vintage toronto

Massive vintage clothing archive for sale in Toronto

Vintage 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.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Fashion & Style

Hundreds of people line up for opening of new IKEA in downtown Toronto

This Toronto vintage store co-owner makes hilarious videos about streetwear history

Toronto 21-year-old starts small business while recovering in the hospital

Toronto HR worker's side hustle makes it to one of Canada's biggest retailers

Major retail stores open and closed on Victoria Day 2022 in Toronto

Toronto man that started up brand to cope with depression keeps selling out

Popular North American clothing brand is opening its first Toronto store

This Toronto man left his career to make artisanal soap full time