Iconic Toronto Vintage Store Is Closing After 21 Years

If you’ve ever shopped on Queen St. West, chances are you’ve stumbled across Black Market Vintage at least once.

Tucked away in a basement just west of Queen St. West and John St., Black Market has been a staple in the community for 21 years. Its $10 or less mantra helped stock the closets of visitors with rock tees, vintage jeans, military boots, and more.

But in just a couple of months, Black Market will be closing its basement doors.

Black Market will be vacating its home at 256 Queen St. West, which originally opened in 1998.

However, fans of the iconic vintage store need not fret! The store isn’t shutting down for good — Black Market vintage will be relocating to a sprawling warehouse space just across the street.

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The new location will be housed at 347 Queen St. West in the former Active Surplus.

In a press release, Black Market’s owners say that the stock from the current basement space should be completely moved over by the end of June.

The new Black Market quietly opened last fall in a “sprawling warehouse space across the street” and has been “quietly building its customer base through social media, dedicated vintage lovers, and word of mouth.”

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The new Black Market will feature the same amazing prices.

Aside from the location itself, nothing about Black Market is changing, which is great news for value and vintage shoppers!

The owners promise to deliver the same great $10 or less policy. And they’ll even be bringing out product that’s been hiding in their warehouses for 30 years.

Featured image: Instagram/@aikaa_t5

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