New vintage clothing stores in Toronto may be freshmen compared to the horde of veterans in the city, but they've got all the makings of shops here to stay. If you haven't guessed by now, this city is hot for vintage clothing, so there's always room for a new joint peddling old product - especially if they fill a niche in the ever-thriving scene.
Here are my picks for the top new vintage clothing shops in Toronto.
In Vintage We Trust
After selling men's vintage collectibles on eBay for years, In Vintage We Trust opened a brick-and-mortar earlier this year to house their vast selection of quality men's sporting goods and workwear. The Parkdale storefront fits right in the neighbourhood with its old school varsity jackets, authentic basketball jerseys, and - of course - original Levi's jeans.
The Treasure Chest
There's no better place to set up a vintage boutique than in the lobby of the Windsor Arms Hotel, a building that's almost 90 years old. The Treasure Chest teems with flashy womenswear and a handful of menswear goodies despite being a cubbyhole-sized space. Think of it as your glamorous grandmother's walk-in closet, with leopard carpeting to boot.
Stacey Collrin, one owner behind Odd Finds General Store in Bloordale, decided earlier this year to open Siberia, another vintage venture on West Queen West. The smaller shop stocks a curated collection of womenswear from the 70s, 80s, and 90s - perfect for the hip-and-with-it neighbourhood it's in.
96 Tears is a Parkdale go-to for men's and women's clothing with a generous helping of fun factor. The new shop carries funky finds like velour tracksuits, patchwork leather pants, and enough 90s windbreakers to dress your entire squad.
Three Fates is a cozy space carrying ultra-feminine womenswear both new and vintage. While secondhand floral dresses and denim cutoffs make up part of the stock, the Parkdale boutique also carries girly labels Motel Rocks, Honey Punch, and Pink Stitch.
What did I miss? Let us know what your favourite new vintage store is in the comments. Photo of 96 Tears by Morris Lum
by Bianca Venerayan via blogTO