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More Christmas Gifts (for less than $50)

We’re officially 3 weeks away from Christmas. By now the tree is decorated, the lights are up and you might be starting to freak out about last minute Christmas gifts. It’s okay, deep breaths, we are here to help you figure it out. So sit down, grab some eggnog and sugar cookies because we have our top three unisex gift ideas for under $50. To make things even easier, these are all available online as well as in store so you can shop however you’d like.

Pocket Belts

Give your loved ones the gift of not having to carry a purse or backpack. Pocket Belts let you carry your valuables (keys, phone, wallet, ID) securely without inhibiting your mobility. They are also super stylish and go with any outfit. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who likes to travel, go to festivals or busy parents.

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Wrist Wallets

Got a friend with a wild side? Do they remind you of viking or amazon? Then a faux fur wrist wallet might be the way to go. Faux Fur Wrist Wallets are made of super soft pettable faux fur and are available in white, grey and tan. They lace up which makes the size adjustable. Their small, zippered pocket is just big enough to hold ID, cash and a couple of keys. Perfect for going out dancing! Get it for your friend in the fetish community, ravers, or just people who don’t like to carry stuff.

Gift Cards

We all have that one friend who is impossible to shop for. Their tastes are too eccentric to anticipate what they need or want. Or maybe you have a friend that’s got a huge tickle trunk and you just have no idea what’s in there. For those hard to shop for friends, we suggest a gift card. Let them pick out something they really want or need. If you feel like a GC is too impersonal then make it an event. Pick a day and make up an itinerary. Go for lunch at Meat and Bread, followed by shopping at Venus & Mars and end the day with a treat from Pure Bread. What could be more fun than spending an afternoon eating yummy food and shopping at cool stores?

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3 ways a Corset will help you get over the Holiday Blues

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3 ways a Corset will help you get over the Holiday Blues

Happy New Year! Christmas is over. New Year’s is done. Valentine’s Day is still so far away. It’s only natural to get the post Holiday Blues. Never fear! I have a solution: Corset! Here are three ways that corsets can help you beat the post Holiday Blues.

Corsets are Pretty

We have a huge selection of gorgeous corsets. From really fancy Victorian looking corsets to casual corsets we have a corset for cosplay, steampunk, fetish and even everyday. It’s hard to feel down when you are wear something luxurious.

Corsets put the Fun in Functional

It’s hard not to feel sexy in a corset but it’s next to impossible to have bad posture in one. You will sit up taller and stand up straighter when you wear your new corset. It’s like you’ve been doing yoga without having to do yoga!

Corset will hide how much shortbread you ate

There’s no shame in it. We all overindulge over the Holidays. Whether it’s delicious treats or mashed potatoes it’s hard to say no when grandma keeps offering you seconds… or third. Nothing adds to the post holidays blues more than having all your pants be super tight. Instead of feeling shitty about yourself, put on a corset. You’ll have an instant hourglass figure and all the extra shortbread with be redistributed to more flattering areas.

So there you have it. Come into Venus & Mars and try one on today. How do you beat the post Holiday Blues? Let us know in the comments below.

Venus & Mars is a small business located in the heart of Gastown, Vancouver, BC. We have been providing quality, handmade, alternative clothing since 1993. Everything Venus & Mars is designed by shop owner, Sanne Lambert, and made in Vancouver. We started out making Goth and Victorian alternative formal wear but over the past decade we have morphed into including pieces for steampunk, cosplay, festival costumes, and LARP gear. Now, we provide awesome people with clothing for weddings, grad, Burning Man, conventions are everyday life. We have also been featured in some film and television. Please visit our About Page for a comprehensive list. Want to stay up to date on what we’re up to? Join our mailing list to get weekly blog posts delivered to your inbox. Or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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#ThrowBackThursday December 15, 2016 A Gothic Galatic Christmas

throwbackthursday#ThrowBackThursday for December 15, 2016  A Gothic Galatic Christmas

This weeks #tbt is about a gig and fashion show that we did at the pic pub on December 17, 2005. It was featured in the Georgia Staight’s Style Watch. If you look closely, you can see me and my strat rawking out in the background.

A gothic, galactic Christmas: an evening with renaissance woman Sanne Lambert and friends

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NEW MILITARY FROCK COATS

MILITARY FROCK COATS

Good Day Gentlemen (and the ladies who love them),

I would like to bring your attention to the VM signature MILITARY FROCK COAT. This is a timeless and versatile piece that can be taken to the office for that Goth Business Casual look or worn for more illustrious occasions such as weddings, prom or just because you look hot in it. (right, ladies?)

Anyhooo.. the reason I’m bringing it up is I just made a new batch of these beauties in Carmel and Chocolate Brown Jacquard and they’re going fast. It’s all about the fit  with these. So you need to get your butt down to VM (324 W. Hastings) and slip into one.

After all, I only make what I want to see you wearing!

IHS (I have spoken),

Sanné

Venus & Mars is a small business located in the heart of Gastown, Vancouver, BC. We have been providing quality, handmade, alternative clothing since 1993. Everything Venus & Mars is designed by shop owner, Sanne Lambert, and made in Vancouver. We started out making Goth and Victorian alternative formal wear but over the past decade we have morphed into including pieces for steampunk, cosplay, festival costumes, and LARP gear. Now, we provide awesome people with clothing for weddings, grad, Burning Man, conventions are everyday life. We have also been featured in some film and television. Please visit our About Page for a comprehensive list. Want to stay up to date on what we’re up to? Join our mailing list to get weekly blog posts delivered to your inbox. Or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Gay Bride Day! A Pride #ThrowBackThursday

Gay Bride Day! A Pride #ThrowBackThursday…

The following is an article that first appeared in The Georgia Straight on July 29, 1999 to celebrate Pride. The gowns featured are designed by Sanné Lambert (that’s me) for Venus&Mars Clothing. 1999 was the year the world was supposed to end. I think it was something to do with the computers not being able to reset themselves and therefor we were all supposed to explode. It was a big deal at the time. Apparently so was gay marriage. I’m glad we’re able to take these things for granted now…

Gay Bride Day

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Do you have any end of the world stories from 1999? Share it in the comments below.

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Have a Happy Pride!

I have spoken,

Sanné