Studio 205 205 King Street East

By Kandel Kindred

Nothing is more admirable than quaint corner shops. Bright beams of sunlight shining through the vertical front windows, filled with the most charming items you’ll lay your eyes on, convincing you to take a peek. This is what Studio 205 did to me.


As you first walk in you’re immediately blown away by the amount of unique things you see. Oil paintings covering every space on the walls, a cafe to the left, and in the center, two vast wooden tables covered with everything from alphabet tuxedo clips, to jewelry, to winter attire. You can seriously find anything here… I mean everything. I was truly blown away by the vast variety of items 205 carries.

Opening up on March 7th, 2015 by owners Mel and Vito Amato of Modify Your Closet (next door neighbours to 205), they decided to expand into two. Supplying nearly thirty vendors, all of which are only Canadian, including: True North Vintage, Love Ashx, Kerry Lyn, and many more! What I found so interesting about 205 is, every vendor/creator they carry has their own slot on the business card wall!


I walked in with a wallet full of cash (it was payday) and I left with some of the niftiest things I’ve ever purchased! I’m a big Blondie fan, I mean HUGE, so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered the COOLEST Blondie shirt hanging on the wall. I immediately snagged it. I also walked away with one hell of a cool headband made entirely out of spandex leather, making it nearly impossible for it to slip off your head!

Being that time of year again, it’s time to start your holiday shopping. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m a one stop shop kinda gal. Studio 205 is my go-to for any gift, for any occasion, from now on. Having extremely reasonable prices and top quality items, I couldn’t think of a better place to do my holiday shopping!


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