With the fashion crowd currently in the throes of 90s nostalgia (hello, Fila and Tommy Hilfiger), vintage is more popular than ever. Fortunately, the biggest vintage fashion market is back after a two-year hiatus.
If you’re looking for unique pieces to add to your wardrobe, put on your Doc Martens, put on your Kangol hat and head to the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show. Held at the Queen Elizabeth Building, the event will take place May 7-8 and will feature over 100 vendors selling a range of expertly selected items from the 20s to the 80s.
Expect a wide range of 50s bridal items, swimwear and dresses or step up your street style with vintage jeans and throwback tees.
When it comes to accessories, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store when it comes to jewelry, hats, and glasses. You’ll also find vintage designer bags if you’re in the mood to splurge.
But it’s not just fashion.
If you are looking to transform your home into something more Mad Men-esque, there’s a section for homewares where you can accessorize your rug with antiques, cozy woolen blankets, furniture, vintage posters and kitchen utensils.
Don’t forget to bring cash, but if you do, there are ATMs on site. Masks are recommended and unfortunately dogs are not allowed. Check here for more information.
What: Toronto Vintage Clothing Fair
When: May 7 to 8
Weather: Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Or: Queen Elizabeth building, exhibition venue, 180, boulevard des Princes
Price: $12. Sign up for the email newsletter for a $2 admission discount