by Tigerkitti Eberdene
This month for my column, I decided to focus on some GCG shopping sunshine!
The first place I checked out is called Run Free Fashions. For those who love shoes, well what an amazing shop! Now, I am not a shoe fashionista myself. I tend to go with fairly basic, but wow, what a lot of options to find here!
From summer to winter, your needs can be met here at reasonable prices. Very well made looking shoes and boots, both for men and women.
Clothing for women at the shops ranges from modern chic and casual, to beautifully made formal gowns. There are also many nicely made men's outfits.
We all know that there has always been a lack of decent men's clothing in open sim so men, here is your chance to dress in style!
For those of us who have a tight budget there is an area with some very nice freebie items as well.
Feel like dressing up in a costume? The costume shop has men's and women's fashion outfits for any occasion. Witches and vampires, ghouls, winter and Christmas. Huge variety.
I got a good chuckle at the name of one store. It is called "Buy my S&?T and it has some really cool items offered there.
You can take a break from shopping at the cute coffee shop, or just wander through the quaint park area.
Here you will find Mesh Men's & Women's Clothing, Layered Clothing... Shoes, Boots, Heels & more, Jewelry, Mesh Hair, Men's & women's, costumes ,Color Changing Huds With Many Clothes to Choose From ,Gowns ,Dresses and Many More Items.
On to my next place, I decided to visit a store I found when I first joined GCG. They had some free avatars, and a few free clothes. Back then it was such a great place to start.
Well, I found out they have much more than when I first visited, and I am very impressed with it all.
As always, Tip Toe Designs, Creations by F4 Forzane has great shoes and boots, accessories and may other items. The mall is in a nice setting with lots of pretty water features.
The new additions since I was there, include Rissa's Attire, Diamond Style, Urban 4 U, Sunshine Designs.
The first thing I noticed when landing at Fairy Dreams is the lovely sound of the ocean waves. Nice waterfall effects on the beach.
The store itself is a nice build, and packed full of goodies! Lots of awesome mesh clothing, shoes and boots for men and women.
With the podex on site it is easy to have the funds at hand for everything you will want in here!
There is a lot of buzz going on in world about the new Sapphira mesh Body that Morrigan Bellic has brought into our grid.
It is fitted mesh, and comes with 15 poses for the hands, 3 heights for the feet, a multi-hud with 8 skin tones included. Built in Nail appliers and developers kit.
I purchased the demo and I must admit it is a very lovely body! I myself haven't ever worn a mesh body but I learned that you can wear even system clothing with them, when you get appliers to match it. That surely makes this a worthwhile purchase to consider.
Lala Glitter and Kristin Nightfire are the main creators at Fairy Dreams and I must say what a wonderful store they have. I look forward to seeing what they do next.
What can I say about Bad Katz? Well for starters I have found some awesome items to build with here. Gorgeous ivy and ground cover, rustic stone fountains, animals of all kinds
These animals are very realistic and I would say among the best I have seen in opensim anywhere. I just had to buy the flying dragon" It lends just the right touch to my castle area on my land. Love at first sight?
Plants, flowers and trees of all kinds can be found here, and they are wonderfully low prim!
There are lovely buildings to fit most needs. If you are looking for RP type items especially, what a great place to find it.
Cute fairies! There are many to choose from and the décor to go along with them.
The skybox textures are amazing, and there are some for all seasons and tastes.
Inside the lovely castle store, you will find many awesome building items such as great textures to add to any type of build, from rock to grasses, clothing, lovely alpha words, plants and accessories. The fantasy textures are amazing.
You can even find an amazing sailing ship with only 11 prims! The designs are well thought out, and wonderfully textured. Definitely worth the trip to have a walkabout.
John Coakes is the owner and creator at Coake's Designs. I was pleased to visit to look around and speak to him about his work.
Such a lovely sim! It is designed to look as natural as possible with forested areas and lovely log buildings. The stores are roomy and set up so you can cam easily. On the tour, I saw many items such as Furniture, Jewelry, Houses, Log Cabins, Scripts, Menu Operated Gadgets, UniGate, Teleporters, Visitor Counters. Many more items are in the works. He showed me a multi-vendor that allows for different pricing on items. Great way to save on prims in your own stores.
There are also trails to walk on through the lovely forested areas. Great care was taken in getting the land to look natural, with a mix of land, and prim mountains which are very well blending together.
There are very nice views of water and streams under the bridges. John is a welcoming host and is very informed of the workings of many scripts and such in GCG.
That was the last of my roaming for now, but with all the awesome creators we have on our great grid, I am sure we shall find much more to feature.
I really enjoyed my adventures looking at what there is to offer on our grid. I know I have many more places to explore!
Thanks to all who work so hard to bring us great products and put some more sunshine in our lives on GCG