Conceived out of a stall on Chesterfield Market in the 1980’s, the shop Rocky Horrors opened on 13th October 1990, on the top floor of a very old and rickety Dickensian little mesters (cuttlery workshop) on Cambridge Street in the centre of Sheffield, selling rock and heavy metal merchandise.
Older customers may remember the all black interior with ‘blood’ dripping down the walls, no windows, the roof that continually leaked and the ingenious system which caught all the water and sometimes the plaster and directed it into a bucket hanging precariously from a nail above the changing room.
Luckily we never had a visit from health and safety who would almost certainly have closed us down for the state of the stairs alone nevermind the staff toilet with its clear view through the floor to the courtyard below!
However we did once have a visit from the police about our ground floor window display. Aparantly a woman had complained because the rock chick manequin holding a severed head had frightened her son, so we were told to change it. We dutifully obliged and replaced the offending head for a 4 foot inflatable penis with a sign on it saying “Would you prefer this Madam?” We don’t know if she saw it but we left it there for a week or two.
We eventually had to move out in 1998 when we were told the building was to be redeveloped. We moved to a ‘proper shop’ on Division Street on the ground floor with windows! And bang opposite a pub which brewed the strongest beer in the world!
We outgrew these premises and moved 50 yards across the road to our current location in 2003, into what must now be one of the most impressive shops of its kind in the country for the rock, goth, punk, and alternative scene, with many customers from out of town making a special trip to Sheffield to visit this one shop.
Regularly visited by rock bands playing in the city, one American artist even described it as the best shop of its kind he had ever been in. In the world! Wow!
Customer satisfaction has always been a top priority and we have often been praised for our friendly staff and helpful service. We aim to bring this same level of service to our online customers and to become the UK’s favourite alternative fashion retailer. So, in addition to our speedy delivery we are now offering a free returns service, which we hope will ensure peace of mind and you will feel totally comfortable ordering from us.
It doesn’t matter if you change your mind. We guarantee to refund any item you are not completely happy with when you return it to us within 14 days of receipt. Please return items in the same condition and original packaging by post or in person to the store. Please read our Terms and Conditions for further details.
If you have any problems you can contact us by email or if you prefer by telephone where a real person and no irritating automated menus will answer you. And remember our shop is open 7 days a week so if you’re not too far away why not pay us a visit.
Check out our staff members both past and present on our Staff Page.
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