vintage crawl 2014 toronto

40 awesome finds from Vintage Crawl Toronto 2014

Vintage Crawl Toronto returned to Toronto's west-end vintage shops this week, letting vintage hoarders of all era allegiances have a blast shopping, drinking, and snacking (instead of doing it at home on Etsy, like on a typical Thursday night). Forty or so retailers scattered from Kensington Market to Parkdale signed on to take part in the spring 2014 edition of the event. Stores stayed open from 7pm until midnight, offering discounts, drinks, and more than one plate of homemade cookies.

A fellow shopper likened the evening to a sort of fashion Halloween - you traipse from door to door (hopefully wearing the outlandish clothes you only yank out of your closet once a year), picking up killer vintage scores and couple of free beers instead of those SweetTarts and Fizz candies nobody ever wants to eat. (I say it's even closer to fashion's Nuit Blanche, only the streets aren't totally clogged, and everybody's in bed by 1am. Magic.)

I stuck to Dundas West, Ossington and Parkdale this time (five hours goes surprisingly quickly when you're up to your elbows in awesome clothes), trawling through a dozen stores for the craziest statement pieces and best time-honoured basics the past has to offer. The nature of vintage, of course, means I can't guarantee any of these are still in stock. In fact, I might have bought a couple of them already (sorry) (no I'm not).

Here are 40 of my favourite finds from the spring 2014 Vintage Crawl Toronto.

Lead photo: Leopard pony hair pumps, Chosen Vintage, $62.

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'60s Pucci dress, VSP Consignment, $398

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'90s Calvin Klein boots, Chosen Vintage, $82

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Beaded minidress, Bright Brown pop-up at the Henhouse, $35

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Eye bracelet and rings, Chief Salvage Co., $18/$12

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'40s sequined bolero (made in France), Emporium by I Miss You, $40

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Evan Picone slingbacks, Penny Arcade Vintage, $32

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'70s Lanvin dress, Life of Manek, $199

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Pink leather skirt, Silver Falls Vintage, $45

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Cutout boots, 69 Vintage, $90

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Heart-patch acid-wash-and-lace jeans, Chosen Vintage, $52

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Wool military cropped jacket, 69 Vintage, $65

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Tooled leather bag, Emporium by I Miss You, $39

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Boots, House of Vintage, $80

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Floral bomber jacket, Soop Soop, $45

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Lace-up leather boots, Penny Arcade Vintage, $125

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'50s day dress, House of Vintage, $145

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Crochet crop top, Silver Falls Vintage, $32

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Red leather shorts, House of Vintage, $65

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Cutout boots, Penny Arcade Vintage, $40

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'70s Saint Laurent jumpsuit, VSP Consignment, $398

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'90s heels, Silver Falls Vintage, $52

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'80s Levi's acid-wash jacket, Life of Manek, $29

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'90s beaded linen minidress, Penny Arcade Vintage, $80

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Toronto-made leather jacket, Penny Arcade Vintage, $90

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Brocade boots, Emporium by I Miss You, $65

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'60s beaded cocktail dress, Life of Manek. $179

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Thigh-high boots, 69 Vintage, $120

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Striped cropped tank, House of Vintage, $30

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Blue canvas trench, Life of Manek, $79

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Brocade skirt, Bridge and Bardot, $45

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Suede rhinestone-studded heels, Chosen Vintage, $65

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Zebra-patterned sequin top, 69 Vintage, $60

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Sequined dress, Bridge and Bardot, $100

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Handmade beaded dress, 69 Vintage, $170

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Moto-zip denim dress, Public Butter, $20

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Fringed jacket, 69 Vintage, $375

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

'60s change purses, Life of Manek, $20

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Flower brooch, Public Butter, $20

vintage crawl 2014 toronto

Silver Ziggy Stardust boots, House of Vintage, "display only" (sigh)

Coin purse photo courtesy Life of Manek.


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