Best Goth/Leather Shop

Hydra Leather and More

Whether you're looking for a leather collar for your slave, or more animal-friendly fun in the form of liquid latex body paint, Hydra's got it. Delighted customers range from giggling 30-somethings toddling in tipsy after cocktails in the lobby bar of Congress, to club kids on the prowl for a new outfit, to the straight-laced professional living next door who has a thing for dressing up as a nasty, naughty pirate. Hydra has something for everyone--maybe even you.

Runners up:

2. Kanella's Leather and More, 338 N. Fourth Ave., 884-0022

3. TIE

Dark Star Leather, 2940 N. Swan Road, 881-4700,

Hot Topic, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., 584-8442; 4500 N. Oracle Road, 292-9291