Gypsies Do It Better - Online punk, vintage thrift boutique


We aim to keep our prices between $5 - $30, but we do have a few exceptions such as rare vintage items, such as undergarments from the 1930's & 40's, and some of our top dollar name brand merchandise by Tredair and Stop Staring! brands that are still marked well below their original sales prices. Keep in mind that the very few items priced above $30 are either new, or like new without tags, and valued well over $100 in stores. You will always save at least 50% to 75% off retail at Retro Kitten Apparel.

We sell high quality, cheap priced, new and used Pin up, Rockabilly, Punk, Goth, and all sub-genres of Alternative clothing, shoes, accessories and Vintage housewares. You can access the store via either URL:, or You can contact us during office hours via email at, or, or via telephone any day of the week between 10:00am. - 8:00pm. PST at 1-559-326-0130 and we would be happy to answer any of your questions, or help you through the checkout process, and be sure to leave a message if you can't get through, or after hours, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Retro Kitten Apparel is the first, and only Alternative only thrift store online! What makes RKA stand apart from other online thrift shops? We proudly offer authentic, quality, one-of-a-kind, old and new garments, footwear, jewelry, and accessories of an alterna-unique nature! All things wearable and terrible for your custom culture lifestyle in one fabulous place at the lowest prices around!

RKA has an extensive assortment of clothing for today's fashion forward Cats and Kittens including authentic classic vintage apparel from the 40's & 50's to their Retro Inspired Reproductions mixed with Hard Fast Punk Rock Gear from 1970's, Refined & Classy Mod styles of 1960's, Stunning Calendar Quality, Form-Fitted Pinup Girl Clothing, & the Rockabilly & Psychobilly Creations of today. RKA carries all dress brands from one-of-a-kind, unique or DIY fashions to the hottest designers around past & present all at super cheap prices by offering them second-hand.

I've done the digging, traveling, inspecting, and sniffing for you to find the best of the best of the Custom Culture Lifestyle! I hand-pick each garment for quality, and character. Retro Kitten Apparel is home to some of the most unique Retro, Vintage garments that still exist today, along with the coolest Punk and Rockabilly shoes around!

Recycling is also very important to Retro Kitten Apparel. Due to my never-ending quest to reduce the world's waste, re-use secondhand goods, and recycle fashion trends from the past, I created the best little Rockabilly Pinup re-sale Shop online!

Take a good look at the garments we have for sale at RKA and see for yourself the difference in our inventory versus your local Vintage Second-Hand Shop, or even the super cool new Punk Rock Clothing Store that draws you inside only to find you can't afford one single item. Simply browse our collection and select the items you want. Then head on over to "anywhere", because you still have enough money to wear your new clothes there!

Some shoppers are interested in choosing the lowest priced clearance items such as overstock merchandise, or directly through a dealer; however. many sellers on the internet are not "officially licensed" to sell merchandise like Retro Kitten Apparel. Consumers will save when they shop online with RKA, and there is no need for a discount code or promo code. RKA has the lowest prices around everyday. However, I do love a great deal so we do have some super fantastic sales on special occasions, but then the bargains are out of this world! Although most RKA merchandise is used, and purchased second-hand, when you shop with us you can rest assured you are getting top quality merchandise that succeeds most retailer's new merchandise, and you get it at the lowest prices around. In addition, I use a consumer rating system from Yahoo!, and Yahoo! reports that RKA is amongst the top internet retailers.

So come on in doll and deal!


I strongly suggest that you check the measurements listed for each item before you buy it as we do not give cash back/refunds for any reason, only store credit. Most second-hand stores do not accept returns at all, but because this is an online store, I will give store credit in the amount paid for the item, less any/all shipping if the item is returned in its original condition. Please read my instructions on returns under "Store Policy".

Also, please ensure that you are acting in an entirely honest manner when attempting to return merchandise as I will not accept anything less. I have listed "Size Charts" - Click Here in several convenient areas on the web site, and listed measurements for each item, in detail, for sale.

Most garments at Retro Kitten Apparel are gently used. However, I do get new items usually due to the garments size tag being incorrect, or something very minor that doesn't make it irregular. Therefore, I list measurements to the best of my ability with complete instructions on how to take measurements on our "Size Charts" - Click Here page, a detailed description of the item, and as many as four photographs of all angles of the item for enlarged viewing. I strongly suggest that you read the description and check the measurements against a similar garment of your own that fits well, before making your purchase. If you have any questions please contact me at 1-559-326-0130, and I will do my best to help.

If you receive an item that does not fit, before leaving any negative feedback, please contact me so we can try to come to an amicable resolution. See our return/exchange policy for instructions on returning any items. I am more than happy to address any concerns fairly.

I also suggest that you have each item cleaned before wearing as I do not clean the merchandise prior to resale (used or new) in an effort to keep our prices low. Although all merchandise is stored in totes in a warehouse on-site, most of us around here smoke, and I have two crazy little black cats (Creeper and Cat-illac) that wander around, and I cannot guarantee that a stray cat hair or billow of smoke will not penetrate through our storage walls. If you are allergic to cigarette/cigar smoke, or cat hair I suggest you have any item purchased from Retro Kitten Apparel cleaned appropriately.

