I am thrilled to be adding more love to the accessories section of GrimmStyle. As I mentioned in my last post HoldFast Handbags: Ethical and Adorable in my quest for ethical fashion I’ve hit a roadblock finding styles that match my sense of style. So I was pretty pumped when I stumbled onto The Crypt of Curiosities on Etsy.
The owner (Clare) of The Crypt of Curiosities describes her store as:
“Gothic treats for children of the night. Halloween everyday.”
I love it.
For my first purchase I decided to buy Clare’s Black bat and glass crystal necklace and I am very happy with it.
This necklace is simply adorable. The bat is made out of a plastic type material and at first I thought I wouldn’t like that. I was afraid that it might look slightly kiddish or cheap once I had it. Thankfully I decided to give it a shot because I don’t get that vibe from it at all.
The chain is adjustable so you can wear it like a choker or longer which is really nice. It helps to add diversity to an outfit if you have a little more freedom with your accessories as far as styling them goes. The little details matter.
Speaking of little details Clare certainly comes through. Not only did I find a little note thanking me for my purchase but when I opened the package I noticed she added cute little Halloween confetti. That’s just adorable people.
Finally she has a policy where customers only pay shipping on their first item no matter how many items you buy on the same order. I thought that was a really good service to have and shows again that she really tries to put her customers first.
There are two things I would like to note though. The first is that this store is located in the UK, I mention that because this obviously effects shipping time. Don’t order from here and expect it to be in your mailbox the next week if you do not live in the UK. That being said she does ship WORLDWIDE so if you don’t mind a little wait time I say go for it!
The second thing is pricing. I would like to remind my American readers that the UK uses the pound. I bring this point up because right now the exchange rate is in the pounds favor. What I mean is that 1 British pound equals $1.43 American dollars. So if something on the website is eleven pounds it’s actually $15.77 for an American buyer. I know, it sucks but that’s economics for you. I highly recommend checking your countries exchange rate before your purchase so that you aren’t surprised the next time you check your bank statement.
To sum it up I am for this store regardless of the exchange rate or shipping time. It’s an ethical shop full of really fun accessories so I give it my stamp of approval! I will be purchasing more accessories from this store in the future for sure. I hope you get a chance to check out this shop’s merchandise when you get a free moment. If your fashion taste runs more alternative/gothic you will find something that speaks to you here. I am providing the link below so happy shopping.
Let me know what you think in the comment section below. If you’ve purchased from The Crypt of Curiosities before share what your experience was!