Parkdale’s newest boutique sells hand-picked vintage and breezy, West Coast designs
Browsing the racks at Three Fates, a new women’s boutique in Parkdale, feels a bit like shopping in a giant, well-stocked closet. The shop, which carries a 70/30 mix of hand-picked vintage pieces and unworn apparel, specializes in breezy, boho looks that would fit right in at Coachella: floral ’90s dresses, leather lace-up booties and casual separates from up-and-coming West Coast designers like L.A.’s Mustard Seed and Vancouver’s Gentle Fawn.
“I wanted the store to reflect how I dress,” says owner Robin Vengroff, a Ryerson grad whose vintage love affair began when she raided her grandmother’s wardrobe at age 18. Her most popular pieces are casual but eclectic, like a soft, black floral kimono form L.A. brand Sage ($58), or delicate, stackable rings from Toronto jeweler Karatoya ($25). Vengroff sources most of her vintage gear out West, for reasons both aesthetic and totally practical. “They don’t have our weather out there,” she says. “Their shoes and boots are in much better condition.”
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