Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show – Spring 2017

Toronto’s Artscape Wychwood Barns becomes Fifties girlthe epicentre of Vintage fashion on Sunday, April 9. 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 9, 2017

Artscape Wychwood Barns

601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7

Hours: Sunday, April 9, 10 am – 5:00 pm

Admission Adults $10.00, Children 12 and under no charge

Meet 30 top Vintage dealers on April 9, including:

Maddie Dolegowski, Dear Hazel May, Toronto, ON
“For my first time at Wychwood, I will be bringing dresses for spring and bridal/prom along with some really special Art Deco jewels.

“I tend to focus on 1950′s and 1960’s dresses but my weak spot is for jewelry; the older the better. My favourite colour is sparkle, and I prefer jewelry with a story, a soul. It’s something you can keep forever and pass along to your children, and their children, and in our throw away culture there is just something so appealing about that.

“These are just some of the pieces that will be coming with me, along with an exquisite ice blue hand beaded Malcolm Starr dress that I’m hoping to be able to restore in time.

  • Suzy Perette silk water colour floral dress with black velvet bow accents.
  • Hand beaded in British Hong Kong blue wiggle dress.
  • 1960’s silk floral peplum dress that is just as wonderful to watch leave as it is to watch arrive.
  • Robins egg blue with white lace cotton tennis dress with slight dropped waist and high embellished neck.
  • Art Deco watermelon givre bracelet.
  • Art Deco aquamarine brushed gold bracelet.
  • Art Deco bezel set amethyst watch chain.
  • And some bridal pieces:
  • Signed Hattie Carnegie 3D round earrings.






The Bead Goes On, Cyndy Calder, Toronto
“Looking forward to the spring Wychwood Clothing Show. Here’s a sneak peak at a statement necklace, bracelet and earrings I will be bringing to the Wychwood Show. Perfect for a bride.”

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

“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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Erica Peck, WILDTHING VINTAGE, Toronto

“WILDTHINGVINTAGE specializes in the ‘Where did you get that?’ All eras and sizes are welcome and embraced, and we can’t wait to go WILD with you.”
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IMG_5834_2Samantha 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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Karen Jeffery Collection, Mississauga

“Hi Wendy, I wanted to tell you
20160312_122545 (2)20160312_125927that I am bring two racks of pristine wedding dresses, an extensive Bridal Collection From Edwardian-1970′s.
Gowns, Bridal Party dresses, Lingerie. All lovingly restored and in pristine condition. Also, Victorian blouses with long cotton and lace skirts, Edwardian tea dresses , Long and short plus Lace and satin from the 1910′s – 1970′s. Mother of the bride outfits, and amazing silk and satin Lingerie.”

A veteran of the vintage clothing business, Karen has an excellent eye for fashion. She is expanding her display at Wychwood for April – a large booth overflowing with great finds picked up over the winter.

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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,IMG_5529 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.

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Gucci sports jacket – Ladies mink jacket – wool & mink trim coat
1950′s leopard & tiger hats – Gucci shoes – ties by Hermes & Faberge
Massimo shoes – briefcases – 1970′s umbrella.

All photos are Zegers Design at Wychwood

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, Torontoleather
We are bringing to the show, part of a collection of fun vintage 1930s-’40s leather pins we found in North Carolina, en route home from Florida.
Mariam Sarkis, Stylesbymariam, Markham
I’ve always loved vintage but began collecting pieces about 3 years ago and decided to begin selling on Etsy. I love styling old with new and making an outfit special with vintage items. I especially love vintage that is relevant to today’s trends and easy to style. which isn’t so hard these days as fashion trends are reverting to styles of past eras. It’s easy to see why this is happening when working with vintage and seeing what is truly unique about your items.

I’ll have a few pairs of Ferragamos at Wychwood
Also, Escada! Perfect for spring/summer
Other vintage designer items like Fendi
Vintage Pierre Balmain
Miscellaneous accessories including belts


Leona Milne, Root Cellar Vintage, Port Dover
Out of the many, many combinations we put together to bring to the Show we photographed these three ……
1) An early Holt Renfrew black fur piece / black and white polka dot dress / black leather gloves with black patent purse and the smartest pair of black/white heels.
2) Strapless sundress – grey, yellow, white combo with fluffy crinoline paired with short black leather jacket (many zippers) / handbag color-toned to the dress.
3) Brown corduroy jacket with the cutest lace trim, matched scarf, a hide purse, black-banded panama hat. Sequined skirt in tones of copper. VINTAGE SHARP!

Also bringing a 1961 cap sleeve Bridal gown with original fingerless sleeve/gloves.

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 Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, Hamilton IMG_1807
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 lots of 50′s and 60′s fun. We also have a few very nice pieces set aside, including a 1950′s chenille striped, raglan sleeved dress. Button front; a 1950′s cotton summer skirt by ‘Florida Fashions – brings Florida glamour to you’; a 1960′s to 70′s summer dress by ‘Lee Stevens of Miami’ and a pair of Couturier gloves by Perrin, Paris.”

Annetique Boutique, Thornhill
Anne Purwitsky has been selling antiques for 20 years. “I love antique textiles, sewing items including buttons and vintage accessories.

Anne & Steve are looking forward to seeing everyone at the spring show. “We are bringing a fabulous selection of vintage table and household linens. We have some half dolls As well, we will have our usual great selection of vintage trim, buttons, lace collars and vintage accessories, including a 1950′s Midas of Miami wicker purse, some mid century Rebajes and Raphael jewellery, and a very rare Victorian child’s Christmas hanky. recently acquired an “Age of Jazz” sautoir necklace, an Edwardian goldtone and amethyst belt and a beaded flapper head band. Looking forward to greeting you on April 10 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.)



Victoria Watson, Claimed Vintage, Mississauga
“When I was younger, I loved to wear my mom’s old mini dresses and skirts to school. I was always interested in vintage style and enjoyed shopping at second hand and consignment stores, but never knew how to make it more than a hobby. This past year when I scored a vintage Valentino dress, not my size sadly, I realized I could always buy these great pieces and sell them at Vintage shows.

The photos are of some of my recent finds.

Renée Piché, Montreal
I have always had a passion for Purses CollageClamper Collage 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 bracelets, including a Kronimus and a bunch of clampers, and among other unusual and unique pieces, I am bringing some mid-century jewelry pieces, including a Vidal belt, some Vidal and Larin bracelets, fabulous beaded bags, French jewelry, including some Rousselet pieces, a Schiaparelli hat , a Mr. John Jr. hat, and a huge selection of vintage eyewear. Between now and the show, I will be posting on the show’s Facebook page other special items that will be part of my show.”
Isabel Weber, Joie de Vintage, SarniaJDV Logo
For Wychwood in April, we’re bringing Men’s & Ladies Vintage Clothes, hats, purses, gloves, shoes and fur coats.

Also meet these outstanding dealers at Wychwood: 

Adeline, Whitby

Claude Provost, Montreal

Norma’s, Fort Erie

Angela McCool, Toronto

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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