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* BC - Gothic Retail Stores *

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A list of vendors in BC that are either strictly Gothic or carry a majority of stock that would be of interest to Goths. If you know of any others, please comment here with the details! If you see a broken link, error, or want us to add anything please comment on this post and we will make the change (once changes have been made your comment will be deleted).

Clothing: Gothic, Punk and Vintage

  • Adrenaline 982 Granville St., Vancouver. (604) 669-6800 Mens and ladies clothing, accessories, body jewelry, smoking supplies. Tattooing and piercing services. Also located at #104—1926 W 4th Ave (Vancouver).
  • Deadly Couture 317A Cambie St. (downstairs), Vancouver. (604) 609-3766 Ladies' corsets, Gothic, cyber, punk and fetish clothing. Also carrying Demonia, Devious, Pleaser, and Lucious shoes.
  • Fall, The 644 Seymour St., Vancouver. (604) 676-3066 Clothing and accessories for men and women by select local designers. Also art, tattooing and piercing services.
  • Heart's Content 18 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria. (250) 380-1234 Clothing, accessories and footwear for men and women. Featured brands include Doctor Martens, Ben Sherman and Lip Service.
  • House Gallery Boutique 2865 West 4th Ave., Vancouver. (604) 732-8647 Truly decadent custom and ready-to-wear apparel for men, women and children that span Medieval through Victorian styles. Excellent fashion corset selection and wedding outfits!
  • Jack’'d Clothing 475 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay. (250) 871-7722 Women's clothing, makeup and accessories (including stuff for kids up to 9 years!) including Tripp NYC, Living Dead Souls, Darkside, Lip Service and more. Also carrying pieces by local crafts people and artists.
  • Lace Embrace Atelier 219 East 16th Avenue, Vancouver. (604) 737-1119 Mainly ladies' corsets, custom order and ready-made. High quality authentic historical styles, with sturdy steel boning construction. Some lingerie, hosiery and accessories.
  • Le Chateau various locations. Although a mainstream store, during fall/winter most styles are extremely Goth-friendly (especially CorpGoth).
  • Legends Retro Fashion 4366 Main St., Vancouver. (604) 875-0621 Exceptional ladies' and men's vintage clothing, shoes and accessories.
  • MGD Clothing Gibsons (online only). Women's Gothic, Steampunk, Lolita and pin-up style custom clothing and hats, as well as cosplay/costumes.
  • New World Designs 306 West Cordova St., Vancouver. (604) 687-3443 "Gothabilly" and pinup style, mostly ladies' clothing. Also jewelry, shoes, corsets, and accessories.
  • Retro Rock 594 Davie St., Vancouver. Select vintage and modern clothing, shoes, housewares, and more.
  • Rock Shop, The 1076 Granville St., Vancouver. (604) 685-9228 Rock t-shirts, patches, wallets, and stickers. Metal/Punk/Gothic accessories and smoking supplies.
  • SINN/Sativa 931 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. (604) 215-7436 Men's & women's clothing and accessories, novelties, smoking supplies & more. Also located at 31755 S. Fraser Way (Abbotsford).
  • Twice Bitten 21419 91 Ave., Langley. (604) 809-8055 Ladies' clothing inspired by the dark and edgy side of rock & roll: punk, glam, grunge and Goth flavoured fashions including some plus size, vintage and kids' items.
  • True Value Vintage 4578 Main St., Vancouver. (604) 876-2218 Ladies' and mens' used and vintage clothing, lingerie, shoes and accessories.
  • Venus and Mars 324 West Hastings St., Vancouver (604) 687-1908 Locally handmade corsets, Victorian and Medieval style gowns, poet shirts, vests, frock coats, and bondage pants and more for men and women. Darkly romantic!

