Miriam & Micah
Miriam & Micah Vintage
Miriam and Micah Vintage is an authentic vintage clothing and jewellery boutique, situated within in a tall pale green Victorian house at 16 Kensington Avenue in old Kensington Market in Toronto.
Unpainted wooden stairs lead you down into a welcoming European style shop, filled to the brim with a curated collection of vintage clothing and interesting old silver and costume jewellery. Miriam has a lifelong passion for old jewellery and a fascination with the unusual.
The store carries an eclectic mix of clothing for all seasons, and jewellery and accessories for both men and women.
Miriam’s Etsy shop “Love & Schiaparelli '' offers a changing selection of silver gold and costume jewellery. The shop carries an eclectic collection of brooches, earrings, necklaces, ranging from antique Georgian and Victorian to Mid-Century Modernist Ethnic and Tribal, offering some unusual, rare and one of a kind pieces. The collection emphasizes craftsmanship and originality and encompasses styles, trends and workmanship from all corners of the world.
Love Affair With Kensington Market
Kensington Market is fertile ground for the writer. There is the visual backdrop of a preserved, well “lived in”, Victorian neighbourhood with old fashioned lanes and parks and tall antique Victorian houses. Many have become shops of every kind, restaurants and bars which seem spill out into the street. Some are still homes with gardens and porches and squeaky gates.There is the life that goes on inside and outside. Original and colourful characters and personalities abound and seem to people the place as if it were an old world village in Europe.
I have written a series of short memoirs about my experiences in and around Kensington Market over the last few years culminating in opening my boutique Miriam and Micah Vintage on Kensington Avenue. I am presently working on a book about vintage fashion and jewellery through a life lived travelling, observing, learning and creating, and finally in Toronto around the antique and vintage world since the early 1990’s.
Miriam & Micah
Miriam has been an entrepreneur for more than three decades. She opened her first store “Rococo” in Port Credit in January 1990.Her shop specialised in importing an original line of ladies’ fashions from Positano in Italy. Later she evolved into antique and vintage jewellery and fashion.Micah has lived for thirty years in Kyoto in Japan where he pursues his love of photography and music and conducts unusual photographic walking tours.
Miriam & Micah
Since childhood, my brother Micah has rarely been seen without a camera. At the age of ten, Micah discovered David Douglas Duncan’s book “Picasso’s Picassos’ in our father’s library and he decided to become a photographer. He received his Professional Photographer Diploma from Langara College in Vancouver. From the 1960’s in Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, London,India and later Japan, Micah always strived to perfect his art. Micah has spent the last 30 years in Kyoto, Japan photographing the changing landscape all around him. He presents his latest work every year at the 'Kyotographie" Photographic Exhibition.
Miriam and Micah is open from 2 pm to 7 pm and closed on Wednesdays.
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