Second Life provides for a platform for creative expression that cannot be compared or really described. In addition to creative ability, in order to be successful in Second Life one must have a certain level of technical skill and ability.
Most store owner also design their own merchandise so in addition to their technical and creative skills they must also be able to manage a store or site in Second Life, or have a level of business acumen. If their store is themed they must also have knowledge of that the theme that they chose to promote in their store..Steampunk is one of those themes that is very popular in Second Life that also requires creativity and knowledge of the theme.
What I have included below is a photo essay of some of my favorite shops and sites in Second Life that sell Steampunk themed clothing and other things such as gadget and furniture that all have a Steampunk theme.
One of my favorite Second Life merchants is Black Opal. Not only is their clothing beautiful and elegant it also seems to tell a story as you can see from the photos and videos on their site.
Black Opal Designs
Le Boheme – Victorian, Gothic, Vampire , and Steampunk designs. Prefabs, houses, mansions, furniture and art.
La Boheme is a great site with a couple of Steampunk Themed Stores including Wretched Dollies featured below.
This beautiful sim also features Victorian themed homes for rent such as this one below:
Wretched Dollies features fashions and accessories for men and women who are seeking the perfect outfit in a Steampunk Theme.
Shopping, shops, retail, commercial, residential, housing, rentals, Victorian Steampunk shops and residences
Quaint & Curious Contraptions
This sim is referred to as “a steampunk area spread over eight full regions, each named after a popular Victorian novelist. As well as shops and residences, Residents can visit some beautiful parkland, ports, and the impressive Mieville Magical Academy.
Stormy’s Golden Oriole and Steampunk
The long established apparel brand. Fantasy, Goth, Grunge, Steam apparel. Avatars for sale, Armors, Victorian dresses, baggy pants, skins, sculpted jackets, Devices and gadgets.
Creating furniture that is unique with a whimsical touch.
Designs are inspired by Steampunk, Victorian, fantasy and grunge elements, infused to make your home flabbergasting.
Illustrated below is an art exhibition by Talullah Winterwolf on the Gear Jammer Sim:
Grimm Brothers Everything here is “delicious!” it’s like wearable art!
I am exhausted! Grim Brothers is a great place to stop..for today!