About STE – Strange Things Emporium

About STE


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.

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