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819 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6Z 2E6

Tel: (604) 669-9990

Monday to Saturday 11AM -8PM
Sunday 11PM-7PM

Jeff Martin, aka Martini, got his start in the clothing business during his last year attending the University of Victoria. He began importing and distributing a line of clothing by the name of X-New loosely affiliated with Mike D of the Beastie Boy’s X-Large brand and Jeff eventually acquired the exclusive rights in Canada to the X-New label. This led to his initial foray into fashion design spawning both the updated Extra New line and women’s line of clothing by the name of Scenery and motivated Jeff to look for other business opportunities.

One such opportunity that presented itself was an upstart hip hop clothing and music store by the name of F.W.U.H. In 1996 Jeff purchased fifty percent of the company and embarked on a program to grow the fledgling hip hop shop into successful a fashion and music entity. Over the next few years Jeff introduced many independent hip hop based brands to Vancouver combined with major brands like Polo Sport and Tommy Hilfiger, and solidified the store as a hip hop fashion, music and lifestyle destination well known across North America.

One very notable brand that emerged from this era was the Vancity Original Brand. This came literally off the back of an F.W.U.H shop logo tee that Jeff had put “Vancity Original Since 1994″ on the back of to signify the year the store was born. The popularity of the tee was the catalyst for the start of the Vancity Original brand in 1998. 10 years later the brand, consisting simply of tees and custom New Era caps, is at an all time high in popularity and has been seen across the globe in places such as Jamaica, Paris, Atlanta, New York and across Canada.

By early 2000 Jeff was sensing an explosion in the hip hop clothing market. Wanting to expand the market and have more of a hip hop fashion boutique, Jeff sold his share in F.W.U.H in May of that year. Until this time “hip hop shops” had typically been dark, uninviting and poorly merchandised stores off the beaten path. Jeff had a vision to have a fashion boutique that catered to hip hop minded people but was presented in a way that would attract not only core hip hop consumers but anyone looking for new, exciting and exclusive clothing. December 11, 2000 Dipt was born. The response was unbelievable! As hoped, the store, while keeping its hip hop aesthetic, attracted a broad range of customers the first ever being non other than Master P. ten years later, a few brand updates and renovations and an amended name, Dipt remains one of the most renowned hip hop and streetwear clothing, footwear and accessory retail stores in the country and worldwide for that matter.

Along the way Martini also became a well know shoe collector know primarily for his vast collection of Nike Air Force 1’s. Boasting a collection consisting of over 500 colorways of the AF1 alone his collection has been documented in magazines, videos, documentaries and most recently in last years Nike x Peace Magazine publication commemorating the 25th anniversary of the shoe.

Jeff has rounded out his business by partnering with long time associate and one time Dipt manager, Justin Jung to form Offshoot West agency. Offshoot West is a boutique sales agency specializing in exclusive streetwear brands such as 10 Deep, Staple, Mishka, Akomplice, Starter and others that services hand picked stores across western Canada.

139 Comments leave one →
  1. Anita Ng permalink
    September 27, 2009 5:20 AM

    Hey, I was just wondering what brands you carry that are either local (vancouver) or canadian? THANKS!

  2. Simon Bolliger permalink
    December 31, 2009 5:43 AM

    Is it possible to order a Vancity Cap online and deliver it to Europe (Switzerland)?!
    Greets Simon

  3. shaffique maru permalink
    August 4, 2010 11:32 PM

    What styled of the super sunglasses do you have available for purchase? How much are they?


  4. brittanymckenzie permalink
    August 25, 2010 10:26 AM

    We are expecting a new shipment of Super Sunglasses in the next couple weeks. Check back.

  5. August 26, 2010 6:45 PM

    yo where can a get some of the music you guys play in the shop…like what artists.
    got some jay kin already!

  6. Steven permalink
    September 15, 2010 7:17 PM

    Do you guys have Supra Pilot shoes?

  7. brittanymckenzie permalink
    September 20, 2010 4:24 PM

    Not at the moment but they’re on the way! We’ll have them in grey.

  8. steven permalink
    September 23, 2010 9:38 AM

    When will you have them? and will you get them in black?

