Dotted i's and upside-down crossed tees

San Francisco, California 342 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Dotted i's and upside-down crossed tees

San Francisco, California | 342 Sales

Christian Madrigal and Co

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Christian Madrigal and Co

Announcement    After you've bought our Siouxsie shirt, check out our band's cover of "Spellbound" on iTunes.


Last updated on Oct 31, 2019

After you've bought our Siouxsie shirt, check out our band's cover of "Spellbound" on iTunes.


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On Etsy since 2018

I STOOD MID-AISLE, slowly spinning amid the possibilities. I was in an unknown record shop with twelve dollars in my pocket and Bob Seger on my shopping list (tomorrow was Mothers Day and Mom was hot for Bob.)

Da, Borghesia, Cindytalk (I continued my spin), Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons; maybe this wasn't a Bob Seger kinda store. Then I stopped—dumbstruck. My pirouette paused as I locked eyes with a baronial blue-black androgyn on the cover of a record that I would later know to be Nightclubbing by Grace Jones. I bought the record and played it a dozen times.

The next day I gave my mother a ceramic bell for her collection, then I asked her to come to my bedroom where, after some coaxing, she agreed to lay beside me for a listen.

“Chris,” she warned, “I only have a minute, I have to start dinner.”
“Just listen,” I assured her, “just listen.”

For the next three minutes we lay supine, as if sunbathing atop my waterbed. Side-by-side, eyes closed, we silently studied “Art Groupie,” Grace Jones’ melancholic ode to art. The music was minimal, the bass was guttural, the vocals were sharp then soft then sharp again, and the lyrics were perplexingly matter-of-fact. When it was over I gave my mother a squeeze, “See! I told you it was amazing.”

“It’s nice Chris,” she answered, “do you want Thousand Island with your salad, or Ranch?”

In the months that followed, a portion of my upbringing would be handed off to Grace Jones, to Nina Hagen, Dale Bozzio, Alison Moyet, Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, Diamanda Galás and Siouxsie Sioux. I adored my busy mother but in the words of a woman who should have been president, it takes a village. Under the watch of these wild-haired women—this sisterhood of singing stepmothers—my ideals developed, my boundaries broadened, and my hair grew into a wig.

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Layaway is available, generally with a 20% deposit and 20% per month, please contact us to arrange. Uncompleted layaways are nonrefundable. Excessively late payments may incur a 5% (of purchase price) late fee, though we'll send you a payment reminder beforehand so you can avoid any late fee.


Shipping is by USPS Priority or Express Mail, and includes tracking (and insurance where available). Orders are not voided by postal error or delay. In the event of postal loss or damage, we will file or aid with filing claims. If the carrier finds the claim to be valid then buyer will be compensated by insurance. If the tracking number shows item was delivered then no compensation for loss will be available so please be certain your delivery address is secure. Signature may by required by someone at the delivery address.


As with all used items, condition is relative to age & never implies new/unused. Cleaning pre-owned garments is recommended. Actual color may differ from that displayed on various computer monitors, no guarantee you'll have same color interpretation we do. Measurements are approximate. Our opinion re: era, age, genre, style, material, medium, maker, technique, color, condition, origin, history & all descriptions may differ from yours & is offered w/o guarantee; no assurance or refund against others' differing perceptions. Titles & tags may contain keywords oft associated with merchandise, though not necessarily a description of it; please rely only on photos & full descriptions for precise details; abide photos over any obvious text errors.


Items can be returned only for exchange or store credit. Contact us within 3 days & take to airmail shipper within 7 days of original delivery. If we allow return after 7 days then a rental fee (3%/day begins on 8th day, ends when item reaches us) is deducted from credit. All shipping is paid by buyer, if we paid a portion of shipping then that amount is deducted from credit, Customs fees aren't collected or refunded by us. Layaways can be returned for store credit minus 20% return fee. Credits not applicable to existing layaway, Sale, or discounted items, & can't be used to pay shipping on exchanges, exchange shipping is paid by buyer. Items bought with store credit are not returnable, exceptions will pay 10% repeat-return fee.


Madrigallery is a California, US business. By patronizing Madrigallery all parties agree this business, its representatives, & transactions are governed only by California law & not the laws in their respective nations or states. And that any legal dispute will be settled in the Superior Court of California, City & County of San Francisco. Further, all parties agree to terms/conditions stipulated in our correspondence & Etsy shop policies. By ordering from Madrigallery customer agrees to be bound by these terms & agrees to assume costs this business incurs recouping a payment reversal or enforcing or defending these policies as they relate to the order, & that interpretation of this policy is the exclusive right of its author, Madrigallery.