We’re having a sale! If you don’t need any more information than that, CLICK HERE to check it out. For anyone else sticking around, let me tell you why we decided to have a sale. But first, I need to remind you that we still have FREE shipping within Canada and we have our express window open Monday – Friday from 1:30 – 3:30 for curbside pick up and sale of masks, goggles and face coverings.
Okay so why are we putting stuff on sale? This pandemic has given us the opportunity to re-assess the business, our goals and our brand. Alternative clothing designed and handmade in Vancouver has always been at the core of Venus & Mars. Most of our stock is designed by Sanne (the owner) and made by Sanne and the staff, most but not all. We want to transition to exclusively carrying locally handmade clothing.
You may be wondering why. There’s lots of reasons. First, we can control what we make. We know what the quality will be. We know how the garment will look and fit. Second, we have control over when we can have it in the store or more control. We can’t control what our suppliers have in stock or when they will ship it. If we make it, we know how quickly we can have it in the store. If all our black cloaks sell out the last week of September then we can make more and have them ready for sale in time for Halloween. Third, the fact that we make the clothing makes us special. It’s kind of nice to know exactly where your clothing comes from and it’s even nicer that you can say hi to the lady who designed it.
So we decided to put our imported items on sale for 50% off. We’re starting with corsets, waist cinchers, skirts and dresses. We’ll roll out more in the next couple of weeks. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you up to date on what’s going on sale. What do you think of our decision? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.