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Published January 23rd 2013
A store that is out of this world
At the apex of youth culture, London has countless trendy shops where young men and women can find the latest styles in clothing, music and more. However, one place in particular quite literally towers over the rest, and that is Cyberdog, a futuristic store that resembles a mixture between a rave nightclub and a planet on another galaxy.
Cyberdog has locations, or self-ascribed 'Earth Stations,' in London, Manchester, Brighton and Ibiza. The one I visited was in London, at the heart of the bustling Camden Market.
Customers are drawn in from the outside by loud techno music with a pulsing beat that vibrates deep in your chest. The lights are low, but neon-colored and glow-in-the-dark clothing and accessories sit on modern tables and shelves throughout the store. Scantily clad women who look like year 3013 versions of Madonna dance on raised platforms near the ceiling.
The store has three floors, and as you descend the merchandise gets stranger and crazier. Their products range from clothing and accessories, which the company describes as "a mash up of techno funky colours and cutting edge future shock," to futuristic sex toys and fetishwear on the very bottom floor. They also have CDs, headphones, books, sunglasses, bags, mugs and countless other goods, all fresh out of the time machine from a future millennium.
Cyberdog's neon colours and pumping bass put you in the mood to get wild and party all night. Well, that's how I feel when I'm there anyway. But if you go, be prepared: the future is a blast!