5 unique secondhand shops in Vancouver
1) Value Village
For those who aren’t afraid to put in work, you’ll get the most bang for your buck here. Being the closest to downtown and most central location of the popular secondhand chain means you’re bound to strike gold with top brands and quality goods. New product is put out daily so there’s always fresh merchandise to sort through.
2) Community Thrift & Vintage
Opening in 2011, this thrift shop doubles as a social enterprise. Selling a ‘tightly edited collection’ of preloved fashion, including some unreal vintage tees, Community Thrift supports at-risk people through their compassionate work training program and donate profits to the PHS Community Services Society.
3) Mintage Mall
If you’re looking for real-deal vintage goods and not just secondhand items get yourself to Mintage Mall. Within the ‘mall’ you’ll find individually curated rooms, each one associated with different sellers and their own shops. The items are carefully hand-selected ensuring quality and authenticity.
4) Hunter & Hare
Find clothes that fit your style without spending a fortune. This women’s consignment shop showcases in-season, preloved apparel and accessories. The shop itself is adorable and well organized, making shopping easy and fun. The green faux-moss wall highlights the local and favourite vendor products they also sell.
5) The Main Exchange
Miranda Dendewich-Mizrahi opened The Main Exchange in 2014 at just 24 years old. The cute boutique is a women’s consignment shop, carrying a good selection of in-season styles. Miranda and her staff are so incredibly friendly and will be quick to help find just what you’re after.
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