In addition, the vintage garments come from a variety of places and many older items gather various odors. I do, however, inspect each garment for strong smells, body order, visible sweat stains, etc., and I do not sell garments destroyed by same. However, I suggest that you have the garment cleaned as noted on the care tag of item by a professional dry cleaning company that is experienced in cleaning vintage merchandise.


Retro Kitten Apparel is not affiliated with the designers of the merchandise here, nor am I connected with the manufacturers of any name brands offered in the store. I receive all merchandise second hand whether it is used or new, and then offer it back to the community at second hand/vintage store resale.


Shipping time frames have gotten a little longer than noted on each individual item, due to growing clientele; however, I am doing my best to get orders out within one week of being ordered. Please bare with me as I am the sole owner and operator of this joint. Thanks for your patience!

I only charge what I pay to ship your order to you, plus $1 handling on top of that. If you feel that the cost of shipping seems a bit high, and you know it probably shouldn't cost quite that much to ship your order to you from California, please contact Lindsay at 1-559-326-0130 and request a review. I will need your zip code to look it up on to calculate the exact shipping cost, plus $1 for handling, and I will fix any unusually high shipping costs for you.


I highly recommend that you purchase shipping insurance, as I am not responsible for any lost, damaged, miss-deliveries, or unreliable postal service in your country, or signature confirmation due to theft concerns in your neighborhood.

If you need shipping insurance or signature confirmation added to your order you must arrange these extra services before you make your purchase. Please contact me at 1-559-326-0130 or by email at or before placing your order so I can add the extra cost of insurance to the cost of the item, and note your account as to what the extra cost is for, to ensure insurance/signature confirmation is added.

I am not responsible for your package once it is in the hands of the Postal or Parcel Service.


RKA is open 24/7 online for ordering, however, I am only available via telephone between 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. PST at 1-559-326-0130. I do have voice-mail for messaging, which I check frequently, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.


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I am an old school punk from Fresno, CA, in the 80's, and Pismo Beach, CA in the 90s, then back and forth even now. I come from divorced parents with one sibling (two to be exact, but I never got a chance to know my brother). I ran wild on the streets most of my life and traveled to different cities mostly for fun and adventure. I got involved in the Fresno Punk Scene (FCHC), specifically the Dirtheads, at about 11 years old and never really left; although, I did taste test the Metal scene, and even traveled a little alongside the Grateful Dead (R.I.P. Jerry). In my early 20's, I got married to a man who ended up being my best friend. It was great! We had a little one that we both adored, and we were happy. We were married for 11 years, and then he died in a tragic car accident on 11/2/07 (El Dio de Los Muertos aka The Day of the Dead). It was then that I decided to take control and turn my life in the direction I wanted, and make the best of the one life we are given. Having always dreamed of owning my own Vintage/Punk Second Hand Store, after a few things fell into place in 2008, I did it! I met my boyfriend, Ivan, about a year later. Now, I've got my head above water and plan on going strong for as long as I can. I am able to support my super cool little one while working at my dream! Things are going great and I love what I do!

Last but not least, I would like to thank all of you, my customers, friends, and fans, for your part in making Retro Kitten Apparel a reality! If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be able to do what I do, and I will never forget that! You guys are my friends, my customers, my dream come true! So thank you!


Retro Kitten Apparel is an online Retro, Rockabilly, Vintage, Pinup, and Punk Second Hand Shop for the young or old, bold fashion conscious customer looking for a modern look with a classic touch. We aim to please, and our goal is to clothe our customers in the coolest classiest Retro and Vintage garments around today, along with some of today's favorites, for a look that they can own (and everybody on the block won't be wearing either)!

We streamline Classic Vintage with Punk, Rock-n-Roll, Psychobilly, Mod, and Goth. We embrace the Retro Rockabilly, the Pinup Girls, the Psychobilly Hell Cats and Kittens, the Punk Rockers, the Mods, and the Greasers while still making room for our dark and mysterious Goths. When the Alterna-style seeking individual ventures onto our web site they can mix and match our various garments, and create a unique, one-of-a-kind look all their own.


Retro Kitten Apparel's customers are a unique bunch of individuals with great taste! We appreciate each one of you, and never want you to forget that! We are always glad to hear from you (with good tips, advice, complaints, or compliments), and we've gotten to know some of you on a personal level. Each one of you has your own style and we are always happy to help you find the perfect outfit!

Our main priority is to offer everyone an awesome experience with excellent customer service! We believe in treating you as if it were 1950 when the customer meant something, and the shop owner's knew the patrons by name. We treat each and everyone of you not only as a shopper, but as a friend, and we'd love to have you back again!

Retro Kitten Apparel is based in Clovis, Ca, and all in-store order pick-ups must be picked up at our warehouse where we are based, via appointment only. Contact Lindsay at 1-559-326-0130 for an appointment and directions. Thank you.

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Retro Kitten Apparel formerly Gypsies Do It Better