We came across this site through a friend’s ‘like’ on Facebook, and it wasn’t hard to continue down the rabbit hole once we got there. FABULOUS!
Described as “An online Pop-Up shop for used, vintage, and reclaimed furniture within Toronto. From October 27th – November 19th browse our selection of pieces from local Toronto stores and fellow design lovers.” Considering our Craigslist Addiction we immediately got right in there and were super pleased to find all sorts of locally available (aka Toronto), reasonably priced stuff we love and have no room for. Which is why we are posting about it in stead so that people can buy it all and we can live vicariously through other people’s acquiring of beautiful things. Because #commodificationofculture and #shoppingaddiction .
A few of our faves? Don’t mind if we do!
We spoke with Kate, the creator of the online pop up shop, to find out what her reasoning was for opening, and she told us, “In terms of the concept, it stemmed from having moved a lot from Montreal to New York to Paris, and then Toronto. Each time I moved I found it was a pain to furnish my apt and sell everything.
“There is Craigslist or Kijiji, but it can be so cumbersome to find what you’re looking for, and the images aren’t great. I wanted to create a site where finding used and vintage furniture was an enjoyable experience online.