Welcome to the second part of the "My favourite shopping places on the hypergrid" (read part one). In this post we visit a variety of places on the hypergrid and what has surprised me the most writing this post series is the amount of high quality freebie shopping there is on the hypergrid.
So without further a do lets get on with the business that brought you to this second shopping adventure, the shopping. Make room in your inventory and lets get started with our first grid, Annettes World.
Anettes World: Atlantis and Atlantis 1 [Anette Hummel]
The two atlantis regions on Annettes World are a true one stop shop for just about anything. There must be over 35 shops here with some very unique and high quality items not seen elsewhere. Allot of the content here can be found pretty much all over my grid. Both regions share the same layout with a green space in the center with the shop units surrounding the green.
Between the two regions you can find formal wear for men and women, full avatar outfits, tattoos, piercings, indoor and outdoor furniture and many other goodies. If I want to try and find something quickly this is one of the places that I come to first.
Great Canadian Grid: Lakeview Park Mall [Bastien Falconvale: LakeviewMall group]
- login.greatcanadiangrid.ca:8002:Lakeview Park Mall
Tranquility and shopping my favourite combination, this region contains shops set in an natural open space and lives up to its name, Lakeview. You will find a range of creators and creations here to peruse at your leasure and maybe park your avatar on a bench and take in the scenary.
You can find a selection of avatar appearance content, furniture, art work and much more. You will have to walk around and take your time as you cannot fly in this region.
Great Canadian Grid: Kingfisher Bay [Anna Wright: RP group]
- login.greatcanadiangrid.ca:8002:Kingfisher Bay
Kingfisher Bay has two shops I like to visit Thrifty Chic and The Looking Glass. In the Thrifty Chic you can find AO's, pyjamas, men and womens clothes and complete avatars. The Looking glass is a child avatar costume and toy shop, full of awesome goodies. Came in very handy for a recent project I was doing.
While there is shopping here, the central role of the region is role play. So please be aware and respectful of this whilst you are in the region. If you are interested in role play there is more information in a previous post about Cedar Point, Kingfisher Bay ( Sunday brunch at Cedar Point role play).
OSGrid: Wright Plaza [Plaza Builders]
- hg.osgrid.org:80:Wright Plaza
This is one of the main plaza regions hosted by OSGrid and I always start with the shops and then head to the freebie 3 storey building. You can find all manner of goodies here, texture packs, sci-fi content, furniture (indoor and outdoor) and full avatar and clothing. In one of the shops you can find One of my most favourite full avatars comes from here which is called Robot 1 (Box) [Click for Copy] by Michael.Cerquoni.
You will be able to find indoor and outdoor furniture, a shop with Lani content, jewellery, avata clothing and full avatars (including mesh avatars and static models). Many of the shops content creators have links in their shops to the regions on OSGrid which extends your shopping reach and range.
Also check out the travel shop as well (as some of you know I like to travel using the hypergrid and there are so many awesome places to visit via the travel shop).
OSGrid: Wickenshire [Group: Wickenshire Builders]
- hg.osgrid.org:80:Wickenshire east
Wickenshire is a fantasy/medieval themed content region, you ca nfind bright coloured things for fairies and fantasy based sims, trees for pixies and lots of furniture for your homes and regions. There is so much here to list everything would take to many words and you can always go and visit the region.
There are many other regions to shop on if you type Wickenshire into your map you will find and then visit them. There is Wickenshire East, North East, North, North West and West. If you want to take a quick break from shopping and give your inventory a rest, head over to Wickenshire East and visit the Labrynth.
OSGrid: Steam [Vbinnia Radek]
Hold on to your Steampunk hats this region is a treat if this is the genre, style or aesthitic you like. The red bricks and steam are a clarion call for all people Steampunk. Although I am focusing on the Emporiums on this region for shopping do take your time to explore this var region, it is huge and things are always getting added.
Between the two Emporiums you will find space themed content, steampunk flying machines, allot of Alley content and texture packs. There is a huge collection of avatar appearance content to change your look. Most of the Steam content on my grid comes from here, Air ships a plenty.
OSGrid: Lani [Lani Global]
The Lani Mall has over 50 creator shops. Sci Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Avatars, Vehicles. Explore a sand dune world of mystery.
This shopping region takes us into space and the land of the space creatures. Lani Glabal and other creators offer a staggering amount of content here. when you arrive you will be magically propelled towards the store and you have shops to your left and right.
You will find everything you could possibly need for a scifi inspired build, full avatars, alien avatar, star fleet uniforms, structures and buildings, weapons, space craft, space steam and strange alien plants. You can also pick up a copy of the latest copy and back issues of the Visionz magazine.
Refuge grid: Paramour Shopping [Aine Caoihme]
- refugegrid.com:8002:paramour shopping
This is one of my favourite regions for two reasons; the range of scripted objects by Aine and the built environment. The buildings and the environment are built by Aine and the theme of the region is beautiful and tranquil. You land on the top of a hill in a romanesque inspired build and to find the shops you head down towards the metal structure pyramids.
The three pyramids all have free content; the first and third pyramid contain art and sculptures by Aine (Neoclassical, Romantic and Orientalism art movements) and valerie llauke (Infinity - colourful, figurative and abstract) respectively.
In the middle pyramid you will find a range of scripted animation systems, paramour and PMAC. You will find 100's of animations from standing to swimming, to modern dance to burlesque. The dance ball system, various dancing poles and the PMAC system (an alternative to MLP).
As well as visiting inworld places you can also find some great resources for a range of things on the web, here are a few of my go to websites and resources when I am trying to create something.
- Outworldz - a script library, textures, IAR and OAR downloads and much, much more
- Opensimworld - a resource for finding OpenSim regions, including shopping destinations
- Zadaroo - an online archive of Linda Kellie’s CC0-licensed content, including IAR and OAR files
- Kitely Market - Purchase content that you need and get it delivered to your avatar on any of over 165 different OpenSim grids
- Metropolis freebie search tool - Search for content on the Metropolis grid