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Thursday, May 7, 2009

fashionMOVEMENTZ at the Spring Clothing Show

We hit the Spring Clothing Show on Saturday at The Better Living Center. There were some great vendors, and we saw favourites and friends like Cry Wolf Clothing and Dialogue Headwear. We met some fascinating vintage entrepreuneurs and did some shopping, of course.

The Highlights

My fave vintage booth was where I picked up this biker jacket (from now defunct Canadian leather company Cosa Nova). I had been struggling to find a perfect one, and this one fits better than most thrift/vintage women's biker leathers that I've been able to find, and the price was right, so I had to take it home.
I had a fascinating chat with co-owner's Jesse and Josh. I found out that they are vintage purveyers to the fullest- They own
Snap Clothing(reworked designer vintage) F As In Frank Clothing (new & used, Snap reworked vintage available in Whistler and Vancouver), AND these busy guys do Hoboken and Haberdashery 80's and 90's vintage streetwear and vintage urbanwear.
Jesse is a second generation vintage man. His family has been in the biz long before I was old enough to care about vintage clothes, owning Toronto's old vintage shop South Pacific. Jesse's father also founded what was probably Toronto's first vintage shop, The Farmer's Rag Market in the Flat Iron building.

Jesse's partner is the ever-knowledgable and passionate Josh.The two of them have been serving up great vintage and shall continue to do so!!/ get it here -
SNAP Clothing

Hoboken & Haberdashery on Ebay

F As In Frank

Shernett Swaby's gloriously eye-catching and functional new line of handbags and purses. The line debuted at the One-Of-A-Kind show with fantastic response - she sold out in a flash - and we can see why. Swaby, the Project Runway Canada alum, showed us her large, mid and clutch-sized handbag selection. You can pick up your own at the shop, 187A Queen Street East, Toronto, ON.I was especially taken with the large black ruffled bags - pretty, and I could fit my whole life in it.
More here - Shernett Swaby

Art/Skate or Streetwear
The Bait Shop 358 Dufferin Street, Suite 117, Toronto, Ontario.
The Bait Shop Gallery (voted best new gallery of 08) is a hidden gem that I can't believe I haven't been to yet. They were offering up their own brand this year, and they also had artists do an all day giant collabo painting.
Sample sale this week: May 8th and 9th, Noon to 6 at the gallery, 368 Dufferin.

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