Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Retro Kitten Apparel Has A New URL Website Store

Retro Kitten Apparel has finally updated our URL to We've been doing business under this name for several years now, but our store was connected to our old name and business platform Gypsies Do It It will take a few weeks for our customers to find us on search engines without directly typing in our new URL into the address bar. We have deleted the old URL for GDIB so we have created this blog to help direct you to our store. It's the same store you have always shopped at and only the address has changed. We've provided you with a link above. Please be sure to update your Bookmarks, and links. It won't be long until you can simply type in our name and find us on the search engine of your choice again. Thanks everyone for your patience and effort! Lindsay Dominguez, owner 559-326-0130

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Back In The Game Everyone! Come on over...

Retro Kitten Apparel has relocated to the City, but we are still an online store only. We haven't been available for almost two years, letting the store just sort of sit there all by itself, due to the harsher realities of life (death). But I am very happy to announce that that is over! We are back in the game and going strong. I have my fire, my passion back and it's strong. I am unstoppable! I have been listing new merchandise daily and updating all social media to alert you all of our move and new numbers and addresses. So COME ON OVER to Retro Kitten Apparel and check out the new stuff. Be sure to check back often as, like I said, we are adding stuff daily and burning the candle at both ends! I was kidding when I said I got my fire back.. We are having a Halloween Sale as well so make sure you enter the coupon code: scardycat into the coupon field during check out (all coupon codes are noted on our home page if you forget) to get your discount! PS: Watch for our many sales throughout the Holiday Season!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It's Retro Kitten Apparel's Birthday! RKA Is Turning 6 Years Old!

Retro Kitten Apparel is excited to celebrate our 6th Birthday with all of you Pin-up Girl's and enthusiasts, Retro, Rockabilly, Punk, Vintage Loving, Mod, Skin, and Alternative girl and boy out there, and every single sub-genre to surface the scene! I am Lindsay Dominguez, the owner of Retro Kitten Apparel. RKA is the very first "Online Alternative Second Hand Store", and it was 6 years ago today when I was sitting in front of my computer looking at my little girl, only 7 months after we lost her father and my husband in a car accident, thinking about how bad I wanted/needed to stay home with her through those tough times when an ad crossed my computer screen advertising owning a small business on Yahoo!. I sat there fondly remembering the very first time I walked into Valentino's, a brick and mortar store in the Tower District of Fresno, California, and how amazed and excited I was that a store that sold Punk Rock clothing actually existed in the city I lived in. Valentino's was split into two sections with one side full of Alternative Punk clothing, shoes, and accessories by big name brands like Na Na's, T.U.K., and Lip Service and the other side full of Vintage merchandise. At that time, the 50's era revival hadn't happened and I wasn't much interested in the vintage side of the store, however, I was very happy to be able to buy my very first pair of black suede Na Na ankle boots with 6 leopard buckle straps on the spot. At $75 for a pair of Punk Rock shoes I was only able to purchase anything on my birthday or Christmas, but that didn't stop me from browsing through the store every chance I got. The rest of the time I went back to the never ending sorting through rack after rack at every thrift shop in the city only to find very few cool items to create my own Punk clothes. I was 12 years old then, but I knew that someday I wanted to own my very own Punk Rock/Vintage store! So there I sat staring at this ad suggesting that I could own my own business for a small fee and it came to me - an online, second-hand alternative store! So many years had passed and I now had access to every genre and sub-genre style of clothing there was, and I could actually start an exclusive Pin-up/Vintage style, Punk, and Rockabilly Alternative Thrift store so nobody ever had to weed through all the other fashions to find something to satisfy their taste, and I could sell these clothes, shoes, and accessories to everyone across the world at affordable prices. No one had to wait for their birthday to roll around anymore! Everyone could afford a pair of $150 Dr. Martens, or a $100 Lucky 13 dress now because I would buy it gently used, in excellent condition and sell it for up to 75% off the retail price! By midnight, Retro Kitten Apparel (then it was called Gypsies Do It Better) was born! I spent the next year rearing my baby and molding this store into exactly what I wanted, and now, 6 years later, we are still here and thriving! I've had the pleasure of meeting lots of very enthusiastic customers, high ranking on all major search engines, and Retro Kitten Apparel was recently voted "The #1 Thrift Shop in Arroyo Grande, Ca", and we received a trophy! Although RKA is an online store we are currently based on the Central Coast of California in the Five Cities, which includes Arroyo Grande. I was just coming off of a 6 month hiatus, although the store was up and running, I was out and playing, when I received the recognition and the award, and what perfect timing, because we were about to turn 6 years old! So, I want to thank all of you for supporting Retro Kitten Apparel, and, in return, reward you with a celebratory Award/Birthday sale! So come on over to our web store: and check out our home page for details! Thanks again everyone, and have a rock & roll day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Retro Kitten Apparel ranks at #2 on Yahoo & Google!

