We’ve noticed during these past few Autumn-like days (fine, weeks) that our Etsy shop Ian Drummond Stash has had increasing traffic from those who participate in indoor winter sports. But, you know, our kind of sports: sewing, dressmaking, quilting and crafting.
Today we were eyeing the towering racks stocking our laces, bibs and bobs and bits and pieces that are due to hit the shop this winter from one massive collection we absorbed, and we sighed. They look like snowfakes, and we’re not ready.
We realized that the best way to extend the feel of summer is to look at cheery cottons and flowered prints, and novelty prints evoking the Casbah. So this week we’ll behave, complete our film work like good studio employees, and treat ourselves to getting these vintage fabrics and materials listed.
As one can see from past events, this is the most affordable, most interesting and varied vintage clothing sale in Toronto. We enjoy it thoroughly, and use this opportunity to clear linear feet of clothing from our racks. We need the space! Of course we bring amazing, fun, high-end items – but we also bring many many many items in the $2-$20 range because we’d just plain like to turn it all over. Come ready to try on and get your buy on!
This weekend we’re pleased to be appearing at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show, bringing our most fun and fabulous stock – you can find us in booth 603. Be sure to keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram as we post while we pack, and please enjoy a preview of what’s coming along for the ride:
The Ian Drummond Collection Inc. comprises thousands of items from the 1890s-1990s, and can outfit anyone from a lead to background, to “character” roles; from underwear to outerwear, and with all manner of accoutrements.
We can provide photos and measurements for approval by costume designers and set decorators (in as much detail as requested.)
Our clothing items are inventoried, labeled clearly with our name, their sizes and other descriptive information, and entered into a computerized invoice system that provides easy-to-use paperwork with clear descriptions and prices for your department’s convenience.
At the studio, the items are sorted by decade, then type of garment, and by size and color within those sections, making pulling fast and decision-making easy. We offer ready assistance, and references and supplies as needed to aid in the task.
We ship worldwide. Please feel free to inquire about overseas rentals. International Rentals are billed in US dollars.
Working on a specific time frame and budget? We have a quick turnaround and do our best to accommodate production budgets – we offer spec, extended rental, and run-of-show prices.
It’s SO organized! How do you do it?” Is the compliment of many first time visitors.
It has always been Ian’s goal to provide costume designers and stylists with a comfortable, clean, organized and climate controlled environment, essentially a hybrid cross between a store and a warehouse. Each aisle is individually lit and all the clothing is kept under drops sheets to protect them from fading and dust
The stock has been organized by gender and decade. To date we have entered over 16,000 pieces of clothing into a computerized numerical inventory system. Each garment is individually labeled, usually in a visible place and includes the gender, decade and size making it easier for costumers and coordinators to organize their rental stock.
The Ian Drummond Collection is located in the Fashion district in Toronto
Ian Drummond Collection Inc. is housed in a 10,000 square foot working studio open 9-5 or by appointment to industry professionals. We offer items primarily for rental to Film, Television and Theatre – but we have to let go of items that don’t work for rental stock.
Ian will sometimes buy entire collections for just the few pieces that we need! We always have clothing and accessories available through our three Etsy stores: Feminine fans will enjoy Ian Drummond Vintage;IDCMasculine is stocked with handsome items; Ian Drummond Stash stocks fabric, trims, buttons, distressed vintage and other items for crafting, working, sewing or the home.