Online shopping has opened up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to representing your favorite fandoms. You can now find unique pieces from all over the world in just a few clicks! The smaller, more obscure items that you have always wanted can now be purchased in minutes. That is pretty darn cool if you ask me.
Wearable representations of your interests can help spark conversations with fellow fans and give people a better understanding of who you are. If a Doctor Who dress makes you happy then why the heck not show it off? I say rock your fandoms.
I know, now you want to go buy tons of awesome nerdy pieces but don’t know where to start. Well, I have you covered. Enjoy this list of awesome nerdy shops! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Founded by Ashley Eckstein in 2009, Her Universe started with the mission to create stylish, fashion-forward merchandise for female sci-fi fans. Their clothing is adorable and features many different worlds and characters. No longer do you have to visit the men’s section to find awesome Star Wars shirts. Her Universe has them. Not a shirt and jeans kind of chick? Sport your interests in the form of a Captain America dress! They have some of the cutest geek-related dresses that I have ever found. Celebrate your inner-nerd while rocking a flattering fit and flair dress or super cool jewelry. Sounds perfect to me!
Combining nerdy interests with awesome handmade goods is what Jordandené is all about. Their first product, the geek chic apron, was intended to make mundane household tasks a little more tolerable. Now they sell everything from tank tops, t-shirts, baby onesies, to awesome tote bags. Their shirts feature memorable quotes from all different fandoms. This shop has a little something for every fan in your life. I wouldn’t blame you if you bought yourself a gift.
Started in 1999, ThinkGeek has been on a mission to create a world where people are given the freedom to fully embrace their inner geek. They started with clever t-shirts and unusual gifts and have grown into the spectacular shop we see today. Their site now includes toys, tech gadgets, home and office items (my kryptonite), and so much more! If you’ve seen someone with a really cool nerdy product and wondered where you could get your own, check ThinkGeek. They have stuff from Marvel, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and so much more. This online store is a great place to find a fun gift for your Game of Thrones obsessed friend or your Whovian girlfriend. Want to nerd up your apartment? They have a set of R2-D2 measuring cups to fulfill your need. If you haven’t checked it out yet, now is the time. I will warn you that you should wait until payday. Otherwise you will be pineing for far too long.
Founded way back in 1999, SuperHeroStuff.com started in a basement in Portland, Oregon. Since then, they’ve grown into an online shop with a wide variety of superhero merchandise. Love superhero goodies? Well, this site has them: T-shirts; car accessories; pajamas; and so much more! I mean, you can even buy your own cape. While I agree with the wonderful movie, The Incredibles, on capes (too dangerous in the field), I wouldn’t mind having one to wear around the apartment.
You may already know about Etsy but I felt like it needed to be on this list. Etsy was founded in 2005 in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York. The creators wanted to fill a need for a space where makers and artists could sell their handmade and vintage goods as well as craft supplies. It now has over 20.8M active buyers and 32M item for sale. What is awesome about Etsy is that it has some of the most unique items ever! Almost anything you can think of can be found on Etsy. It is a black hole for spending. You will always find more and more things to buy. It gets dangerous. Simply search your favorite fandom and wondrous treasures will appear before your eyes. The added bonus is that by purchasing unique pieces on Etsy, you support small businesses and entrepreneurs. And that is a pretty awesome thing.
Now go forth and find your new favorite trinket! Know of an awesome shop that wasn’t mentioned? Share it in the comments!