About Knickerocker

Knickerocker is an independent underwear and clothing shop, it started on Etsy in 2008 and still has a presence there today. My aim is to create clothing that is enjoyed with imaginative, unique, cute, and colourful designs that can be worn everyday . I hope my underwear will help to express your personality even if your work clothes can’t.

Knickerocker is for anyone who wants to wear it and I'm happy to work to custom sizes and alterations.  You can find more information about this, here.


Thank you for shopping small.
Knickerocker mostly specialises in cotton knits, which are sourced from local factories or independent fabric shops. Every scrap of fabric is kept and used in some way, even if its just for cutting out eyes! All Knickerocker items are handmade and sewn to order. Every effort is made to keep prices as low as possible, most of the cost involved is the time it takes for me to sew an item. (I wrote an essay about what is involved here: 'Why hand made may cost a little more'  )  I pay myself a fair hourly rate because I am an expert in the field of fun underwear design.

About the designer

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Nichola Thompson is the designer, seamstress, packer and product photographer for Knickerocker. She has a BA in Fine Art from DeMontfort University and a MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. She started Knickerocker in Burbank, California but a divorce and a few major moves later, she is back in her hometown in the NE of England and works in her studio alongside her trusty sidekick basset hound.

knickerocker designer and her dog