  9. Rich Horne permalink
    October 24, 2010 2:51 PM

    Hey I love your stuff but I live in Toronto now. Can I order online??????

  10. brittanymckenzie permalink
    October 24, 2010 3:55 PM

    We’re supposed to get our fall shipment of Supras within the next week and no we’re only set to have them in grey.

  11. brittanymckenzie permalink
    October 24, 2010 3:56 PM

    Yup! We don’t have an online store but you can email with what you’d wanna order and we can set it up.

  12. McD permalink
    October 25, 2010 8:45 PM

    Hey, I’m diggin the super flat tops sunglasses all black, do you have them in? and if so how much?

  13. brittanymckenzie permalink
    October 28, 2010 2:11 PM

    Yeah we do. They’re 189.99. The matte black ones right?

  14. Chubs permalink
    January 18, 2011 9:24 AM

    much love to everyone at DIPT!

  15. brittanymckenzie permalink
    January 24, 2011 5:24 PM

    Thanks for the love!

  16. liam permalink
    February 24, 2011 7:03 PM

    hi do you have any supra skytop II? and wat colours?

  17. brittanymckenzie permalink
    March 7, 2011 4:10 PM

    Yup, we have them in black/red and navy/gold

  18. rob permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:08 PM

    Hey, do you have any acapulco gold merch? I was thinking sweatshirts and snapbacks. If not, any idea when a shipment might come in?

  19. James permalink
    April 3, 2011 3:41 PM

    Hey do you carry the Supra tk society mids?

  20. brittanymckenzie permalink
    April 4, 2011 11:36 AM

    No, I’m sorry, we don’t.

  21. April 17, 2011 9:02 AM

    hey, how much are the vancity crewnecks? do you have them in women sizes?

  22. brittanymckenzie permalink
    April 25, 2011 12:37 PM

    At the moment we only have crewnecks in mens sizes, however we have ladies hoodies with the same logo. The mens crewnecks are $69.99

  23. Parry SINGH M. permalink
    April 28, 2011 2:28 AM

    Hey I was wondering if you guys had those army cargo shorts in???

    PCE OUT TO DIPT !!!!!!

  24. brittanymckenzie permalink
    May 8, 2011 12:14 PM

    We have a couple from Crooks & Castles. There’s also a pair of camo pants from 10Deep that are FRESH.

  25. Colin permalink
    May 10, 2011 6:33 PM

    Do you guys got any Chicago Bulls Snapbacks?

  26. brittanymckenzie permalink
    May 15, 2011 4:35 PM

    Yes we do, but they sell quick so don’t sleep!

  27. May 26, 2011 10:08 PM

    other than the size, are the men vancity crewnecks the same as the ones for women? how much are the vancity tshirts and hoodies?

  28. brittanymckenzie permalink
    June 13, 2011 12:23 PM

    We actually don’t currently carry any crewnecks for women.The Vancity tees are 39.99 and the hoodies are 79.99!

  29. Rick James permalink
    June 21, 2011 6:02 PM

    Can you post the concerts coming to town regularly?
    Theres no good place to find out when the underground shows are coming.

  30. richiemcfly permalink*
    June 22, 2011 10:11 AM

    What’s good Rick. Please subscribe to our email (link at top right on the blog, below the banner) and check this blog regularly. We sponsor and sell tickets to a lot of hip hop shows in Vancity and do our best to let you know about ‘em through those avenues. Call the shop too, we’d be glad to help and follow @DIPTVANCITY. That should do it!

  31. Jenny permalink
    June 26, 2011 2:20 PM

    Hey what size crewnecks do you have for men?

  32. Jenny permalink
    June 26, 2011 2:21 PM

    And do you have them in grey ?

  33. brittanymckenzie permalink
    July 4, 2011 4:57 PM

    We carry S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

  34. brittanymckenzie permalink
    July 4, 2011 4:57 PM

    And yes we do!

  35. ben permalink
    July 24, 2011 5:09 PM

    do you have any van city crewnecks? and how much are they also van city shirts and sweaters?

  36. Emilio permalink
    July 26, 2011 2:49 PM

    When is your next sale?

