May 29th, 2014

The Leslieville Flea announces two spectacular locations for summer 2014. The first market takes place on June 1st 2014!

Where and When?

Harbourfront Center (North Exhibition Common)

a lively and popular spot in the center of Toronto’s Harbourfront community.

235 Queens Quay West

Dates: June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th


North Exhibition Common-n-k-kk


Ashbridge Estate,

A beautiful Ontario Heritage Tru

st property in the heart of Leslieville.

1444 Queen Street East (Across from the Streetcar Yards)

Dates: June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th




Come and celebrate the Leslieville Flea’s one year anniversary in June and say hello to over 50 vendors selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and select artisans. The thrill of the hunt never gets old!


See you there

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Categories: Toronto Vintage, Uncategorized

May 4th, 2012


I think everyone who thrifts has those few items that you look for each time you go. Each time I go I have list in my head of what I’m looking for, but try to keep an open mind so I don’t miss anything awesome. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone back to look through an entire department because I forgot to just browse. My top go-to spots are 1) shoes 2) dresses and 3) jackets/blazers because I feel, in Canada, you can never have enough outerwear.  I’ve become a bit of a jacket addict so if I find a jacket I love at a second hand store it’s a bonus. For a while now I’ve been looking for that classic tweed jacket. The problem I usually face is the fit. When you go to the women’s section size small, most items have shoulder pads or are too big. This normally causes me to shop in the boy’s department. But when I was at my regular Value Village, sifting through the women’s size small rack with little hope, I found it! Meet my very own cute little black tweed jacket.

A Little History

Coco Chanel is credited for making the tweed suit fashionable in the 1960′s. 

source: Coco Chanel


A lot of Inspiration

Today the tweed suit is still popular but in separates. Here’s some stylish ladies who show how to modernize the tweed jacket. How inspirational!

source: Aime La Mode

source: Wendy’s Lookbook (great blog!)

source: Clemence Posey via Fab Sugar


source: La Mode


Tweed Jacket 

Leather Jacket (in my dreams)

Tuxedo blazer

Sequin shorts (that’s classic right? I’ve been searching for these for a while. I may end up making them)


That’s one classic checked off. Yaay!

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Categories: Thrifted Outfits, Toronto Vintage, Uncategorized

April 17th, 2012

It’s shorts season! (Almost in Canada) Stores are stocked with all their spring and summer styles and floral shorts seem to be in every store. My favourite are the Citizen of Humanity shorts below. With these gorgeous shorts comes a hefty price tag, the shorts retail for $204 at Aritzia. If you can’t afford them I have a solution- DIY! Click through to find out how to make your own!

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Categories: Do It Yourself, Shorts of the summer series, Uncategorized

October 5th, 2010


Oh Mary Kate, how I wish I was you (and not just for canoodling with Uncle Jesse all those years)! Ever since I saw this picture I’ve wanted to replicate this outfit… sans feather headdress that is. This is the perfect combination of adorable/casual. I saw this picture about two years ago and every time I found into a full skirt I thought of Mary Kate but when I tried on the skirt I saw an awkward eight- year old. Full skirts are easy to find but tough to pull off. For me, they have been very unflattering, adding a few pounds or when paired with a t-shirt, creating a mid-section bulge- never good.

I found this skirt by accident. I was at the Goodwill at Bloor and Sherbourne, where I was searching for the perfect black winter short, when I found this adorable, on-trend, elastic-waisted circle skirt! Trying not to get too excited (as a thrift store junky, finding the right size is always an issue) I went to try it on.  It fit! And for the low price of $6!


My favourite thing about this skirt (besides the twirl-ability and non-bulge) is the label which reads, “Mes Trois Soeurs”, or “My Three Sisters” for those of you who weren’t forced to take French. It made me think of my sisters and my mom, who has turned into both a sister and a best friend. Ahhhh I miss you guys!

Since I didn’t have time to post a picture I’m using the magic of Polyvore to show you what I wore my skirt with today using similar items. It ended up being a tad bit too school-girl but it had a classic vibe which I loved.

Mes Trois Soeurs outfit
Mes Trois Soeurs outfit by MyVintageSecret featuring a double breasted coat

Have a great day!


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Categories: Thrifted Outfits, Uncategorized