * *Now people - I wanted to show you how easy it is to find and compose a pretty decent vintage inspired outfit using only items found and provided by the Anarchist Closet.
I tried my best to match each outfit in sizes - items in Small with other Smalls, XL with other Large and/or XL, etc...
These are inspired from my own taste as if for myself and my husband. Hopefully you enjoy my mix and matches, and maybe even pay a visit to the Anarchist Closet's Facebook page which always gets updated on a daily basis.
I've wanted to make a post about the Anarchist Closet for a while now, and not because Stephanie is my friend - but because the concept of having an actual physical store completely dedicated to alternative styles for people with mixed tastes, is just absolutely brilliant!
It's fantastic to be able to have a green thinking shop that is dedicated to it's fans of the alternative lifestyle where you easily can find an outfit within minutes online or in the actual store itself.
Shopping second hand don't stress the environment as much as shopping brand new clothes online or in stores really does.
No superlong shipping distances. No full price items. No tear on fabric being produced in a sweatshop abroad like in Asia.
Just clothes other's have donated to the store (the Anarchist Closet) that they don't want anymore in exchange for store credit. The store accepts international sales and accept many payment forms.
So check out my list below of outfits that I found on their Facebook page, and while you're at it give them a like and support the cause!
|XS - $4.99|
|XSmall - $6.99|
|Small - $4.99|
|Medium - $6.99|
|Small/Medium - $7.99|
|Large - $9.99|
|XL - $11.99|
|XL - $6.99|
|1XL - $7.99|
|2XL - $7.99|
|My dress that I've recently purchased.|
2XL - $19.99
(my husband's sizes)
|Large - $7.99|
|Large - $19.99|
|32x32" - $9.99|
|Men's shoes size 12 - $29.99|
|My husband's new ties - black and blue|
|Size 7 - $49.99|
|Size 7 - $49.99|
|Size 7,5 - $12.99|
|Size 11 - $9.99|
|Size 11 - $14.99|
|Size 7,5 - $9.99|
A big thank you to Stephanie at the Anarchist Closet
for providing all the images shown in this post.
This is NOT a paid promotion!
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