Every Monday I visit 2 mainstores in SL as part of the Mainstore Monday feature on my blog. The purpose of this to redress the balance a little from event shopping and show the excellent mainstores out there and the great shopping experiences that can be had outside of events.
Ironically, this week, both stores I have found via events. If I see a store at an event that is new to me I always try to take a landmark for their mainstore to visit them and see what else they have available and this week I got really, really lucky.
The first store I visited was Clockhaus. I had seen their newest items at The Fantasy Collective and made a mental note to go check them out.
Clockhaus has put together a great lil set up for their store and it’s obvious more is to come from this store. As you tp in to your right is a board covering all the events and sales that they are involved in currently with group joiners and slurls and landmarks available. The store is in an enclosed skybox which has been lit, and decorated, to achieve a great ambiance of a nighttime visit. It was my first time at the store and I was a little confused as a number of the items were labelled PrincessD. I can only summise that this was a previous name or a seperate brand within the Clockhaus brand but it’s not something that affects the shopping experience.
There isn’t a huge stock of items at the store but what there is there is good quality, some fitted mesh and some standard size mesh. I tried on several demos al of which fitted my Maitreya mesh body. I settled on purchasing the jeans I’m wearing today and I’m pretty sure they will be my go-to pants for a long while yet.
My second store today was Moon Amore and again, whilst I have seen this store feature in a number of events I had never made it to their mainstore before today.
Moon Amore is another store that has put a lot of thought into the exterior of the store…in fact probably as much thought as has gone into the interior. If you decide to take the steps up that is a experience in itself. If however, you are one of those people, like me, that can find stairs in SL a challenge there is a nifty teleport at the bottom of them. Above is the view that awaits you when you reach the top.
Inside the store, which is well laid out and extremely attractive are a number of items that you might have spotted at previous events plus store releases. There’s helpful FAQ information kiosks including details of how to use and purchase giftcards. Moon Amore is very generous to their vips too with a wall dedicated to a number of high quality group gifts and a 55L$ section of what are probably older items but are still very good quality.
I picked up a sweater and blouse combo with colour change hud from the discounted section to put together my LOTD.
Please remember to support mainstores as much as you do shopping events. It can be a real eye-opener and you may just find some awesome bargains and great stores to support.
Body – Maitreya Lara
Head – Lelutka Stella
Appliers – League – Erin skin applier and Milla Head Applier
Eyes – DS’ELLES Apocalypse – Marron
Hair – Truth – Arden
Top – Moon Amore – Revenge Sweater
Pants – Clockhaus Skinny Jeans
Boots – Baiastice – Rochee Ankle Boots
Location – The Trace