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High End Bondage Gear
November 6, 2008 7:11 AM   Subscribe

Where can I buy high quality bondage gear online? I'm looking for girls' wrist and ankle cuffs specifically, but I also like to browse. There are a million sites out there selling the same old stuff. I'm hoping to find something special.
posted by anonymous to Shopping (12 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
What would be helpful is what sites you have tried. Friends of mine have remarked that stockroom.com is affordable and high quality, but I've never really comparison shopped as I only wanted stuff for a costume.
posted by mkb at 7:26 AM on November 6, 2008


My cuffs came from Huse & Son. They don't look fancy, but they're super high-quality.
posted by arianell at 7:32 AM on November 6, 2008


Have you tried Aslan Leather? I have a pair of glittery red vinyl cuffs from Aslan that are rad as hell, and they are known for being high quality. (Unfortunately I am at work and can't point you to online sources.)
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:55 AM on November 6, 2008


I can't link you either, but you might google Leatherbeaten.
posted by clavicle at 8:04 AM on November 6, 2008


Links:

Aslan Leather

Leatherbeaten

But personally, I've found the best service is to find someone that does custom work. A good sex/fetish/alt lifestyle shop in a major city should know of at least one person that does this kind of work. Good Luck!
posted by ChazB at 8:20 AM on November 6, 2008


I've gotten items from stockroom.com and have always been very happy with the quality.

Mr. S Leather (google it, the URL has hyphens and I can never remember it) has EXTREMELY high quality stuff. You'll pay for it, though. If you're near San Francisco, go to their actual store (on? near?) Folsom.
Extreme Restraints sells a lot of the same stuff as stockroom. Compare prices between the two.
Stormy Leather is a woman-owned shop (or maybe employee-owned? I forget) that has very high quality leather goods.
Northbound Leather (Canadian) is also highly recommended, as is Huse.
If you're near Chicago, check out Leather Sport on Halsted (same block as that Mexican restaurant).

My (subjective) policy is to avoid websites that have a bunch of dildos, vibes and inflatable dolls on the front page, even if they do have a bondage section. If you're looking for dildos or vibrators, fine, but their bondage stuff will likely suck. I find that you usually get what you pay for. Good leather gear will last you a lifetime.
posted by desjardins at 8:40 AM on November 6, 2008


I'll recommend Blowfish. Their bondage section isn't oversized, and tends to focus on quality. Whenever I need something, I try to buy from them, since I've always been extremely happy with the level of service. Plus, just browsing their site is fun due to the amount of care they put into selecting what products they carry.
posted by krisak at 9:23 AM on November 6, 2008


Noir Leather has great stuff (and owner Keith makes custom gear on request), but it doesn't look like their online catalog shows much of their selection.
posted by Oriole Adams at 10:06 AM on November 6, 2008


http://www.gripcuffs.com/ (aka "leather by danny") has been making gear for quite a while, and has really good quality.
posted by rmd1023 at 10:14 AM on November 6, 2008


Mr. S also has an LA location, Melrose near Vermont.
posted by felix at 11:38 AM on November 6, 2008


I've been a customer of Autumn's Sub Shop off and on for years now, and I've always been pleased with the customer service and the quality of the items I've purchased. If you're looking for a wide variety of pre-made, non-custom work, and a few custom pieces as well, I'd highly recommend checking out her store. And until the end of the day, all items in the bondage category are 35% off.
posted by XcentricOrbit at 12:54 PM on November 6, 2008


Link fail. That was supposed to be Sub Shop.
posted by XcentricOrbit at 12:55 PM on November 6, 2008


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