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Emily's Style Notes: The Junction Flea at Brickworks

Down in the depths of Toronto's Don Valley, The Junction Flea had our assistant fashion news editor Emily Ramshaw pulling out her pocketbook!

Treasure hunting at The Junction Flea // Photo by Emily Ramshaw

Treasure hunting at The Junction Flea // Photo by Emily Ramshaw

 

The beginning of fall, when the air is fresh, but not yet cold, and trees are tinged golden in the sun, is a time when I want to be outside and in my community. The Junction Flea’s pop-up at the Evergreen Brickworks this past Sunday was the perfect opportunity to scavenge; it was a welcome change to head out to the Don Valley for an afternoon slightly removed from my typical sidewalk strolls.

Many of the Flea’s best vendors made it out: there was Rebel and Fuss’s “pretty badass jewellery,” and sweet and pungent fragrances and incense from Provice Apothecary. I also discovered Smells Like Canada, a high quality, handmade candle line, scented to recall various Canadian cities. My favourite was Toronto Smoke, naturally. I picked up an illustrated early edition of P.L. Travers’s Mary Poppins from the Monkey’s Paw stall. I also admired 1950s and ’60s ceramics from various antique vendors and some very sweet vintage brooches. My only regret is not buying a few for myself.

The Junction Flea returns to the Brickworks on October 27.

Crowds swarm Brickworks for The Junction Flea. // All photos by Emily Ramshaw

Crowds swarm Brickworks for The Junction Flea. // Photo by Emily Ramshaw

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Photo by Emily Ramshaw

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