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IDC Featured in WWD


“After starting his vintage business in 1984, Ian Drummond has become one of the go-to sources for costume designers to curate their wardrobes, particularly for period pieces or projects that take place between the 1970s to 1990s.

Drummond, whose business is located in Toronto, has recently worked with the costume designers for TV shows like “Halston,” “Ratched” and “Feud,” which were all period pieces in their own right.”

Read the full post HERE.

See also our appearance in Business of Fashion.

IDC Featured In Style Canada

Our own Ian Drummond was just interviewed by Style Canada at The Toronto Vintage Show, where he shared his thoughts on the role of vintage apparel in some of our favourite TV shows:

Ian Drummond, owner of Ian Drummond Collection, who supplies vintage clothing to countless national and international film and television productions, points to recent trends. “Pam and Tommy and The Crown‘s latest season gave a push to 80s and 90s fashion — lots of high waisted denim paired with bustiers and corsets, and Princess Diana inspired slouchy, sporty Varsity sweaters and knitwear.”

Read the rest of the story HERE.

Work for us!

The Ian Drummond Collection is seeking a new Sales & Marketing Manager to work in our Toronto studio. The Sales & Marketing Manager will be the go-to person for all aspects of retail sales for Ian Drummond Collection Inc. Reporting to the CEO, the main responsibility will be managing and carrying out the day-to-day operations of the online sales for the vintage clothes that do not work in the film rental collection. The manager will also be in charge of ensuring a similar enjoyable and successful experience during our four vintage shows in the Toronto area. At first, outside of the vintage shows, it will be a single-person operation with the help of existing staff.

-Manage day-to-day sales operations with the Etsy and Grailed sites
-Prepare sold items for shipping and oversee the whole shipping process
-Take photos for new listings
-Update the site with merchandise photos and information
-Maintain the store and customer relations
-Analyze sales statistics and trends
-Oversee and update the @iandrummondvintage Instagram and Linkedin pages as it relates to the merchandise for sale and current events
-Maintain and preserve the physical sales collection
-Prepare for and lead the IDC staff during the various vintage clothing sales to ensure a positive experience and to maximize sales
-Collaborate with the rental department staff on creative social media campaigns during sales periods for both Instagram pages, Facebook, and Linkedin
-Work with CEO and the Rental Manager to determine whether new items are meant for the sales or the rental department
-Research and price vintage items for sale based on condition, age, and current market standards
-Assist costume designers and buyers who are shopping for their production
-Assist with the creation of an independent sales website on Shopify, Squarespace, or another platform within the website to be launched in 2020
-Advising and creating new sales avenues (personal appointments or pop ups) that fit current retail trends/markets for the future

-1+ year management experience in film, retail, or other service related industry
-Proficiency and experience in any or all of these platforms or forms of software: Etsy, Grailed, CRM databases, Microsoft Office, Social Media Platforms (Instagram, Linkedin), and Shopify or Squarespace
-Experience with digital photography equipment (Apple iPads and DSLR)
-Experience in other creative skills is an asset
-Knowledge of vintage and contemporary fashion an asset
-Ability to create positive sales experience
-Strong, clear communication skills
-An ability to work both in a team and independently

Nice to Haves
-Drivers license in order to make shipping drop offs and assist in taking sales stock to shows

Working at IDC
-30-40 hours a week
-$20/hr to start; negotiable based on experience
-Benefits after 3 month probation period
-Opportunity for hands on work with vintage clothing from the last 100 years
-Opportunity to work in both vintage clothing and film industries

If interested, send an email with your resume and a brief introduction to by January 27th. Interviews will follow at the beginning of February.

Annual Studio Sale!

On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, The Ian Drummond Collection will be holding its annual Studio Sale.

We will be selling vintage clothing and accessories from the 1900s to the 1990s. Stop by our Toronto studio between 9am and 5pm to find your own treasures!

222 Islington Ave
Toronto Ontario
M8V 3W7
Entrance on Eighth Street door number 18
phone 416-531-2591

IDC Provided Most items from the 1900s-1970s for this!

22 Minutes salutes 100 years of Canadian beauty…which is tough because it’s FREEZING OUTSIDE!

Posted by This Hour Has 22 Minutes on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Posted by This Hour Has 22 Minutes on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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:

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

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.

Please attach photos of items here.

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 IDC’s COVID protocols here

Please distribute as many copies as necessary to your buyers and other staff members who plan to visit the studio. 

Download our rental contact form here

International contact information 

Read, download and sign our terms and conditions below:


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 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.