These vintage shops offer up the best of decades past.
As much as we love shopping for the newest collections in design, sometimes the best furniture is, well, a bit older. Luckily, the city is replete with excellent vintage shops to satisfy even the most discerning collector. Here’s a curated list of the best vintage furniture stores in Toronto.
Kate Eisen and Julie Jenkinson curate mid-century modern furniture, art and design, with new pieces arriving daily. Twentieth-century designs include authentic originals and exquisitely restored furniture by such icons as Finn Juhl, Peter Hvidt, Paul McCobb, the Eameses, Grete Jalk, Poul Cadovius, Lotte and Gunnar Bostlund.
Founded at the end of 2020, Graham & Brooks Salvage Company has filled a 560-square-metre warehouse with everything from period decor to antique case-goods to architectural salvage, including steel windows and recovered wooden corbels.
Aficionados of mid-century Scandinavian furniture and accents make Bungalow in Kensington Market a regular stop, thanks to its rotating collection of impeccably maintained and refurbished vintage dining sets, modular wall units and occasional chairs.
GUFF brims with vintage seating, tables and storage units at modest prices. Furniture from Eames, Knoll and a wide range of Scandinavian designers moves through regularly, as do such rarities as sculptural chairs by Arne Hovmand Olsen and sideboards by Clausen & Søn.
John Baltazar’s inventory at What the Vintage is full of the mid-century modern furniture and accessories a discerning vintage shopping hound would love to sniff out. Stock ranges from Danish teak buffets and writing desks to West German ceramic vases, framed serigraphs and Lotte lamps. Baltazar posts photos of his inventory online and offers free delivery to anyone in the city.
Leslie Zysman’s long-standing Cabbagetown shop carries inventory that highlights art and design from the 1900s to the 1990s. With an emphasis on the mid-century modern and postmodern design movements, Eclectisaurus offers an ever-changing array of furniture, lighting, art, glass, ceramics, jewellery and textiles. From the delicacy of a turquoise porcelain vase to a leather-clad rhinoceros, find eclectic items that make home a more interesting place to be.
Shoppe Clover specializes in the art of curating a dynamic assortment of distinctive vintage furniture in Toronto. The Carleton Village-based home furnishings brand has become known for its distinguished selection of high-end marble and stoneware items, from marble plinths to Travertine dinettes. Furthermore, both its showroom space and furniture items are available for rent, allowing you to infuse life into your events, staging, and photoshoots with the shoppe’s captivating offerings.
Joe Graafmans’s vintage shop is a haven for fans of furniture and accessories with sleek mid-century style. At Zig Zag, you’ll Find a top-notch selection of Danish teak furniture including modular wall systems, sideboards and bar carts.