The Toronto vintage scene is thriving. The city has a reputation as a secondhand heaven among international designers and retailers, including Alexander Wang, Topshop and Urban Outfitters, more than 70 boutiques spread across multiple neighbourhoods and prices that make shoppers in New York and London envious. Here, our favourite Toronto vintage stores (click here for a map of them all).
House of Vintage
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Venture a few blocks north of Yorkville to Haute Classics for immaculate second-hand pieces sourced from very tony closets. Chanel, Chloé, Dior and Christian Louboutin (patent sapphire pumps for $270 instead of $700-plus) are priced in the hundreds, rather than the thousands.
946 Yonge St., 416-922-7900.
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Parkdale’s House of Vintage has outstanding men’s garb—a rarity on the old-is-new circuit. Dudes can put together a Michael Caine Alfie look with ankle boots ($60) and a Pierre Cardin blazer ($50).
1239 Queen St. W., 416-535-2142.
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