Deadly Couture is your one-stop Vancouver shop for punk, raver, fetish, cyber, gothic lolita and metal fashion and accessories, carrying a wide array of gothic, fetish, punk, and alternative fashion for the alternative individual.
In addition to cash and carry purchases at the retail shop, Deadly Couture also has a well-organized online shop, with all items in the store available for immediate shipping, and out of stock items available within two to six weeks.
Their house brand is Deadly Couture and Deadly Couture Latex, which is their latex, corset and punk, raver, cyber, steampunk, and gothic, clothing line. They make a wide array of custom clothing to suit all needs and sizes and stock many amazing brands from all over the world, carrying Deadly Couture corsets and latex, Polymorphe, Lipservice, Kill City, Polymorphe latex, Demonia, Pleaser, Leg Ave, and many others. With helpful employees commonly decked out in the store’s latest fetish fashions and eager to help you plan a new outfit, it’s easy to spend far more time and dollars than you anticipated on an amazing new ensemble, or just grab a few quick accessories to perfectly accent your existing wardrobe.
When it comes to shopping for a military-themed fetish outfit in central Vancouver, Gorilla Surplus is easily your foremost option, with a staff experienced in helping outfit Sinners looking for new ensembles, whether you’re after a rough & raw infantry in the trenches look, or navy or army full officer dress uniform.
In addition to paintball and airsoft gear, they offer a wide range of both new and surplus military clothing & accessories, with everything you need to put together a killer, sexy military look : German military surplus, including World War II military items, Canadian & American military surplus, shoes & boots, law enforcement gear, backpacks and bags, dog tags, hats, patches & insignia, and much more!
Gorilla Military Surplus Canada has been in business for over 50 years, and is located right in the heart of Vancouver, on Broadway, with over 3,000 square feet of space, jam packed with military gear and outerwear. Located within walking distance of the Skytrain Station at Broadway/Commercial Drive, you can’t miss the Gorilla Military Surplus store – you’ll see a giant gorilla outside!
Lace Embrace Atelier
In the words of Lace Embrace : “We offer locally designed and created corsets based on antique orginals. Designed to replicate historically accurate shaping, Lace Embrace specializes in custom corsets with a selection of ready to wear in over-bust and under-bust styles. Clients include burlesque queen Dita Von Teese and Guinness Book Record-Holder for the World’s Smallest Waist, Cathy Jung. Perfect for tight lacing and waist training!
The perfect wasp waist can have you bound to please with any of our Classic Collection as well as a unique Custom Corset. A great centerpiece for any fetish outfit that will have you not only bound to please, but pleasantly bound as well. From Victorian and Steampunk styles to cyberpunk modern, we look forward to helping you to get elegantly waisted for any fetish party.”
One of the most successful and influential GLBT bookstores in North America, Little Sister’s has been a fixture of Davie Village since 1983. It functions as a de facto LGBT community resource center and meeting place in Vancouver, as well as stocking an extensive selection of gay and lesbian literature and periodicals, sex toys and vibrators, condoms and lube, porn and erotica, Pride items (rainbow flags, jewelry, cards), underwear, T-shirts, and kinky club wear. The store is staffed by a friendly, helpful team of women and men, and it’s a nicely laid-out, well-lighted, and centrally located spot.
As pleasant as the physical store is, Little Sister’s has remained successful in part because of its success as an online store. The company actually runs four different sites: MyToyStore.ca is your one-stop for women’s and men’s adult toys, gear, and the like, while ExplicitBooks.com carries erotica, porn, sex-ed lit, and other useful material. Visit GLBTPrideStore.com. There’s also a more general site, LittleSisters.ca, that provides history on the shop and, most interestingly, information about the store’s important and brave efforts to fight censorship in the 1980s – it’s a battle that continues to this day.
The Jean Queen
Don’t be misled by the title of the shop – while jeans of any kind are strictly forbidden at Sin City and do not pass the dress code, The Jean Queen carries far more than just jeans! With a large selection of sexy hosiery, lingerie, affordable mid-price range corsets and a variety of kinky costume options, as well as an ultra convenient transit location just blocks from the Commercial & Broadway Skytrain Station, The Jean Queen is an excellent source for new fetish outfit options that are easy on the wallet and a feast the eyes as well.
The Jean Queen opened in September 2000 and primarily imports their clothing and accessories directly from Los Angeles, California. Their stock is always changing, and they receive new inventory frequently. Stop by whenever you are in the area and let them know you’re shopping for Sin!
Originally named Ultra Love, Flirty Rabbit opened its doors for business in December of 1972 and was the first adult toy store in Vancouver and one of the first in Canada. They grew from a small retail store to one of the largest wholesaler Distributors in Canada. Today, with nearly 40 years of experience and growth in the adult toy industry, as an online retailer, they continue to provide their customers with the best selection from the world of romance and adult play products.
As a retail store, Flirty Rabbit is surprisingly good! Its proximity to other lower end sex stores may give the impression of a lower grade adult store, but don’t be fooled! It’s not and it has an excellent selection of fetish wear outfits, of course for women, but surprisingly, especially for men! Love’s Touch is just a few blocks away, but their selection for guys can be small. Priape is just across the street but tends to have high end and more involved outfits in latex and leather, which are amazing but can be out of the budget if you’re looking for purchases easier on the wallet. For casual fet-wear shopping, you’ll often find what you need at Ultra Love, be it naughty custom boxer-style briefs, boas, mid-priced corsets, fishnet tops and bottoms of many different styles, sequined booty shorts, and more!
Venus + Mars
Fiercely independent since 1992, Venus + Mars specializes in local handmade wares including fetish wear, goth, steampunk, corsets, crinolines, Victorian, poet shirts, kilts, capes, goggles, Crazy Contact Lenses, medieval style grad, prom and bridal gowns.
Sanné Lambert is the owner and head designer of Venus&Mars, and has been designing and producing clothing in Vancouver since 1987. She has operated studios in Yaletown and Gastown and worked on the design team of Marquis of London, one of the largest leather garment manufacturers in Canada.