The next time you go shopping, amp the stakes up a little higher and go for the thrill of the find at one of Toronto’s best vintage stores. Rather than buying off the rack, you’ll find things that are truly one-of-a-kind when you vintage shop and that can be really rewarding.
Whether you’re looking for a glam fur, vintage denim, designer duds, or other apparel, these vintage stores have got you covered!
However, make sure to go in with an open mind because you never know what treasure is waiting for you.
Take a look at the 12 best vintage stores in Toronto below and add some vintage pieces to your look.
1290 Queen St West
This Parkdale gem is the store store of the infamous Black Market Vintage and offers a broad variety of items at affordable prices. Public butter carries both men and women’s clothing, including cute dresses, graphic t-shirts and sweatshirts, funky bottoms, and cool outerwear to keep you looking warm and stylish. Not to mention, you’ll also find a collection of eclectic furnishings and decor so you can add the same vintage aesthetic into your home. Along with the vintage pieces you need to create your perfect wardrobe, the store also boasts a variety of new wallet-friendly accessories like hats and sunglasses. Also, the back of the store is home to a custom screen printing service.
928 Queen St West
Philistine which is located on Queen West, right before Trinity Bellwoods Park is a favourite of many people who live in that spot. Your chances of scoring vintage denim cut-offs here are very high, but what makes this shop even more unique, is its mix of vintage and kitschy new items like pins, watches, and Levi’s denim. While they might be new, they still have that vintage feel giving you the best of both worlds.
1239 Queen St West
House of Vintage is a boutique clothing shop that specializes in one-of-a-kind vintage pieces for both men and women. Located in the heart of Parkdale, this vintage shop has a rustic vibe with old fashioned pictures lining the walls. The shop offers a collection of gently used clothing including leather jackets, denim, cowboy boots, dresses, winter wear, and denim jackets. You’ll also find other non-clothing items such as frame art and area rugs. Not to mention, its fantastic selection of accessories such as belts, handbags, and jewellery. Each item of clothing at House of Vintage has been professionally cleaned and carefully hand restored.
14 Kensington Ave
If you’ve been to Kensington Market than you’ve probably already browsed around Courage My Love, without even realizing it. The store quickly became well known for not only its fabulous pieces of clothing, but for the awesome prices as well. The iconic $5 Rack outside the front of the store offers customers the chance to find something great at a price that you could only dream of. Courage My Love carries womenswear that comes from different decades and all over the world. With a majority of items coming from Mexico, the store also partners with various workshops in Mexico for a large selection of beads. Along with these wonderful finds, the talented staff also uses vintage fabric to create new pieces, like co-ord sets or cute dresses. The team also tie-dyes a bunch of pieces themselves!
63 Ossington Ave
I Miss You Vintage is one of those diamonds in the rough that will leave you speechless. Located on the Ossington strip, you’ll be drooling over the selection of vintage designer frocks and clothing including Yves. St Laurent, Christian Dior, and Cartier. Unlike many vintage stores, what also sets I Miss You apart is that the owner dry cleans and touches up all the pieces before they hit the floor.
177 Dundas St West
Next time your on Dundas West make sure you stop at Penny Arcade Vintage to do a little digging. Penny Arcade is known for its wide variety of vintage pieces for both men and women that are carefully selected by the team and perfected before sold by the in-house seamstress. You can find a range of apparel that includes shirts, pants, dresses, outerwear, and much more. Not to mention the fabulous selection of footwear, purses, and accessories. There is also a range of new, locally made goods in-store. Brands include Toronto favourites like Minnow Bathers, Bully Boy, and Sisters Body, to name a few. The Toronto brands in-store carry range from clothing to skincare and everything that comes in between.
347 Queen St West
Situated downtown in the Queen West neighbourhood, Black Market Vintage is known for being a Toronto staple that’s beloved among trendy individuals. Everything in-store is $10 or less and you can find a range of apparel that includes vintage band tees, sweaters, coats, leather jackets, and boots, as well as every style of jean you could think of, and so much more. If you are up to searching through racks of clothing, you’ll find lots of brand names like Levi’s, Champion, Adidas, and more. Torontonians are very familiar with this shop that’s known for its affordable prices and hidden gems.
418 Queen St West
This Vancouver-born store is known for making waves here in Toronto amongst the trendy and hip stores and restaurants of the cool Queen West neighbourhood. The store has a number of casual streetwear finds to elevate both men and women’s street style and focuses on selling vintage finds from the ’80s and ’90s, so if that’s your style, you will love F as in Frank! Whether you’re in search of a vintage band tee, a cool sports jersey, or a jacket to layer on top of your outfits, you’re bound to find it here. The store also has an extensive collection of cool hats that it has quickly become known for. Check out the the unique vintage finds that always correspond with the latest trends.
541 Queen St West
Mama Loves You Vintage is a boutique that was born from a family’s love of vintage. Mama Loves You carries a range of women and men’s pieces that date back from the early 1900s to the 1990s, so no matter your style, you’re sure to find something you love here. Before items hit the racks, each item is washed, mended and steamed with care. From brightly printed blouses and dresses to band tees and denim shorts, there’s a huge variety to choose from.
70 Kensington Ave
This Kensington Market gem has made a name for itself by bringing life back into vintage clothing. Vintage Depot restocks daily and carries pre-loved clothing for men and women, including tops, sweaters, pants, shorts, outerwear, and accessories. The shop also has an impressive collection of sports jerseys and pop-culture clothing.
1599 Dundas Street West
CHOSEN is a women’s vintage clothing boutique that hand-selects gently loved clothing items that are relevant and affordable. At CHOSEN, you can discover bags, dresses, jackets, jumpsuits, pants, shoes, and skirts from a handful of different decades. You can shop garments in all of the categories online — our favourite is the CHOSEN vault that features a private collection of high-end converted designer pieces. These pieces are curated and deemed extra special by CHOSEN.
709 Queen Street West
Fashionably Yours is a Toronto boutique that’s dedicated to creating the best designer consignment boutique by carrying your favourite designers and ensuring all the pieces in their store are 100% authentic. The shop is focused on getting the trendiest and hippest luxury fashion to fashion-forward men and women looking to look bougie on a budget. Designer pieces vary in men and women’s, so everyone can enjoy the luxury styles they have in stock. The store carries designer clothing, as well as accessories such as jewelry, shoes, and bags. Carrying designers such as Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more, there is no shortage of luxury items.