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ODD on the LES Is What Summer Goth Dreams Are Made Of

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What, oh what, is a goth to do in the summertime? (Or, more accurately, a former-mall-goth-turned-architect-or-creative-director.) If they've graduated from Hot Topic to slick snakeskin jacquard Sally Lapointe shifts, the answer is shop at ODD—where everything is black, white, or heavy metal. (With a few dashes of look-at-me neon.)

For spring, the Ludlow Street shop's buyers have filled the space with hard-to-find labels like Iris Van Herpen, whose braided leather cage dresses are one part outerspace-S&M-dungeon and one part Beyonce, and Rombaut, the industry's leading purveyor of tree bark sneakers. (They're surprisingly squishy!)

Browsing the racks will unearth a few lighter pieces—a nautical tank and shorts set here, a fit-and-flare dress there—but if sweet is what you're after, be prepared to sort through your fair share of spiked cuffs and leather bustiers.

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