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10 of the best vintage shops in Toronto

Alison Pudsey Oct 13, 2017 2:01 pm 835

Toronto is home to some of the best vintage shops scattered across the city with unique items and one-of-a-kind finds everywhere you look.

So whether you enjoy the thrill of the hunt, a great deal or just taking a trip down memory lane, here are 10 of the best vintage shops to check out in Toronto!

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Penny Arcade Vintage

Specializing in vintage dresses, shoes, glasses and much much more. Created by Rachel Sheehan in 2008, Penny Arcade is the perfect place to spend a few hours browsing or hanging out. The store is known for having its signature $5 rack along with unique vintage decor.

Where: 1177 Dundas St W, Toronto
When: Everyday 12 – 7 pm
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Gadabout Vintage

Located on Queen Street East in Toronto, Gadabout Vintage specializes in clothing, accessories and household textiles, along with all the knick-knacks you could ever dream of!

Where: 1300 Queen St E, Toronto
When: Monday to Friday 11:30 am – 6:30 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6:30 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Public Butter

Public Butter opened in Parkdale in early 2008 and is a must-go spot for all things vintage. The shop features more than just furniture and clothing, it also has a wide range of collectibles, bicycles and offers custom silk screening services.

Where: 1290 Queen St W, Toronto
When: Monday to Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm, Thursday to Friday 11 am – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6pm
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CHOSEN Vintage 

At CHOSEN vintage, its all about the clothes. Established in 2009, this shop takes things up a notch by specially hand-picking vintage items, or as they like to say each item is ‘CHOSEN with love’.

Where: 1599 Dundas St W, Toronto
When: Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 7 pm, Sunday 12 – 6 pm, Monday closed
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Three Fates

Three Fates opened in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood in 2014. If you’re looking for something a little different, this shop is a mix of old vintage pieces featured with new apparel for women.

Where: 1394 Queen St W, Toronto
When: Monday to Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 12 – 6 pm
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F as in Frank

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With a flagship store in Vancouver and one in Toronto, F as in Frank specializes in all things sports – including snapback hats, starter jackets, jerseys and more – while still including key hipster pieces that really push the envelope.

Where: 418 Queen St W, Toronto
When: Everyday 11 am – 8 pm
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Courage My Love

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Courage My Love is an oldie but a goodie. This shop has been around since 1975 and features all kinds of unique vintage finds – from vests to statement jackets to leather bags and more.

Where: 14 Kensington Ave, Toronto
When: Monday to Saturday 11:30 am – 6 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

House of Vintage

Located in the Parkdale neighbourhood, House of Vintage offers unique pieces for both men and women, along with a decent mix of designer labels. Head here if you’re looking to spend some serious cash on a few vintage classics that are oh, so worth it.

Where: 1239 Queen St W, Toronto
When: Monday to Friday 12 – 7 pm, Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 12 – 6 pm
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Black Market Clothing

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Known as Toronto’s premiere vintage and alternative clothing shop, Black Market Clothing is the place you want to go if you’re looking for a deal. With all items $10 or less, this eclectic shop features punk rock accessories, band tees, denim jackets and much more.

Where: 256 Queen St W, Toronto
When: Monday to Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm, Thursday to Friday 11 am – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
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You, Babe


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You, Babe is a mix of vintage finds and new pieces with a contemporary vibe. Owned by Rebecca Sheerman, the shop opened at the end of 2016 and apparently was named after the famous Sonny and Cher song – how sweet right?!

Where: 1611 Dundas St W, Toronto
When: Monday to Tuesday closed, Wednesday 11 am – 6pm, Thursday to Friday 12 – 8 pm, Saturday 11 am – 6 pm, Sunday 12 – 5 pm

Alison Pudsey
Lifestyle contributor for Daily Hive. Lover of dogs, coffee, yoga and all things celebrity gossip. Toronto is home, but Vancity has my heart.

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