|Store Type |||Bridal/Formal Wear|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||New Westminster|
|Cross Street |||Begbie Street|
|Monday – Saturday 11AM – 6PM, Sunday 12PM – 5PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 14, 2009
Venus & Mars Universal Clothing Co specializes in gowns you won’t find at any run-of-the-mill mall shop. These wares, mostly made from velvet, satins and tapestries, are very detailed and individualized. They come in a variety of colours like wine, forest, pinks, purples, whites and black. Venus & Mars also carries a wide range of sizes from two to 22. Each unique gown has an equally unique name, like the Emmaline Gown. It’s a floor-length gown with spaghetti straps and is made from rich velvet. Because the wearers of each gown are so unique (check out their website for pictures), most gowns look like they are pieced together to suit whomever is wearing them. The dresses from Venus & Mars Universal Clothing Co are definitely not for wallflowers.
Here Comes the Bride
The dresses here are so intricate, it’s not surprising that many of the styles and colours are popular for wedding dresses. You won’t find poofy princess dresses here: a woman who wears a Venus & Mars dress at her wedding won’t look like a cookie-cutter bride. Although white is still a very popular colour, brides can individualize their look with a pair of angel wings attached to the back of a bodice. Or more subtle personal touches can be made like sheer, oversized sleeves. Gowns are made-to-order and take approximately six to eight weeks for delivery.
Men are from Mars
Men with a flair for distinctive fashion have some pieces to choose from here also. The popular poet shirt is flowing with a tie-up neck and is made from velvet and cotton and comes in a variety of sizes and colours. Men’s vests are also available and they can be customized to match a dress (perfect for weddings). Velvet jeans are also for sale for those where denim just won’t do. Frock coats and capes are also on the racks for gentlemen who are looking for some Venus & Mars in their wardrobe.
Metro: Gift Certificates available
Amenity: Columbia Skytrain Station
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