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  • Vintage Stuff,
  • Clothing,
  • Accessories,
  • Furniture,
  • Decor,
  • Housewares,
    • Treasures,
    • Oddities,
    • Records,
    • Books,
    • Crafts,
    • Art,
  • more...
  • less...
1207 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N4
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours


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Bloordale is home to Ransack The Universe, one of Toronto’s best-stocked vintage stores. You can find almost anything at this eclectic one-of-a-kind shop: records, local handmade crafts, jewellery, unique furniture and so much more. The distinctive store was formerly based out of a basement, but owner Jess Paehlke expanded it when he came across his ideal location.

“The name for the store came from a phrase in a novel,” says Jess. “The focus was originally to have mostly handmade arts and crafts, but the business evolved into so much more. We have vintage accessories, clothing, records and knickknacks; tons of eye-catching things you won't find just anywhere else."

Jess has always loved collecting things and his store name reflects the randomness of what can be found inside. Much like a department store, the focus here is not on any one particular area. When Jess travels, he’s on the hunt for funny, well-made and appealing items; if what he comes across meets any of these criteria, he’ll pick it up it to sell at the store.

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Where to find sweet Secret Santa gifts for under $30

Where to find sweet Secret Santa gifts for under $30

If you’re looking for some vintage art, art deco cocktail glasses, or retro Pyrex mixing bowls in cute pastel hues, head to this wildly affordable vintage shop in Bloordale. Two floors of home goods and eccentricities will make for one hell of a treasure hunt, and you’re sure to come out with something memorable that won’t wear on your holiday-tuckered wallet. Plus if you’re looking for a cool vintage piece to wear to an upcoming holiday party, check out the apparel-centric back room.

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