Lady Gaga wore these 8 inch heel Flamingo 3000 boots by Pleaser USA at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Gothic Plus has been encryted with SSL technology for a long time actually, but the little green padlock you see on the browser when shopping our site has been foobared (the technical term! lol) it seems forever!
Finally, it is fixed and shows us as the safe, secure website we have always been! Well, on all but Chrome. Chrome is still being stoopid (yes, another technical term) and showing we have some "insecure" content (but of course doesn't do something useful like telling us what it thinks is insecure!), though Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer all show green.
So I am celebrating a..
I have finished updating all Hades Gothic and Steampunk shoes with their new for 2015 styles added, better photos added for all products, stock levels updated, and prices actually lowered on a number of styles!
Originally launched in 2010 as the brand Metropolis, Hades has grown into a well acknowledged designer and manufacturer of provocative heels and sexy footwear for women with a touch of alternative and designer taste that hasn’t been seen in our new generation of fashion. Hades shoes have been requested in numerous photo shoots, cat walks, TV shows and even celebrity events!
Celebrating World Goth Day May 22 with tons of events worldwide including our 20% off everything sale.
Love steampunk? Love jewelry? What could be better than steampunk jewelry?
We have assembled our list of the top 10 pieces of steampunk jewelry we love and invite you to vote them up or down. You can also add a comment or suggestion for one to add to the list.
I am so happy to say filters are now working on the stores! Filters let you more easily find exactly the style, size and color you are looking for among our hundreds of styles.
For example, see the screenshot at right from our women's shoe store, Shoe Ooodles. Now instead of just browsing page after page of women's pumps (which you can still do of course!), you can select your size by clicking on it in the window at the left of the page (the example shows size 8) which would display all shoe styles that are made in that size. If you also select a color like the Red / Burgundy shown in the e..
Pleaser Brand Shoes
Pleaser was the first shoe company I found when looking for products to sell and they still are one of my favorites and one of our best selling brands. They have a great range of styles, great prices, and offer fast shipping directly from their warehouse located in sunny California.
Pleaser USA, Inc., launched in 1993, started out as an importer and distributor of urban fashion footwear. Over the years, it has evolved into a specialty footwear powerhouse serving exclusively the needs of various alternative lifestyles. With seven distinctive footwear brands which encompasses a vast col..
Our gorgeous Alchemy Gothic jewelry pieces are fine English pewter and we are often asked how to clean pieces that may become dull or dirty. Here are some things we have found that work.
First, remember pewter does not tarnish like silver will, but pewter will develop a dark patina that can look dull and dingy over time. Unlike silver where your body chemisty can help keep pieces you wear often clean, frequent wearing of pewter will often make it dull faster. While this patina can add to the beauty and value of the piece, many people would prefer to clean it off and make your pewter j..
Do you want to know more about a product I sell? Just scroll down!
I am in the process of refining the product pages to give you all the vital information right up top - name of the item, brief description, price, key elements of it, options it might come in, photos of it, etc. But then there is yet more to discover about the item just by scrolling down further!
As you scroll, you will reveal details including a more detailed description, size chart, properties of the materials used in the item, delivery options for it, warranty and care information, where it is made, fitting guides and ..
American Idol Win
We are so thrilled Candice Glover won American Idol Season 12! All top 3 women were fantastic - Angie Miller, Candice Glover, and Kree Harrison, but when it came down to Candice and Kree, we knew it was going to be Candice. All 3 of them are super talented and probably will all have great careers, but Candice just out sang Kree every time.
American Idol Boots
American Idol contestant Kree Harrison has been rocking the stage - twice in these spectacular Fascinate leather boots by Pleaser USA.
On April 17, Kree wore them while performing "She Talks to Angels" by The Black Crowes and again on April 24, performing Susan Tedeschi's "It Hurt So Bad."
The gorgeous Fascinate 2018 black genuine leather boots have a split 1 1/2 inch high platform with a 6 inch heel with a hand-applied rhinestone pattern up the back on a suede inset. The split dual platform is encrusted in more rhinestones which also cover the heel - boots truly made for a star!
American Idol Boots
Once again, a contestant on American Idol rocked boots from Gothicplus.com!
Pleaser USA's Fascinate 1011 ankle boots were worn by Kree Harrison as she nailed her performance of "What the World Needs Now is Love" being named in the top 2 of the night (along with Candice Glover).
