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Vampire Freaks

189 Ave. A, New York, NY 10009 40.729 -73.981
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-505-8267 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Handbags, Jewelry, Lingerie/Hosiery, Men's Shoes, Menswear, Women's Shoes, Womenswear, etc.

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Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Lingerie/Hosiery
  • Men's Shoes
  • Women's Shoes


  • Menswear
  • Womenswear


  • Decorative Accents
  • Paint
  • Prints/Posters


  • CDs/Records
  • Toys/Games

Gifts & Parties

  • Costumes


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Long before this store opened in October 2008, Vampire Freaks was a website—a clothing retailer and social-networking site for Goths the world over, with a usership of almost two million. Many of the dim East Village store’s wares are straight out of a Tim Burton flick—metal-plated vests, straightjacket-like sweaters, and skeleton sweatshirts fill the racks and Beetlejuice and Nightmare Before Christmas statuettes dominate the shelves. But like the website, the store doesn’t limit itself to Goths; emo and punk fashions abound, as does industrial and EBM music. Ravers come looking for styles like Cyberdog’s reflective, glow-in-the dark stovepipe pants and Lip Service’s three-piece cherry-red nylon kimono. A rainbow of Manic Panic dyes and colorful socks in the cashier’s case greets visitors up front, but the mood grows more dark toward the back, where a second room with a greenish glow holds additional goods and the changing area.