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Owner/partner Jason Prizant at Jack Lux Vintage (right)
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Sales Associate Ian Locke models some vintage clothing.
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JACK LUX VINTAGE POP-UP 536 Queen West, 647-350-1221, jackluxvintage.tumblr.com
When I hear the words "pop-up shop," I generally picture a quaint little space stocked with of-the-moment items. So I was surprised by the vast sea of vintage gems at the Jack Lux Vintage Pop-Up on Queen West.
The main floor boasts racks upon racks of just about every sort of garment. Downstairs, there's another ocean of vintage shoes.
Jack Lux has a permanent location in Montreal and owns one of the largest vintage collections in Canada, thanks to the purchase of the Centre National du Costume's costuming trust in 2005 when that organization was dismantled. The Quebec government established the trust to curate a massive vintage clothing collection for filmmakers and production houses shooting in Quebec.
Jack Lux now has more than 200,000 pieces spanning everything from womenswear and menswear to children's clothing and accessories, originating from the 1920s to 90s.
Stock rotates every couple of weeks, so this is a shop you want to keep coming back to. Unlike some other trendy local vintage spots, the pieces here are reasonably priced and high-quality.
Jack Lux picks The store just got a big back-to-school shipment last week. It includes hundreds of white lab coats, artist smocks, mechanic jumpsuits and housecoats and robes circa the 1950s. For one week, starting Friday (September 5) get spring/summer merchandise at two for the price of one.
Look for The store's unique collection of vintage children's clothing - perfect for your little hipster. Also, no one wants to think about it yet, but mark your calendar for September 26, when Jack Lux's winter stock arrives.
Hours Monday to Wednesday 11 am to 7 pm, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday noon to 7 pm.