Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show – Spring 2016

Toronto’s Artscape Wychwood Barns becomes Fifties girlthe epicentre of Vintage fashion on Sunday, April 10. Thirty top vintage dealers from Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere put on a show and sale at historic, industrial-chic Wychwood Barns. Guests will find a wide range of vintage fashion, accessories and textiles. Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, hats, scarves, handbags, costume and fine jewellery, decorative pieces and a great deal more. The Wychwood Vintage show has become a hot-spot for fashion conscious vintage shoppers from across the city.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Artscape Wychwood Barns

601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7

Hours: Sunday, April 10, 10 am – 5:00 pm

Admission Adults $10.00, Children 12 and under no charge

Meet 30 top Vintage dealers on April 10, including:

Forget Me Not by Emma Paige, Toronto
“I’m so looking forward to the spring show!!! It’s my fave!!! With everyone coming out of hibernation, the energy is alive!

For the Spring show, as always I will be putting a focus on ladies bridal wear. Included in this small collection is a 1920′s silk bridal gown from France in almost mint condition as well as a non traditional fully beaded wool 1960′s floor length gown. I have just picked up a lot of fabulous barkcloth ranging in various large sizes, colours and patterns.”  
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Pictures include:
From France, a silk, beaded bridal gown, a Peach 1950′s prom dress and a selection of beautiful barkcloth

The Bead Goes On, Cyndy Calder, Toronto
“Looking forward to the spring Wychwood Clothing Show. Here is a sneak peak at the statement earrings I’ll be bringing to the spring show. Perfect for a bride, vintage 1960′s crystal and pearl set in silver and gold colour metal.

Also, a brief look at the designer bags I will be bringing to the spring show…Fendi,Bottega Veneta,Judith Leiber,Ferragamo…..”

Two more pics show a hand beaded flowered evening top, a little bit of spring, and two nice pairs of shoes coming to Booth 25.

As always, I feature accessories for brides – necklaces, earrings, bracelets, hair jewellery and beaded bags, along with my usual items. I am in my usual location at Booth 25.”
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Anne Sachar, Reflections of Tyme, St Davids.
“Catering to hard working young women, older women feeling ‘young at heart’, and everyone that loves designer vintage…keep an eye out for the PINK BAG lady…”


Janet Strong, What’ll i Wear, Kingston, ON   “I specialize in mid 20th century men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from the period 1940′s-’70′s. I sell affordable fashion for guys and gals…A fabulous selection of top quality vintage, retro, accessories, jewelry, suits, evening gowns and casual second hand clothing.”
Sam1Samantha Howard Vintage, Toronto Samantha is a second generation collector and dealer of antiques with over 35 years’ experience in the business and an ongoing love of beautiful objects. Sam specializes in Modern Design, including Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in Scandinavian and Canadian Brutalist jewellery, also good vintage fashion. “At Wychwood, in addition to jewellery, I’ll have a variety of vintage handbags, scarves and accessories.”
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Andrew Zegers Design, Toronto
Accessories for Her include: Shoes by Dior, Prada, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, and some fabulous snake skin heels. Channel scarves, a Celine jacket, Matt & Nat (Montreal designers) handbag, vintage ladies luggage, and much more…
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Accessories for Him include: Leather bags, Image 10 luggage and leather desk top accents, a Renzo Romagnoli “Hemmingway” bar set, shoes by Prada and Basini, designer jackets, silk ties by Armani, Gucci, Dunhill, Versace, and others.

Andrew recently purchased a collection of vintage umbrellas – the quintessential accessory – which he’s bringing to Wychwood.

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Gadabout, Victoria Dinnick, Toronto One of Toronto’s Gadabout most successful and highly rated Vintage stores, Gadabout is an amazing repository for all that is vintage. Bursting with vintage clothing, accessories, and fabrics including household textiles, blankets and rugs. The Manly Man Corner is famous for its variety and oddities. Clothing dates from the late 1800s through the 1970s and is in impeccable condition.

