VINTAGE & COUTURE
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN AT THESE PRIMO SECONDHAND SHOPS
This is where the cool kids go to buy and sell. COMMON SORT is choosy about what it accepts, guaranteeing fashionforward finds only. 444 Bloor St. W.
BEST RARITIES Do you wish to sell your gold ring in exchange for a 1977 collectible Luke Skywalker action figure (or maybe some precious jewels)? MUZEUM is the place. 14 Prince Arthur Ave. BEST WEST COAST STYLE
THURSDAYS received its name as they often get new shipments on Thursday, just in time for weekend shoppers. Since hot footin’ it into Rosedale in 2015, the shop has been sprucing up local gals with fresh threads. 1130 Yonge St.
BLACK GOAT is doing its darndest to drape us in ultrasoft cashmere. It’s got hats, shawls, turtlenecks, leg warmers and, yes, socks — all crafted from luxe long strands of cashmere from Mongolian goats. 131 Bloor St. W.
Looking for retro-style undergarments for that perfect pinup look? GIGI’S HOUSE OF
FRILLS has you covered. The store is full of pieces with a vintage vibe, alongside loungewear and so much more. 731 Dovercourt Rd.
BEST TRAVEL SHOP
THE MONOCLE SHOP is a delightful Little Italy store from the folks behind the magazine of the same name. It has a carefully curated range of products from travel essentials to clothing and knick knacks. 776 College St.
BEST FAD FINDS
Always first on the trends, 6 BY
GEE has “it” bags (wee beaded Susan Alexandra sacs), along with Musky Le Labo scents, Martha Calvo pendants and embellished upcycled Josie Bruno denim jackets. 6 Roxborough St. W.
DIVINE DECADENCE is where serious vintage couture hunters come. Fans of this second-storey treasure include Kate Moss and Jeanne Beker. 128 Cumberland St.
A sake set is a superior hostess gift. And so is a lined cotton kimono. And so is Shoyeido incense. For over 20 years,
THINGS JAPANESE has helped Harbord village residents charm each other with beautiful wares. 128 Harbord St.
Balancing basics (3sixteen earth-toned garment-dyed Ts) with a few flashier pieces (like an 18 Waits cactus print button-down), MUDDY GEORGE is easy to love. It also stocks great accessories. 973 Bloor St. W.
Off to the Queen’s Plate? Or maybe a summer wedding?
Well either way, a trip to LIL
LIPUT HATS for the perfect head accessory is a must.
Owner Karyn Ruiz is one of Canada’s pre-eminent milliners. 462 College St.
BEST BIG BAUBLES
For the maximalist with highfalutin taste, ARCHIVES displays glittering finds beneath tall ceilings. Ogle eccentric jewellery from the likes of Rodarte or Delfina Delettrez (we can’t take our eye off that mono earring). 1275 Bay St.
BEST CHIC FINDS
In addition to mint condition previously owned Givenchy bags, CLEMENTINE'S carries select contemporary labels. Look out for their minimalist collab with local designer Denis Merotto. 1260 Yonge St.
Now 30 years old, SEEKERS BOOKS remains the go to for esoterica. There’s just something about a basement full of tomes on mysticism and spirituality. 509 Bloor St. W.