VINTAGE & COUTURE
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN AT THESE PRIMO SECONDHAND SHOPS
BEST HIDDEN TREASURE
Back-in-business Dior saddle bag? Boxy Chanel blazer in a trendy check? Indeed. REWIND owner Dawn Librach knows her designers and clientele very well. 577 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
This midtown staple has had the jewellery-hungry’s attention since 1985. Tiffany, Bvlgari, Birks, Van Cleef & Arpels — all the big guns are at VAN RIJK. 90 Eglinton Ave. E.
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 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.
With bra sizes from A to H and expert bra fitters on staff to get that fit just so, BEESTUNG has you covered. Peruse underwear labels like dreamy Marie Jo Lingerie, playful Hanky Panky and luxe Simone Pérèle. 2504 Yonge St.
BEST BOHO LOOKS
SNAPDRAGON carries stuff for the lipstick bohemian. We heart beaded jewellery made by Maasai women in Tanzania, flowy Spanish maxi dresses and Moroccan-made slides by T.O.’s Palmetto Handmade. 604 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
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.
One of the only places in the city to offer one-on-one consultations for bathing suits is
MELMIRA’S. They offer wellmade suits from the likes of sustainable label Vitamin A and Canada’s Shan. 3319 Yonge St.
BEST FLIRTY FROCKS
BELLA is part of the fabric of the Eglinton nabe. Scan the boutique’s Instagram to spot owner Melissa Guido donning daily inspo. Feminine staples like ruffly frocks, playful jumpsuits and wrap sweaters abound. 498 Eglinton Ave. W.
BEST MEN’S DUDS
Since 1979, JEROME’S has been outfitting men in classic pieces for a dapper silhouette. Here, men are given the tools to express themselves in full colour, starting with a timeless floral print pocket square. 2603 Yonge St.
BEST BIG BAUBLES
For the maximalist with high falutin’ 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 KIDS’ GARB
Gussy the little one up in second-hand garb from Burberry and Paul Smith from LITTLE WHITE SNEAKERS. New pieces arrive on Wednesdays. 597 Mt. Pleasant Rd.