Looking for something to wear for TO WLHD on May 27-29th (or any swing event)? Then look no further then some of the fine companies that have donated gift certificates to our Saturday May 28th Night Silent Auction. AND Men..don’t worry 2 of the stores featured also have clothing for you 🙂
Doll Factory by Damzels is the fun and flirtatious shop of well loved Canadian dress designers Damzels In This Dress; a pink and glittery wonderland for dress lovers, purveyors of pop culture, rock stars and the gals who just want to look like one!
Doll Factory by Damzels is widely considered to have the best selection of dresses in Toronto! You’ll also find accessories and gift items by all the best rock n’roll, vintage culture and designer dress brands such as Stop Staring, Pin Up Couture, Lucky 13, Bettie Page, as well as the largest selection of exclusive dress styles from Damzels in this Dress.
Damzels has 2 locations in Toronto-Ronsevalles and Queen St. East.
Here is just a small selection of what you might find at their stores.
Specializing in vintage and vintage reproduction clothing for men and women, Loveless carries top name brands in the Pin Up and Rockabilly industry from across the world, including B.A.I.T. Footwear, Banned, Bernie Dexter, Besame Cosmetics, Bettie Page, Collectif, Freddies of Pinewood, Heart of Haute, Lux de Ville, Miss Candy-Floss, Punk Up Bettie, Rebel Rouser, Steady, Switchblade Stiletto, Queen of Heartz, T.U.K., Vivien of Holloway, and much more, so drop in and check us out. You will not be disappointed!
Loveless is proud to fit you lovely dolls sized XXS through 4XL.
Every swing dancer needs some pretty items UNDER those stunning outfits and Gigi’s House of Frills will help you out with this.
Vintage-style foundations to make those vintage dresses and outfits look and fit even better! Glamorous loungewear to help you loaf around in style! Divine hosiery to dress those pins! Fun and flirty panties for the everyday pin-up! French soaps for you and your new lingerie! Deadstock vintage lingerie and hosiery for the purist!
Location: 587 Markham St. (lower level)
Special Note from Gigi’s: On the Saturday of the Vintage Crawl Mirvish Village is having a Street Festival on Markham street, music, outdoor vendors and the such and all businesses are invited to participate. As most of our items are delicate we will be trying to direct people inside but outside we will have a nice pile of authentic 1940’s made in Montreal plain cotton and rayon bloomers! These are very simple, comfortable and excellent to wear for dancing! Plus they will be introduced at bargain prices as low as $10!
4. Gadabout Vintage Clothing-for men & women
Gadabout is an amazing repository for all that is vintage. Gadabout houses an extensive collection of vintage clothing, accessories, and fabrics including household textiles, blankets and rugs. In addition, the store carries ephemera, nostalgia and curios. Our Manly Man Corner is famous for its variety and oddities.
Clothing dates from the late 1800s through the 1970s (some 80s available but it’s not vintage yet) and is in impeccable condition. (We don’t carry any t-shirts or denim.) The store is a delight to the eye, a lift for the spirits and lots of fun. Visit often, new arrivals weekly.
Location: 1300 Queen St. East
And remember to join me Liz of the Vintage Inn Blog for our Vintage Shopping Crawl in Kensington Market on the Saturday Afternoon. ALSO on the Friday Night of our event there is a Best Dressed contest so remember to break out that Sunday best (and come dressed to Impress on Saturday Night as well).
Silent Auction Note: We will accept Cash or Credit card for all purchases and the auction runs from 8:30pm-11:15pm
See you on the weekend! Happy shopping!!