Best places in Toronto to shop for Lolita/lolita accessories/thrift for cult party kei or fairy kei? (And not that TwyLite place bc it's such a scam w shitty replicas and costumey garbage)
I know the store you mentioned is in Kensington Market — but try the other shops in Kensington like Courage my Love for good vintage finds. I don’t know them by name, I just scour the many vintage shops when I have hours to kill.
There’s a store on Queen W that used to be called F/X but is now called Original. They carry a lot of Vivienne Westwood shoes that work for Lolita, as well as interesting tights and pettis. Original is not cheap, though.
For Classic shoes you might be interested in paying a visit to Fluevog. The shoes cost about as much as a Lolita dress, but if you’re lightning quick with your finger on the pulse of their sales you can get good deals.
And I know you’re probably aware of this, but Forever 21 can provide some fantastic Lolita finds. Like chiffon blouses and cute jewelry/hair flowers!Tbh I realize you don’t want to shop at Twylyte but they’ve added some interesting handmade and taobao accessories recently, and their an*tai*na tea party shoes are like 40 bucks and come in every size. Don’t buy dresses there but check out what else they have to offer if you’re not completely opposed to giving them your business.