Mars In Scorpio —
A Retail Space and Communal Hub
“He who has been stung by the scorpion is frightened at its shadow.”
Mars is the planet of aggression. It determines how you assert yourself, take action, and the energy that surrounds you - particularly in your sex life, your ambitiousness, and when you’re angry. Your mars is in Scorpio, meaning you assert yourself in a way that is serious and incisive, and you push things forward with passion and intensity. Once you decide to do something you won’t hold back.
Mars In Scorpio is a culmination of the owner, Alexander’s, greatest loves in life. It’s a synthesis of music, movies, philosophy, art, and fashion (of course). He has loved streetwear since he started to dive deep into it through the Hypebeast forums in the mid 2000’s where he fell in love with this deep, niche subculture. He now wants to continue to give that experience through his boutique. MIS exist to bridge the gap between the tourist and the purist by providing fashion forward products at a democratic price.
Streetwear is egalitarian in its approach, yet it's prided on its exclusivity and clout. There’s value in this mindset, but MIS believe’s there is greater value in opening up the platform for others to join the conversation. Said conversation is now a global phenom reaching far and wide. So it’s important that MIS belongs online because there is no concrete “central hub”. Mars In Scorpio is nomadic. Mars In Scorpio is Global. It belongs to no place, no time, no one. It is for all of us, everywhere, anytime.
One of the most fascinating aspects of streetwear is the dedication to education. We pride ourselves on becoming familiar with brands, their creators, and the movements that follow suite. Mars In Scorpio intends to further this by holding conventions that center not only center around vendors, but also how they grew to be where they are. As well as creating events in a physical space, our website also offers as a place to learn about other artist, designers, musicians, writers, etc., through editorial interviews.
So we are a retailer, but we are also so much more. Mars In Scorpio is a hub for community experience, and education. Engrained within the company is a strong sense of self, and a strong sense of responsibility. We give back because we have to. We give back because we want to. Without those have given to us we would be nothing.
All of Mars In Scorpio is structured around these 9 mandates. Whether it’s the clothes we buy for the store, our people, our direction, to our campaigns. These keep MIS aligned in every aspect and make sure that we continue to push ourselves to expanding the idea of fashion and retail.
- MAXIMUM MINIMALISM - LAYERED SIMPLICITY
A SOCIETAL COMMENTARY - HAS A REASON TO EXIST NOW
RELATIONSHIPS - BETWEEN PEOPLE, OBJECTS, ENVIRONMENTS
COLOR - THE PSYCHOLOGY
EMOTIONAL HONESTY - IF I FEEL THIS THEN SO DO OTHERS
SUBVERTING NORMS - REDEFINING BEAUTY, GENDER, SEX, IDENTITY
FINE ART - CONCEPTUAL THINKING APPLIED PRAGMATICALLY
JUXTAPOSITION - OPPOSITES ARE VARYING DEGREES OF THE SAME THING
SPEAKING TO THE TOURIST & PURIST SIMULTANEOUSLY
Fashion and retail is our business, but we are so much more than that. We exist to challenge the status quo and provide a space where we can evolve and do greater in this world. Mars In Scorpio emphasizes treating our community, vendors, and team members like you would a close friend. Everything we do at Mars In Scorpio (MIS) is run through the “Street. Tech.Smart.” lens. This includes how we expect team members to act.
- We are knowledgable and have the experience necessary to deal with potential difficulties with a creative mind making use of whatever resources are available to us.
- Through the aid of technology, we can bridge the physical gap of distance by providing our products, as well as an experience and education to a global market.
- We continue to educate ourselves about the ever evolving fashion and art world so that we can provide our customers with whats on the edge of trending.