1100 Queen West, 416-516-0669, www.69vintage.com Rating: NNNNN
No doubt the killer pieces at 69 Vintage are worthy of their shelf space. Digging through dusty bargain bins is definitely not on the agenda in this clean, easy-on-the-eyes 2,500-square-foot space in a trendier-than-thou neighbourhood (downstairs from Spin Gallery). The prices reflect alll that. The scenester team behind the store prefer the term "curated" to "merchandised," but the lineup of finds is impressive. It's like a week of second-hand shopping condensed into a single second as you come upon one awe-inspiring item after another. From authentic to unique and all descriptives in between, 69 Vintage has 'em all. And now, with a custom design boutique in the back, you can have them all - in your size, too.
69 Vintage's picks: Cowboy boots from $75; heels from $65; track suit jacket from $55; yellow dress, $75.
Look for: The highly anticipated launch - when already!? - of adjacent bar the Social; the on-site custom boutique; must-have slalom ski-sweaters, three-quarter coats and men's suits for fall.
Hours: Monday to Thursday noon to 7 pm, Friday noon to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.