Q: What are the best retro shops in Toronto?
JQ: Not all of the best retro shops are in the city centre. However there are a number downtown where they sell stuff they really can’t afford. First we would say the local store with the most experience and knowledge is Jammie Dodgers which specializes in vintage pieces (especially ones from the early 70’s). It’s the best in the city by far and they know their stuff, they even sell your stuff too. They also stock vintage clothes (including stuff from my very first job on the show). Then there is Perennial Clothing in Kensington Market, which is the only store that specializes in denim clothing which is hard to find in Toronto right now. Also there are several other really nice vintage shops downtown and we just recommend all local people visiting downtown for vintage clothing! They just keep it fresh and good. I also like to go to the famous Pender’s in Yorkville and hang out for a few minutes.
Q: Tell us about how your shop’s clothes are made. Can I really see anything without knowing it inside?
JQ: You should never have to tell anyone what you’re putting up for sale at Pender’s. A good example: We sell a number of T-shirt designs you could never get your hands on. We had to ask several years ago “Are