9 Places to shop in Toronto for that rare vintage find...
Many think that New York and Paris are the meccas of vintage and thrift shop fashion, however, we’re here to tell you that Toronto is a city that not only matches the better-known fashion hubs but surpasses both in terms of the sheer number of well priced and curated vintage stores and thrift shops.
Many of the stores are located in Kensington Market and along Queen Street West in Parkdale with several other gems scattered around the city.These boutiques have a vast range of offerings. So whether you're in the market for a cheap find or designer gem, you surely won’t go home empty handed.
1. Mama Loves You Vintage
541 Queen Street West Perched on the Toronto vintage lovers’ go-to shopping precinct of Queen Street, Mama Loves You Vintage is perfect for one-of-a-kind outerwear alongside a serious collection of silk dresses (this writer picked up a billowing vintage silk number for just $20).
2. Gadabout Vintage Toronto
1300 Queen Street East There are finds from the late 1800’s through to the 1970’s at this treasure trove of a store which doesn’t consider anything later than the 70s to be vintage.
3. Penny Arcade
1177 Dundas Street West “The spacious, low-lit DuWest boutique has something for everyone, from moto jackets and mom jeans to designer LBDs. The owner, Rachel, has a talent for finding pieces that don't feel costumey.” - ELLE Canada
4. Public Butter Vintage
1290 Queen St West One of those vintage stores you really have to dig through to find a killer bargain.
5. In Vintage We Trust
1580 Queen Street West What a great name for a store, right! For anything vintage streetwear; This. Is. your. Store. Though it is only menswear focused, the ladies can defs rock most of the awesome deadstock jerseys and Coogi sweaters sold here.
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6. Courage My Love
14 Kensington Avenue From retro barware to OTT costume jewellery, this one really has it all.
7. Sub Rosa Vintage
16 Kensington Ave One of the most eccentric stores on this list, Sub Rosa is nestled in Kensington Market where you’ll be able to find a selection of curated up and coming trends.
8. F as in Frank
418 Queen St West This bomb.com store stocks enough Tommy, CK and Adidas at its Toronto outpost to outfit the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Head to the back of the store for spaghetti-strap mini-dresses and halter tops.
9. Stella Luna
1627 Queen St West Owner Crispian Underwood's has a well-curated selection of designer items that match the store’s very reasonable discount prices.
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