In recent years, many brands and stores have been noticing that geeks and nerds are an untapped market. Before, fangirls who wanted to show off their nerd pride only had the option of t-shirts. Sure t-shirts are nice, but sometimes we want something a little different.
I created a list of my favorite stores where I like to buy my swag.
Created by Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars, Her Universe is one of the most popular brands of fandom related clothing. Mostly what I’ve purchased from them are their t-shirts, but they have some really cool dresses that can be worn for every occasion. Also, almost all of their pieces can be bought in a plus size. Her Universe has a lot to offer, but a large amount of their clothing is pin-up or vintage inspired. The brand has expanded into stores since its release and created store exclusive items for Hot Topic and Kohl’s. One downside is that Her Universe’s clothing can be pricey, but they run sales regularly.
HOTH PIN-UP DRESS: $90
Growing up, I was afraid of going into Hot Topic. This was due to the amount of early-2000s goths that shopped there. Times have changed, and so has Hot Topic. The store still continues to be a truck stop for emos, but has become nerdy and fandom-friendly.
STAR WARS DARTH VADER CAPE DRESS: $44.99
STAR WARS BB-8 GIRLS BOMBER JACKET: $59.50
Torrid is the answer for all nerdy fashion for plus-sized women. Though most of their items are more casual, they carry some fun pieces you can dress up or down.
Disney Ariel Collection Button Down Tank Top: $38.50
Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Wing Tee: $34.90
Kohl’s has been killing it with their Junior and Junior Plus sections. Again, they have Her Universe pieces available in both sizes, but if you’re wanting something both fashionable and nerdy, this is the cheapest place. This year especially, I’ve liked their Avengers workout collection and 75th Anniversary Captain America line. The only problem with Kohl’s is that they don’t really restock, so I would snatch up items when you see them.
Juniors’ Plus Size Marvel Captain America Scalloped Tee: $23.80
Juniors’ Marvel Captain America Pleated Shortie Shorts: $25.99
Thinkgeek is where it’s at! They have every fandom you can think of and usually are reasonably priced. If you’re a Trekkie, I would check out their line of swimsuits.
Star Trek:TNG One-Piece Swimsuit: $59.99
Star Trek:TNG Deanna Troi Swim Shirt: $37.49
No outfit is complete without a pair of shoes. If you’re a classic converse kind of girl like me, the Converse DC line is goals.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star DC Comics High Tops: $60