Help Me Dress Like I'm Hip and Emo
June 10, 2006 2:51 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a bunch of really hip and (sorry I have to use this word) indie clothes and apparel stores that have a web presence.

These are kind of the sites I'm talking about. What I don't want is sites like T-Shirt Hell or Busted
Tees. No college frat boy crap, nothing too cute or funny. The more abstract and (here comes another one) artistic the better. Any ideas?
posted by JPowers to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

I was about to reccomend threadless for t-shirts. Sometimes jokey, but often quite beautiful. Check out etsy, too, for something handmade... can't get more indie than that.

I'd say vintage from ebay, too.
posted by YoungAmerican at 3:12 PM on June 10, 2006

You might want to check out Oddica.. they're not running their fabulous deal of 4 shirts for 40 bucks anymore, but they have some pretty excellent designs.
posted by Orrorin at 3:26 PM on June 10, 2006 [1 favorite]
posted by starr226 at 3:57 PM on June 10, 2006

I'm a girl, so unfortunately a lot of the awesome indie boutiques I have in my bookmarks (handbags! necklaces!) probably aren't up your alley. But here are a couple:

Guyshop is a conglomeration of indieish designers. They have thirteen pages of tees alone, plus some other nice clothes. Try Altru and Drifter for starters, or just search Tops: tees & tanks.

I personally am a fan of Hopeful Monsters. I've always liked their stuff, and it's a small shop, so they might be willing to customize a shirt for you (say, if you wanted one of the prints that come only in women's sizes on a men's shirt).

You can try browsing tees on Etsy, and again, people might be more likely to customize for you.

Also see: Heavy Tees, Crowded Teeth, Beautiful Decay, Camiseteria (in Portuguese), Go Ape Shirts, White Frog, Goto&Play (French), Medium Control, La Fraise, SprayGraphic, and Funkrush. That should keep you busy for some time.
posted by anjamu at 4:43 PM on June 10, 2006 [2 favorites]

Reckon can help you out. And they're fellow Texans.
posted by 7878ponce at 6:20 PM on June 10, 2006

Defunker are very simmilar to Busted Tees but with less fratness and more abstractness.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 8:14 PM on June 10, 2006 is about as indy as you're going to get. All the shirts are designed and hand made by the owner. He's very talented and very cool. I don't know him well but our kids were in the same daycare, my other friend's store sold his stuff in my hometown, and I know most of his models from my wilder days. Definately worth a look at least.
posted by ChazB at 6:52 AM on June 11, 2006

Scratch that, still indie but he seems to have added some other artists in the past year. Still excellent stuff.
posted by ChazB at 6:56 AM on June 11, 2006

I would assume that you've already looked at Urban Outfitters?
posted by chimmyc at 3:04 PM on June 11, 2006

I second Zeroboutique. Unfortunately most of the shirts I bought from there are either too small or got messed up one way or another (the woes of using bleach), but this thread reminded me that I should check out the current collection. So, I guess thanks for that.
posted by Cochise at 10:10 PM on June 11, 2006

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