Grab your wallet and start planning your route because the ‘Fall Crawl’ of Vintage Crawl Toronto returns to Toronto this Thursday, October 26th, and it’s a shopping night you do not want to miss. This bi-annual event takes vintage lovers on the ultimate shopping tour, and helps connect them to the stores and small business owners in their neighbourhoods.
Participating stores on the Vintage Crawl stay open late (until 11pm) and host special sales, events and attractions to create a fun atmosphere that will most definitely get you even more in the mood to SHOP. Each store is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Crawlers are invited to pick a neighbourhood and hit as many or as few stores as they please over the course of the evening.
Organized by Nicole Babin, owner of Toronto fave Common Sort and Token, and founded by stylist Odessa Paloma Parker in 2012, the Vintage Crawl is a great way to not only score some FAB vintage pieces but also support independent stores in the city.
Check out our list of some of our favourite vintage stores taking part in the crawl, and some of the fun pop-up events (and parties) that you won’t want to miss this Thursday night!
Make your way over to The Gladstone Hotel for their Vintage Boozaar which boasts 10 vendors under one roof for you to shop! Featuring a yummy Jamaican Patties & Punch stand created by their chef, Suzanne Barr + special DJ set by Kill Them with Colour at 8pm.
ELEPHANT IN THE ATTIC
Head to Elephant In The Attic for their Dark Alley Rummage Sale where you can find vintage housewares, clothing and old school books and art objects. Sip complimentary hot apple cider and shop along to the tunes of DJ Michael-Owen Liston.
One of our favourite designer consignment stores in the city, VSP is known for their expertly curated selections. Get ready to shop some major deals and even get a sneak peek of their F/W styles, plus score some snacks and refreshments to keep you going!
FLASH BACK + KING OF KENSINGTON
Located just down the street from each other, Flash Back Vintage (25 Kensington Ave) and King of Kensington (35 Kensington Ave) are treating everyone to 20% off during the crawl so get there early, people! Known for their vintage denim and funky accessories, these are two stores you don’t want to miss.
Don’t miss Common Sort at their Parkdale location for snacks and a DJ set while you hunt for those vintage and designer consignment finds. To celebrate the crawl, they pay the tax all night long so go ahead and splurge!
SHOPPE AND TAILOR
To celebrate their 3rd birthday, Shoppe and Tailor is making a party out of the vintage crawl! From 5- 11 they are offering 10% off all alterations and vintage clothing as well are running their “Alterations Hotline” (647-350-3988). Their place will be #LIT with catered food and drinks so make your way to their spot for some festive Halloween vibes, refreshments and dancing!
MAMA LOVES YOU VINTAGE
The mom and daughter owned Mama Loves You brings unique and quality pieces from the 1900s to the 1990s. Their store is a carefully curated eclectic mix filled with bright colours, fun prints and loads of finds just waiting to be found! Make sure add this spot to your list because rumour has it there might be a killer sale + snacks.
As one of Dundas West’s prized possessions, The Wanderly is an ever-evolving curated collection of well-crafted goods and amazing vintage. Constantly collaborating with artists, creators and business, both local and from around the world, it’s their goal to seek out and showcase unique, high-quality items with interesting stories to tell!
Another Kensington gem, Sub Rosa caters to the trendsetting, the savvy and sometimes thrifty shopper and they take major pride in their handpicked merchandise and strive to offer only the finest quality vintage. If you’re looking for fab one-of-a-kind pieces, this is the place for you!
Newcomer to Dundas West, You, Babe offers their curated collection of contemporary vintage mixed with some new clothing, accessories, bodycare and stationary. With a focus on trend-forward vintage and clean minimal vibes, the store is not only insta #goals but is also filled with pieces that will take your look to the next level!
For more information about Vintage Crawl Toronto, click HERE!
(Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)