Clothing: Fetish (PVC, Rubber, Leather) and BD/SM Gear

  • Dare To Wear 1028 Granville St., Vancouver. PVC clothing, hosiery, lingerie and accessories, mostly for women.
  • Deadly Couture 317A Cambie St. (downstairs), Vancouver. (604) 609-3766 PVC and latex apparel, corsets, tutus, and accessories for men and women. Also carrying Demonia, Devious, Pleaser, and Lucious shoes.
  • East Side Re-Rides 7105 Victoria Drive, Vancouver. (604) 327-RIDE Used, new and consignment leather apparel, boots, accessories and motorcycle gear for men and women.
  • Love's Touch 1069 Davie St., Vancouver. (604) 681-7024 Toys, accessories, and a good selection of BD/SM gear, PVC and costume fetish wear for men & women.
  • Model Express 57 W. Hastings St., (Gastown), Vancouver. (604)-685-5052 Huge selection of fetish/exotic shoes and boots, plus hosiery, lingerie and more. Not the greatest part of town, but worth the trip.
  • Ultra-Love 1151 Davie St., Vancouver. (604) 687-2337 A good selection of toys, accessories, BD/SM gear, PVC and costume fetish clothing for men and women.

Costume, Cosmetics and Hair

  • Dressew Supply Ltd. 337 West Hastings St., Vancouver. (604) 682-6196 Costumes, wigs, masks and blank mask forms, hats, gloves, stage make-up, craft supplies, feathers and more. Cash or debit payment only.
  • M*A*C Cosmetics 908 Robson St., Vancouver. (604) 682-6588 High quality cosmetics including very pale foundations & powders, and eyeshadows & lipsticks that are truly jet black. Many locations in BC, often inside The Bay (use store locator). Location listed here is the Pro store, with very hard-to-find colours/products in stock.
  • Party Bazaar, The 1296 Station St., Vancouver. (604) 873-5241 Huge selection of costumes, wigs, masks and mask forms, hats, gloves, stage make-up, toys, props, theme decor and party supplies (favors, cups, punch bowls, etc). Most costumes can be tried on in fitting room before purchase, some rentals available. Also located at #100-19888 Langley Bypass, Langley.
  • Value Village Multiple Locations: store locator. Probably the best spot to hit around Hallowee'en, but easily the craziest. Second-hand clothing as well as cheaper (but lower quality) pre-packaged costumes, gloves, wigs, props and more.

Housewares, Decor and Gifts

  • Chintz and Company multiple locatons. Extremely deluxe furniture, garden decor, kitchenware and linens. Also very unusual novelty items (like rhinestone encrusted hammers and feather dusters). Rich textiles, all historically-inspired designs.
  • Dragonspace #6 - 1551 Johnston St., (Granville Island) Vancouver. (604) 689-8931 Beautiful Celtic and mythical motif jewellery, figurines, and knick-knacks. Also books, Tarot and incense.
  • Liberty 1062 Homer St, Vancouver. (604) 682-7499 A good place to find Gothic mirrors, candleholders, garden furniture, and knick-knacks. Lots of wrought iron.
  • Netherworld Collectibles 4251 Hastings Street, Burnaby. (604) 559-8798 Collectibles, novelties, decor, shirts, posters, games and books all related to the world of horror. Closed Mondays.
  • Spencer Gifts Multiple locations. Tons of novelties, housewares, spooky jewelry and gag gifts - apparently a good selection of pewter items as well. Even better around Hallowe'en time!
  • Villa Beau Interiors 2415 Granville St., Vancouver. (604) 733-2742 Otherwise known as "that black-and-white furniture store." Elegant historically-inspired furniture, garden decor, chandeliers, mirrors, and other decadent home decor mostly in either black or white.
  • Warriors and Wonders 3381 Cambie St., Vancouver. (604) 875-1867 Amazing selection of swords! Egyptian, Medieval, faerie, skull, dragon, and mythical statues, knick-knacks and jewellery. Great prices.

