May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars day to all my fellow Star Wars geeks! It seemed fitting that the first in the new Geek of the High Street series was dedicated to this day. Sadly though, I don’t have much to bring you. There is a distinct lack of anything Star Wars in most British high street stores directed at women. At best we get a few smatterings as seen in this post and the pinterest board, or unisex items. While menswear and kidswear (again primarily boys) are filled to the brim! Even my go to Sports Direct let me down this time. Maybe I’ve just timed it badly and it’s in between stock changes (I hope!) and not a sign of things to come.
I’m going to highlight a few of my favourite things, and then there is the pinterest board for you to browse at your leisure. The Star Wars board featured below is just one section of the bigger Geek of the High Street board so don’t forget to check out the whole board and follow it for your geeky fix!
First up is this gorgeous denim jacket from Gap. The Star Wars™ Icon denim jacket is originally priced at £69.95 but is currently down to £44.99 and is perfect for the coming summer months!
Another item that caught my eye in Gap’s fab Star Wars Icon series is these quirky jogging bottoms that allow you to show your rebel pride while you work out or relax at home. There’s a matching top and even better? It’s also on sale, down from £44.95 to £21.99!
This Stormstrooper t-shirt has been given a bohemian make-over and would look great under your new denim jacket 😉 Find it in the sale at Sports Direct for £7.50.
This may look like just an ordinary boot, however, it’s actually part of an awesome collaboration between Clarks and Star Wars. The Rey, women’s Nature Collection comes in three colours; Grey, Black and Sand (featured here). Each comes in a different colours that reflect the character and her outfits, and feature an exclusive Rey heel detail. They’re priced quite high at £95.00, but Clarks has a good reputation so these are worth the investment.
I am a sucker for cute Droid Star Wars phone cases (I’m currently rocking an R2-D2 one myself!) and this BB-8 iPhone 7 case from TK Maxx is super cute and a bargain at £7.99!
It’s that time again! The aim of Geek on the High Street is to find and highlight geeky products that can be found in normal high street stores. Unfortunately a lot of women’s clothes stores and department stores like Debenhams & M&S consider geeky stuff to be for men or children. So Geek on the High Street was born to shine a light on some of the hidden geeky treasures for geek girls. I’ll be mainly focusing on women’s fashion since mostly women read my blog, but if anyone is interested in a male version please let me know in the comments!You can check out round 1 here and round 2 here 🙂
Like last time you can find a few of my favourites featured in this post while the pinterest board has everything! 🙂
Not much over at Dorothy Perkins as usual, however, there were a few cute and quirky items such as these racoon slippers, retro top and unicorn socks.
George at Asda
This time around George at Asda was quite a let down. A few socks, a Minnie and Mickey top and a few unicorn themed items were the highlights.
First timers on Geek on the High Street, Evans don’t have much in the way of geeky but I did manage to spot these quirky tops and some fab items in their nightwear section. Namely some awesome animal pyjama and night mask sets and animal themed dressing gowns.
H & M
H & M have an eclectic selection right now, including some DC underwear, this fabulous dragon onesie and some Disney and Star wars goodies.
Sorry unicorn fans, it seems that New Look has ditched their fascination with unicorns. Instead there’s some grungy gothic items and some cutie pie socks to satisfy your geeky needs!
Next had a surprising amount of bits that caught my eye, including items from Disney, some rock band tees, these snazzy Star Wars PJs and just look at those awesome swan slippers!
Another newcomer, Matalan seems to keep their geeky and quirky items for places that can’t be seen in public. Namely, sleeping, shoes and socks. If you’re partial to quirky socks then this is a place for you to check out.
River Island is mainly focused on dark, rock and grunge items, although there’s a few quirky items such as this science planet t-shirt that I spotted.
First time here for Select, and and as you can see they don’t really cater much to the alternative and geeky crowd. I did find these two items though, and loving the #witchplease top.
Sports Direct are once again the winner in all round awesomeness for alternative, quirky and geeky items with a tonne of well known fandoms and names covered. Like always you can view all the items I found on the Geek on the High Street pinterest board, but here are a few I had to share with you!
Sports Direct – Dresses
Wait.. Sports Direct have a new shop? ‘Fraid not folks. There were just that many absolutely awesome geeky dresses and skirts that I had to give them their own section, and even then this was me ‘narrowing it down to a select few’. Yep, you need to check them out on the pinterest boardpronto!
