When it comes to your fashion sense, remaining current while staying reverent to the classic sophistication of stars like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly can be a challenge. Allow Cabaret Vintage to help. Round up your most stylish girlfriends and head to this Queen West boutique, which features two levels of fashions from a variety of decades, from racks of beaded Roaring Twenties flapper dresses to studded ‘70s punk jackets and accessories.
Send your fellow fashionistas off in different directions and have them pick outfits that are either perfect for them or perfect for you, then regroup for a mini fashion show in the fitting room to pick the winners. If you get lost among the racks, enlist of the help of the friendly staff, which has a knack for finding pieces that will fit you like a glove. In addition to its authentic vintage collection, Cabaret sports its own line of vintage-inspired dresses, which take fashion cues from the past and recreate them for modern sensibilities. The selection here is upscale and not necessarily suited for everyday fashions. So if you and your friends find yourselves struggling with the age-old question of “But where will I wear this?” consider throwing yourselves a vintage-themed party, complete with swing music and classic cocktails. You know you’ll take any excuse to clink glasses with your girls while wearing your vintage best.