In case you haven't noticed, most store windows are filled with positively dreary clothes that are simply devoid of any sort of personality whatsoever. But if you're an adventurous and imaginative dresser whose tastes can't be confined to what's in season at the Gap (shudder!), Mars Mercantile is one-stop shopping for any fashion statement that you may be valiantly hoping to make. Why, if you feel like impressing your pals with a costume consisting of a pair of vintage cowboy boots, a pair of plaid '80s bondage pants, topped off with a frilly apron from the '40s, chances are good that you'll find these items among the bursting racks. Mars boasts a large selection of both men and women's clothes and it's easy to while away an entire afternoon trying on things while also pondering sartorial hits and mishaps from yesteryear. Prices are reasonable and you can also sell your unwanted duds there, but make sure they're of the way cool variety; the Mars employees have tons of hipper-than-thou attitude and will not suffer bad clothes gladly.
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