At Bloordale’s new general store: come for vintage fur, stay for a cup of tea
Odd Finds is a general store, vintage clothing shop and tearoom in one. Unsurprisingly, the space is quaintly cluttered: rustic lanterns sit next to old clocks; antique bureaus are laden with handmade candles and soaps; and the odd fur cap dangles artfully among the mix. Co-owner Stacey Collrin, who opened the store in January with her sister Danielle, explains that the unconventional inventory combines their respective interests. “My sister wanted a tea shop, and I wanted to sell vintage clothes, so this is what we did.” The shop’s racks carry a mix of cute 70s frocks, fur capelets and other vintage apparel, most of it sourced from Bloor West consignors 96 Tears. The goal is to keep everything under $40, although the sisters will make exceptions for special pieces, like a suede, fur-trimmed cape, priced at $150, or decorative deer antlers from Texas, which start at $70. At Dee’s Teas, the casual in-house tea bar, shoppers can ponder their purchases while sipping cups of lavender, lemon balm or gogi berry tea.
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