For nearly a decade, West End vintage boutique Stella Luna has been the first name on the usually tight - and beautifully shaded - lips of Toronto's fashion elite. If you're looking to compete for killer vintage alongside major editors and stylists, this is headquarters. While the shop is small (it's not uncommon to overhear annoying fashion-speak from overjoyed co-shoppers. Please don't be one of them), it's well worth the westward trek.
You'll freak because the product is so on-trend, thanks to owner Crispian Underwood 's amazing style sense. Then you'll freak even harder when you see that the prices have retained their second-hand integrity. There's no succumbing to Emperor's New Clothes syndrome here. These old clothes, are, well, just that, priced slightly higher than what you'd pay at Goodwill or Value Village. But, instead of spending the day trolling through cast-off scraps, you can step out of Stella Luna in less than an hour with a bona fide envy-inducing treasure. Underwood's picks: Brown leather Kelly bag, $28; red tweed suit, $49; brooch, $20; and Saint Joseph dress, $30.
Look for: An amazing selection of barely if ever worn footwear, seriously glammed-out holiday evening dresses and colour-grouped merchandise.
Hours: Wednesday to Friday noon to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 pm.