Monday, 7 December 2009

House of Vintage opening

A vintage shop called House of Vintage opened in Parkdale (vous êtes surpris?) and I attended the opening party last Thursday. My photographer friend Christine Lim took some killer shots while I ate sushi (courtesy of Toshi Sushi), pineapples (courtesy of the earth) and browsed the collection (courtesy of my girl Esther who invited me and the owner who stocked the place).

The space is about 1700 square feet, so the smell of old stuff doesn't fill your nostrils, and if you're quick on your feet, you can get to those items the other hipster person has been eyeing faster without tripping on a rack. The pieces are carefully chosen by famed vintage dealer Dennis, so you're left with great looking clothes, unlike many other vintage stores who pile on the racks with items no one wore then and still wouldn't wear today. I also just realized that I was supposed to go back to the store on Saturday and pick up the rad leather jacket the owner left on hold for me and now it's probably gone. It's okay, I have an array of leather jackets to start my revolution.
House of Vintage is located at 1239 Queen Street West.
Disco, disco
Dennis, looking bad ass.


  1. I've been looking for a vintage spot in toronto for a while, I will definitely take a look ! : )


  2. I've shopped at HOV since it's original location. I just wanted to let you know all the clothes are drycleaned prior to being put out and thats why you can wear your item as soon as you purchase it. Thats why I love shopping there.