Ok, I may just be a little bit obsessed with the TK Maxx cat hoodie and t-shirt featured above. There’s not really any fandoms over there and the only geeky brands are band related. There’s some fun quirky and fantasy stuff though, like the dinosaur top and the wolf eyes t-shirt.
Topshop’s geeky game is a bit all over the place this time around to be honest. There’s not really any fandoms, other than the Disney PJs seen here. However, if you’re looking for weird, whimsical, whacky and quirky then Topshop has you covered. As you can see from the selection here there’s some science stuff, zodiac, a few unicorns, some nifty slogans and those damn awesome snake jeans.
Sadly Uniqlo’s collaboration with Disney is over, as is their Star Wars one that featured in December (although, to be fair you didn’t miss much as most of it catered to men or unisex). There’s still some Minnie and Mickey items about, as well as a bunch of Peanuts stuff and some awesome Marvel comic t-shirts too.
Have you spotted some geeky items around your local high street? Anything I’ve missed? Let me know, and don’t forget to follow the Pinterest board for future updates!
Now that it’s autumn and there’s new clothing lines in, it’s time for round 2 of Geek on the High Street! The aim of Geek on the High Street is to find and highlight geeky products that can be found in normal high street stores. Unfortunately a lot of womens clothes stores and department stores like Debenhams & M&S consider geeky stuff to be for men or children. So Geek on the High Street was born to shine a light on some of the hidden geeky treasures for geek girls. I’ll be mainly focusing on women’s fashion since mostly women read my blog, but if anyone is interested in a male version please let me know in the comments! You can check out round 1 here 🙂
This time I decided to create a pinterest board as well, and have pinned everything I’ve found on that board. This post only features a few of my favourites while the pinterest board has everything! 🙂
Please note – To view an item closer please click the image to see a bigger size.
New Lookare continuing their love for unicorns in a range of products including these awesome t-shirts that I thought were fantastic! There’s also an umbrella and some lovely purses with cats and unicorns too.
Sports Direct remains the ruler of Geek on the High Street by far and right now a bunch of awesome stuff is on sale with ‘MUST GO’ tags. So go go go! There’s t-shirts, leggings, dresses, swim wear… really so much and all pinned on the pinterest board!
Sadly, George at Asda doesn’t have any geeky t-shirts or main clothing products but they do have a whole bunch of wonderful underwear and sleeping wear. How awesome are those Teenage Ninja Turtle briefs?!
Dorothy Perkings is sadly not very geek girl friendly, but I did find these cute quirky socks that I thought would appeal to come geeky girls.
H & M
H & Mhas a range of Disney and Band/Rock products to choose from. Here’s some of my favourites, and also a random esoteric/alchemy tote bag that I came across (and may have fell in love with…. 😉 ).
Carrying on the popular trend of Minnie and Mickey isMiss Selfridgeand here’s a selection of some of their products featuring Disney’s infamous couple.
Another store that seems to think geeky stuff belongs firmly in the men or kids section is Next, however, I did find these few items that are a bit on the geeky side. Personally I love the Mouse socks, I think they’re so cute and elegant and a touch subtle.
Found these few gems in River Island; that cat t-shirt screams geek to me!
I know Tesco has its own clothing range, however, the website is for Tesco Direct which doesn’t really tell me whether these can be found in store. On the website there is a load of geeky stuff, however, this is Geek on the High Street not Geek on the web. I wanted to include a few of the goodies I found there because there is some seriously awesome stuff and if you have a Tesco near you, take a look sometime and see! More on the pinterest board if you want to see what else I found.
TK Maxx is more about brand names at affordable prices so they don’t tend to have much geeky stuff, occasionally you’ll find a few and these are what I found. A random Superpowers top which comes in a range of colours and this Art Loves unite which I thought might appeal to some artistis/art geeks 🙂
Top Shop had a reputation to keep up with after my surprise finds last time and it didn’t disappoint! There’s a range of Disney stuff, some random geeky things like the NASA and Dinosaur tops featured above, band/rock t-shirts and some Snoopy thrown in there too. Like before, everything I found is on the pinterest board.
So it turns out that Uniquo have an arrangement with Disney and these are just some of the wonderful results. As you can see there’s still some Minnie & Mickey, but a load of other Disney characters too! I am so excited to see the chipmunks (!!) and love the Tangled and Belle t-shirts. Be sure to check out the whole range on the pinterest board.
I hope you enjoyed this round of Geek on the High Street! Is there anything that caught your eye? Anything I’ve missed? Let me know!