The vintage photo parade that will make you wish you were on the float
I don’t even need to tell you what happened at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show since I was lucky to have a shopping/blogging assistant who recorded a bazillion pics of me working the goods AND held my bags.
But I will say that the countdown is already on for the spring date for this show. I want more more more and decided to quit early after just three hours of blitzing. Okay so that might sound like a long time but really, each piece needs a careful eye. It’s art after art after wow. I was so focused on garments that I barely glazed over the cases of shiny things. I did pause long enough for a few hats.
The show was roomy inside and airy, especially before all the shoppers showed up. I scored my first piece within the first 15 minutes of landing (see above- yeah, that crazy awesome thing).
The vendors were wonderful and the pickers themselves, with years of experience curating for themselves and then eventually realizing that they have a collecting problem and so their shop was born. I prefer to think about it as a closet space problem, which is why my closet is problem-free at roughly 100 square feet. There were also a few gals who sell stuff they collect on the side, making their pop-up even more important to airing out the vintage habit.
All in all, you’ll find deals at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show and I did hear some bargaining going on, but that’s never a given and I prefer to offer sticker price. How many garage sales, thrift shops, estate sales and garbage picking do you really think it takes to find a supermodel-length lurex-blend knit maxi in excellent condition? Yes- I bought that, too.