Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show – Spring 2014
A highly successful and much-anticipated event on the Toronto vintage fashion scene, this show is all about great vintage clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories, as well as old textiles, linens, fabrics and quilts. Visitors will meet more than 30 top Ontario and Quebec dealers in vintage fashion and textiles.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7
Hours: Sunday, March 30, 10 am – 4:00 pm
Admission Adults $8.00, Children 12 and under no charge
Meet 30 top Vintage dealers on March 30, including:
Barbara Schwartz, TruFaux Jewels, Toronto presents the best in vintage costume jewelry from1920-1960 by Hattie Carnegie, Elsa Schiaparelli and other notable American
and European makers who took jewelry design into the realm of art.
“For the Wynchwood Show, we’ll have stunning Art Deco pieces from France,
including an emerald melon bead and rondelle necklace; fabulous American
Retro Modern pieces, including this Coro Duette and earrings; and Post-war
(Cocktail style) treasures, including art glass earrings by Schreiner. Photos below.
Anne Purwitsky, Annetique Boutique, Thornhill.
“I sell antique and vintage lace, trim, sewing findings and have an unusual selection of buttons; some of the more unusual ones I will be bringing to the Wychwood show.”
“I have some beautiful vintage silk scarves including a large collection of Liberty of London scarves.
I will also be bringing some special pieces of table linens including a gorgeous set of Reticella lace place mats – each one made with a different design. ”
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.”
“One full table at the sale will be devoted to costume jewellry- find pictures on our website www.whatlliwear.com
Samantha Howard Vintage, Toronto First time at the show,Sam specializes in Modern Design, including Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in Scandinavian and Canadian Modernist jewellery, also good vintage fashion. “At Wychwood, in addition to my jewellery, I’m bringing this vintage silk Pucci shirt.”
Margaret Piltzmaker, Petticoat Lane Antiques, Toronto
“I will be bringing to your show a collection of vintage gowns including a very special
‘Bob Mackie’. Also a number of cocktail dresses ideal for the Prom season.
Lots more but these are the highlights.”
Fred Turner, Durham, ON Fred, self-described ‘Clothing junkie’, has a collection of about 60 men’s fedoras coming to the show. He is also bringing a dozen vintage hat boxes, Biltmore, etc. His stock includes about 200 men’s ties, and a miscellany of jackets, shirts, and accessories.
Jonathan Hagey and Emily Kulasa, Kingpin Chic, Toronto
“Vintage style for the contemporary gentleman that cares not a jot for the latest trends or what little boys wear. Kingpin chic is gentlemenswear. With balls.
“For Wychwood, we’re saving a pair of vintage black patent leather Gucci loafers, a vintage ‘60s Italian shawl collar “Rat Pack” tuxedo and, among other fine things, a selection of vintage Borsalino beaver felt fedoras.”
Patricia Gostick, Bijoux Vintage Costume Jewellery, Toronto specializes in quality vintage costume jewellery and accessories. Knowledge, service and fairness are her trademarks.
For the April Wychwood Show, Patricia will be displaying glass beads of all kinds – Murano, Czech, and crystal, for example. She will also be selling an eclectic selection of sterling silver jewellery. Finally, to welcome spring, Ms. Gostick will be offering the prettiest of vintage hand towels and table linen.
Yank Azman & Pulver Zajfman, Toronto “We have been dealing in antiques & vintage clothing for almost forty years and specialize in the Victorian & Edwardian eras. This range of pre and post WWI sensibilities covers the change in women’s clothing that occurred with the change of attitude about and by women outside the previously held traditions from the era of the corset & bustle to the madcap freedom of the roaring twenties.”
“One of the items we’re saving for this show is an exquisite flapper era hand beaded cloche in superb condition.”
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 1950′s beaded poodle purse retailed by Altman Co. New York, a 1920′s Hand corded cloche hat and feather boa from the same era, and this North West Mounted Police bomber jacket. We think it’s 1940′s or 50′s. One for the guys!”
Bev South, She’s Sew Glam, Petrolia First time at the Wychwood show for Bev. Among many fine pieces she’s bringing to Toronto, Bev will have this ecru satin/lace wedding dress from the 1940′s.
Ian Drummond, Ian Drummond Collection, Toronto “For this show I will be bringing an amazing cross section of the most interesting vintage clothing that has been the inspiration for so many of the spring 2013 looks. I also have 5 beautiful early 20th Century dresses for collectors of fine antique clothing.”
Also meet these outstanding dealers at Wychwood:
Forget Me Not by Emma Paige, Toronto
Claude Provost, Montreal
English Eccentrics, Toronto
Forget Me Not Vintage, Scarborough
Norma’s, Fort Erie
Reflections of Tyme, St. Davids
The Bead Goes On, Toronto
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.
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 Bloor 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.
Get detailed public transit information at www.ttc.ca
Find Green P parking lot locations close
to 601 Christie St at www.greenp.com/find-parking