This Dayton store is selling vagina ornaments for your Christmas tree

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This Dayton store is selling vagina ornaments for your Christmas tree

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Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Items include vagina ornaments from Jacquelyn Marcella and Rebecca Mare Gonzalez.

There’s one place to go if all you want for Christmas is a vagina on your tree. 

Among the assortment of “girl power” merchandise sold at Heart Mercantile is a line of hang-able, handmade vagina ornaments by artists and Etsy merchants Jacquelyn Marcella and Rebecca Mare Gonzalez

The Texans specialize in “making goods with a girl power twist,” Heart co-owner Brittany Smith explained via Facebook Messenger. “Lots of their goods are focused on the strength of women, embracing the beauty of our bodies, women supporting women, and ending rape culture.”

The vaginas (which are vulvas, technically) retail for $30 each.  

Heart recently moved part of its operations into a larger location in the Oregon District as part of an expansion. 

Gifts and decor is being sold at 438 E. Fifth St., the former home of ReCreate Music. 

Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Items include vagina ornaments from Jacquelyn Marcella and Rebecca Mare Gonzalez. Photo provided by Heart Mercantile

Smith and fellow owners Carly BarrettAmanda Hensler and Kait Gilcher will keep the space at 438 E. Fifth St.  Clothing, jewelry, bags and accessories will be sold from the original space.

The company marked its second anniversary on Oct. 2. 

Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Items include vagina ornaments from Jacquelyn Marcella and Rebecca Mare Gonzalez. Photo provided by Heart Mercantile

Several of the goods Heart sells have a pro-woman twist, Smith said. 

Below are a few. (Content warning: some might find language or images offensive.)

Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Photo provided by Heart Mercantile
Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Photo provided by Heart Mercantile
Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Photo provided by Heart Mercantile
Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Items include vagina ornaments from Jacquelyn Marcella and Rebecca Mare Gonzalez. The women also make breast ornaments. Photo provided by Heart Mercantile
Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Photo provided by Heart Mercantile
Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Photo provided by Heart Mercantile
Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Photo provided by Heart Mercantile
Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Photos provided by Heart Mercantile
Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Photos provided by Heart Mercantile
Heart Mercantile in Dayton's Oregon District sells a variety of "girl power" items with a twist. Photos provided by Heart Mercantile
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