Not only can Dundas St. West brag about a few of Toronto’s best brunch places (see Hoof Café and Saving Grace), but as it turns out the shopping isn’t that bad either. Apartment 909 is a little vintage shop at 909 Dundas St. West, full of very nice surprises! From mint-condition vintage Dior and Gucci bags, to beautiful Lanvin dresses, the lovely shop-owner Beth is happy to show you the treasures she has in store. Prices are very reasonable. I mean, very very reasonable. Where else can you get a genuine crocodile skin Pierre Cardin clutch for around $300? Or that same Dior purse for under $200? For the condition those goodies are in, and for the selection Apartment 909 carries, it is very well worth a trip.
Some of the brands available at the store include (but are not limited to) Vivienne Westwood, Ungaro, Lanvin, Chanel, Pucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Helmut Lang, J.P.G., Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. On my last visit, I picked up a pair of dead stock Marc by Marc Jacobs red jelly shoes. Perfect size, perfect fit, never been worn, and so very lovely. I would’ve been crazy not to jump on those! And there are so many other gems in that store, like an entire wall of vintage ladylike purses, and bundles of beautiful printed scarves.
So next time you’re in the area, having delicious brunch, make sure to stop by Apartment 909, and check out their amazing selection. Make sure to bring some cash, as credit and debit cards are not accepted. And if you do stumble upon a lovely find, make sure to brag and share some pics with us!