Thursday, January 22, 2015

Alternative shops in Vienna

I used to live in Vienna back in the 2011 so it's kind of home away from home for me. I was really really excited to go back there after 3 years and see what's new in the shops I used to love. In Belgrade we don't have that many alternative shops so we have to travel abroad to get those kinds of stuff, since online shopping's not really an option.
Anyway, a lot of things have changed. I was really disappointed to see the last gothic shop, that's been there for years, Nexus, is closed. They might re-open on a new location, but it's not for sure.
In 2011 there were 3 major gothic shops in Vienna, and now there aren't any. I guess world economy has really hit its low.
The rest of the alternative shops that are left have fewer things left, and, consequently, more expensive. Some of them are turned into half tattoo-salons. The only good news is the new EMP store, which is really big with all sorts of stuff.
So here we go.

My first stop is always Asiam restaurant which has really cheap running sushi (all you can eat).
Krugerstraße 6 | 1010 Wien 

My next stop was the EMP store.  It's basically a metal merchandise shop specialized in Heavy Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Rock & Alternative and Streetwear. There are also all kinds of handbags, shoes, creepers and jewelry which you can see on their website (not all of it can be found in the actual store though). It's safe to say it's the best alt-shop in Vienna at the moment.

Next I visited the Iron Fist pop-up store in Generali center ( , which had really few really expensive stuff mostly from previous collections.

Then I went to the really famous King Pin, which is of course more on the retro pin-up / rockabilly side. They used to have all sorts of alternative shoes, purses and accessories, but now I kind of found it half-empty. Still one of the more interesting shops in Vienna though.

Last but not least is the Rattlesnake, which is also a (smaller) rock-metal-punk band merch and fashion shop with accessories, makeup, hair dye etc, now turned into a half tattoo-salon, but still you can find a lot of great stuff. They also host meet&greets with famous bands that come to Austria.

Kirchengasse 3

Some more pics (sorry about the low quality, I took them with my phone :). Enjoy!

Kirchengasse - Mariahilfer Kirche 
Art & Style shop


  1. Nice ^^ Glad to see you sharing your alternativness with the rest of the world. Much gofic very geil

    1. hahhaha many thanks! mogla si da me zaprtis kaCi vec tu xD

  2. I'd love to go shopping in Vienna!!! Thank you for following my blog :)

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    1. Me too :) I just think they had a lot more stuff before..


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