Tarantula Clothing started in 2006, selling purely menswear inspired by styles of the 1940s and 1950s. As the trend and boutique began to spread and catch on, women were wondering where their section of the store was.
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Lo and behold, the women’s section of Tarantula Clothing was born, eventually launching their “World Famous Capris” section into one of their best selling styles for women. Everything made at Tarantula Clothing is 100% original and hand crafted in downtown Los Angeles.
They often use hard to find pieces of fabric and styles, so it is likely that a piece purchased by them is completely unique and will never be created again. The ladies section consists mainly of dresses, skirts and tops that can be mixed and matched to create a retro and pin up style for the office, for a picnic in the park, or for going out at night. Bright reds, black and white contrasts, stripes, greys and fitted styles are all incorporated into the diverse range of looks.
Professional tie tops, plunging halters, pencil and ruffled flowing skirts are all included in the “Dolls” section. Coveting a pair of pin up shorts? They have those too. The guys section of Tarantula Clothing consists of sweater vests, v-necked tees, striped sweaters, jackets, and more.
Whether you’re a dude looking for the preppy 50s high school look or dig more of the greaser gear, Tarantula Clothing selections can transform your look into any of these. There is even a section of the website dedicated to “curvy gals.” There is often a negative connotation associated with the word “curvy,” but when you’re into retro and pin up fashion, curvy is embraced for everything it is; fierce curves, striking hips and a confident attitude.
Jackets and tops are all available, and the selection regularly differs according to the designer’s inspirations. For items that are soon to go out of stock and heavily discounted, check out the Sale section.
They’re constantly adding new items in a variety of styles that will soon be gone and never seen again. Remember; each piece at Tarantula Clothing is completely unique, so one style may never be done again, and you can’t afford to wait to snatch it up!