This post is dedicated to all latex designers that suck at web design, but make awesome latex clothing! Just because your website looks totally 1993, doesn’t mean that it can’t be featured here on Lust, Love & Latex!
So with no further delay, give it up for these amazing latex designers:
Please leave a comment, if you know a latex designer that should be posted here!
Etsy.com is a relatively new (founded in ’05) e-commerce community where one can buy and sell all sorts of handmade items, from garments to home furnishings to original artwork. Their motto is “buy, sell, and live handmade.”
Good thing for us, they seem to be fetish-friendly. Recently, there’s been an upsurge of upstart and established latex designers starting shop pages on the site. I’ve compiled a list of pretty much all the latex designers I’ve found plus extra non-latex designers that may be of interest to you.
I hope more latex designers will jump on the Etsy bandwagon. We definitely need another alternative to fleabay. The best thing about shopping on Etsy: no more having to drudge through sixty pages of moldy molded gear and PVC or ‘wet look’ spandex crap when browsing.
The Latex/Rubber Etsy Shop List:
Am Statik (UK – Swindon)
Collective CHAOS (USA)
Dark Secrets Latex (UK – N.E. England)
Essential Latex (Copenhagen)*
Fierce Couture (USA – Los Angeles)
Hedony Design (France – Paris)
Hello Dolly Latex (UK – Sheffield)
HMS Latex (France – Paris)*
Jacqueline Marie Couture (USA – NYC)
Kaori’s Latex Dreams (UK – London)*
Kriszta Latex Wardrobe (Hungary)
Likorish Latex (UK)
Lust Designs (USA – San Diego)*
Naucler Design (Sweden)
Nimue’s Latex Fashions (USA – CA)
Ooh La Latex (UK – London)*
Peccatus (UK – London)
Spiral Stitching (USA)
Vaunt Designs (USA – Philly)
Venus Prototype (USA – Los Angeles)
Violaceous Latex (UK – Yorkshire)
Westward Bound (UK)
Non-latex + miscellaneous shops of interest:
Joias Organicas (Brazil)
Plastik Wrap (Canada – Toronto)
*Personal recommendations are marked with an asterisk.
Some shops were purposely not included in this list because there was no information listed in the profile and/or shop policies page or the garment photos looked like they were taken with a cell phone camera.
Dawnamatrix Designs by Dawn, offers beautiful long and short latex kimonos with Japanese inspired motives in delicate applications. Dawn was formally trained in the art of kimono wearing while living in Japan for three years in rural Takayama City. I actually meet Drawn in Tokyo in 2004, when she and I was guests at the Rubber Restaurant.
Dawn wanted to fuse the beauty and elegance of kimonos with the sensuality and graphic quality of latex. Her kimono patterns reflect authentic kimonos, featuring variable sizing and open sleeve backs for comfort and ease of movement.
Any of Dawn’s kimonos may be worn with traditional Japanese kimono garments such as naga-juban (under kimono) or authentic obi and accessories. For a more modern look, these latex kimono may also be paired with her latex obi, corset or waist clincher.
I approached Blackstyle – my personal favorite latex clothing manufacturer – to see if they were interested in sponsoring a little twitter contest… They said they’d be happy to participate!
So here is the deal! We are going to giveaway a Blackstyle gift voucher worth EUR 150 on October 1st. 2009!
Want to win it? Here’s all you have to do:
1: Follow @3xl on Twitter.
2: Tweet the following:
Just entered to win latex clothing from Blackstyle! Just follow @3xl and retweet. http://bit.ly/ePNlc
This contest is open to anyone over eighteen (18) years of age and is free to enter. The winner will be selected by random.org and will be announced here and on @3xl on October 1st.
Contest is over! Here is the winner of the Latex Twitter Contest.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the closet… Yep, the Great Libidex Summer Sale has been extended for a further two weeks! So there’s no excuse not snap up those summer latex bargains and make sure your closet it fully stocked for the party season!
And don’t forget, the wonderful new Libidex collection is also included in the sale, so you can get yourself a totally new look at a very good price.
So it’s still 25% OFF all Libidex latex ordered through thier website or at the Liberation shop in London.