Do you like edgy Korean style with a bit of a punk or rock twist? I would love to share with you the popular online shop Bloody Cat 블러디캣, a favorite here for people into this style of fashion in Korea where it is a bit harder to find!
★ ☆ ★ STYLE: K-Rock PRICE POINT: around ￦15,000-￦90,000 SHOP TYPE: online + ebay ★ ☆ ★
One day while I was shopping around Hongdae I ran into a girl who had a really fun almost j-rock style which is not very typical here at all, so I just had to ask her where she shopped because I am nosy lol. She mentioned that aside from having to import things from Japan (which costs a bunch) in Korea “Bloody Cat 블러디캣” was her go-to store~I quickly wrote down the name to check out when I got home! I was not disappointed!
When I visited the website I found a great selection of really unique pieces and basics for this type of fashion~ many things I never even saw in the markets here before which is really rare and refreshing! Everything was styled great in the photos, priced really reasonably, and best of all is everything is pretty much unisex so Nara and I both could shop with them!! J-Rock style is a bit much for Nara and I in terms of details, but K-rock style found in 블러디캣 has a really nice subtle and unique appeal that is extremely wearable~ we quickly filled our shopping basket with goodies!
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Bloodycat updates the site with new items weekly and things do sell out!
We reached out to the owners to see if they would be interested in meeting for an interview~ Shops like this are so unusual here we were curious to meet the owners since the selection and styling are all so unique and fun, surely they must be too! We were not disappointed, the owners are just as cool as the store ♥ It’s so very fitting and it was such a pleasure to meet and talk with them so we could learn more about the shop vs just paste the link on here!
Bloody Cat 블러디캣 shop has been online since around 2007 and was founded by band-mates Taeho and Tei who met in college and were originally just looking for clothing to dress themselves since they are musicians and have a style that was a bit harder to shop for in the super conservative Korean market! They were very into fashion and people started asking them where they always bought their clothing, so they came up with the idea to just open up a shop so that everyone else could enjoy them as well!
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The shop name “Bloodycat” (also called “Bullcat” in Korea for short) is supposed to fit the image of a crazy punk going nuts and rebelling~ naturally a cat was the animal that fit that image since they are so feisty! The character used in the logo and goodies at the end of this post was designed by owner Tei who is also a graphic designer.
The owners passion and drive behind the style of the shop is music~ currently they are in the Korean rock band Knave and play at misc indie events and concerts throughout Seoul, so if you like J-rock style you should check them out! The models used in the shop are also musicians, brand is very music scene oriented and it shows~ Many indie bands in Korea also shop with them like “Neminis” and recently singers on the popular Korean singing show “나는 가수다” aka “Nagasu“
The stylist representative of the brand ‘Tei” hand picks all the pieces for the site and all the photos are carefully styled which adds to the appeal~ the models they use are also musicians themselves so the whole feeling is a very creative and rocker sort of vibe. The look they aim to carry is an assortment of k-rock, skulls, studs, union jacks, black, red, animal print etc in mainly red and black.
The goal of Bloodycat is to give you selected style that is a balance of edgy & rock fashion for everyday people
They are currently trying to bring more color into the shop to keep with changing trends, so you can find random fun colorful pieces from time to time as well!
Originally Bloodycat started out as mainly a girls shop due to demand, but now that Korean men’s fashion has shifted a bit thanks to K-pop and trends they strive to be unisex. Most items sold in the shop are unisex (as size/fit allows) and pieces they select are picked with keeping that appeal in mind~ if you are browsing the shop you will be able to see 男女 (Hanja for Male + Female) in the item name for unisex!
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Bloodycat 블러디캣 has never focused on promotion, just try to stock the shop with things they like and the shop grew through word of mouth!
lots of fun pieces!
A popular brand they carry is called “Psycho Bunny” or “Skull Bunny” which is usually very colorful and a lot of fun, but still high quality! I have several of these items and love them all! Every so often I will see this brand in another alternative shop, but its always one or two pieces only~ Bloodycat always has the best selection!
A little edgy, a little colorful, a little cute! You can buy these on the Ebay shop HERE
Most pieces have fun details that make them unique individual additions to your wardrobe!
Aside from clothing they also sell a selection of fun bags and other accessories for very reasonable prices! These Koopa spike backpacks are SO much fun!
Bloodycat also had your feet covered with several styles usually in stock at the .com and select styles up on Ebay in limited numbers~ I always enjoy the shoe selection they have available because often they are styles I do not run into at the stores usually here. Fun stuff~ fun stuff!!
Shoes come in a range of sizes and many styles are unisex~ they stock up to around a Korean size 280!
Gotta grab a few cute hats too!
Buy from the ebay shop HERE ★ currently both colors are still available!
Buy this necklace internationally HERE on ebay!
