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The Leslieville Flea Online
The newest of the bunch, The Leslieville Flea has launched an online store, which is exciting news for avid antique fans who don’t have a car or the time to make it to the popular Sunday market. Torontonians can now shop all of the great vendors and products from the comfort of their own home. Vintage Thirty’s charming metal chair come with fetching seat and back cushions ($345). Cozy up under a hand-woven wool throw from the Royal North Company ($240) or reenact John Cusack’s Say Anything heartthrob moment with this AIWA Stereo 906 Boombox.
It’s no secret we carry our lives around everywhere we go. So carry it in style, with help from the Eleven Thirty Shop. Business owners and friends Alexa School and Mariel Gonzalez make beautifully crafted Italian leather bags. The adjustable Katie bag ($240) comes in seven different colours, or the Emmy bag ($220) has an adjustable and removable strap which will prove you understand that a lady likes her options. Eleven Thirty Shop is also located at 1130 College Street.
Buying a gift? Get them a single session day pass ($20) or monthly membership ($120.00) for The Shop, a start-up facility created by Marissa Gordon and Michelle Organ where makers can make together. You and your partner can craft together, or if you’re more interested in buying some of the makers goods, shop the Shop here.
If you have had the pleasure of attending The One of a Kind Show at the CNE, then you know what to expect in their online shop. Whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else, this online store offers an endless selection of gifts, fashion, home decor and edibles. Bow Chicka Wow wow 24 Piece Message Box by Love & Co. Chocolaterie ($36), 100% natural mens shaving kit ($24) or a framed Chanel No. 5 Perfume Bottle metallic print ($25) are only a few of the amusing options to choose from.
Toronto Etsy shops:
Senay Studio: SenayStudio.Etsy.com
Toronto based textile designer, artist and illustrator Senay paints watercolour prints and sells them in her Etsy store. The I Love You Coffee mug with watercolour red hearts ($10) sends a clear message, and if you’re doing some last-minute Valentine’s gifting, this hand-painted pillow cover with invisible zipper ($49) is perfect to toss on the sofa or the bed. One of Senay’s original floral phone cases ($25) would brighten anyone’s day.
Son of a Woodcutter: SonofaWoodcutter.Etsy.com
Who has the time (or skill set) to whittle wood into something worth saving? Son of a Woodcutter does. He uses reclaimed materials (like barn doors and drift wood) to create one of kind industrial style wooden pieces. A wine bottle stand crafted from rustic reclaimed barn board ($26.95) or geometric candle holders that come with tea lights ($39.50) make for a perfect romantic gift.
Hinkleville is a whimsical Etsy Shop full of trinkets, planters, mugs and jewelry. The Pineapple yellow planter ($49) and Fishscale planter ($106) would make the perfect pair, making themselves right at home together on any given shelf. If you’re looking for an original piece of jewelry, the crescent moon ceramic necklace ($57) is gorgeous.
Ohhh Lulu: OhhhLulu.Etsy.com
Ohhh Lulu’s line of intimates is locally made in Toronto with delicate fabrics, feminine prints and vintage style. The Blush and Black Lace ‘Anastasia’ Modern Romantic Lingerie Set Bralette and Bikini Cut Panties ($120) and the Modern Bohemian ‘Lily’ Ivory Satin and Lace Bralette and Panties Lingerie Set $127) Black Satin and Lace ‘Katherine’ Teddy Bodysuit Boudoir lingerie ($155) are all handmade to order. Panties, bras, camis and eye covers can also be purchased separately.
Danielle Singer’s unconventional jewelry pieces for men and women are for the edgier Torontonian. Body chains and harnesses made from brass chains and repurposed vintage materials start at $128. The brass and lava rock mens bracelet ($57) is one of many original pieces available for the guys.
Joran de Ruiter: JordandeReuiter.Etsy.com
For festival goers, brides to be, or women who never outgrew the joy of dress up Joran de Ruiter’s Etsy shop will fulfill all of your tinkle trunk needs. Colorful and feminine vintage inspired items range from hair accessories, such as the bohemian floral crowns starting at $42, casual daytime dresses, fun and flirty date night options like the tulle skirt ($165), to fancy party dresses like The Juliette Blush Wedding Dress ($1185).
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