The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium is evolving their whimsical finds and expanding into custom fashion.

The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium is evolving their whimsical finds and expanding into custom fashion.

Video by The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium, Filmed By Rick Canfield

When fashion and art collide it can evoke emotions of wonder and give you insight into the minds of the artists and designers that create together. This is the essence of our subject today as we introduce to you The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium, a unique fashion novelty and art store based in San Antonio Antonio, Texas catering to the adventure seeker at heart. It is a place of whimsical joys, fashionable toys and custom designs, costumes, masks, vintage accessories, and every-day upcycled embellished wear. Officially launched back in January of 2017, the Imaginarium has hosted many pop-up shops and held many trunk shows at various public events. With a sprinkle of magic in every corner, this unique online shop has dazzled the most colorful shoppers and given home to a collection of apparel, custom jewelry, and accessories that patrons have grown to love and depend on.


Seen above, Victorian ruffled collars designed by Kat Day and constructed by Laura Arellano


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Kathleen Day, founder and fashion artist at The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium is an internationally published multidisciplinary contemporary artist, model/actress, and author. She has been collecting vintage upcycled clothing and accessories with a more cirque theme since she was 17 years old and has always had an emotional connection to art and fashion with an avant-garde feel. With the evolution of The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium throughout the years, her team has expanded with her new fiancé Joe Gomez III as CFO and Laura Arellano as her resident in-house seamstress. Through this expansion, Day strives to support sustainability by using, reusing, and mixing her upcycled discoveries while introducing a new custom wear collection into the mix this year. 


Seen here, founder and retailer Kat Day. Photo sourced from Day’s Facebook page


Seen above from left to right, fiancé and CFO Joe Gomez III, founder Kat Day and resident seamstress Laura Arellano


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Their custom wear collection is entitled Cirque Couture. These conceptual designs by Day have been delicately sewn and constructed by her in-house seamstress Laura Arellano of Blue Betties Boutique. The designs are elaborately ruffled and rushed collars reminiscent of Victorian times and meant for the fashionably brave seeking a way to make a fashion statement. This full design collection will be released publicly April 1, 2021 on the shop website partnered with an additional short fashion film featuring the magical essence that The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium is known for.


Cirque Couture Handcrafted Designs: Cirque Couture Victorian ruffled collars designed by Kat Day and constructed by Laura Arellano


Cirque Couture Victorian ruffled collars designed by Kat Day and constructed by Laura Arellano

Curious about the collection and want to take a sneak peak before April?! The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium will be hosting a trunk show on Saturday March 20th from 11am-4pm to showcase their upcycled collection, jewelry, custom pieces, and novelties at The Good Kind Southtown located at 1127 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78210. With safe distancing and COVID precautions set in place, it is a great outdoor event venue safe for shopping.


Up cycled garments by the Imaginarium Wonder Emporium 


Model Mia Isabella wearing an up cycled vintage sequin blazer by the Imaginarium 

Be sure to follow the Imaginarium Wonder Emporium on Facebook Page | Instagram as well as their resident seamstress Laura Arellano of Blue Betties Boutique


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