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The Studio

Ian Drummond Collection Inc. is a Toronto, Canada-based production-friendly world-class wardrobe rental studio able to provide top-to-toe costuming for cast and background performers, and will ship worldwide with accurate paperwork a quick turnaround.

Ian’s 30+ years in working with vintage clothing and 20 years experience as a resource for the film industry means that the studio’s rental system is designed to offer costume designers and stylists a wearable and screen-ready collection in a comfortable, clean, organized and climate controlled environment, with easy-to-understand paperwork for accounting purposes and a friendly, efficient staff.

His knowledge of what works in the industry is unsurpassed. His personal experience in other rental houses and as an Assistant Costume Designer and Background Coordinator is apparent in every aspect of the business. Ian and his staff are understanding of the pressure that designers, stylists and industry professionals are under, and take pride in being available, responsive and flexible to their needs.

For those sourcing in Toronto, the 10,000 square foot studio is essentially a hybrid between a store and a warehouse, with each aisle individually lit and the clothing under drops sheets for protection from fading and dust. Over 30,000 pieces of clothing have been entered into a computerized numerical inventory system. Each garment is individually labeled and includes the gender, decade and size making it easier for costume coordinators to organize their rental stock.

Ian’s work as an Assistant Costume Designer and Background Coordinator allows the studio to pull confidently for a production with accurate, well-chosen and top-quality results. The staff can provide clean, crisp images with all the information needed to work with the Ian Drummond Collection from across the world. The studio’s experience with providing this service guarantees a smooth transaction.

The Ian Drummond Collection Inc.’s movie and TV wardrobe rental studio is open to Industry Professionals from 9-5 Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Hours:  Monday to Friday 9-5pm or by Appointment

222 Islington Avenue, Unit 8
Toronto, Ontario, M8V 3W7
Canada

Telephone: 416.531.2591
Fax: 416.531.1969

 

 

Photo: Nick Kozak for The Toronto Star

Sell to Us

The Ian Drummond Collection Inc. is always looking to add to our rental stock for film, television and commercial work.

Collections such as this are built over time. It can happen piece by piece or the purchase of entire estates.

Ian shops vintage and antique shows, auctions, estates and referrals. He works with home organizers—please consider him if you are downsizing.

To get started, feel free to give us a call  or fill out the form below and allow us to get back to you.

What is helpful:

Quantity
Simply put is fine: 5 coats, 7 dresses, 3 sweaters, from 1930s-1960s, 20 fashion magazines from the 1950s,

Sizes
Waist size in inches is the most helpful measurement for women’s clothing; Chest size and inseam for men.   Shoe sizes are also helpful.

If pictures can be provided, they’re helpful. Even a quick snap of the clothing hanging in the closet is useful information for us.

Please click here to see helpful information about how to send us images of your items.

Ian will still need to view the items in person. We will do our best to get in touch with you as soon as possible, and if there’s interest, will make arrangements to meet to examine the items and discuss their sale.

Ian prefers to purchase items outright – we do not operate on a consignment basis.

The collection  is comprised of 20th century men’s’ women’s and children’s wardrobe items, from underwear to outerwear. It includes accessories such as hats, shoes, purses, jewelry, gloves – really, any accoutrements that can be worn or carried, or that can dress a closet.  Surprisingly, those broken-down coveralls in the garage or grandma’s faded housedress can be just as desirable as party dresses and office wear.

Not every item needs to be pristine – we outfit “characters” as well, or have samples of certain items available for patterns or for set decoration.  Beyond wardrobe items, Ian has a penchant for fine vintage heirloom linens and textiles, beautiful hatboxes, and vintage sewing notions and patterns.

You’re invited to present us with anything you think might fall under our umbrella. Our buying needs vary depending on what is filming; what needs replacing; what’s currently stylish etc. Please note that we concentrate our buying in the period before the 1970s, and in the 80s and 90s our needs are more specific.

Our sources are often surprised by what is of interest to us. So, try us.  As Ian often says, “I need to see everything. Let me decide.”

 

Rent From Us

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.

Download our rental contact form here

Read or download our terms and conditions

We offer a variety of services, including Ian’s talent and experience to pull for a show. Contact us to learn if we have what you need.


We can provide photos and measurements for approval by costume designers and set decorators (in as much detail as requested.)

Ian Drummond Collection for Feud Dress 2.16.5.2.116 B36 W26

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.

Ian Drummond Collection Sample Label

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.

An ECrate in the IDC studio

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.