Spring 2013 Vintage Clothing Show

Thank you to everyone who came out to The Vintage Show TO last Sunday at Wychwood Barns. The shoppers were lined up at the doors at 9:30am, anxiously waiting to get inside and before we knew it, it was 4:00 and the doors were closed!


There certainly was a buzz in the air! Vintage lovers were on the hunt for that ‘I can’t live without you’ sundress, brides were looking to complete their wedding day look with the perfect ‘something old’ sparkle and every other person was looking for that one of a kind, unique vintage gem. The place was hustlin’ and bustlin’, exhibitors had a hard time getting into their booths because shoppers were taking over! It was great!  Bravo to all of our fabulous exhibitors! You put on a show like no other!

A very successful day and we can’t wait to do it all again in 6 months! That’s right folks, our Fall Vintage Clothing & Textile Show already has a date…mark your calendars Sunday, October 20th 2013! http://antiqueshowscanada.com/gadsdens-toronto-vintage-clothing-show-fall/

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make our show possible!



We love seeing people getting into the vintage spirit! You ladies look FABULOUS!!

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What a great find!



Blogger meet up! Forest City Fashionista & The Fashionable Bureaucrat spent some time at the show and believe it or not….they did NOT plan their outfits ahead. Great minds think alike!

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Did you walk away with a great ‘can’t live without’ vintage find?! We’d love to hear about it! We hope you all enjoyed the show!

See you at Wychwood barns for our FALL show Oct. 20th 2013


We are anxiously counting down the days until our spring vintage clothing & textile show this coming Sunday. We hope you have enjoyed getting to know some of our vendors here on our blog and we hope you will continue to follow along.

We will have 30 vintage clothing & textile exhibitors at Sunday’s show who have been working hard to bring you the best vintage show this spring. Their best pieces are currently being steamed, tagged and packed up to make the trek to The Wychwood Barns for Toronto’s most anticipated Vintage Clothing Show. Not letting this rain set us back! April Showers bring may flowers!


We’ve given you just a taste of what you can expect as far as clothing, jewelry and vintage accessories that can be found at Sunday’s show. But please keep in mind that’s just a taste of what you can expect! We have many other fabulous exhibitors that we can’t wait for you to meet!

Toronto born and bred, Pulver Zajfam began collecting and wearing vintage clothing in the 1970’s. She used vintage clothing as a way to stand out and a way to get better bang for your buck. Pulver’s interests range from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras through to the 1950’s and 60’s. This 1920’s French sequined cap is just one of the many treasures you will find at her booth.


Margaret Piltzmaker collects vintage clothing and accessories and has been an exhibitor at all major vintage shows for the last 20 years. With a love for vintage lace, she has told us that she is saving a 1930’s heavy ecru satin wedding gown for the show this Sunday. She explains that although the gown is relatively plain in design it has the most amazing train with the most exquisite lace.



Anne Sachar runs the shop ‘Reflections of Tyme’ with her husband Stan. They have been in the antique business for 35 years. Anne started out selling preowned furs and all fur related items specifically coats, jackets, suits and dress with fur trim. Today you will find a wide spectrum of great designer clothing from the 70’s and 80’s. Anne also has a great collection of hats, purses, kid gloves and semi-precious jewelry…specializing in Ocean Pearls! ‘Reflections of Tyme’ will be at the show this coming Sunday!

Adeline Pelosi’s bio was too good to touch. She has captured the true and honest story of collecting and selling vintage in just a few words.

“My journey on the path of antique/vintage collecting started quite by accident…I think? My quest of finding a “treasure” on every outing became an obsession. By “treasure” I mean, a simple cup and saucer, a piece of vintage ribbon, anything that caught my eye and could not live without! My interest for vintage dresses was sparked by my daughter’s wedding. The pursuit to create a unique and personal theme was the focus. Through determination, countless ventures and endless hours…mission accomplished! The wedding party and mother of the bride were successfully dresses in true vintage style. Of course, it did not end there. The treasure hunting had expanded its categories and the thrill of finding the worn and wonderful goes on. I have met so many wonderful people on my journey, all unique and inspiring in so many ways, all part of my “collection” of kindred spirits.” -Adeline







Gentlemen! This one is for you.

KINGPIN will be at the Vintage Clothing & Textile Show this coming Sunday, April 14th 2013!


Selling high-end vintage menswear with an emphasis on well-made designer labels, including suits, hats and accessories.


