Having its beginning in 1980 in downtown Huntington Beach, California, Sunline Surfboards, a small shop selling surfboards, wetsuits, and surf clothing and gear, Sunline was on the edge and beyond. Our employees were punk rock surfers who were way out in both fashion and music. So in 1983, the Electric Chair was opened. The store began as an experiment in one of the half addresses next to a regular store front on Main Street. The four foot wide shop had a few band stickers, spiked wrist bands, some creepers, and punk rock employees. The Electric Chair was an overnight success!
Always on the edge and beyond, the store was the leader in the alternative scene. Over the years we were so far ahead there was no looking back. Catering to the heavy metal crowd, the original punk scene, goth, mod, rockabilly, psychobilly, and more, the Electric Chair was your one stop shop for whatever you wanted. Many companies got their start with us. We always had the latest and wildest fashions, jewelry, footwear, and accessories.
Electric Chair’s White & Black Checkerboard Bikini.Add To Cart View Details
The Original T.U.K. Creepers with Classic Mondo Man Made Composition Sole. Black and White Leather, with Black Woven Interlace, and Silver Metal D-rings. The “Mondo” Creeper has a 1 7/8 inch Sole.Add To Cart View Details
Classic silk scented gardenia hair flower with crystals. Silky soft, looks and feels real!Add To Cart View Details
Classic silk double red imperial tulip hair flower with crystals.Add To Cart View Details
We opened several stores over the years in the Orange County and Riverside areas but the main location was always in Huntington Beach. Our location there was iconic, and we carried the traditional merchandise we were famous for. Top brands like Lucky 13, TUK, Dr. Martens, Steady, Alchemy, Ape Leather, Stop Staring, to name a few. Our loyal customers came from far and wide to shop with us and we put on great shows in our parking lot, and later after hours on weekends inside the store. Lots of great bands played with us from the Grabbers, the Breeders, the Cadillac Tramps, to the last shows in our store toward the end of 2012 where we had great new bands like Gentleman Lizard, Hotel, and Foxhollow. Those who were there also got to see the White Caps show with us in the summer of 2012 during the US Open.
Electric Chair is more than just a store, we are the lifestyle, the alternative, anti-fashion scene of Orange County.
Now, 33 Years after our beginning, we are still at the forefront of the alternative fashion industry. Many stores have come and gone trying to imitate us. We will continue to move forward in the alternative fashion industry, and remain the leader. Our online store carries the fashions for the die hard greaser and rock and roller in all of us. Sexy womens fashions like our own line of plaid mini skirts for that naughy school girl in you. Creepers and creeper sneakers from T.U.K. for the rockabilly and punk rocker. Jewelry from Alchemy for the Goth and Steampunk. Sexy hi heel and platform shoes for the ladies. And check out our new armor section where you can find combat armor to fun cosplay and fantasy armor. We are adding new products all the time. Thank you to our friends young and old, we are looking forward to many more years of wild times with you!