We are a Friendly, Non-judgmental and Accepting establishment, Welcoming of Everyone irregardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or socioeconomics. It is a very safe shopping environment for everyone.
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JQ Clothing Ltd., previously known as The Jean Queen, began operating in 2000.
Actually it really began in the flea markets. Knight street flea market (remember that!?) and Abbotsford, to be exact. That would have been about 1995.
The first brick and mortar store was at Commercial and 4th in the year 2000. It initially started as a used clothing store specializing in Levi's, and gradually transformed into what it is now - a haven for anyone wanting something out of the ordinary. We haven't sold used jeans, or used anything, for many years now, but we have had continuous operations with the same owner, Corina Petersen, since day one.
We hate definitions; we don't really fit into any one category. Actually we should really work on creating a new category!
FUNWEAR - that would be more appropriate.
But if we had to categorize ourselves and say what "types" of people we appeal to, it would be very diverse: ravers, festival goers, burners, burlesque dancers, entertainers, strippers, fetish crowd, cross dressers, drag queens, emcees, performers, anyone identifying as lgbtq, queer, transgender, etc. This list could go on and on. Anyone having a taste for a little fun and colour can find a thrill shopping at JQ Clothing Ltd.
We have been in continuous operation since 2000.Listed below is just some recognition we have received from our peers and #jqfriends
2019 Georgia Straight's Readers' Choice Awards - 3rd place - Best Fetish Wear Store
2017 Westender's Best of the City - 2nd Place - Best Women's Apparel Store
2016 Westender's Best of the City - 1st Place - Best Women's Apparel Store
2016 Westender's Best of the City - 2nd Place- Best Local Business
2016 Stars of Vancouver - Best Women's Clothing Store - 2nd Place
2015 Stars of Vancouver - Best Women's Clothing Store - 2nd place
2015 Stars of Vancouver - Best Local Business - 1st Place
2014 Stars of Vancouver - Best Women's Clothing Store - 2nd place
2001 BeYourOwnBoss.org - Entrepreneur of the Year
2005 BC Urban Entrepreneurial Assn - Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Retail Category