They have a nice selection of unique pants, but unfortunately the pants are all very small for guys to wear so it is mainly girls only. The largest size they have is usually size 30 which is pretty good for here, but obviously not for everyone. In terms of how the sizing runs~ for me personally Korean pants and shorts are always a bit smaller fit so I generally have to go up a size or two for my hips at times. If you have a smaller frame you should be just fine though~ just a heads up! Anything stretchy I never have an issue with tho!
We have not ordered any pants from them at this time, but if we do we will be sure to share our thoughts!
They always have really fun jewelry~♥
You can buy this cool skeleton bracelet now on the ebay shop HERE ★
★ ☆ ★ Bloodycat Review // Haul ★ ☆ ★
Bloodycat was very kind enough to sponsor both Nara and I several items so that we can share our experiences with you guys and see just how well everything held up!! I just want to say that even though they graciously sponsored us items, we approached them because we liked them first! I will only ever do “sponsored” posts of things I actually like and already am a customer/consumer/fan or at least interested in so please keep that in mind!
Truth be told, we are repeat shoppers with this store so we are honest happy customers
Everything we received came beautifully shipped in a cool funky checker box and individually sealed bags!
We have placed additional orders since this first large order and the shipping has always been prompt and so well packaged, I really love when shops do that. Gets me excited to see a cool box on my doorstep lol! In every order we always received a small gift, usually a bloodycat mascot button or socks, plus candy~ so nice!
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Nara and I managed to take some photos of outfits we wore with the items we picked out~ obviously we are far from models, but at least you can see them on some “real” people haha. Lots of the items we purchased with the intent of sharing as unisex… we share a few things in our wardrobe that are like that from Korea and Japan haha its kinda nice with things like big shirts or jackets!
First up are the new shoes we ordered! I have been using mine SO MUCH because they are co comfy and look really cute at the same time with a bit of a heel boost which is always welcomed! Nara was extremely happy with his shoes as well and found them just as easy to wear for long day walking around Seoul. Please note though, he modified his with gold spikes (the pointed ones on the side) it came with all the others on the straps and such though. I use these shoes all the time now and they still look great!
My style is currently sold out, but Nara’s is still on the site and ebay shop HERE in black and white
Really awesome ribbed black shirt Nara picked out to layer with mainly, those dip necks are always really interesting under jackets! No idea about the konglish silk screened on the back, but it looks really cool peaking out from under another shirt… so yeah, that is what is important right? lol. The fit is very slim on this shirt though, Nara said it is more like a mens “x small” or girls “small” even though free size is usually a S-M. just a heads up! Last little note~ fabric is thin, so you will need to wear an undershirt/tank with this.
Black has sold out on the ebay shop, but you can still buy a white version HERE
After purchasing we realized that two of our items were a lot more familiar than we realized. The “New York” top was used in Hyuna’s Ice Cream music video I featured, and the star shirt is sold around Dongdaemun as the “G-Dragon Star Shirt” because he was spotted in it. The star shirt has a few cheaper versions floating around, but the true “original” one is a nice thicker material with embroidered stars into the fabric~ just like the one Bloody Cat sells.
“New York New York Got Trem City” whatever that is supposed to mean! lol! ￦16,500!
Really nice and long since it is unisex, but still really cute to wear~ shirt is a nice peachy pink with pattern on both sides screened before the shirt was sewn + the text is a nice vivid hot pink! The tags inside say “ちよつとまつて” in Japanese meaning “wait a moment”, but the brand is in fact made in Korea.
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Also using the free gift bolt acrylic necklace and the black skull ring they sell~ the ring size is a kinda large (since I think it is boys size!) so it only fits on my pointer ^^ still really like it though!! Nara and I both share these items lol
5 star unisex shirt~ red has sold out on Ebay, but you can still buy the white HERE
This is the popular “G-Dragon Star shirt” they sell at a few shops online and around Dongdaemun, however the quality does vary depending on the distributor (this happens with popular styles, some people end up selling cheaper versions from China for less). Bloodycat sells the best quality “original” version, its a really nicely constructed shirt and the stars are embroidered thick, not thin or an applique!
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Nara also has on another Bloodycat grey animal print jacket that is lined + really warm and looks great on! We ordered a size M in this style which is a little slim on Nara, but fits me nicely.
Since Nara is really into stars he also got this nice kinda thin sweater top from them! Fits very well, but since it is thin it does need an undershirt when you wear it which works out ok since the fabric is a tiny bit rough~ very minor imo tough!
Originally Nara ordered this jacket, but I totally stole it from him because it is so warm and comfy! Muhaha!
The sleeves have this really cute fake layer thing going on with different fabrics (so it looks like you have a sweater on under the jacket when the sleeve overlays) and it is very soft and long. I’m not totally crazy about the faux fur used in this style, but its still soft and looks ok which is what is important lol!
We have size “L”, however size “M” would have fit both of us fine or even “S” for me if I did not want to layer it a lot.
