Strange Things Emporium was created because in the center of snow land Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada we needed something to occupy our time and with no other alternative clothing stores here, I saw a chance to make something happen.
Some things you should know about me; I am a huge fan of goth subculture and have been since the proper age of 12 years old! So many people thought it was just a phase, but it became a way of life - so much that I had to share it with my hometown of Winnipeg and the rest of the world!
My life started by becoming a go-go dancer for the industrial and rave scene at the prime age of 18 (which is the legal age here) and ever since then my costumes have become more crazy. I needed more to go with it. So I decided it was time to pick up some modeling, acting, and performing gigs, and then started getting jobs as an event promoter for multiple sub-genre scenes. At the age of 21 I got into hula hooping, which took me to a whole new world of its own - and that’s when the circus community here in Winnipeg introduced me to fire hoops.
Traveling around Winnipeg doing dancing or hoop performances, I learned how to make hula hoops along the way. Being bored and wanting my friends to be able to come play with me I started making hoops, poi, and fire eating torches for a cost. That created my vendor stand Dark Hoops. From years of traveling to festivals peddling my wares and fellow friends’ items on consignment, I decided that it was finally time to go bigger, better, and more clothing -- thus Strange Things Emporium was born!!
Now that I have teamed up with many fellow artists we have created a small collection with over 30+ members slowly coming on board. Most items are and made and we want to share them with the world.
We offer a wide range of clothing and products for Alternative, Punk, Rock & Roll, Goth, New Romantic, Psychedelic, Disco, Rave and Taboo cultures.
An eclectic collection of new, unique accessories and other diversities for the alternative-minded.
Many of our products are made by local artisans or designers from Winnipeg and across Canada.