Pop-Up Pick: a temporary Queen West vintage boutique with over 5,000 items from the Quebec government’s costume archive
Jack Lux Vintage is a Montreal-based boutique that’s setting up shop in Toronto for the next three months. When it opened last week, the pop-up boasted upwards of 5,000 vintage finds. (Although retro-loving Torontoians have probably snapped up a few already, the place is regularly replenishing stock over the course of its stay.) The enormous collection is courtesy of a costuming trust established by the Quebec government, which amassed an extensive vintage archive for filmmakers and production houses. When the organization was dismantled nine years ago, Jack Lux was able to get its hands on over 200,000 pieces of clothing and accessories from the 1920s–1990s. At the temporary Queen West location, there’s an entire lower level devoted to footwear, while the main floor is packed with well-priced vintage apparel (everything is between $10 and $80) for men and women, including hippie shirts from the ’70s, demure paisley dresses from the ’50s and funky floral pantsuits from the ’80s.
Until Oct. 23. 536 Queen St. W., jackluxvintage.com