  37. brittanymckenzie permalink
    July 31, 2011 12:36 PM

    We just got a shipment of Vancity Original so we’re fully stocked! Crewnecks are $69.99, t-shirts for $39.99, and hoodies for $79.99.

  38. brittanymckenzie permalink
    July 31, 2011 12:38 PM

    TOMORROW!!! August 1st! Everything is 20% off and we’re gonna have a lil bbq :)

  39. Tyler permalink
    August 12, 2011 10:37 PM

    How much are the vanity original hats

  40. brittanymckenzie permalink
    August 28, 2011 4:02 PM

    They’re all $49.99 each!

  41. Nick permalink
    September 23, 2011 4:15 PM

    Hey how much is your purple and yellow van city SnapBack hat?

  42. September 25, 2011 1:27 PM

    49.99 but we do not have any avaible at this time

  43. October 11, 2011 4:10 PM

    Is there any VANCITY crewnecks or tees in ? also is this the only streetwear store in van besides main places like metro town?? if anyone could answer thanks and deuces

  44. October 12, 2011 5:00 PM

    yes we have some in ..and no there’s some place in gas town and on granville as well

  45. November 29, 2011 9:36 PM

    Do you ship to the US? Was in Vancouver for one day last week, saw a girl that was wearing a “Van City” hoodie. IT was so dope. I want it, she said DIPT. I couldn’t make it to get one, i live in California and want the hoodie or hat.

    Let me know, thanks

  46. December 4, 2011 12:27 AM

    yessss we do just email

  47. December 7, 2011 1:22 AM

    Thanks, will do.

  48. Sara permalink
    December 14, 2011 7:42 PM

    Do you have VanCity crew necks in black ? :O

  49. December 20, 2011 4:39 PM


  50. Mr. B permalink
    January 11, 2012 11:30 PM

    How much is shipping? (within the province)

  51. January 12, 2012 11:56 AM

    wouldn’t know until you ordered something …just depends can always check canada

  52. Cherrie Kwok permalink
    January 12, 2012 8:28 PM

    i am looking for a vancity hoodie.. women’s size, what’s the smallest you got?

  53. January 13, 2012 1:23 PM

    the smallest size for womens hoodies is a small in girls but currently we are sold out we should be getting some in by the end of the month

  54. January 20, 2012 10:02 PM

    I have been surfing on-line more than three hours nowadays, but I by no means discovered any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made just right content material as you did, the internet will likely be a lot more useful than ever before.

  55. January 21, 2012 12:06 AM


  56. Jessie permalink
    January 30, 2012 8:36 PM

    hey, im interested in a mens medium black van city t-shirt. any idea when you may have one?

  57. February 4, 2012 12:09 AM

    we have some in now mostly XL but we will be getting more in the next few weeks

  58. Kalem Scott permalink
    February 24, 2012 10:32 AM

    Hey I’m looking for a model job in the city and your store is so sick! I have experience modeling and your style looks great on me so I’ve been told.
    Please contact me if interested- email:
    Phone: 1250-415-1938

  59. February 25, 2012 12:45 PM

    Hi were actually not looking for any models at this time

  60. Boss Figgums permalink
    February 25, 2012 4:58 PM

    Hi! Just wondering, is there going to be a sale?

  61. February 25, 2012 10:13 PM

    some time in the spring stay posted here….we always got things on sale

  62. ali permalink
    March 22, 2012 10:38 PM

    when are you planning on opening online shopping?

  63. March 23, 2012 4:22 PM


  64. April 9, 2012 11:13 AM

    Do you have any Van City hoods for women available ? If so what sizes?

  65. Liam permalink
    April 9, 2012 11:40 AM

    I was wondering if you could order in Mitchell and ness snapbacks that aren’t currently in your shop.

    Thanks, Liam

  66. April 9, 2012 1:44 PM

    yo may be able to its best to call and see but usally we only ship out what we have… for a certain M&N you may have to check on there web site to see if u can order it

  67. April 9, 2012 1:45 PM

    yes we do right now we only have medium black and small to medium in the grey we will have more in by the end of the month

  68. eddie permalink
    April 12, 2012 11:42 AM

    hey do you guys carry slowbucks clothing?

