The Fall and Rise of Dennis’ House of Vintage

Do you remember Dennis’ House of Vintage? It was that cool shop at Queen & Portland with an very nice collection of high-end vintage clothing. You know, stuff like Pierre Balmain shirt dresses, Pierre Cardin shifts and Yves Saint Laurent silk shirts? The whole place had a Rive Gauche in the ’60s and ’70s feel. I liked it a lot.

Do you remember how when they closed in June of ’08, that they promised to reopen in a new location in about eight months? And then the space sat empty until like a month ago when the Oh Boy! burger opened in its stead?

Well Dennis’ has been reborn in Parkdale! Now located at 1239 Queen St. W., it still has lots of fantastic finds. The price tag’s are a little pricey for my current budget, but compared to a haute boutique like the Paper Bag Princess, they are practically a steal!

Queen St. has seen more than its share of shop closures, so it’s heart warming to see a retailer rise from the ashes. Why my Grinch heart grew three sizes when I saw it.

Image of the old House of Vintage location via Blogto.