Next week, the burghal will clearly be in TIFF mode. There will be a altered affair every night, and celebs will beat the city. Hurrah! But befitting up with the luxe activity after bottomward accoutrements of banknote can be a challenge, so we’ve begin the best places to hire red carpet–worthy one-of-a-kind dresses and accessories in Toronto.
69 VintageThe agents at 69 Best call their banal as a affair of eras. To wit, 1950s brawl dresses allotment racks with slinky, disco-era dresses (not to acknowledgment a fab gold lamé jumpsuit) and sequined numbers from the ’80s. Most items are busy for 35 per cent of the amount per day, but buyer Kealan Sullivan sometimes lends pieces from her clandestine accumulating (which includes animated crinolines, fur stoles and a alternative of hats) for a collapsed amount of $30. 1100 Queen St. W., 416-516-0669.
Act TwoThe ’50s, ’60s and ’70s Armani, Dior and Dries Van Noten at this midtown best abundance are what aboriginal bolt the eye, but the no-label racks crop affluence of appealing frocks, too, like one in blooming and white bittersweet with analogous atramentous coat. Ask buyer Inga Welsman accurately and she may bandy accessible the doors to the basement, area she stashes about 100 added dresses in a abounding ambit of colours and styles, including a few new gowns. Expect to carapace out amid $50 and $100 per day. 596 Mount Pleasant Rd., 416-487-2486.
Divine Decadence OriginalsThis high-end bazaar counts abounding a celeb amid its clients, including Renée Zellweger and Catherine Deneuve. Attending like an A-lister by donning a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-inspired dress from the 1959 accumulating of ancient Toronto appearance abode Cornelia. Or accept from a glam alternative of ’60s dresses, which appear in a array of styles and colours. Divine Decadence additionally offers a amalgamation accord that includes the dress, jewellery and purse. Considering that few of the store’s items advertise for beneath than $500, the rental fee (20 per cent of the cost) is a steal. 128 Cumberland St., 2nd flr., 416-324-9759.
Joy TheatricalsThe go-to atom for accolade show–chic gowns, Joy Theatricals is run by above apparel artist Joy Samanski. The bazaar carries elaborately beaded atramentous gowns and on-trend cocktail dresses; some are advised by Samanski herself, others best up on her travels. Standouts accommodate a archetypal atramentous clothes with a bustier bodice and abounding taffeta skirt, and a Chanel-inspired nude coloured dress with atramentous applique overlay. Expect to pay amid $100 and $300 a day, which includes alterations alike for rentals. “That way, the dresses don’t attending borrowed,” says Samanski. Joy Theatricals, 129 Davenport Rd., 416-964-6480.
HandbagsThe Winnipeg-based Web armpit Got 2 Accept It Handbags (got2haveithandbags.com) is the go-to atom for Canadian bag hounds, abnormally if they can’t allow (or don’t appetite to accomplish to) the season’s it bag. Update a best accouterments with the absolute purse from the brand of Chanel, Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton for amid $16.95 and $125 per week. Vancouver’s JennyFleur (jennyfleur.com) is addition option. It has a abate but no beneath admirable on-line accumulating of artist accoutrements from Vuitton, Miu Miu and Prada at four amount points.