I’m kind of picky about where I buy my geek swag. I rarely like to buy stuff that is too obviously referencing a fandom, but I like it to be obvious enough that other fans notice it. So where do I find my geek swag?
I’ve bought a lot of my Supernatural gear here. While there is a lot of SUPER obvious geek stuff, you can also find some more low-key fandom items like my favorite Supernatural wallet. Even better, they’re usually super cheap.
I love Jordan Ellis‘ fashion line, Jordandene. Every tee has a line from an awesome geeky movie, show, or book, and the design is subtle, classy, and cute. She’s even got some really cute stuff for kids in her Younglings line. Really, there’s something here for any type of geek.
Welovefine is another great geeky fashion company. I’ve been able to get some great finds here like my Jedi cowl dress and my Spider-Gwen hoodie. They have all sorts of great, geeky designers working to create all of the wonderful wares, and unlike a lot of geeky/fandom-related clothes, it all is pretty great quality.
By now, I’m sure everyone has heard of Her Universe. Headed up by Ashley Eckstein, Her Universe was one of the first major fashion companies to sell exclusively geek girl clothing. Her Universe has everything from jewelry, to shirts, leggings, jackets, dresses, and more. The quality is always great, and the fact that outlets like ThinkGeek, Hot Topic, and even Khols carry it, getting H.U. gear is easier than ever.
Etsy is really the end-all of all geeky gear. I tend to come here mostly for geeky jewelry and cell covers. There is nothing more fun than finding some unique, hand-crafted geeky jewelry. Finding geek gear on Etsy takes your look up a notch simply because you know you’re getting something that not a lot of peopel have when you buy from Etsy, which is cool.
Where is your favorite place to shop for geeky stuff? Where is your least favorite? Let me know in the comments, and, as always, check out my other Fandom 5 posts. Follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today–and be sure to follow me on Twitter to follow the hashtag–-and be sure to check out the brains behind the Fandom 5 linkup, the awesome Kristen and Megan.