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The Best Vintage Clothing Shopping in Toronto

I love vintage shopping. The idea of rummaging through old racks and piles of clothing and finding that perfect item makes me so happy. I love a good luxury item but nothing beats finding something that you weren't looking for and definitely need.

I get asked all the time where my favourite vintage/thrift shopping stores are in Toronto, and on a recent Instagram poll, you guys wanted me to write a post + film a video on my Top Vintage Clothing Stores in Toronto. So I've compiled a list that will take you around Toronto to some of my favourite shops and have you vintage shop in Toronto like a local.

House of Vintage | Parkdale
Located in Parkdale, this spot is a perfectly handpicked curated stock of beautiful men and womenswear. With items ranging from the 1920-1980s, House of Vintage has awesome jackets, leather coats, denim and band shirts alongside plenty of vintage bags.

Public Butter | Parkdale
Across the street from House of Vintage, Public Butter is a massive store that sells basically everything. Furniture, accessories, clothing, art and weird mannequins, the store curated mainly 80s-90s style picks and everything grunge.

Chosen Vintage | West Queen West
Probably one of my all-time favourite stores to shop and stare at. Even if you don't buy anything, just a walk through the shop lets you admire hand-selected treasures and vintage basics. This spot is super cool and caters to both men and women with prices ranging from mid to high range and styles from the 70s-90s. The shop is now located above Ruins on the second floor.

People's Champ Vintage | Roncesvalles
A very cool shop with an amazing selection of brand and designer pieces. The prices are a little higher but well worth a browse, I have found so many treasures here. The shop has a well-curated collection of items that you won't see anywhere else. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful plus are consistently posting daily pieces to Instagram.

Black Market Vintage | Queen Street West
A staple store in Toronto's vintage scene; the shop specializes in graphic tees and punk rock basics for a fee of 10$! How can you go wrong? If you're looking for grungy vintage basics then this is your new favourite store.

Sub-Rosa Vintage | Kensington Market
One of Toronto's BEST vintage clothing stores (as stated by The Culture Trip). This second-hand shop is nestled in the Kensington Market streets and focuses on trendy/vintage designer pieces for both men and women. With good prices and a huge selection of goods from shoes to bags to wedding dresses and more, you're definitely going to want to spend some time thrifting through this epic shop.

Bungalow | Kensington Market
Do you need a vintage rock n' roll shirt? Or maybe a sexy dress? Oh, I know, you need some danish inspired furniture for your home. Look no further than Bungalow, another perfect spot for your vintage dreams to come true. The store curates collector pieces from the 40s-60s but also hosts modern-day designers and clothing from non-vintage vendors. This shop really has it all from home accessories to worn-in jeans and stylish outerwear.

Mama Loves You Vintage | Queen Street West
This store is pretty unique bringing you handpicked pieces from a mother-daughter duo with over 20 years of experience in the vintage field. With items that range from the 1940s-1970s, Mama Loves you is your best stop for iconic pieces sure to make a statement at any event.

Those are my top stops for vintage shopping in Toronto. I hope you love them as much as I do, and if you stop to shop let me know what you find!


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