Secret Oktober is a retail store that specializes in a variety of goth, punk, post-punk, alternative, darkwave, metal, and horror styles, and other items in between. We sell both new & used merchandise. We carry clothing (for men and women, from x-small to plus sizes), jewelry (rings, pendants, earrings, etc.), hosiery, belts, patches, pins, stickers, t-shirts, corsets, and more.
Do you have another location?
No. Secret Oktober has only 1 brick and mortar location, 5318 Menchaca Road, Austin, TX 78745. (You might see old addresses cached on certain maps or on other places on the internet, but those are no longer valid.)
Do you you have a paper catalog/web store?
No, we DO NOT. Because we have many used and one of a kind items and mostly order from small vendors for the new items, we rarely get the same things in stock multiple times. We simply do not have time to photograph every thing that comes in. We apologize to any out of towners for this. You will just have to make a trip to Austin sometime. Our stock is always changing. We stock new items every day!
Do you carry new clothing?
Yes! We carry new clothing by a variety of name brands for alternative clothing and accessories.
The big front room of the shop has only new items.
The small back room has used clothing and accessories, along with marked down new items.
Do you offer wholesale?
No. We are a retail store only.
Do you trade, buy, or do consignment on used clothing?
Yes, we will (most of the time) take used items.
If you want immediate cash, you get the least amount of money. You get more with trade. But, to get the most money, do consignment. We prefer this method over the other two. This means that you get paid AFTER the items sell.
We’re very picky. If you have something that’s in good condition, name brand (name brands for goth/punk/alternative items, not high fashion or department store labels) or something really unique, you can bring it in. If you’re looking to make a lot of money, you might want to try selling online. Sorry, we don’t have a lot of room, and we don’t believe in selling used items for high prices. Also, please make sure whatever items you’re bringing in IS WASHED and has NO PET FUR!!!! As far as shoes go, we are only looking for goth/punk boots and creepers (TUK, Doc Martens, Demonia, etc.). We no longer take regular shoes/heels. Please come in on a weekday, NOT the weekend. If the store is very busy, we cannot take the extra time to look at clothing. If there is not a manager working, we cannot take any used items. Feel free to call or e-mail to make sure a manager will be on duty.
Do you do consignment on handmade items?
At the moment, NO. We do not have the space for more handmade crafts.