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Massive vintage clothing archive for sale in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 24, 2014

vintage torontoVintage hounds making the rounds between Kensington and Ossington: You'll want to make an extra stop in your usual shopping route. Montreal vintage purveyors JackLux took over the former Lomography space at Queen and Portland (536 Queen St. West) earlier this week, reopening the doors for a pop-up shop. The stock: 5,000 pieces of vintage from the 1920s onward, from dresses and coats to tuxedos and shoes, all priced to sell at $80 or less.

As it turns out, the whole lot used to belong to the Quebec government, who had established a massive costuming archive of vintage clothing for film shoots and theatre productions; when the foundation went under a few years ago, JackLux swooped in and bought the whole shebang (200,000 pieces, at last count).

The Quebec film industry's loss is, apparently, our gain; the owners are hoping to liquidate everything in the two-floor space over the next three months. (In short: Jump on that $29.99 party dress from the '50s before someone else does.) They're open Monday through Sunday, 10am to 9pm.

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GD / July 24, 2014 at 10:38 am
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This place is truly amazing! Went here for the first time last week and picked up 15 vintage T's at an amazing price. This place is a real gem in the city.
BZ / July 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
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Amazing vintage selection in such a nice space! Get there while you can!
kubera / July 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm
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lots of pretty looking ladies stuff but the men's wear pretty much sucked.
LOLO / July 24, 2014 at 01:14 pm
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best vintage selection I've seen in TO in a while!! Tons of gems for women and men & the kids clothing is adorable!!
ahh / July 24, 2014 at 03:48 pm
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Isnt vintage just the lay term for hipster?
Meagan / July 24, 2014 at 08:22 pm
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I went today after work and I'll definitely be back. The guy working the counter said he could easily fill the space ten times over with clothes, and will as stuff sells and room is made, so I'll definitely be back. There are only a couple of curtained off change rooms, so wear leggings or layers and avoid waiting for one!
fashiongirl / July 28, 2014 at 03:10 pm
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great article. check out @canopybluestore on instagram for more local fashion boutiques
melody / July 29, 2014 at 12:26 am
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uhh i went there today and everything was pretty much unwearable.. it was like a huge value village? such a disappointment.

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