Written By: Danielle Caswell
Want to do your part in helping the environment during this crisis we are experiencing but also dying for a brand-new wardrobe this fall? Maybe it’s time you take a walk on the vintage side and help our big mother E by reusing some pretty cool clothes. Funky sunglasses, unlimited supply of band T’s, and possibly some trendy Levi’s; you can find it all at the vintage shop and more. The best thing about shopping at a second-hand store is that you never know what you are going to find.
Now is the perfect time to visit your local vintage shops to stock up on flannel plaids for fall or the perfect pieces to finish that Halloween costume you are working on. Below we have listed 3 Vintage shops throughout Toronto that all vintage lovers dream about.
1. Public Butter/ Black Market Vintage
Black market is one of the oldest and well known Vintage shops in Toronto since the 80’s with all the OG Vivienne Westwood punk vibes. These two vintage shops are owned by a trio by the names of Tracey Opperman, Bernard Chung and John Christmann. With a promise to help our dear planet with “reclaiming, recycling and upcycling” these vintage shops make it aware of their collection being “Toronto’s largest selection of vintage clothing” so you know there is definitely something special waiting for you.
Address: Black Market Vintage Clothing Upstairs, 347 Queen St W 2nd floor Toronto, Canada
Address: Public Butter Premium Vintage 1290 Queen St W, Toronto, Canada
2. Mama loves you Vintage
Nostalgia is coming in hot and hitting every era in this shop with pieces from as early as the 1900’s. Owned and run by a mother daughter duo, this cute shop covered in pink walls is vintage heaven. You may find the prices a little steep for some garments but it’s definitely worth it. Not only is every piece hand picked they are also taken care of to the highest standards.
Check out there latest finds on their instagram @mamalovesyouvintage
Address: Mama loves you Vintage 541 Queen St W Toronto, Canada
3. House of Vintage
This one of a kind vintage boutique is known for their designer and never before seen pieces. Owner Dennis Adamidis has been in the fashion clothing industry for many years with a vast knowledge of all things vintage and antique; so you can imagine all the treasures that can be found in his boutique. In 2010, they opened their second location that can be found in London, England.
Check out this true Toronto gem on instagram @houseofvintagetoronto.
Address: House of Vintage 1239 Queen St W Toronto, Canada
Do your part in helping reduce the amount of contribution toward these ever growing landfills yet staying stylish at the same time by shopping vintage or by thrifting. Whether you are a minimalist or that person that can’t get enough, the vintage shops are for everyone. You can add a one of a kind piece to that capsule wardrobe or keep collecting those band T’s. Tell us about that favourite piece you have found by leaving a comment or show us by tagging @infusehumber on instagram.