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.
>> Beloved Oregon District business Heart Mercantile is expanding, moving (Oct. 4, 2017)
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.
Smith and fellow owners Carly Barrett, Amanda 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.
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.)