Am I too old to wear a corset or any of these clothes?
Definitely not! We're not age-ist or size-ist and we are definitely into making people look and feel as great as possible through how they express themselves with their clothing. Our customers range in age from 13 to 75 so no you are not too old!
Are you a steampunk shop?
You can call us a steampunk shop, we're also gothic, alternative street wear, romantic victorian, fetish and club wear.
Do you sell Waist Training & Tight lacing Corsets?
We sell our own branded Gallery Serpentine corsets for tight lacing and waist training. These have proven the test of time and provide excellent waist compression. You can also have these custom made to fit your shape if needed. The wait time on a custom made corset is only 2 weeks! We also sell 2 other quality brands, one Australian, one European, both are suitable for tight lacing.
I hear you have a range of corsets that's popular for dancers, performers & women working corporate desk jobs, is this true?
Yes, we have a range of Gallery Serpentine branded corsets called 'The Dance & Movement corsets'. These are very popular if you want support and shape but need more movement than a tight lacing corset. These are very popular for corporate women due to the support they give when sitting at a desk for long hours and the great shaping they give you when worn under clothing.
Do you sell bridal corsets for under wedding dresses?
Yes we do! We have made a lot of these in beautiful ivory brocade, mainly in our Lola and Waspie styles. The only proviso is that you need to have a fitting to make sure that the back of your wedding gown will cover the top of the corset.
I've always wanted a fairytale wedding and to wear a corset as part of my wedding gown, do you make ivory or white corsets that I can wear as the outside of my gown?
Yes, we have a beautiful over bust style called The Turn of the Century which we can make in an ivory or white brocade or duchess satin for you. This will require a fitting and usually takes us 2 -3 weeks to make for you.
I don't fit the normal size ranges you find in most shops, do you stock plus size clothing?
Yes, we always carry what is considered plus size clothing in our shop, flattering designs across the styles of Victorian, steampunk, corsets, fetish-lingerie and custom make to your size any of the Gallery Serpentine brand products.
How long will it take to get my order to me if I live in NSW or ACT?
If we receive your order by 1pm AEST then we post it out the same day except for weekends and public holidays, delivery within Sydney is usually within 2 days, Canberra and the ACT can take 3 days, please see our Shipping Info for full details on delivery to other locations and overseas.
How do I know what size I am in your clothes?
You'll find Size Guides listed in the details of most of our styles but remember that we've been making our own label for years so can help you with measurements and getting the best fit, call us on 02 9557 5821 or use the Contact Us form.
I'm a cross dresser, will I be welcome and have privacy in your shop?
Absolutely, we'll look after you as discreetly as possible. If you like a quieter environment to shop in then the best days to visit are early in the week rather than late week or the weekend when it gets busier.
Do you selling corset lacing cord?
Yes we do. We have our own custom made, very strong synthetic lacing cord that we use in our corset label. You can purchase the lacing cord at our physical shop for $2 per metre.
I got really drunk and had to cut myself out of my corset! Can you relace it for me??
Ummmm....Yes we can BUT NOT ON THE SPOT, you'll need to leave your corset with us for at least a day, we can't relace for you on the spot. Cost to relace a non Gallery Serpentine brand corset is $18 plus $2pm for the cord.
How do I get to your physical shop?
Up until the 3rd of Jan 2017 you can take a train to Newtown Station and walk 5 minutes to the Enmore Theatre on Enmore Road or take most buses starting with 42 that stop at either Newtown Station or Enmore Theatre. Parking is metered on Enmore Road but it's generally free for 2 hours during the day. See our Location, Hours section for more details.
After the 3rd of January we are relocating to a Secret Lair in Marrickville. You will be able to book a time to visit once we are set up there from around Friday the 13th Jan. To be kept up to date please add yourself to the Mailing List on the front page of our website or use the Contact Us form here, put 'add me to the Secret Lair list' in the subject line.
Is your shop on King Street, Newtown?
NO! It's on ENMORE ROAD, right beside the Enmore Theatre up until the 3rd of January 2017. We're technically on the border of Enmore and Newtown so we get it can be a little confusing :)
Do you sell fangs, contact lenses and makeup?
We don't sell contact lenses - your best local place to get those is The Makeup Wardrobe, on King Street, Newtown. Fangs and makeup we only sell around Halloween time. The Makeup Wardrobe carries a great range.