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KINGPIN opened its first storefront in Kensington Market in March 2011. Today, KINGPIN’S HIDEAWAY can be found at 19 Mercer st. Toronto formerly sold in the basement of Cabaret Vintage.

Follow KINGPIN online for all their latest updates!



Instagram: @kingpin_chic

See you on Sunday for Toronto’s most anticipated vintage clothing & textile show!



What’ll I Wear?!

What’ll I Wear!? A question many women (and men!) ask themselves when prepping for an event or function. When your closet is unprepared it becomes even more of a problem.

Janet, owner and collector at “Whatlliwear” since 1995 works hard to eliminate that problem. With the wide selection of vintage clothing, accessories and costume jewelry at affordable prices you’ll no longer have that panicked question “what’ll I wear?!” because your closet will be packed with endless possibilities.

Janet has the experience of buying and selling vintage clothing & accessories. She got her high-school dream job at a consignment shop downtown Kingston in 1981 and studied Fashion Merchandising in college. At this point it was clear to say Janet was hooked on retail. Today Janet runs her own shop in Kingston selling vintage clothing & accessories. You will also find costume & masquerade accessories at her store. When Johnny Cash came to town…guess who paid a visit to the shop? June Carter of course. There’s a picture of the mastercard receipt to prove it!



Janet will be at the Toronto Vintage Clothing & Textile Show this coming Sunday at Wychwood Barns. She has promised a selection of items from the 1940’s-1980’s, with a great collection of costume jewelry including clip on earrings, at least two stands of necklaces, 3 trays of brooches, cufflinks and tie bars for the men!



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See you this coming Sunday at Toronto’s most anticipated vintage clothing & textile show! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Clothing-Textile-Show-Toronto/317972308306079



‘Forget Me Not’

Paige Burchell is owner & collector at ‘Forget Me Not’ by EmmaPaige in Toronto, Ontario.

Paige has been collecting ladies high-end vintage fashion for only 2 years, but has a great eye for quality, unique vintage fashions and is knowledgeable in the history of design. You can find ‘Forget Me Not’ by EmmaPaige at vintage clothing & antique shows around the city, online at http://www.emmapaigevintage.com or you can book a private appointment to visit her studio in Toronto and browse hundreds of dresses, jackets, opera coats, furs, hats, purses…the list goes on!

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‘Forget Me Not’ has also sold pieces to the Canadian TV show Bomb Girls

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Paige graduated from the Fashion Techniques & Design program at George Brown College in 2010. Since fashion design is her background don’t be surprised if you see re-worked vintage in the mix. The average modern-day woman can’t always pull off wearing a full length gown with puffed sleeves to a dinner party. Cut off the puffs, shorten the skirt, reinforce the seams, add a little of this…a little of that…tah dah! You have yourself a modern-day cocktail dress re-worked from the original vintage silhouette, perfect for any event! Old fur coats have been re-worked into earmuffs, collars and headbands. Selling, buying and re-working vintage keeps our world a greener place!

Pieces in the ‘Forget Me Not’ collection are timeless, elegant, feminine and unique as the women who wear it.

‘Forget Me Not’ by EmmaPaige will be at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show April 14th booth #4! Paige has given us a sneak peek into what we can expect at the show…

Original vintage lace wedding dresses from the 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s and an original 1920’s silk veil are just a few of the exquisite pieces you will find at the show.

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Bridal isn’t the only thing Paige has planned for the Vintage Show TO…you’ll be sure to find some great prom dresses from the 50’s & 80’s as well as some great 1940’s day dresses and fun summer tops!

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You can follow ‘Forget Me Not’ by EmmaPaige online:



Twitter: @emmapaigedesign

Instagram: @emmapaigedesigns


Email: paige@emmapaige.com

See you SUNDAY APRIL 14TH at VintageShowTO!

601 Christie st. Toronto

Wychwood Barns


Pantone has voted Emerald colour of the year for 2013!



The emerald stone has been thought to preserve love and has been the symbol of hope. It is also considered by many to be the stone of prophecy. The emerald has been known to act as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind and said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom.

The Spring is considered to be the most effective time for the powers of the emerald.

Anniversary Gemstone

The emerald is the anniversary gemstone for 20th, 35th and 55th years of marriage.

Birth Stone Emerald

Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May.







We will have lots of vintage emerald pieces at The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show, April 14th! Many of our exhibitors have already given us a little sneak peek at what they’ll have for sale! With these hot colour items, pieces will go fast!

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Doors open at 10am…See you there!