Victoria’s Wychwood display will include this DONNA KARAN 1987 PETAL DRESS FEATURED IN 1987 BRITISH VOGUE Rare circa 1987 Donna Karan colorblock silk bustier wrap dress. Fashioned of rich jewel tone colors of emerald and kelly green double backed silk. Fabric wraps around with closure under bustline. Spaghetti straps with underwire support. From the 1987 Spring/Summer Donna Karan Collection that was featured in British Vogue.
Yank and Pulver Azman, TorontoImageWe have this great studio made necklace from the swingin’ sixties. It’s hammered copper & brass, dramatic, and a real eye catcher.
Patricia Gostick, Bijoux Vintage Costume Jewellery, Toronto specializes in
quality vintage costume jewellery and accessories. Knowledge, service and
fairness are her trademarks. CHECK OUT PATRICIA’S NEW RUBY LANE SHOP,
Bijoux Vintage.

For the Wychwood Spring Show, I will be displaying some great parures and
demi parures, including sets by Sherman, Continental, Miriam Haskell and
Trifari. I will also be offering a selection of French couture jewellery,
such as an outstanding fringed necklace by Philippe Ferrandis. A
beautifully beaded black and white Italian skirt, and a colourful Venetian
shawl, are two of the unique fashion finds that have been saved for this
show. Either of these items would look great with the black velvet tam and
the red quilted tote bag, that you will also find in my booth. I can’t wait
to once again see my repeat clients and to meet new ones, as well! Think

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 Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, Hamilton   “We are a mother/daughter team that carry a unique range of items.  Our favourite areas are vintage sewing items, unusual jewellery and ladies accessories and exquisite hand done textiles.”

“For Wychwood we have a few very nice pieces set aside, including a Late 1800′s silk brocade corset marked “C C” on metal closures. Possibly Crompton’s Corsets Toronto. A 1950′s faux fur jacket with “Hong Kong” label. A mid 1900′s Flamingo tie by Palm Island Florida and a circa 1880 French sterling silver sewing set complete in original box.”
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Annetique Boutique, Thornhill
Anne Purwitsky has been selling antiques for 20 years. “I love antique textiles, sewing items including buttons and vintage accessories. If you are looking for table or household linens, I will be bringing some wonderful vintage linens including an estate find of a set of antique handmade lace placemats; linen dish towels amongst which are some 1970′s towels designed by the Italian designer Milvia and are highly collectible; and many beautiful tablecloths, runners and doilies.

I recently acquired an “Age of Jazz” sautoir necklace, an Edwardian goldtone and amethyst belt and a beaded flapper head band.

I have a large selection of vintage buttons including these rare Egyptian revival enamel buttons from the 1920′s.

I have lots of lace and other trim and many lace collars including this large Victorian one.

And I have a dozens of Liberty of London scarves and a huge variety of other beautiful silk scarves ready to brighten up your spring wardrobe.

Looking forward to greeting you on April 12 at Wychwood Barns.”


Factory Girl Vintage, Robin Tillmanns, Cambridge
“I’ve always been a nostalgic person and I love all things vintage (it has a way of stirring my creativity). I believe that wearing vintage is by far the most tangible way to connect to your favourite era.”

“The name ‘Factory Girl’ reflects two of my most loved eras in vintage fashion:
The 1940′s- when munitions factory girl workers were asserting their independence during wartime, all while still managing to look glamorous in pin-curled victory rolls, red lips and bright floral tea dresses.
The 1960′s- when Andy Warhol’s NYC studio, The Factory, was the hip hangout for artsy types and stylish lady muses, known as ‘factory girls’.

Throughout the decades, the curvy silhouettes and hourglass figures are my favourite things about vintage fashion. It’s all just so unashamedly feminine.”

Attached pics:

#1. I’m thinking Spring! Expect lots of colour.

#2. Gold brocade with exquisite beading, Rene Original.

#3. Showing detail of the lovely beading.

#4. Geometric print mod dress, England. Fantastic shiny turquoise dress (showing back of dress.)



