AW BRAND LATEX
HIGHLIGHTS- Made-to-order every-body ready to wear releasing new collections annually
BABY LOVES LATEX
Functioning out of her uptown studio, designer Renee Masoomian is creating ornate hyper-feminine latex couture. This subsidiary brand of the designer’s namesake offers a fresh look at the material experimenting with weight, texture, and delicacy.
HIGHLIGHTS- The intricate latex lace is unparalleled.
The Baroness (named appropriately after it’s formidable owner) began as a small studio in 1994, marking the designer as the first of her kind in New York City. Over 20 years later, you can walk into their East Village boutique and find classic latex wears suited for both masc & femme clientele. A must have for latex beginners.
HIGHLIGHTS- Each piece is made in house and carries a lifetime guarantee.
This young brand of “genderless bitchwear” delivers flashy accessories to a wide audience, primarily catering to the queer community. You can catch Bitch Fist designer, Jooj, setting up shop with a wide array of graphic, affordable designs (many which are one of a kind) at pop-up shops, nightlife events, and independent design markets.
HIGHLIGHTS- Many customers have forged personal relationships with the designer through her community initiatives and pop-up frequencies. *(v)
HIGHLIGHTS- Made to order basics directly through the designer
Creepy Yeha’s two person studio has skyrocketed from online shop to global sensation, leaving the store closed for orders intermittently. It’s well worth the wait, as quality isn’t sacrificed on these unique & flirtatious pieces.
HIGHLIGHTS- WOC owned & operated, both leather & vegan options. *(v)
As a young designer, Zana Bayne brought her harnesses and leather bodywear to the NYFW runways, creating an authentic transparency to the way fetishwear translates into high fashion. Since then she’s collaborated with designers across the globe, held a retrospective of her work at the Museum of Sex, and created “Post-Fetish” (a term coined by co-creative director Todd Pendu) installation pieces.
HIGHLIGHTS- Functional and fashionable *(v)
THE LEATHER MAN
There is no brand more classic than The Leather Man, a New York City staple of over 50 years. With all leather goods made-in house, quality and care are the top priority for this mainstay.
HIGHLIGHTS- There is no limit to your leather desires at The Leather Man, you can call or come in person for a consultation.
PURPLE PASSION / DV8
Walls of collars, leashes, restraints, and gags at Purple Passion will remind you that it’s NYC’s unrivaled premier fetish shop. Wearable tastes for everyone; including in-house leather work, a full basement of shoes, and of course, a variety of clothing for work, parties, and play.
HIGHLIGHTS- Honest pricing, something for everyone, friendly staff
This is not your traditional fetish shop. Shop Untitled has a carefully curated leather selection including lingerie, harnesses, and accessories from many of the leather brands listed in our guide.
HIGHLIGHTS- NYC locals rejoice- you can find these international pieces at their store in Greenwich Village without the hassle of shipping fees.
HIGHLIGHTS- Textural trendy pieces attempting to defy latex’s innate fetishism. All items are made to order based on the customer’s measurements.