If there is one shop that you cannot miss if you visit Camden Town it’s Cyberdog. Hundreds visit the outer-space store like a tourist attraction. Even if you don’t love the style of clothes, it is definitely worth a visit and you’ll shortly understand why.
Two colossal cyborgs greet you at the door as you cross into a world where everything is fluorescent: walls, clothes and even shop assistants, who wear high platform shoes and rubber neon clothing. Techno music accompanies you down three floors full of crazy outfits designed for the rave and cyberpunk sub-culture while gogo dancers in skimpy clothes dance to the sound of the loud beats.
Originally a regular Camden stall, Cyberdog was founded in 1994 by designer Terry Davy and business manager Spiros Vlahos. The name of the shop comes from Spiros and Terry’s dog named “Chichi the Cyberdog” and is even featured in the brand’s image. The couple’s idea was to sell goa trance items and to create fun clothes that Davy liked and that wouldn’t follow regular fashion. But apparently lots more liked her designs too, so they moved into the iconic building where it still is today; the first of other “Earth Stations” that opened over the years in places like Manchester, Brighton or Ibiza. In 2012 they even began a brand for over eighteens called Futurelove that sells sex toys and fetishwear.
In Cyberdog we can virtually find everything piece of clothes, it just has to be neon: from crazy fluffy hats, to shiny rucksacks and futuristic jewelry. They even have a line of clothes for boys, girls and babies.
Clothes aside, we can also find a big deal of bizarre gadgets and futuristic objects like laser blasters, vibrating neck pillows and crazy kitchenware.
Dare to take a peek in one of Camden’s most iconic buildings. Hope you enjoy the visit!