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The Paper Bag Princess, Vintage Couture Hollywood Glamour Comes to Harbourfront Antique Market

Contact: Maimu Molder or Dani Stern/Wire Communications
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Hollywood Glamour Comes to The
Harbourfront Antique Market

Friday, August 30, 2002 (Toronto) ??? Style and sophistication are two words that come to mind when thinking about Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. Picture Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich or Joan Crawford in their long, flowing gowns and sophisticated formal wear. What woman wouldn’t feel like a star at a night out at Roy Thompson Hall dressed like Rita Hayworth? The Harbourfront Antique Market (HFAM) is proud to host Hollywood Comes to Harbourfront ??? a vintage Hollywood glamour apparel and jewellery event on Saturday, October 26, 2002. The fashion show will take to the stage at 2pm and presented by Elizabeth Mason, owner of The Paper Bag Princess and one of North America’s leading vintage clothing experts. The show will be followed by a vintage clothing ID Clinic at 3pm at the HFAM. Admission is free for both.
“I went to my first penny sale when I was seven,” says Elizabeth Mason. It was as a young girl in Toronto that Mason found a love for bargain hunting and second-hand shopping. This passion turned into a business when Mason, also a former model and actress, opened The Paper Bag Princess in West Hollywood, California. Frequented by many Hollywood stars, including Julia Roberts, Winona Ryder, Nicole Kidman and Madonna, the boutique became so successful and so popular across North America that Mason has recently opened a second store in her native Toronto. Mason is the author of two vintage clothing books complete with the secrets to finding authentic vintage clothing and how to recognize clothing from the well-known designers of the time. This spring she launched her most recent book “Valuable Vintage, The Insider’s Guide to Pricing and Collecting Important Vintage Fashions”. And what outfit would be complete without stunning jewellery and accessories? The Harbourfront Antique Market will showcase a striking selection of jewellery and accessories from its own merchants. The HFAM is an invaluable source for gems from around the world, including estate jewellery, vintage costume curios, wedding rings and one-of-a-kind pieces.

The Harbourfront Antique Market
Whether it’s for the love of antiques, home d??cor or a search for unique gifts, the Harbourfront Antique Market is the leading antique source for jewellery, porcelain, silver, fine art, jewellery and collectibles. From furniture to figurines, teacups to collectable toys, the Harbourfront Antique Market has something for everyone. The antiques shopping centre is the past recipient of the Toronto Sun’s Readers’ Choice Award in the Favourite Antique Store category, Where Toronto’s Editors’ Top Shops award as well as NOW Magazine’s Readers’ Poll for Best Antique Dealer. Recently, Yank Azman of Yank Azman Toronto at the Harbourfront Antique Market was picked as friendliest ??antiquier’ in the city by Toronto Life Magazine.
As Toronto’s number one choice for antiques, the Harbourfront Antique Market was established in 1977 and is located at 390 Queen’s Quay West. It offers 35,000 square feet filled with merchandise on two floors with a Showcase Centre on the main floor. The Market is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
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Note To Editors: Photos available upon request. Interviews with Elizabeth Mason
can be arranged through Wire Communications.
Media are invited to contact:
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By phone: (416) 222-9164, By fax: (416) 222-1435
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