About Us

Earthlink and Good Vibrations are two shops under one roof in Leg Street, Oswestry.


EarthlinkEarthlink is the oldest ethnic gift shop in Oswestry, trading in the town for over 20 years. Many of our loyal customers will remember us as Riff Raffs.

Owner Beverley Galloway opened up shop in Queens Court in 1992 –  at what is now the Qube arts and community centre – after running successful shops in Walsall and Ellesmere.

After a successful stint at Queens Court, we moved across the road to our Oswald Road shop, later closing our Walsall and Ellesmere branches in 1994.

Body piercing

Five years later we expanded our range and opened up the upstairs area, introducing more Gothic lines. We also rented out space to a tattooist and body piercer – one of the very first to operate in Oswestry.

In 2010 we moved to 31 Leg Street in the shop we share with Good Vibrations, the fancy dress shop run by Beverley’s husband, John.

We have always done ear and nose piercing since the beginning, but in 2001, Beverley qualified in body piercing and we became Oswestry’s first shop to stock such a huge range of body jewellery, arguably still the best choice the town has to offer.

We are locally famous for being the first shop to offer:

  • Dermal anchors
  • The famous Directions range of hair dyes, which includes all the colours of the rainbow including reds, blues, greens, purples, yellows and pinks
  • Coloured and funky contact lenses

We have sold Fair Trade clothes and gifts since the start and deal with companies such as Nomads, Shared Earth and Siesta to name but a few.

And if that wasn’t enough, Earthlink is also a head shop, stocking a wide range of smoking paraphernalia such as papers, Rips, tobacco substitutes, pipes and e-cigarettes from Totally Wicked Products.

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations is Oswestry’s fancy dress shop catering for all your fancy dress and party needs.

Opened by Beverley’s husband, John Galloway, Good Vibrations started up at 8 Leg Street back in 2008 selling fancy dress costumes and accessories such as beards, wigs and props.

Coming Together

In 2010 John and Beverley moved their two businesses to the same location, although they still very much remain two shops, only under one roof!

Upon entering the shop, on the right you will find Good Vibrations‘ incredible range of fancy dress attire, perfect for Christmas, Halloween or Stag and Hen do’s.

Whilst on the left is the weird and wonderful world of Earthlink with our beautiful statuettes, figurines, gifts, clothing, incense, books, CDs, tarot cards, crystal balls… the list goes on!

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