If you've been following our blog for a while, you may remember that we published an article on the rise of the 'Health Goth' fashion and lifestyle trend. Because Health Goth is going nowhere any time soon, and because here at Kate's clothing we absolutely love everything Health Goth - from the clothing style to its gritty and down to earth fitness ethos - we decided to post another piece on Health Goth style and keeping fit the alternative way!
Festival season is almost upon us! To celebrate, we're giving you the chance to win a festival survival kit from Kate's Clothing, full of KC goodies to help your festival experience go that little bit more smoothly!
Hellfest 2017: How to Get the Most from a Festival Line-Up
Festival season is just around the corner, and if you're anything like us over at Kate's Clothing, you're already daydreaming about lineups, going over travel plans in your head and planning your outfits months in advance - we are so ready! In the meantime, we've decided to make a list of some handy tips for getting the most out of a festival lineup this summer, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the exciting leadup to the summer festival season!
8 Tips for Gothic Festival Perfection at M'era Luna
Here at Kate's Clothing we're getting super excited counting down to M'era Luna! Running from the 12-13th August, this festival held on Drispenstedt airfield in Hildesheim, Germany, not only offers an incredible lineup of bands year after year, but is also a huge gathering for the weirdest and most wonderful in the world of alternative fashion.
From steampunk to cybergoth, and just about every possible fashion subculture you can imagine, M'era Luna attracts thousands of pioneers of gothic and alternative fashion from all around the world, and we've been inspired to create a little list of tips for achieving gothic festival perfection - so whether you'll be attending M'era Luna or another awesome alternative festival this year (or channeling M'era Luna vibes from the comfort of your home) we've got you covered.
You may remember last year Liisa Ladouceur / a Canadian film maker, and writer of Encyclopedia Gothica released an awesome video, based on 40 years of female Goth Fashion! Well guess what? Liisa has done it again but this time based around our Gothic menfolk! A Gothic style guru, Liisa explores some of the more popular Gothic styles over the last 40 years (I know, 40 years is pretty shocking!), as well as celebrating some of the more 'extreme' styles we gothic types choose to rock.
Alternative Festival Clothing And Tips Ideal For Hellfest 2017
We are SO looking forward to HellFest 2017 already! KC will be there giving you the low down on festival style at this amazing festival staged in Clisson, France, and checking out what the amazing bands will be wearing on stage. In the meantime, here's a few tips to get you in the mood for festival season!
Our shiny brand new site! We're so excited and so very grateful to you and our other lovely customers for sticking with us over all the upheaval. It's been eventful, but you guys have been so supportive.
Being a predominantly ladies clothing store, ladies dress sizing is always a hot issue here! It is super important for us to cater for all our customers (present and future) with a great range of clothing in the sizes they require and as women come in all shapes and sizes this is not the easiest of tasks!
We often get a messages from our plus size customers, saying that they don’t feel we have enough plus size clothing and that as the average dress size in the UK is increasing, our sizing and size ranges should reflect this. Ladies, we agree!
We also get a few complaints with regards to how we talk about sizing and what we refer to a S, M, L, XL and so on. Sometimes we get messages from ladies who feel insulted and alienated because of the lack of plus size alternative clothing that is available – not just in our store, but everywhere. They feel that the retail world doesn’t treat plus size ladies fairly! Again we agree!
However this doesn’t make the retailers, the brands or the manufacturers bad guys! We thought it was time that someone threw a light on this subject to see if we could dispell some of the negativity around it, and get things moving towards the positive!
As you all know, we take your feedback very seriously here at KC HQ and after a lot of comments on our Facebook and other social channels, we have decided to write a little blog on pricing!
It is important to us that you guys understand how and why we price things and what makes KC different to other outlets when it comes to good value!