The Bead Goes On

Cyndy Calder, shop owner and vintage collector of ‘The Bead Goes On’


For over 30 years Cyndy has built a career specializing in vintage costume jewelry. She has curated a collection of necklaces, bracelets, pins, beads, earrings and rings from a wide range of periods! Starting with the Victorian era and extending to Art Deco, Retro and the 1950’s-1980’s.

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‘The Bead Goes On’ is located at 256 Soudan Ave. Toronto, Ontario. Cyndy will be at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show with a wide selection of vintage jewelry, clothing, vintage accessories including lipstick and antique compacts. Also, at the shop Cyndy has a wide range of fashionable accessories including shows, belts, scarves and furs as well as an assortment of clothing.

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You can follow ‘The Bead Goes On’ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBeadGoesOn.Toronto

‘The Bead Goes On’ has given us a sneak peek into what you can expect at the show April 14th!



Is your mouth watering yet?

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See you at The Vintage Clothing & Textile Show Toronto April 14th from 10am-4pm ‘The Bead Goes On’ will be at booth #25!

See you there!




Incurable collectors who have a passion for finding unusual and sometimes daring vintage items and integrating them into our lives and modern-day sense of style.

Retrouver strongly believes in reusing and reinventing treasures when possible as part their green philosophy. Yay! Go Green!

Retrouver is based out of Toronto and has been in business for 20 years, selling at antique malls, participating in heritage and vintage clothing shows. You can also shop online!…keep on reading!

Add some life and zest to your modern-day collections with the glamour and charm of vintage!

Let Retrouver help you remember, rediscover and reuse!


Retrouver will be at this years Spring Toronto Vintage Clothing & Textile Show on April 14th! They have lots of goodies and treasures tucked away for the show. What can you expect?

Fabulous vintage jewelry from the 1940’s-1960’s

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Hats from the 1950’s & 1960’s

Lingerie from the 1930’s-1960’s


 A variety of silk scarves (including Vera) & souvenir scarves

Women’s fashions from the 1960’s & 1970’s


Linens, including 1940’s tablecloths, embroidered pill cases and wool blankets for those cool cottage nights!

They haven’t forgotten about the men! You’ll be sure to find some funky ties from the 1950’s-1970’s and tuxedo suits!

Be sure to visit Retrouver on Sunday, April 14th at the Wychwood Barns. Toronto’s Vintage Clothing & Textile Show. Doors open at 10am…you’ll want to get there early! With these fabulous spring prints and colours items are sure to go fast!

See you there & happy discoveries!

Follow Retrouver.biz online!

Website: http://retrouver.biz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Retrouver.biz?fref=ts

Twitter: @RetrouverBiz

Ian Drummond Collection

Ian Drummond

Ian has been collecting vintage clothing since the early 1980’s. He first began shopping for himself in Toronto’s Kensington Market and now he travels all over North America to stock his shop, 20th Century Frox.

The Ian Drummond Collection provides clothing rentals for film and television productions. He now has a collection spanning from the 1900’s to 1990’s and housed in a 4500 sq ft studio located downtown Toronto.

While he has been building the Ian Drummond Collection, he has also been a member of IATSE 873 since 1997 and has worked as an assistant costume designer on Hairspray and Cinderella Man as the extra’s coordinator. Responsible for the costuming of 3000+ background performers in each film. Ian was also the wardrobe buyer on Chicago, which won an Oscar for costume design.

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Ian has made many valuable contacts over the years, supplying NYC costume houses, individual costume designers, The 7th Ave Fashion Designers, private collectors and museum curators.

While his main business is vintage clothing rentals for film and TV, Ian also takes part in select vintage clothing shows. At this years spring 2013 Vintage Show, Ian will have a selection of women’s clothing and accessories including hats, shoes & jewelry that are relevant to current fashion trends and classics that are always in demand! Ian will also have a selection of dresses and gowns for the 2013 Prom season!

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When asked why he got into the rental business his answer was simple…”It satisfies two urges in me; to shop AND to keep!”

Just a few of the feature films Ian Drummond Collection’s has supplied wardrobe for:

American Pie, The Aviator, Capote, Changeling, Grey Gardens, The Heist, Hollywoodland, Memory Keepers Daughter, Shall We Dance, The Time Travelers Wife…the list goes one!

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Follow Ian and see what he’s up to! Chat with him and get a taste of his collection at Toronto’s Vintage Clothing & Textile SPRING Show, April 14th at Wychwood Barns.


Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Drummond-Collection/126735284162703

Website: http://www.iandrummondcollection.com