I just typed in several keywords and found Retro Kitten Apparel on the very 1st page on Yahoo & Google, and RKA even made it to #2 on the 1st page for cheap pinup clothing, and I did it all by myself! Of course, Yahoo!, my company's platform, deserves a huge hand for being the absolute best! Then there is, the company I chose to help me design the layout and logo of Retro Kitten Apparel in an organic search-engine friendly fashion on the world wide web! Other than that though, I've been the glue that hold Retro Kitten Apparel together daily. I want to give one more very special applaud YOU! You guys and gals are #1, and without you, I'd cease to exist as the #1 Retro, Rockabilly, Pinup, & Punk Second Hand Store Online! Woo Whoo! Thanks you guys for shopping at RKA, and sticking around since I was just a chance, a dream in the making. I've gotten to know quite a few of you over the past 3 years and I love you guys! Everyone has been super cool, and understanding even during rough patches, and I couldn't ask for a better group or culture of people to surround myself with 24/7! This is definitely a "Custom Culture Lifestyle" as a whole, and cannot be narrowed down to one thing in particular and being a part of this creative niche is my personal dream come true! Thank you everyone, and You All Come Back Now Ya Hear?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Where to buy cheap Pinup Clothing

Find the cheapest, high-quality, new and used Pinup, Rockabilly, & Psychobilly clothing online at the #1 Online Retro Pinup Rockabilly Second Hand Store: Retro Kitten Apparel!

Calling all “Pin-up Girls” and “Custom Culture Lifestyle” Enthusiasts! If you absolutely adore Pin-up, Rockabilly, or Psychobilly clothing, and you are looking for the best place to buy cheap, yet authentic, Pin-up and Rockabilly clothes then you really have to check out Retro Kitten Apparel the #1 online Second-Hand store for Retro, Rockabilly, Pin-up, Punk, and Mod clothing! Retro Kitten Apparel is the coolest, most unique online thrift shop where you can buy an entire Pin-up, Rockabilly, or Punk outfit for less than $100, and that includes all the accessories necessary to complete your “Custom Couture” ensemble such as a Vintage black patent leather purse, or gold clutch, a pair of Pin-up 1940's peep-toe stilettos, creepers shoes, or Dr. Martens boots, and some fishnet stockings, a long Vintage faux leopard fur pea coat, a black leather jacket, or a Pendleton, maybe a studded belt, or Punk Rock patch, and don't forget that “Classic Old Hollywood” pearl necklace and matching pearl and diamond earrings! Retro Kitten Apparel has everything you need to put together the perfect Custom Couture outfit for any occasion, and all the greatest Pin-up, Rockabilly, and Punk name brand clothes as well as Retro, Vintage 1940's and 50's apparel at super low prices!

Retro Kitten Apparel is also the easiest online thrift shop to browse through with everything clearly listed in its own category like Wiggle & Swing, Prom & Formal Dresses, Vintage, Punk & Rockabilly Shoes & Heels, Rockabilly & Pinup Separates, Faux Fur Jackets, Pea Coats, Pendletons, Cardigans, & Leather Jackets, Men's Section, Accessories: where they list Purses, Jewelry, and Belts, etc. Take a look at everything in every category right there, without jumping all around deep within the site to find secret treasures that will stay secret cause nobody can find 'em! There is also a huge section with some of the finest Pin-up Lingerie & Classic Vintage Undergarments available, which is perfect for that super important photo-shoot, or maybe you are putting a portfolio together, or just because you wouldn't be caught dead without your Lycra. There is even a Clearance section! That's right...they send merchandise to a clearance section after it's been up for awhile to make room for all the new merchandise going up everyday!

Retro Kitten Apparel is your one-stop Pinup, Rockabilly Second-Hand Shop!

“Retro Kitten Apparel is the #1 online Second-Hand Thrift Boutique where you can buy High-End, One-Of-A-Kind Rock-N-Roll Clothing all Hand-Picked for Quality and Style! We pride ourselves in the largest online selection of Alternative “Custom Culture Lifestyle” Apparel from the past and present.”

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

If I lived in So-Cal I would...


Everything down in Southern California has a different vibe than where I currently live. (Nor-Cal). It's a fast, paced environment when it comes to anything and I mean ANYTHING. Parties are going on every single night, kids are always up to date with the latest technology and clothing stores are always competitive with each other; they're always changing and having sales like no other, getting rid of inventory that is no longer in 'style'. Little do people know, that what is, supposedly out of style, will always come back with a vengeance.

Thrift Stores know exactly how to do it. The ones in busier cities that is, because up here, it's very difficult to find specific items that are the latest, for example on my last trip to the thrift store I was searching for a fitted pencil skirt. Do you know how hard it is to look for dresses that fit someone like me? (96lbs and 5ft1) Everything fits me huge. Every skirt that came across was too big for me and that is because the items here are scarce and people are smart because they know that they will never ever be able to find a good skirt, so they don't send them to the SALVATION ARMY or the GOODWILL, to where people like me, will be needing one and looking high and low for one. 

In So-Cal, you will probably find a whole aisle dedicated to pencil skirts, because trends come and go and its not that hard to find items in a city where there are at least 10 thrift or bargain stores. 

People should be grateful to be surrounded by stores like these; they always come in handy.

And of course, RETRO KITTEN APPAREL is one of them. Although RKA is not an 'official' location, it is in the city, and it's easier for people who live around it, to shop online and receive their items quicker and for cheaper shipping.


spring break is right around the corner! Get your dresses, girls!

(Wear this one with cute, peep toe pumps! It's super classy.)