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101 Markets combines craft beer and retail therapy

Posted by Guest Contributor / February 25, 2013

101 Markets101 Markets made its debut last year at 3030 Dundas West and now takes place on the third Sunday of each month. The vintage and handmade marketplace created by Erin Edge and Christa Waters has managed to draw a crowd thanks to its eclectic mix of local artisans in a venue that has quickly become a neighbourhood favourite. If nothing else it presents a good excuse to enjoy some craft beers and a little retail therapy.

Here's a rundown of the vendors and people that participated in 101 Markets last Sunday. The next one goes down on March 17th.

bright-brown vintage
For now, Gin Murray is selling her great selection of vintage and handmade wares online and at sales and markets around Toronto, but she'll be hitting the streets this spring. Murray is currently prepping her 1960 'General' travel-trailer, which will soon be all around town and stuffed with vintage goods for sale.

Carte Blanche CreationsCarte Blanche CreationsCarte Blanche Creations
Carte Blanche Creations is the perfect solution for personalized home decor. Owner Alessandra Cardarelli can take any image and turn marble coasters into customized pieces of art. I'm especially fond of Cardarelli's new magnetized pieces, and with prices so affordable, I'm tempted to grab a set for my coffee table and my fridge.

Club SandwichClub Sandwich
I highly suggest stopping by the Club Sandwich table immediately upon arrival at the next 101 Markets because Genna Gingerich's tasty treats don't last long. Her goodies, like Double-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake, made me circle back to her table wanting more.

DJ Clear
Tunes for the day were courtesy of DJ Clear from Toronto-based label Sweet Sensi Records. He kept the energy level high throughout the event, and he always has several crates of vinyl for sale.

Emily WoudenbergEmily WoudenbergEmily Woudenberg
Emily Woudenberg's jewelry packs a punch. Although minimalist in nature, all of her unique pieces make a statement thanks to her use of unusual materials like copper piping and cement. Best of all, thanks to her affordable pricing, making a statement doesn't mean breaking the bank.

Erika Knits and Specialty SoapsErika Knits and Specialty Soaps
It's chilly outside, and Erika Atos has scarves, wrist warmers and other hand knit creations to keep heads, hands and necks cozy. When it's time to retreat inside, her glycerin soaps are a great addition to any bath. The Apple Cinnamon soap, in particular, smelled good enough to eat!

Lazy VoodooLazy Voodoo
Whoever said that dolls are for kids is mistaken. I took one look at Aleisha Chapman's Lazy Voodoo dolls and I was immediately charmed by her one-of-a-kind creations. They may verge on creepy, but there was something about them that made me smile. Who knew monsters could be so cute?

I was immediately drawn to Rozaneh vintage because of owner Marilyn Hartley's selection of colourful goods. Hartley is known for her fabulous selection of clothing and textiles, and her vintage offerings certainly brightened up the market on this gloomy winter day.

Saha CuisineSaha Cuisine
Being spice-adverse, I was delighted to discover Saha Cuisne's line of tasty sauces and marinades. Finally, a sauce that doesn't leave my mouth on fire! I highly recommend the Thai Green Curry sauce. It's got a flavorful punch without the overwhelming heat.

Co-organizer Erin Edge's Stacked boutique offers up quality leather goods at affordable prices. Her stellar selection of vintage accessories reflects her love of buying and selling treasures.

The Straight StitchThe Straight Stitch
I've been brown-bagging my lunch for as long as I can remember, but I've never been able to find unique, adult-appropriate lunch gear. Luckily, the Straight Stitch has got me covered. This line of litter-less lunch supplies finally lets me wrap my sandwiches in style, and with tons of fun fabric to choose from, packing lunches will never be a bore.

Wes MisenerWes MisenerWes Misener
The addition of Wes Misener to the lineup of vendors now means there's something for the guys at 101 Markets. Misener's line of sustainable menswear makes a strong first impression with its clean lines and minimalist aesthetic. He uses natural fabrics like organic cotton and recycled polyesters to create his line of underwear, t-shirts, and jackets.

Wild Thing Vintage
Wild Thing Vintage taps into the adventurous side of vintage fashion. There's nothing boring about the clothing and accessories from this boutique. Whether it's a 1960s shift dress or a 1980s secretary blouse, it will be the brightest, boldest piece out there.

Zazou BisouZazou Bisou
Zazou Bisou knows vintage. I was impressed with her stellar selection of clothing and d├ęcor, which was carefully curated thanks to her keen eye for a vintage aesthetic. I must admit, I was sad to leave without her porcelain cow creamer in tow, but I'm sure this treasure found a good home.

101 MarketsWriting by Erin Lucuik



Sally / February 25, 2013 at 09:38 am
where's the beer?
Sean / February 25, 2013 at 10:58 am
Scrolled up & down a couple of times and NO CRAFT BEER as the title suggested.

Hey 101 Markets, I'm assumining you don't have craft beer.
stevezee replying to a comment from Sally / February 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm
The venue, 3030 Dundas West, serves craft beer whilst the market is going on in their space. I imagine the bar/restaurant is quite happy to have the market there on what might be an otherwise slow Sunday afternoon.
Zazou Bisou / February 25, 2013 at 01:08 pm
Thank you very much for the kind words!

It was a pleasure to meet you, and yes - the cow creamer found an enthusiastic new home before the end of the market. Hope to see you again!
Erin replying to a comment from Sean / February 25, 2013 at 02:17 pm
101 Markets is housed inside 3030 Dundas West which is a full service bar and restaurant. They have several craft beers on tap - tables are available for a sit down and a pint for the durration of the event. The market offers up unique items for your perusal and the venue offers up some nourishment and libations. A pleasant afternoon outing!
Bobby / February 25, 2013 at 04:39 pm
Wes Misener? Charging $42 for underwear?
Its not even name brand for god sakes!
Clearly Delusional!
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