The Fascinate boots were one of several styles women's stylist Nra ordered from us, so keep your eyes pealed - you just may see more of our awesome styles on the show!
Pleaser USA produces several lines of amazing footwear. The Fascinate style is part of their Pleaser Day & Night brand that combines bea..
Get the awesome Hades Raven Boots American Idol purchased from GothicPlus.com for Angie Miller to wear in Season 12 of the hit show!
I finished updating all the Demonia and Pleaser shoes and boots currently on the store with their new pricing. Most prices have actually dropped - some by as much as 10-20%!
Of course a few items did go up - mostly the genuine leather boots, but the vast majority of items are now lower priced!
I was a bit too ambitious to think I could get the prices updated and add the other information, stock update and additional photos at the same time. I will finish doing this probably over the next few weeks, but the prices are at least current.
I will also be adding many more Please..
I have discovered a company in China is illegally producing pot metal versions of at least two of Alchemy 1977 Gothic's trademarked designs! These counterfeit pieces are being sold in bulk to unsuspecting merchants worldwide.
Both the Temptation Snake Ear Wrap and Dragons Lure Ear Wrap are appearing for insanely cheap prices on sites like Ebay and Amazon - in many cases using Alchemy's copyrighted images and trademarked names!
The knock-offs are being produced in low quality metal which is often called pot metal (any metal that melts thrown into the pot) and are not the high quality..
Shoes have come a long way from a unitarian piece of foot protection to high fashion and even works of art - or torture depending on the shoe and heel height! What is it about something so simple that has us paying big bucks for designers like Manolo Blahnick and Christian Louboutin?
I have to admit, I never felt I was obsessed with shoes - when I was a teen, I tended to have one pair of flats, one heels, one light or white, one black and that was about it. Since I'm 5 feet 11 without shoes, I never went for the super high heels - 2 to 3 inches were my normal selection. When I was eng..
Looking for sneakers that are beyond ordinary? Deviant Sneakers by Demonia are definitely what you are looking for! All the Deviant styles are as comfortable as sneakers - but as unique as you are.
Demonia has created a popular line of sneakers all with flat, rubber soles that range from low top to knee high boots with studs, bondage straps, and other unique details. They range from low top, typical (plain) styles to high tops (coming just to the ankle) as well as boots in ankle height and knee height. In canvas or suede, some are plain - but most are just amazing with details like st..
I have finally finished the complete 2012 Alchemy Gothic catalog! Nearly 500 unique and beautiful items are in the store ready to buy!
If you are not familiar with this awesome Gothic brand, you need to check them out! Alchemy has been creating awesome Gothic jewelry, home decor and other cool items since 1977 and we've been a fully authorized dealer for them since 2001. Their pieces have been snapped up by celebrities, rock stars, and seen in TV and movies for years - they are always unique, edgy, and cool with themes of Gothic, Steampunk, and Rock n Roll.
Made in the UK of the fi..
That famous scene of Scarlet O’Hara holding onto her bedpost to be strapped into a very tight corset turns many people off the idea of ever trying them. However, that is the extreme. Corsets should be worn snug, but not “omg I cannot breath” tight. Only steel boned corsets should be considered for body modification or extended wear – plastic boning will break over time while the steel bones will probably outlast the corset fabric! And you can put them on yourself – though the first time you wear it, I do suggest having a friend’s help.
There are several ways you can lace a corset – some cor..
Corset vs Bustier
We feature a lot of lovely corsets and bustiers both lingerie and clothing styles. I know they can be confusing though so thought I would explain a bit here. Select corsets are shown on several of our stores, but for our full line of busiers and corsets, please browse Corsets Plus.
What is a Bustier?
Dictionary.com defines bustier as “a close-fitting and strapless top without sleeves that is worn by women either as lingerie or for evening dress,” though strapless isn’t always true. Close-fitting is definitely true – bustiers are generally very form fitting tops generally with a bit of st..
I did finish all Demonia brand women's boots, shoes and sandals this weekend, though realized I don't have all the mens styles up yet : *sigh* Seems like I'll never finish adding everything on the stores.
I've also been going thru and adding fitting information on the product detail pages. Demonia has finally started providing information on the calf and thigh measurements for their boots - click on the "Product Details" tab on the product page such as this one for Charade 206. Not all styles have this information yet - it will be added as it becomes available.
I should have the res..