la crème de la crème – Vintage Clothing Stores Online

dreamstimefree_123388Wild Wednesday presents,

“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.”
—Coco Chanel

Looking for la crème de la crème when it comes to vintage clothing shopping online? Having a vintage fashion dilemma? You have come to the right place where you can instantly get ready for that spring or summer social with just a few clicks.

I am talking about real vintage online stores – they aren’t “vintage inspired” they are “actual vintage.” Try one of these online shops on for size. Pick out a wild garment to add to your wardrobe. There is nothing more fun than gOiNg OuTsiDe of tHe BoX.

Etsy is the biggest and best bet for all things vintage. It has a wide and rustic selection just like eBay. They are both well known with excellent reputations.

Go goo-goo-ga-ga over the hand picked treasures at Adored Vintage.  One persons trash may be another persons treasure. Sweet Trash has a top quality collection of authentic apparel. If you like something sweet why not switch it up and try something salty or better yet pair it with pepper. Gary Pepper Vintage will add some spice to your closet.

There have been accolades galore for Vintage Vixen and I see why. They have an awesome variety of vintage clothing and accessoires. I like the “just arrived area” which featured some awesome men’s jackets tonight.

Vintage Couture comforts your high end cravings. Browse Dior and Chanel just to name a few and dress like the stars.

Surf straight from couture to rust. Rusty Zipper dresses both males and females. They are working on building the web’s largest single collection of vintage fashion. Do you feel like good will hunting? Shop Goodwill by looking under clothing.

Beyond Retro looks pretty extensive and also offers menswear. Note: shipping is between £3.95-£29.95. Learn more about this vintage legend. You can find a little bit of everything at MyMisi a handmade community. It all began with Misi (UK) where its all about making it and selling it.

Why not hit up Chelsea Girl for all your daytime and designer needs. Shipping is between $12-$28. I certainly Love Miss Daisy and will be exploring by decade real soon. Shipping is between £4.00-£30.

Fashion Dig has also got you covered with an assortment of fabric goodies. The last vintage stop (or site) is Mystique Vintage Clothing which has some very lady-like looks.

Boutique 1861 is the only site I am sharing that is inspired by vintage. It is not only close to my home (it is located in Montreal, Quebec) but carries some of the most beautiful items I have seen in a while. I always love to mix some new with something old.

Its okay if your knit picky there is tons of selective potential here.

Chow for now,




Three Stores & Hours of Shopping (Ottawa, ON)

Have a hankering for a new addition to your home?

There is nothing I love more than a sunny Sunday afternoon stroll. When I am looking for that certain something special I always visit these three shops in Ottawa, Ontario.

“I’ve always had a keen sense of history. My father was an antiques dealer and he used to bring home boxes full of treasures, and each item always had a tale attached.”
― Sara Sheridan

If you have an hour (or two) in the city spend some time to browse and learn the provenance behind the pieces you come across.

IMG_1811Ottawa Antique Market – Quality Selection of Furnishings

1179a Bank St. Ottawa, Canada

The Ottawa Antique Market features an astounding selection of antique furniture, collectibles and much more. I could spend (and have spent) hours just wandering through the retail square footage.

You will find everything at this store including Danish Modern, Art Deco (and Nouveau), China, Fine Art, Vinyl Records, Jewellery as well as an abundance of Vintage items.

I highly recommend this place for those into knick knacks and eclectic furniture, what I call the “shabby chic” distressed look.

Ragtime Vintage Clothing – A Unique Extension to Your Closet 

43 Flora St. Ottawa, ON K2P 1A7

If I am looking for riveting rags, I go to Ragtime. This place is stuffed floor to ceiling with gems. Racks upon racks of classic clothing and many neat purses to choose from. Both the Men’s and Women’s sections have a whopping assortment. If you need a cool head piece, ring, belt or pair of shoes you should definitely stop by.

The White Monkey – One Funky Store

395 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa ON K2P 0Y9

This place screams style! Nothing makes me happier than a hip and vibrant lamp. The items covering the two floors at this joint just pop with an eccentric vibe. Vintage and Retro furniture can be found throughout. If colour is your thing you will be sure to find a colourful contemporary furnishing here.

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
― Tony Visconti 

Stay informed with my weekly where to shop posts. I will be covering not only Ottawa but the surrounding area.


The Frock – A Vintage Wardrobe Staple


Frock – a  gown or dress worn by a girl or woman. Source: Dictionary,com 

After several visits to vintage clothing stores I kept seeing a pattern – the word “Frock” used instead of the word “Dress”. May I just say I LOVE frocks these days especially this sleek black & gold one I picked up at Young Janes Vintage Store in Ottawa, Ontario.

For a pinch over $100 I was able to buy this quality frock, necklace and purse as seen in photo. If you don’t want to break the bank and are in need of (or just fancy) a new character-filled outfit you should check this boutique out.

How I enjoy the two floors of casual and dressy threads. Time to frock up and wear some vintage! Readers, stay tuned for my Vintage Style Guide – a weekly article on what to buy and where to buy it.

Young Janes Location/Address:  223 Dalhousie Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7C9