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The vintage photo parade that will make you wish you were on the float

September 29, 2013

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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.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Christine permalink
    September 30, 2013 11:12 am

    Wow, Johanne! You are so right, I do wish I was on the float! And this post totally floats my boat! Can’t wait to see some pics of you rocking these styles at the CBC perhaps? And that white, fuzzy, belted coat is TO DIE!!!! Xox

    • October 2, 2013 10:09 am

      Thanks Christine! Yes I’m bringing back my Fashion in Motion at the office posts- I have a few in the bank that will be deploying soon on the site soon. I LOVED attending this vintage show- there really was something fab for everyone- even men’s wear and accessories.
      The coat can’t wait to get out with me this fall! It’s been too summery here to rock it out but the day is surely comin’.
      xoxo
      J

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