[男女공용] 람팬트 로드 야상 ￦81,000
Inside it is lined with a really soft velvet leopard print fabric! I was really surprised by how warm and comfy this jacket ended up being!!! Only complaint is that it has a kinda soft corduroy-ish texture to it, so it needs to be lint rolled before I head out for the day~ kinda a fluff magnet lol. I do have a white Persian cat though, so you know… kinda my fault. The cuffs are a different fabric and have started to pill a bit, but I have been wearing this sucker daily so its a small price to pay lol~ easily fixed with a razor session one evening.
Pink Koopa spike backpack from bloodycat 블러디캣 + cookie monster pin from BomGom
This is one of those bags I always see around here in kinda ugly colors~ but when I saw they had such a lovely pink in the shop I had to get one of my own!! The bag is a cheaper “for fun” type of thing, but still very well made~ the textile used is a thicker material that resists some sprinkles of water and easily wipes clean! It has a really nice sewn construction VS some other Koopa bags plus is lined with two inner areas and a nice soft mesh + lining.
The spikes are not filled with anything to keep them rigid though, so you will have to spend a few days squishing them to life at first since they are usually shipped flat! This bag has been a huge hit (especially in Japan when I visit) I always get lots of compliments!
Really love this Skull Bunny shirt in yummy pink with contrast blue cuffs and really nice skull button details + embroidered patch! The fabric is a nice quality/thickness and soft, cuffs appear to be corduroy and are slightly thicker plus such vivid color! This is a shirt Nara and I share as a unisex, so we opted for Medium which fits him nicely and is cute loose on me, looks good with skinny jeans or shorts!
My favorite in terms of cuteness from the whole lot~ this colorful psycho bunny jacket!!! It it more for style vs warmth, but the colors are really yummy and the embroidery is very nice + silkscreen on the back! The jacket is unlined, but they used a nice thicker material that is still very soft and makes for a nice fit. I am wearing a size M because I wanted a little larger fit~ so comfy. They have several sports jackets like this in the shop (although this is the most colorful) I am tempted to buy another.
The ebay shop has ONE small version of this left in stock atm HERE! quick! lol
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Shipping: Very pleased. Fast, cute boxes, well packed
Quality: Very happy. Unique and fair price for what we got! Matched online photos, nice fabrics, stitching, etc
Durability: Shoes, Jackets, bags, etc have all held up extremely well. No piling, bleeding, or pulled stitches 2 months into wearing.
Sizing: free size unisex (around a M) no issues. Some shirts/jackets run S-L, we usually opted for M or L to share.
Fit for Men: Nara’s advice is for guys to size up a little since they are a bit smaller/slim fit for most things! He was a L
Fit for Girls: I picked generally a size M here which gave me a nice relaxed fit! Shoes ran true to size
Accessories: No complaints so far, rings did fit very large since they are unisex though.
We love this shop and follow them on facebook for updates~ return customers! ♥
Where & how to buy
~~~ Time to shop!~~~
Bloodycat.com – Official shop. At this time they do not support international shoppers though, so if you are unable to buy items in Korea or with a Korean bank account you will have to use a Korean shopping service like HERE for example to buy the items for you. The perk of shopping with them on the main site is that you get lots of new and current choices plus free goodies!
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Bloodycat Ebay shop – Yes they have an ebay shop! Most of the links I pasted in this post are for Ebay since I have a feeling more of you guys would prefer that method ^^Please note that the shop is maintained by a 2nd party store service here in Korea VS bloodycat staff directly since they do not speak English or have a paypal and all that~ however they have a really nice selection of products from them and reviews are very high! Bloodycat said they send them in new stuff to sell when they can every few weeks or based on demand. One thing I like is that the ebay shop sometimes has a piece that sold out on the korean shop already :3
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For news and new product updates you can follow the Bloodycat facebook fanpage to keep up with the latest goodies! Please note, the staff does not speak English so do not write them comments asking to buy things or how to buy~ they will go unanswered ^^; if you must have something not on the E-bay shop you can try asking the E-bay seller to carry it or just use a Korean shopping service!
Bloodycat X Cute in Korea Giveaway!!!!
We have a few special Bloodycat goodies to give to ONE lucky reader
Mascot socks, enamel necklace, button, a CD of the owners K-rock band Knave, and a cool bike chain bracelet! I will also throw in some candy or beauty samples to fill up the box a bit more hehe. For this giveaway I have decided to finally try using rafflecopter since a lot of my blogger friends have good things to say about it. Use the widget below to enter various ways for different points! Some you can enter once a day which will raise your odds!
Winner has been contacted!! Thank you so much to everyone who entered, we will have another giveaway soon!!
Good luck everyone, I hope these awesome goodies will go to a good home! Big thanks to Bloodycat for sending them!!
Have you ordered from Bloodycat 블러디캣 before or did you order something after reading this post? What did you get?? Do you like K-rock style? Comment below and share with others!