  69. April 12, 2012 2:10 PM

    no we dont sorry

  70. Tommy permalink
    April 18, 2012 8:12 AM

    You guys should setup an online store. I live in Calgary, and I’d buy stuff online from you without mercy. Please.

  71. richiemcfly permalink*
    April 18, 2012 11:30 AM

    We’re in the process of developing an online store for Vancity Original. Calgary is still within Canada so shipping to you from DIPT would be reasonable. Please call the store for more details, we’d be happy to help! (604) 669-9990

  72. Amanda permalink
    April 22, 2012 9:45 PM

    How much are the VanCity crew necks for women?

  73. April 23, 2012 3:46 PM

    They are 69.99

  74. Liam permalink
    April 23, 2012 3:58 PM

    Do you have any bucket hats?

  75. April 27, 2012 2:28 PM

    No sorry we don’t

  76. May 2, 2012 5:15 AM

    Do you guys sell atomic clothing?

  77. May 3, 2012 1:23 PM

    no we dont sorry!

  78. Sudi permalink
    May 23, 2012 10:38 AM

    Do you still have “Wu tang” wooden necklaces and bracelets?!
    If so, is it possible to buy online?!

  79. May 23, 2012 5:32 PM

    yes we do you can order by emailing

  80. abc permalink
    May 27, 2012 7:22 PM

    What styled of the super sunglasses do you have available for purchase? Do you have basic style dark havana color ?How much are they?

  81. Diana permalink
    May 31, 2012 1:28 PM

    Hi i was wondering what font you guys used for the van city shirts!

  82. June 2, 2012 10:00 PM

    Hey how much are the Super Flat Top Matte Black sunglasses? And do you guys also carry the Regular Black flat tops in different sizes?

  83. June 16, 2012 2:08 PM <—— that's all the styles we have in right now

  84. June 16, 2012 2:09 PM

    179.99 and no we just have one size

  85. Walter permalink
    September 2, 2012 6:06 PM

    Ive been here a few times and purchased something every time. My only problem is the staff. They are really snooty, and they seem to judge you if you are not “hip hop” enough. Mostly referring to the white guy with a bunch of tats that works the till.

  86. Jeremy permalink
    September 2, 2012 10:22 PM

    Any good XXL Varsity Jackets left?

  87. September 4, 2012 12:53 PM

    sorry bout that come in again he just looks serious sometimes. Trust me know one is judging you at all =)

  88. September 4, 2012 12:56 PM

    Yes we do =)

  89. Mario permalink
    September 5, 2012 6:45 PM

    how much for bbc tees?

  90. September 11, 2012 12:35 PM


  91. Carolin permalink
    September 28, 2012 5:06 AM

    When are you getting the online shop?

  92. alesha permalink
    October 4, 2012 4:19 PM

    i’m just wondering how much are your woman vancity sweaters

  93. October 11, 2012 3:29 PM

    they are 69.99 with or without hood

  94. October 11, 2012 3:33 PM

    its in the works you can always order by emailing

  95. Rex permalink
    October 29, 2012 2:19 PM

    I’m from Seattle just wondering how much would it be with tax for sz 10 in the Jordan 9 “crawfish”

  96. October 30, 2012 6:11 PM

    it will be 223.98

  97. Alisha permalink
    November 12, 2012 3:43 PM

    Is your clothing really good quality or something since it’s so expensive?

  98. November 13, 2012 5:39 PM

    yup and if you have a problem with it you can bring it back within 14 days..60 days for Vancity Original gear

  99. Alisha permalink
    November 13, 2012 6:39 PM

    Do your Vancity women hoodies ever go on sale? $70 for a hoodie on regular price is a bit much.

  100. November 15, 2012 2:16 PM

    yes we have a sale starting Friday

  101. November 17, 2012 11:23 PM

    what are your sale prices for women’s hoodies?

  102. November 22, 2012 2:25 PM

    they are 69.99 and then 20 percent off…today is the last day of the sale

  103. katemate permalink
    December 4, 2012 9:58 AM

    When are you gonna have an online store or is there one for VanCity caps? Thx

  104. December 8, 2012 2:19 PM

    to order anything you can email…we are still working on our online store.

