Thursday, October 08, 2009

Out with the old, and in with the vintage

Toronto’s finest in vintage clothing and accessories

Foxy Lady

Foxy Boutique is Toronto’s best kept secret for the woman who loves a sexy and cheap pair of heels and unique quality wear. To this season’s hottest trend, the thigh high boot to your everyday pumps. Foxy’s inventory is stocked with surprises which are worth picking through. Classy and elegant, Foxy’s price range is more affordable than those if the Queen West vintage shops, bartering is also very common. The racks are always packed with fashionable finds and the owner Michelle Bickle, who is very knowledgeable, can always help you pick out that perfect addition to your wardrobe. For the her regulars, Bickle will even set aside pieces that she thinks will suit your needs.

Walk on the wild side

For the eclectic shopper, 69 vintage is a fun alternative to the run of the mill vintage shop. Open concept and spacious, this designer hub carries a wide selection if vintage goods that range from $50 to nothing over $150. 69 vintage also carries a variety of men’s goods from button downs to accented suit jackets. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Devoted to personal attention, they also provide onsite alterations and stunning rent only pieces. Located in the heart of the Queen West art and design district, 69 vintage is situated in prime real estate. 69’s assortment includes a vast variety of dresses as well heels and boots.

Top floor digs

This Dundas street haven is a staple for the intrepid fashionista who loves the designer wears. From Vivienne Westwood pieces to Ungaro, Apartment 909 is fully stocked with gorgeous pieces that are worth the extra buck. Owned by Japanese artist and designer Daijiro Hama, the store carries a variety of pieces from all over the globe that are carefully picked by Hama himself. With every piece a tag is attached with a knowledgeable description of the product. You really do feel like you are purchasing something one of a kind. Located at the ever expanding Dundas strip, 909 holds its own as the fore front of vintage fashion. Despite only being open for two years, Apt 909 has amassed a following among designers and clothing lovers alike.


Janet said...

Excellent source of data! I'd really love to check out these places now! It would be awesome if I knew where to locate these stores in Toronto!

Alyssa N. said...

Cute article! I agree with Janet though, addresses are key! :D For Foxy Lady and Top Floor Digs some price points would have been cool too! Love that you wrote about some places most people wouldn't know about otherwise!