Fashion should be a form of escapism,
And not a form of imprisonment.
Fashion is an everyday
personal theatrical production.
Elegance does not consist in
putting on a new dress.
I am romantic ...
I couldn’t imagine
living without dreams.
If you wear anything interesting
You become instantly noticeable.
Megan Fox - on her Dolce & Gabanna coat
Fashion is like eating,
you shouldn’t stick with the same menu.
Women always try to tame themselves as they
Get older, but the ones who look best
Are often a bit wilder.
Mireille invites you in to take a look at a small portion of what the shop carries. With thousands of pieces on site, the display racks are only representative of the shop's designer offerings. She rotates the items regularly so there is always something new to see, and pays special attention to the quality in high end (mostly European labels) of designer clothing and accessories. In the collections you will see everything from 1950’s tailored dresses to contemporary styles such as Versace, Prada, Gucci, Moschino, Christian Dior and Chanel as well as Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood.
Thrill of the Find is a women’s clothing store specializing in new to vintage designer fashions. Lifelong collector Mireille Watson opened the doors to her own store in 2003 and continued collecting to bring you just what she loves.
Located in Toronto’s Leslieville district they have already attracted a loyal following who have discovered some of the best in European designer clothing Toronto has to offer. With well priced, immaculately presented and low key helpful and knowledgeable service, it is no wonder this boutique is no longer one of the city’s best kept secrets.
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What People Say
The store's name describes the feeling customers get when browsing through racks of suits, dresses, skirts, and tops. Almost every item is a high fashion find. Pieces of Dior, Chanel, Issey Miyake, Prada, and Gucci are sold for bargain basement prices - sort of.
— Toronto Life
An easy store to navigate, this space has well organized women's clothing on a few racks with designer names such as Chanel features in a separate couture section.
Remember the episode of Sex and City where our heroine Ms. Carrie Bradshaw is introduced to the Vogue Accessories closet? A feeling of awe, disbelief and excitement overcome her upon her discovery of Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes!
— Blog TO
Vibe: Fashion museum meets boudoir.
— Toronto Star
Thrill of the Find is a new and vintage designer boutique carrying mainly women's cocktail, formal and wedding attire, along with accessories such as Louis Vuitton bags, Chanel jewelry and classic Hermes scarves.
— National Post
Specializing in European labels (think: Prada, Gucci and Chanel), this women's vintage clothing boutique is named after the feeling of finding that perfect piece in the racks......It won't take you long to find your thrill in this well laid out Leslieville shop.
— Tourism Toronto
An unassuming east-end gem, Thrill of the Find mixes bona fide designer vintage with cheaper secondhand pieces. An architectural Thierry Mugler dress ($165) might stand alongside a tweed coat from the 1960s ($105). Owner Mireille Watson has a collector's eye and pays particular attention to quality and stitching. There are a lot of high-end European labels in excellent condition, minus the scary sticker shock.
— Style Mag - The 10 Best Vintage Stores
We stopped in this shop and I have to say that I rather like that the racks aren't stuffed with clothes so that you can browse ... Prices were also better than another consignment shop we went to later in the day.
— Anastasia - Elmherst, USA
It is not your average consignment or vintage store and does not look like one.....no dust, no wrinkles, no sign of cheesy dry cleaning and no trace of bad stain removing job.....Other thing is that I found a lot of Italian haute brands....It looks like a current trends boutique rather than a vintage store.
— Maryam - Toronto, Canada
Thrill of the Find is hands-down on my list when I need something spectacular...My finds so far include a stunning charcoal Gucci cocktail dress, a Burberry trench, Chanel jacket, Chanel coatand a pair of Christian Dior boots by John Galliano ... If you can's find something there, I say you don't know how to look?
— MM - Long Island City, USA
If you have a favorite designer or something specific you are looking for, contact me and I will send you information, photos and mail you the item.
We would love to have you visit the store in person. You will be able to see the vast selection of items available, try them on, and get an expert opinion to ensure you look your best.
We are located in the heart of Leslieville at 1172 Queen Street just east of Jones St., on the north side.
Wednesday - Friday 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Other times, open by appointment or by chance.