About Us

Trans Essentials is a website where folks looking for gender expression gear can shop safely. We have over 20 years experience in the field and are happy to answer your questions anytime. 


We take your privacy very seriously and ship all items discreetly and quickly. There is no indication of what is inside your package and the return address does not say Trans Essentials (it says ETB TE)


Trans Essentials is a subsidiary of Early to Bed which is a queer woman-owned feminist erotica shop in Chicago that has been serving the needs of the trans community since 2001. If you are looking for more more adult-oriented products and are over 18 we invite to check us out at early2bed.com. Also if you are in Chicago and 18, you can come into our shop and see all these items in person... you can even try on binders!


If there is a product you'd like to see here we'd love to know about it! Please email us at info@transessentials.com anytime.


You can also call us at 773-271-1219 but note that we answer the phone as Early to Bed. 
(Note that when checking out you will see the name Early to Bed as payments are processed by our parent company and will appear on your bill as ETB)


Our mailing address is 5138 N Clark st, Chicago IL 60640


Trans Essentials is committed to making our website's content accessible and user friendly to everyone and we are currently reviewing how we can make the site more accessible. If you are having difficulty viewing or navigating the content on this website, or notice any content, feature, or functionality that you believe is not fully accessible to people with disabilities, please email us at info@transessentials.com with “Disabled Access” in the subject line and provide a description of the specific feature you feel is not fully accessible or a suggestion for improvement. We take your feedback seriously and will consider it as we evaluate ways to accommodate all of our customers and our overall accessibility policies. Additionally, while we do not control such vendors, we strongly encourage vendors of third-party digital content to provide content that is accessible and user friendly.