About VM

Hi there!

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It’s nice to see you.  Welcome to our website.  Chances are that we’ve already met in person once or twice either at the shop when you were shopping for a steampunk outfit or we’ve met at an event or cosplay convention.  We’re really happy you stopped by our internet shop to take a look around.

If we haven’t met and the Google led you here, then double welcome and let us tell you a little bit about Venus & Mars.

Venus & Mars Clothing is Canada’s longest running goth/ alternative/ steampunk shop.

steampunk vestsWe were founded in 1993 by the internationally known designer and rock star, Sanné Lambert in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver, British Columbia. Sanné creates beautiful clothing for our eccentric and colorful clientele from all around the world.  Venus & Mars clothing is worn for weddings, grad, music performances, steampunk, fetish, neo Victorian, Gothic, festivals, burlesque, fencing, dance, Renaissance Faires, and everyday.

In 2011, we decided to take the show on the road.  We have pop up shops at several events every year prideincluding Taboo Naughty but Nice Show, Make It Vancouver, Pride, Anime Revolution, and Fan Expo Vancouver.  You can check out our Events Page to see where we will be vending next.

We have been featured in film and TV series including but not limited to Falling Skies, Secret Circle, Fringe, Van Helsing, Underworld, Hellcats, Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, End Game, Stargate, Immortal, Some Assembly Required, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and approximately one million student films.  Basically if it was filmed in Vancouver then VM clothing is probably in it somewhere.

Please take a look around while you’re here.  We have some useful information in our blog posts such as How to Tie Your Corset, How to Shop Online  and Three Items to Complete Your Steampunk Look.

Sanné says: “I am obsessed with the overall quality customer experience, from concept to production to merchandising. We provide a unique and personal service featuring our locally handmade clothing and accessories. In other words, I have control issues.”

Don’t forget to sign up for the Steampunk Tempest to get 15% off your first online purchase. Enjoy your stay and we look forward to seeing you in person!


The Venus & Mars Team (aka Team Awesome)

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