VIN­TAGE & COU­TURE

WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN AT THESE PRIMO SEC­OND­HAND SHOPS

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BEST CONSIGNMENT

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.

BEST CASH­MERE

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.

BEST LIN­GERIE

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.

BEST COU­TURE

DI­VINE DECADENCE is where se­ri­ous vin­tage cou­ture hunters come. Fans of this sec­ond-storey trea­sure in­clude Kate Moss and Jeanne Beker. 128 Cum­ber­land St.

BEST GIFTS

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.

BEST MEN’S

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.

BEST HATS

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.

BEST BOOK­STORE

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.

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