SCANDIMANIA, Katya Pereyaslavska, Toronto

“Katya is a second generation collector with 20 years of experience. She takes pride on being selective in the pieces she chooses to sell to her valued customers.

“We will have a selection of 1940s-50s American studio jewelry, French Canadian brutalist examples like Larin/Vidal/Chaudron and Scandinavian mid century pieces.”

Images in order:

- Important AMERICAN Ward Law Silver/Rosewood Rare Studio pin brooch
- Yellow Birch Wood Vintage Aarikka Finnish kinetic necklace
- AMERICAN Studio Art Smith style Industrial big cuff bracelet
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Lynn Carmichael, Union Label Vintage, Booth 28
“I sell quality vintage clothing and accessories for both men and women. I always save the best quality and most unique items for this show. Be sure to drop by and take a look!”
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Dovetails and Squarenails Antiques, Rod and Bea Slack, Brockville, ON
Bea and Rod are expert dealers in antique quilts. Look for hand worked, traditional and unique designs. They will also have a large display of Sherman and other costume jewellery and a good collection of fine linens. Bea: “We are in our 35th year of business which started out with an orange crush bottle, grew into a large furniture business and has expanded into the wide variety we have today. We probably could write a book with our experiences.”
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Renée Piché, Montreal
I have always had a passion for Image 3 beautiful and unusual fashion, be it jewelry, accessories or clothing and, at one point, became fascinated with bakelite jewelry. That was my first step in the business. I have since gone on to other things, but bakelite and other plastics have remained a big part of my business.

This spring, I will, of course, bring some fabulous bakelite jewelry along with some pretty incredible costume and silver jewelry pieces. I recently acquired a large Victorian jewelry collection and will be bringing it to the show. Here is a choice sample of what I will be exhibiting: a 1970s Lanvin dress, a Whitby jet necklace and a Reveriano Castillo sterling necklace.

Deviani Loekman, Sayalove Vintage
A little bit about our store: Our shop specializesImage in contemporary vintage looks. Our pieces are from 50′s-80′s era. The reason behind contemporary is to make vintage clothing part of our daily wardrobe without being ‘too costumey’. So, for the Wychwood show we are bringing our spring and summer collection with lots of crop tops, mid-length flow-y skirts, dresses and a one of a kind vest.
Also meet these outstanding dealers at Wychwood: 

Richard Fulton Antiques, Toronto

Adeline, Whitby

Claude Provost, Montreal

English Eccentrics, Toronto

Treasure Chicks Vintage, Pickering

Norma’s, Fort Erie

Zegers Design, Toronto

Angela McCool, Toronto

Karen Jeffrey Collection, Mississauga

and more.


Wychwood Barns – a superb venue:

Artscape Wychwood Barns is one of Toronto’s newest event venues. In 1913 the Toronto Transit Commission built the structure in order to be able to service its fleet of streetcars. It functioned for many decades before becoming redundant. A major renovation was undertaken over the last few years, transforming the barns into a magnificent community resource. Reopened in 2008, it is now home to art galleries, artist studios, a regular farmers’ market, and more.

The centrepiece of the complex is the ‘Covered Street’, a 200 foot long room, formerly used to overhaul streetcars, but now a spacious event facility. Industrial-chic is the design theme, exposed red brick walls, a wonderful end-to-end glass skylight forming a roof, vintage TTC photographs on the walls. In short, a perfect venue for our Vintage Clothing show.

Getting There

Wychwood Barns is at 601 Christie Street, west of Bathurst, south of St. Clair. It occupies a block between Christie Street on the west and Wychwood Avenue on the east.

Parking is extremely limited at Wychwood Barns, in compliance with the building’s environmental LEED certification.  As such, visitors should consider taking public transit to the site.

St. Clair streetcar #512 runs along St. Clair and connects with St. Clair West Subway station.

Christie bus #126 runs from the Christie Subway station north on Christie and stops at the door.

Bathurst bus #7 is two blocks east of the barns and runs from Bloor Subway line north on Bathurst.

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