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Behind the seams at the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show

The old-timey fair came to town this past Sunday April 13th in the form of the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show. However instead of farmers and craftspeople lining up their wooden stalls side by side, open booths were set up in laneways like those I liken to the one behind my grandmother’s garden in Thunder Bay, […]

613 StyleFile: Part I – Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show – So Much Style So Little Time

November’s Ottawa Vintage Clothing show brought a lot of style inspiration this year, with shoppers coming dressed for the occasion with outfits from the forties to the seventies. In preparing this article, I was fortunate to have guidance from Jaime McLeod of Housewife Vintage/Flowers and Vintage. She was Apartment 613’s charming guest style-spotter. She did […]

Victoire’s vintage sale: It all started with Miss Canada 1954

Twice each year, vintage clothing lovers line up outside of Victoire Boutique down on Dalhousie Street. Usually filled with Canadian-designed goods, the boutique transforms into a vintage emporium, displaying racks of dresses from days of yore. With the spring edition of the vintage sale happening this weekend, we’ve got a treat for you: a sneak […]

613 Style File: Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show

All photos courtesy of Adria May There were swells of vintage-lovers looking to buy that special one-of-a kind item at this year’s Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show on November 18. This years’ event has held for the first time at the Ottawa Convention Centre and was packed with enthusiastic fashion-lovers. I had the good fortune of meeting four […]

The Best Vintage Clothing Stores in Town

There are many reasons to buy used or vintage clothing. You can find pieces made with high quality fabrics and exquisite craftsmanship. There’s much less of a chance that you will deal with  a fashion doppelganger. Recycling and being environmentally conscious is fashionable in itself. All the cool kids are doing it. But the best […]