Jewelry and Accessories

  • Adrenaline 982 Granville St., Vancouver. (604) 669-6800 A huge variety of body jewelry and other accessories. Also tattooing and piercing services.
  • Ardene and Claire's mulitple locations. Mainstream shops which are great sources for cheap accessories (they often have 2-for-1 and 5-items-for-$10 sales). Costume jewelry, body jewelry, hair accessories, ear and nose piercing, some evening gloves and handbags. Ardene at Lansdowne Mall (Richmond) is their clearance store, lots of 10-items-for-$10 bargains!
  • Art of Adornment Vancouver (online only). Unique hand-crafted Victorian, Renaissance & Gothic style accessories, featuring velvet chokers, cameos, antique silver and crystal jewelry, and elaborate top hats. Also retro Victorian costume supplies and hosiery. Online store only, pick-up by appointment available.
  • Dragonspace #6 - 1551 Johnston St., (Granville Island) Vancouver. (604) 689-8931 Beautiful Celtic and mythical motif jewellery, figurines, and knick-knacks. Also books, Tarot and incense.
  • Next! Body Piercing 1068 Granville St., Vancouver. (604) 684-6398 A wide variety of body jewellery. Tattooing and piercing services.
  • Spencer Gifts Multiple locations. Tons of novelties, housewares, spooky jewelry and gag gifts - apparently a good selection of pewter items as well. Even better around Hallowe'en time!

Music Retailers (Vinyl, CD's, etc)

  • Scratch Records 1 East Hastings St., Vancouver (604) 687-6355 Excellent selection of alternative/local/independant artists on CD and vinyl. Ticket sales for selected local live events available; also provides label and distribution services.
  • Zulu Records 1972 West 4th Ave., Vancouver (604) 738-3232 All the new and used alternative/local/independant/avante-garde artists you can handle, crossing all genres. CD's, DVD's, vinyl and selected band merch. Good selection of hard-to find imported items. Ticket sales for selected local live events available.

Shoes/Boots (Footwear Only) Stores

  • John Fluevog Shoes 837 Granville St., Vancouver. (604) 688-2828 Easily the first icon of Gothic footwear. Stompy and often pointy shoes/boots for men and women. Very expensive, selection changes seasonally.
  • Model Express 57 W. Hastings St., (Gastown), Vancouver. (604)-685-5052 Huge selection of fetish/exotic shoes and boots, plus hosiery, lingerie and more. Not the greatest part of town, but worth the trip.
  • Peter Fox Shoes Ltd. 2204 E. 11th Ave., Vancouver. (604) 253-3331 Extremely elegant ladies' bridal and formal shoes. Prepare to sell your first born for a pair.
  • Scalie Shoes Inc. #102 - 370 E. Broadway (Kingsgate Mall), Vancouver. (604) 877-0752 Fetish shoes and boots (stompy, buckly, pointy, spikey, thigh-high) in a wide range of sizes. Excellent prices!

Thrift Stores & DIY

  • Douglas Trading Post 1884 Main St. Vancouver. (778) 881-3153. Pewter pendants, beads, chain, necklace cord, feathers and other supplies for making your own crafts and jewelry.
  • Dressew Supply Ltd. 337 West Hastings St., Vancouver. (604) 682-6196 Discount fabrics, yarn, feathers, fake flowers, buttons and sewing notions (some steel corset boning available), and a small selection of beads and jewelry findings. Cash or debit payment only.
  • Michaels Multiple Locations: store locator. Excellent (but somewhat pricey) source for any craft: beads, woodworking, silk flowers, wedding decor, scrapbooking, paint, fabric art, and tons more. Check them out in Sep-Oct for amazing Hallowe'en decor, toys, party favors and themed craft supplies.
  • Salvation Army Multiple Locations: store locator. Clothing (men's, women's, children's), shoes, housewares, books, furniture, music, and more - still the lowest price thrift chains around.
  • SPCA Thrift Store Multiple locations. Housewares, china/flatware, furniture, rugs, curtains, appliances, electronic equipment, clothing, games, and books.
  • Tandy Leather 10608 King George Hwy, Surrey. (604) 583-1681 Leather and leatherworking tools, buckles, studs, spikes, rivets, beads, feathers, decorative tacks, arrowheads and other rustic craft supplies.
  • Value Village Multiple Locations: store locator. Probably the best spot to hit around Hallowee'en for costumes and storewide sales on clothing for the whole family. Also housewares, music, books, furniture and fabric.
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