A Customer’s Post on the Women’s March on Washington, by Dani Madden

This post was submitted by Dani Madden. We’re currently collecting stories from our customers, and supporters, on what the March means to them. The Attic is a strong supporter of the WMOW, and the Resist movement in general. Now is not the time for silence, it’s time for us all to stand up and be heard.

So many people are thinking the Women’s March today is all about Trump which it’s not. So I thought I’d share why I am marching today.
I am marching because I am fucking sick & tired of walking down the street with my toddler girls & being cat called even though I am wearing an ankle length skirt & plain tshirt.
I am fucking sick & tired of having to explain “No I don’t know that man who just yelled at me just ignore it”
I am fucking sick & tired of telling men I’m married & not interested & being told I’m full of shit.
I am fucking tired of knowing damn well my male coworkers got a $1 raise while I got .50 & was told not to talk about it when I complained.
And mostly I’m just fucking sick at the thought of having to one day teach my girls “how to behave so they aren’t raped” & how to defend them.
That’s why I am marching.

If you’re interested in submitting your story, or in any story relating to love, equality, or just being strange in a society that frowns upon it, please, send us an email. We’d like to hear from you! 


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We’ve got to talk about something.

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Over the years, we’ve worked very hard to maintain an apolitical stance with our company. In general, we really do feel that business and politics should stay separate (kinda like church and state!) For small businesses like ours, the stakes of coming out on one side or another of any issue are extremely high. Abandonment due to political disagreement could crush us, financially (and trust me, we’re NOT rolling in it here. We’re barely wobbling.) That said, the current situation in our country is not one in which anyone should remain silent. We will publicly, as we always have privately, support love. We will support freedom,

That said, the current situation in our country is not one in which we think anyone should remain silent. Things have gotten scary. The truth has no meaning and hate feels as though it has been empowered. This cannot stand.We will publicly, as we always have privately, support love. We will support freedom,

We, at Amalthea’s Attic, will publicly, as we always have privately, support love. We will support freedom, justice, and equality. We will support the hopes and dreams of ALL people, not just the ones born to privilege (and yes, privilege is real and yes, it can be harmful and terribly divisive.) We would love to hear your words, your feelings, your hopes, experiences, and dreams. And we want to share them with others, so, we are reaching out to our fans.

Did any of our fan page followers go to the women’s march? If you did, and you’d like to write a post about it for our blog, please let us know! Did you not go, but have strong feelings about what’s going on from the point of view of the “not so normal?” The Attic is strange, and we’re proud of that. We wave our freak flag and have for 40 years. We want to help you wave yours, too, so that people who may feel alone in a sea of red know, they are not alone, they have friends. Others are out there, and they are there to help.

So Much Going on! FREE HAIR DYE, Discount Swim, and more!

It’s just about the end of August, and this year, it’s going out with a bang. First up, we’ve got our FREE HAIRDYE contest going on, and it ends TOMORROW!

Free Dye Contest

Want that sweet, sweet free hairdye? It’s pretty simple to get. Just head on over to instagram, make sure you follow @amaltheasattic (we’ll check!,) and  repost this pic with #dyevotered or #dyevoteblue. That’s it! We’ll choose  2 winners, 1 red and 1 blue  at random on the evening of 8/31/16 (EST.)

Now, you’ve entered the dye contest, but you want to look AMAZING for the last few weeks of beach weather? Well, rad news, we’ve got a huge 20% off clearance on all swimwear in the Attic!

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Just use code INSTASWIM at checkout and you’ll get 20% off anything in our swim department! It’s madness!!!

Also, a few stock notes:

We’ve just gotten in a new shipment of Arctic Fox Hair dye, and we’ve added to our 8oz color lineup! (We have ALL colors available in 4oz size, as always.) We’ve also got, in 4 and 8oz sizes the three gorgeous new shades in the AF lineup:


So if you’re ready to travel to never, neverland, and get your fairy mermaid awesomeness on, we’ve got your back. There’s a TON of new stuff coming to the shop in the next few weeks, so be sure to check back often, or you risk missing out on something you might really, really be sad about. And no one wants that.

No one.

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Support Small Business!

As you may know, the Attic is a wee business. We carry a ton of items, and we get them out quickly, but we are still a very small shop, and we’re proud to be able to serve our customers as well as we have over the years. Our customers are AWESOME and we love them. Except a select few.

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Fraud sucks. It sucks a LOT for everyone, but for small business, it’s absolutely deadly. We’ve been burned a few times in the past, and as a result, we’re pretty ruthless when we have even the slightest suspicion of credit card fraud. When we suspect fraud, we’re gonna call, we’re gonna look into your address, we’re going to do our research, but most importantly, YOUR ORDER WILL NOT SHIP.