  105. Morgan permalink
    December 14, 2012 4:20 PM

    do you know when the online store will be up? :)

  106. December 14, 2012 7:05 PM

    hopefully by spring we just been really busy but as soon as its up you’ll know

  107. Mackenzie permalink
    February 10, 2013 10:19 PM

    How much are the woman’s hoodies?

  108. February 11, 2013 11:05 AM


  109. Rojas permalink
    February 13, 2013 3:03 AM

    do you have women hoodies in stock? (black)

  110. February 14, 2013 1:28 PM

    yes we just got them in today

  111. Manpreet permalink
    March 20, 2013 6:11 PM

    Hey do you have Jordan 1 Flights and is so how much are they?

  112. March 22, 2013 11:18 AM

    Hey no sorry we dont best bet for those would be to check out Footlock or champs they usually have that edition of Jordan

  113. Kayla permalink
    June 1, 2013 3:59 AM

    Why can’t I order things online….sucky :(

  114. June 1, 2013 8:14 PM

    Online store is dropping very soon …u can email if you would like to order anything

  115. June 14, 2013 12:35 AM

    Yes we are

  116. June 15, 2013 7:34 PM

    How much are world of dance tickets?

  117. June 17, 2013 2:20 PM

    They are $25

  118. Travis permalink
    July 5, 2013 1:31 AM

    Can you guys ship to Edmonton?

  119. vidursh permalink
    July 5, 2013 12:56 PM

    do you guys have the nike solarsoft? if not can you ship it in?

  120. July 5, 2013 4:36 PM

    Hey sorry no we don’t carry them and unfortunately we are unable to get them shipped in

  121. July 5, 2013 4:37 PM

    yes we ship worldwide

  122. Martin Garibay permalink
    July 11, 2013 2:14 PM

    Was in your store today and purchased some Van City gear. The girls that were working were polite and very patient with me and very helpful. It was one of my best shopping experiences ever. I’m glad I braved the downtown traffic to come to your store. I will definitely be coming back!!!

  123. Daniel permalink
    August 1, 2013 10:13 AM

    How do i order vanity apparel??

  124. August 1, 2013 12:21 PM

    Email to order anything or you can wait for the Vancity original online store. it will be launching in a few weeks

  125. September 12, 2013 2:44 PM

    you make custom grillz?

  126. September 13, 2013 6:12 PM

    I believe so….we have a guy that does them…email and someone will send you the info

  127. DIPTfan permalink
    October 26, 2013 11:42 PM

    What’s the exact price(tax included) for the Laney 5’s that will come out on the 2nd of November? I need to know asap thx!

  128. October 31, 2013 10:47 AM

    Hey they are 200 + 12% tax for the exact price you can call the store at 6046699990

  129. Thai permalink
    January 10, 2014 9:24 PM

    Lookin for new era Canucks fitted black on black caps. Do you have any and if so, how much and what sizes are available? Thanks!

  130. January 11, 2014 2:49 PM

    We currently don’t have any black on black canuck hats but we will be getting some new styles in soon.

  131. Brad lee permalink
    March 10, 2014 7:00 PM

    Eh yo, I hit up your store on my bday the other day! Thanks for hookong me up with the gear!! I believe I’m going to be purchasing a lot more! Service was tight! Deuces!

  132. Charlie permalink
    September 7, 2014 4:49 PM

    Does Martini still do custom grills? If so, Is there any way I can contact him?

  133. September 10, 2014 5:14 PM

    Email or

  134. U. Drew permalink
    September 14, 2014 9:20 PM

    Hey Dipt! i was in your store last friday around 4pm and 5pm and i’m wondering what song you guys were playing around that time. It was like a concert of someone. I really enjoyed it while shopping. Thank you!

  135. September 15, 2014 6:10 PM

    Hey it was probably Kanye west show from his first album tour

  136. U. Drew permalink
    September 15, 2014 10:35 PM

    The College dropout one?

  137. September 16, 2014 4:11 PM



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