Vintage lovers crowded the 7th edition of the Toronto Vintage and Antique Market at Exhibition Place’s Queen Elizabeth Building on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Sellers offered everything from vintage Nike shoes to antique Chanel purses. Here’s a selection of their most expensive offerings.
1. Vintage Vanguard Clothing
Vintage Vanguard Clothing is a Toronto-based online shop that focuses on the 90s wear. Their collection included pieces from retro jerseys and vintage Converse shoes.
Silv Ferreira, one of the owners, has been passionate about clothes for 7 years now and also designs on the side.
The most expensive item in the collection was the Coogi sweaters, a crowd favourite. Coogi sweaters are colourful knit sweaters that were popular in 90s. They were often sported by popular rappers like the Notorious B.I.G.
The cost: $350.
“Coogi Australia, you can’t really find anymore, just based on being coveting them in the hip hop community. For us to bring two of our small collection here, I think it’s pretty special,” Ferreira said.
2. Peter Frampton Antiques
For antique enthusiasts looking for new home decor, Peter Frampton Antiques carries varied collection of decor. The offerings at the market included paintings, ceramic pieces, glass and carpets. His collections can only be found at different antique markets around the country.
Business is what sparked Frampton’s interest in collecting these items.
“I was in the antique business since 1970,” Frampton said. “My expertise are 19th to 16th century decorative art, a lot of my decorators said do you have any of this 10 years ago, now here I am selling them as one of my mainstays of my inventory.”
His most expensive items at the market that day were his paintings but his most prized possession was the brown artifact shaped of a women, that he said, “looked like Picasso.”
The most expensive item were his collection of paintings.
The cost: at least $100
3. Donna Beasley Antiques
Although Donna Beasley specializes in vintage jewelry, her collection has something for everyone. At this market, she brought with her antique china sets and decor. She has not put her collection online, she prefers to only be found at various vintage events and markets.
Beasley always had a passion for collecting vintage and antique items. She had a vast collection of jewelry and glass at the market, for people to choose from.
“I’ve always done it, I’m just to old now, to have furniture, so this is where I reach so I am able to lift,” Beasley said.
Her most expensive item was xxxx.
The cost: $150
The Vintage and Antique market will return to Toronto in March 2018.