West End Toronto Vintage Stores: Head West for Some of Toronto’s Best Vintage!
On the hunt for a piece of statement jewelery or a stand-out party frock? Looking to add some unique pieces to your wardrobe that no one else will be wearing? Vintage shops in Toronto’s west end are stocked with funky fashions and are great destinations for shoppers who love the thrill of the find!
On the hunt for vintage dresses? Franny Vintage offers a colourful collection that ranges from bright cotton day dresses to dramatic evening pieces, as well as tops, jeans, leather jackets, retro purses and funky face-swallowing sunglasses. Shoe fanatics will adore the fabulously girlie-girl selection of pumps, boots and sandals in a wide range of sizes. Check out the Franny Vintage Blog to stay on top of new arrivals. 1394 Queen St. West (east of Lansdowne)
The Public Butter
This store is really cool. An offshoot of the popular Black Market Vintage Clothing, it showcases vintage apparel and accessories for men and women as well as retro furnishings and original art by local artists. Once you start flipping through the racks of vintage rock tees, jeans and dresses it’s hard to tear yourself away. Dig for designer labels and you might unearth a Burberry trench coat or a Dior jacket. 1290 Queen St. West (between Brock Street and Dufferin Street)
The Repeat Boutique
This second-hand store in Toronto is bursting with fun finds from lululemon crops to crisp Ann Taylor LOFT jackets. Don’t leave without taking a peek at the counter of costume jewelery, which is loaded with sparkly pieces in every shape and size. 710 Annette St. Street (one block east of Jane)
This Etobicoke consignment shop has been moving second-hand apparel long before it was known as vintage! Pros at spotting wearable, quality women’s vintage clothing, The Comeback takes in new stock daily and has a knack for choosing fashionable items in excellent condition. There is a great selection of suits and separates, and a designer purse or two can typically be found on the accessories shelves. 4893 Dundas St. West (at Burnhamthorpe)
Take Me Back
No fall-apart fashion to be found here, just carefully-chosen quality vintage. 1960s boat neck shifts, empire-waist chiffon nighties, and retro peep-toe pumps line the boutique. Designs by Betsey Johnson, Laura Ashley, Peach Berserk and Cinnamon Sea mingle together in a medley of colours and patterns, especially polka dots- which the owner loves. And don’t be afraid to bring the boys along… a corner of the store is dedicated to some really funky menswear. 1692 Queen Street West (east of Roncesvalles)
Stella Luna is the kind of store you simply can’t walk past without taking a look inside because it’s just so pretty and girlie. Gorgeous and affordable vintage sways gently on racks suspended from the ceiling, and accessories range from candy-coloured Candie’s heels to ivory birdcage netted hats. The collection is current, trendy and affordable. 1627 Queen Street West (across the street from Take Me Back)
There are many great boutiques in Toronto and lots of vintage shopping to explore in the west end of the city, so Downtown Toronto girls- get on that streetcar!