Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: Virtue

In a grid that seems to be overpopulated with stores selling slutty little dresses, it’s truly refreshing to find a store like Virtue. The proprietor, Abiela, is a Christian who believes that modesty does not mean being unfashionable. Her clothing is stylish, but not slutty! She makes and sells such beautiful dresses. I just love shopping there.

You can join the Virtue group for free and pick up no less than 28 dresses and blouses as group gifts in her new outdoors store (note that if you picked up all the freebies from her old store, you might want to come back and take a look again, as I see at least one new first-time group gift):

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Tell her Vanity sent you! 😉 Here’s a SLURL that should take you directly to the entrance of her new store.

(Note: for details on what I am wearing in this picture, please see this blogpost.)

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Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: Special Edition Flora Tea Dress by Ghee and Accessories

Don’t you love it when everything comes together to create a great outfit? Everything Vanity Fair is wearing in these pictures is a gift from a current hunt or an event (please click on each image to see it in a larger size):

Dress: Flora Tea dress by Ghee (Peace by Peace Hunt special edition; dollarbie from the Peace by Peace 2 Hunt; you are looking for a blue jigsaw puzzle piece; the hunt hint is “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”)

Shoes: Polka Dots Audrey heels by N-Core (free gift at the current round of the FaMESHed Event (on until May 27th); the shoes come with a texture-change HUD in three colours: white, black, and red)

Necklace: Tillie necklace by Vanilla Bae (free hunt gift from the current Alice in Wonderland Hunt by Enchantment; you are looking for a small key with a rabbit’s head; the gift comes with a HUD with 7 metal options and 21 ribbon colour options to match literally any outfit; the hunt hint is “Take a seat”)

Vanity Fair is also wearing:

  • the Kimberly Catwa Bento mesh head
  • the Maitreya Lara mesh body
  • Daria skin by The Skinnery
  • Dasha hair by Truth
  • my favourite forest green Darcey eyes by Suicidal Unborn
  • and Tuty’s Southern Belle & Woman in Ballgown AO (an absolute must for a gown with this poofy a skirt!)

Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: The Four Best Freebie Stores in SL

UPDATE: Because of interest in this blogpost, I have done an updated version: Get full-body mesh avatars plus 823 high-quality clothing, shoes and accessories for only L$51! (Yes, it’s true!)

Here is a list of what I consider to be the best freebie stores in Second Life. In these four locations, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find high-quality free clothing, jewelry, footwear, skins and eyes, hairstyles, and even AOs for your avatar. Yes, you can be a truly fashionable avatar without breaking open your piggy bank!

The Free Dove

First up is the venerable freebie store The Free Dove, operated by Palomma Casanova for over a decade now. Everything here is free. This is definitely a place you want to visit at least once, and probably on a regular basis, as Palomma does solicit and receive new items from designers regularly, and she does weed and update the vendor panels fairly often. Most of the clothing available here is modern and mesh. Note that there is also a men’s freebie section, but there’s not a lot compared to the row after row after row of women’s fashion. You must join the Free Dove group in order to get the freebies here, but the group is free to join.

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The Free Dove has what I consider to be the single best collection of free avatar hairstyles on the entire grid, located on a wall at the rear of the cavernous store:

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Ajuda SL Brasil

The other freebie store that you should visit at least once is the excellent freebie store at the Ajuda SL Brasil. Don’t let the fact that everything is in Portuguese throw you off; freebies are freebies in any language! 😉 The freebie store is located just a short walk to your left as you arrive at the entry point for this sim. Like the Free Dove, the collection of freebies is updated frequently, so you might want to become a regular visitor to see what’s new. (Note that while everything here is free, not all of it is mesh; some of the clothing available here is the older system layers and flexiprim clothing for classic SL avatars.)

This is where you can pick up a FREE Valentina Altamura female mesh head and body avatar package, just click the large red sign and select “Deliver” from the pop-up menu which appears on-screen:

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This freebie store also has vendors for the dollarbie versions of the eBody Classic and the new eBody Curvy mesh avatar bodies for female avatars (the only non-free items in the entire Ajuda SL Brasil store):

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The men’s freebie section was recently moved from the first floor to the third floor:

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You can take the elevator in the far corner of the store to get there, or just click the large blue Altamura sign at the spawn point to teleport to the men’s freebie section directly:

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Free*Style Store

The Free*Style store by Cherelle Capra has quite a few nice freebies available, almost all for female avatars, but BE CAREFUL! She has mixed for-sale items (that you must pay for) among the freebie vendor panels. If you’re not paying attention, you could land up buying something that you had not intended to buy! It’s almost not worth the trouble clicking on all the vendor panels to find the freebies.

Among the freebies available at Free*Style are a basic capsule wardrobe of clothing and three sets of footwear by Baby Monkey, which you won’t find anywhere else. All four sets have a texture-change HUD that allows you to choose grey, blue, or green, and colour coordinate your outfit to your shoes or boots:

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Sexy Shoppers Freebie Market

Finally we have a freebie store that I had never heard of before yesterday, when someone in the Second Life Friends group on Facebook gave me a tip. The Sexy Shoppers Freebie Market on the Grouse sim has a small but serviceable selection of freebies, mostly for female avatars. You have to join the Sexy Shoppers group for L$1 in order to get the freebies here.

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And there you have it! Four stops, tons of quality freebies! What more could you ask for?

UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: How to Get 218 Outfits, Shoes, and Jewelry for Only L$100!

