The first thing we are always asked is, "How did you come up with the name?" Naming the company "Plasticland" was our little tongue-in-cheek way of poking fun at the fashion world and all that it encompasses - from Fake Breasts, to Barbie Dolls, to Paris Hilton, and so on... there is always something in fashion that is so ridiculous and plastic. The name reminds us that Fashion is all just in fun and that we should never take ourselves too seriously :) We (Rebecca Nyhus & Jordan Berry) started Plasticland back in 2002 as an alternative to the super trendy, cookie-cutter fashions found at the mall. Both of us being artists, we craved a much more unique selection of products that would allow us to express our own individual style. Influenced by a love for music, art, black & white movies, comics & cartoons, all things Japanese, and almost anything from the 50's - Plasticland was born in San Diego, California, in the vibrant uptown Hillcrest district - the perfect match for an alternative fashion boutique. In 2005, the lure of the internet got to us, and we made the decision to close our beloved boutique. A sad day for sure, but we were very excited to focus solely on the new frontier of online business! So we packed our bags and left California, heading east for the great state of Texas. With our new digs polished and prepped, we were able to expand our site from a fashion boutique, to a lifestyle boutique - adding home decor and gift items to our ever growing catalog of retro, punk, mod, rockabilly, gothic, urban, and Japanese street inspired fashions. We are also looking forward to future expansion through an exclusive line of products that we are designing just for our site - coming soon! Though business has grown enormously since we started, we have kept the company small and continue to run it ourselves to ensure a more personal experience for our customers.