I know! You want your stuff NOW! And trust us, we want it out of here NOW. Shipping orders out means making room for new merchandise which means the store can grow and everyone wins. So, what can you do to ensure that your order goes out asap?

  1. Get Verified: Do you have a paypal account? Are you using that account to pay us? We know a lot of you are. If so, make sure your account is verified. It’s not that hard to do! You WILL need a bank account though (however, you do not need to pay with that account! You can use a credit card or your balance if you want!) Here’s a quick “how to verify your paypal account tutorial:

Log into your PayPal account. …

Click the Wallet menu option. …

Click the “Link a bank” button. …

Enter your online banking information. …

Enter your banking account and routing information. …

Wait for the confirmation deposits to appear in your account.

2.  Make sure your billing and shipping info are the same! We know, you want to send a gift sometimes. We all do, and that’s totally cool! Just make sure if that’s the case you include your billing phone so if something looks a little hinkey to us, we can call and check!

3.  Don’t use a hub. Guys, we ship WORLDWIDE. There’s almost nowhere on the globe that we can’t or won’t ship. We LOVE sending our goodies to far off places! So, there’s no reason to use a hub, we promise, we’ll get it to you, and if you have any questions you can always email us!

So, there you go. There’s a few ways to make sure your order gets out as quickly as possible! No need to fret though, for the vast majority of orders things go VERY quickly, but because we’re small, when we get a weirdly enormous order from a strange place with a non-matching billing address? We’re gonna hold that one up. We love you guys, we do.

See? That’s our love in bat form. That’s how you know it’s real. But we also love our store, so we have to protect it, and we’re sure you all understand.


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Arctic Fox Recipe Of the Day! FIRE!

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Pic courtesy of Arctic Fox’s Instagram

It can’t be denied, this hair color combo is GORGEOUS! Modeled by @gass.y this shade is made by mixing Arctic Fox dye in Poison, Wrath, and Sunset Orange. It’s absolutely stunning and applied brilliantly. With Arctic Fox, this color is going to last and last. Want your own? We’ve got it in stock right now! 

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Stickers are a problem

So, here’s the thing about stickers. They’re awesome! You see a cool sticker, you just HAVE to have it, right? You buy it, you get all excited, and then, if you’re like me, you put it in a drawer. That’s it. You can’t use it, because once you use it, it’s gone! It’s over for that sticker, and then you never have it again! This is my eternal sticker quandary.

The 80’s were a great time for stickers, because it was perfectly normal to carry around your sticker book. You’d keep them all in the book, show them off, trade them. But they stayed alive! You never had to commit to putting your sticker ON anything permanently. But, time has moved on, and now, stickers aren’t for the faint of heart. Sure, some of you are brave, you’ll put them on your laptops and monitors, cars and lockers, you’ll even put them right on your fridge! You’ll do things with them, share them and show the world your beloved stickers! Unless you’re like me. Then, you just have a great big drawer of stickers that you love, and cherish, and no one gets to see.

Speaking of stickers, The Attic has a crazy number of super awesome stickers that you might wanna take a look at. And maybe buy. And stick in a drawer? Well, that’s up to you.


Candy Sugar Skull

Kitty Crossbones

Kitty Crossbones

Day of the Dead Bride Sticker

Day of the Dead Bride Sticker

Miss Cherry Dead Kitty Sticker

Miss Cherry Dead Kitty Sticker


Live to skate derby sticker

Zombie Hand Kiss Sticker

Zombie Hand Kiss Sticker

Like what you see? We’ve got even more in the shop! So don’t wait, check ’em out now! Your drawers are waiting!

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Cute new stuff!

We just keep getting new goodies into the shop, so be sure to check it out often before it gets away!

Today’s highlight: New jewelry!


Ikarus Ear Wrap


Daughters Of Darkness Ear Wrap


Whispering Fairy Ear Wrap

Not an earring person? Check out these gorgeous wrist cuffs and necklace:

Desmodus Black Leather Bat Wriststrap

Desmodus Black Leather Bat Wriststrap

Black Swan Wrist Cuff

Black Swan Wrist Cuff

Black beaded lace choker

Black beaded lace choker

And we’re adding new clothing as well! Plus more stock on items you gotta have, like that Evil Kitty tee that’s flying off the shelves!

Evil Kitty Cat Top

Evil Kitty Cat Top

Like what you see? There’s more where that came from! Just hit up the Attic!


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