UPDATE: Because of interest in this blogpost, I have done an updated version: get SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHT-NINE items for only L$101! (Yes, it’s true!)

Did you know that you can get two hundred and eighteen women’s outfits, shoes, and jewelry for your female avatar, and spend only L$100? Yes, it’s true! Today I will show you how it’s done.

First, go to the Shoenique store, join their group for free (it’s called Shoenique Designs), then go past the entrance into the middle of the store, where you will find this group gift wall with 29 gifts:

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Then go over to the Legendaire store. At the main entrance, turn left and go into the door marked Group Gifts/Outlet. There you will find 64 outfits and shoes, all free group gifts when you join the free Legendaire V.I.P. group (there’s a group join sign right at the entrance). Another four of the gifts are located just inside the main entrance of the Legendaire store. (Note: make sure you join the new Legendaire V.I.P. group, not the old Legendaire group.)

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Finally, hop on over to Scandalize, and join their group for L$100. Then walk around the wall behind the customer service desk out front, and behold no less than 75 free group gifts! That works out to 1.3 Linden dollars per outfit! It’s the best deal in women’s SL clothing outside of the freebie stores, in my opinion.

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Then turn around and pick up some nice free jewelry on the counter opposite the group gift wall. There are another eleven gifts here (note that two of the vendors are not working):

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Now I am going to show you three of the dresses I picked up. First, here’s an example of one particularly lovely group gift dress from Shoenique Designs:

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This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Lipstick: Giselle Bento head by Altamura (this was an Altamura gift from last Christmas at the eBENTO event, you had to join the Altamura group for L$50 to get it)

Mesh Body: Jenny Bento body by Altamura (this was a gift last Christmas from the Women Only Hunt)

Hair: Aria by D!va (free group gift; group is free to join; the roses are included and are colour-changeable, or can be turned off)

Eyes: Cerulean Spice eyes by Ina Centaur (hunt gift; this store is no longer in SL)

Dress: February Group Gift 1 Dress (Maitreya version) by Shoenique Designs (free group gift; group is free to join; I have found that most clothing designed for the Maitreya Lara mesh body tends to fit the Altamura mesh avatar body very well)

Shoes: Classic white pumps by Marquesse (free at the excellent freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil; this shoe comes in four colours; note that the Altamura mesh avatar body has Slink-compatible feet)

TOTAL COST FOR THIS ENTIRE AVATAR: L$50 (group join fee for Altamura)

And here’s another gorgeous group gift gown from Shoenique Designs:

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This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head: Lulu Bento mesh head by Akeruka (Over the past year, Akeruka has had four different dollarbie Bento mesh heads—two female, and two male—as group gifts for members of the [AK] Heads, News & Support group; the group join fee was L$150, so that works out to 38.5 Linden dollars per head, an amazing deal! So you might want to join this group, in case they decide to offer other dollarbie deals on Bento mesh heads.)

Mesh Body: eBody Classic avatar body (L$1 at the freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil or directly from the eBody store; note that the dollarbie version of this mesh body has only “thick” alpha sections on the HUD, not the finer alpha sections on the full-price version)

Eyes: free hazel Look Into My eyes by Exodi (store is no longer in SL)

Gown: May group gift gown by Shoenique Designs (free group gift; group is free to join)

Shoes: Classic red pumps by Marquesse (free at the freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil; this shoe comes in four colours; note that the eBody Classic mesh avatar body has Slink-compatible feet)

Hair: free Pulled Back Bun (brown) from the Library / Accessories / Hair Design Options / Pulled Back Bun folder in your SL inventory

Crown: an old hunt gift from a store that is no longer in SL

Jewelry: the Secret of Jade ruby bracelet, earrings and necklace by J&W Jewelers (freebie at the Regency Ballroom; there is also a lovely free gown by Shoenique here to pick up as well):

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TOTAL COST FOR THIS ENTIRE AVATAR: L$152 (L$150 group join fee for Akeruka, L$1 for the Akeruka Lulu mesh head, L$1 for the eBody Classic mesh body)

And finally, here is one of the many dresses from Scandalize that you can pick up for your L$100 group join free:

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This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Lipstick: Giselle Bento head by Altamura (this was an Altamura gift from last Christmas at the eBENTO event, you had to join the Altamura group for L$50 to get it)

Mesh Body: Jenny Bento body by Altamura (this was a gift last Christmas from the Women Only Hunt)

Eyes: free green Look Into My eyes by Exodi (store is no longer in SL)

Hair: Beyoncé hair by enVOGUE (a dollarbie gift from last year’s Hair Fair)

Dress: Leire dress by Scandalize (group gift; designed for the Maitreya Lara mesh avatar body, but most clothing designed for the Maitreya Lara mesh body tends to fit the Altamura mesh avatar body very well)

Jewelry: Wild Whimsy colour-changeable bracelet and earrings by Chop Zuey (from the Free Dove freebie store; unfortunately, these are no longer available at Free Dove)

Shoes: freebie high pumps in black from Garbaggio (free from the SL Marketplace for Slink feet; the Altamura Jenny body has Slink-compatible feet)

TOTAL COST FOR THIS ENTIRE AVATAR: L$150 (L$50 group join fee for Altamura and L$100 group join fee for Scandalize)

See just how easy it is to fill up your avatar’s wardrobe?

UPDATE May 15th: A commenter on the Secondlife group on Facebook commented that the Coco Designs store also has a free group which you can join, and they have 35 outfits and shoes available as free group gifts! So that makes a grand total of 218 freebies for only L$100!

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