Where do I buy my Punk Fashion? I get asked that all the time. The truth is that I do most of my shopping online. I find when online punk fashion brands send out email blasts with coupon codes, I can get some great deals. As someone who has worked in the e-commerce web industry, I have no problem supporting the online market. I live in Toronto and the price of everything here seems to skyrocket. Sometimes, I might go shopping in Kensington Market in the Summer. I have found some unique, well priced items there. But other than Kensington Market, and maybe some independent “pop-ups” (Like the Bazaar of the Bizarre) the only place I shop for clothes in person (real life lol) is at my favourite punk retail store London Rock, located at 202 Dundas St. In Downtown London, Ontario.
They also have an online store too, located at http://rocklondon.ca/. Though I would recommend paying them a visit if you are ever in the area to view all of their inventory. At London Rock you never know what you will find. Whether you are looking for punk fashion, punkabilly clothing, or psycobilly fashion, this store has some great finds for you. I have seen everything from Batmobile t-shirts to this cool Social Distortion sweatshirt.
Heck, even if you are not in area, even if you spent $50 on gas getting there, you would still save yourself money with the well-priced merchandise they have AND find very unique items.
Here is their discount $5 rack. D.Y.I ALERT: If you’re in a band. This is a great rack to get some unique items that you can put your band logo on and resell at shows!
Forget HotTopic – which is basically the “Walmart” of the punk fashion world. London Rock has been independently owned and operated since the early 90’s (yes, over 20 years!). You can get bargains and not support large corporations. 🙂
(Though, I’m not going to lie, I have totally shopped at HotTopic in the Eaton Centre before, mostly because I’m weak.)