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40 awesome finds from Vintage Crawl Toronto 2014

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 19, 2014

vintage crawl 2014 torontoVintage 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 torontoBeaded minidress, Bright Brown pop-up at the Henhouse, $35

vintage crawl 2014 torontoEye 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 torontoEvan Picone slingbacks, Penny Arcade Vintage, $32

vintage crawl 2014 toronto'70s Lanvin dress, Life of Manek, $199

vintage crawl 2014 torontoPink leather skirt, Silver Falls Vintage, $45

vintage crawl 2014 torontoCutout boots, 69 Vintage, $90

vintage crawl 2014 torontoHeart-patch acid-wash-and-lace jeans, Chosen Vintage, $52

vintage crawl 2014 torontoWool military cropped jacket, 69 Vintage, $65

vintage crawl 2014 torontoTooled leather bag, Emporium by I Miss You, $39

vintage crawl 2014 torontoBoots, House of Vintage, $80

vintage crawl 2014 torontoFloral bomber jacket, Soop Soop, $45

vintage crawl 2014 torontoLace-up leather boots, Penny Arcade Vintage, $125

vintage crawl 2014 toronto'50s day dress, House of Vintage, $145

vintage crawl 2014 torontoCrochet crop top, Silver Falls Vintage, $32

vintage crawl 2014 torontoRed leather shorts, House of Vintage, $65

vintage crawl 2014 torontoCutout 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 torontoToronto-made leather jacket, Penny Arcade Vintage, $90

vintage crawl 2014 torontoBrocade boots, Emporium by I Miss You, $65

vintage crawl 2014 toronto'60s beaded cocktail dress, Life of Manek. $179

vintage crawl 2014 torontoThigh-high boots, 69 Vintage, $120

vintage crawl 2014 torontoStriped cropped tank, House of Vintage, $30

vintage crawl 2014 torontoBlue canvas trench, Life of Manek, $79

vintage crawl 2014 torontoBrocade skirt, Bridge and Bardot, $45

vintage crawl 2014 torontoSuede rhinestone-studded heels, Chosen Vintage, $65

vintage crawl 2014 torontoZebra-patterned sequin top, 69 Vintage, $60

vintage crawl 2014 torontoSequined dress, Bridge and Bardot, $100

vintage crawl 2014 torontoHandmade beaded dress, 69 Vintage, $170

vintage crawl 2014 torontoMoto-zip denim dress, Public Butter, $20

vintage crawl 2014 torontoFringed jacket, 69 Vintage, $375

vintage crawl 2014 toronto'60s change purses, Life of Manek, $20

vintage crawl 2014 torontoFlower brooch, Public Butter, $20

vintage crawl 2014 torontoSilver Ziggy Stardust boots, House of Vintage, "display only" (sigh)

Coin purse photo courtesy Life of Manek.

Discussion

3 Comments

Mar / April 19, 2014 at 09:45 pm
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Oh my god is that floral bomber still there? I need it.
Cairene / April 20, 2014 at 04:27 pm
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Do you need to throw it into an open fire? It's hideous. :)
MissKris / April 21, 2014 at 09:02 am
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I went to a movie before hitting the vintave crawl and was disappointed to find nearly every shop closed or closing by 11pm. I guess the midnight thing is just a hook?

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