10 thrift stores to check out in Vancouver

Aug 18 2016, 2:13 am

Today is National Thrift Shop Day and there is no better way to celebrate than getting your shop on at some of the best consignment spots in the city.

Whether you’re looking for gently used designer goods or just some clothes that won’t break the bank, these shops will definitely have you covered.

After all, what’s better than looking chic at a fraction of the price?

1. Front and Company 

Front and Company/Facebook

Front and Company/Facebook

Since opening in 1993, Front and Company has grown to be one of the most fashionable consignment stores in Vancouver. The shop’s eye-catching window displays will draw you inside, but you’ll definitely stay for the clothes and accessories. A beautiful interior layout makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. From Kate Spade to Isabel Marant, Front and Company offers an array of popular and designer brands for less.

Address: 3772 Main St., Vancouver 

Phone: 604-879-8431

2. Turnabout 

Image: Turnabout/ Facebook

Image: Turnabout/ Facebook

If you’re looking for secondhand Burberry, Christian Dior, or Versace pieces, Turnabout is the place to go. With several locations around the Lower Mainland, Turnabout has plenty of designer inventory to fulfill the needs of any high-fashion bargain hunter.

Address/Phone: Various locations. Check website for details.

3. C’est La Vie Boutique

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Image: C’est La Vie Boutique/ Facebook

C’est La Vie Boutique is another Main Street gem where you will find gently used (and very fashion forward) items for men and women. Owner Faustine Faure originated from Paris and has an eye for anything in style, so there’s no doubt you’ll be able to pick up some great pieces.

Address: 3247 Main St, Vancouver

Phone: 604-876-2284

4. My Sister’s Closet

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Image: My Sister’s Closet/ Facebook

All proceeds from items purchased at My Sister’s Closet go towards Battered Women’s Support Services to help end violence against women. The shop carries a variety of gently used clothing items for men and women and you’ll know the money you spend is supporting a good cause.

Address: 1092 Seymour St., Vancouver

Phone: 604-687-0770

5. F as in Frank 

F as in Frank/ Facebook

F as in Frank/ Facebook

Looking for that perfect 90s inspired throwback outfit? If so, F as in Frank is the place to go. With an eclectic mix of men’s and women’s clothing, F as in Frank will have you looking hipster-vintage chic in no time.

Address: 2425 Main St., Vancouver

Phone: 604-568-5130

6. Fabtabulous 2.0 

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Image: Fabtabulous 2.0/ Facebook

Fabtabulous 2.0 carries everything from $5 clothing to household items and furniture. You’ll have to do some digging at this eclectic thrift store, but you will certainly walk away with great deals. True thrifters at heart will love this hidden gem on Cambie street.

Address: 2915 Cambie St., Vancouver

Phone: 604- 428-1334

7. The Wildlife Thrift Store 

Image: The Wildlife Thrift Store/Facebook

Image: The Wildlife Thrift Store/Facebook

The Wildlife Thrift Store is a vintage lover’s paradise. Since 1997, the family-owned store has been a hub for thrifters in the city who are looking for clothes, books, or houseware. Wildlife also gives back to the community in a big way. Proceeds are donated to several local charities, such as Coast Mental Health and the Positive Living Society of British Columbia.

Address: 1295 Granville St., Vancouver

Phone: 604-682-0381

8. Hunter and Hare 

Image: Hunter and Hare/Facebook

Image: Hunter and Hare/Facebook

Hunter and Hare is a women’s consignment shop that adds chic aesthetic to thrifting. The layout of the Gastown store is beautiful and the items are too. Hunter and Hare has also partnered with A Better Life Foundation and Women Working With Women to give back to the community.

Address: 334 W. Pender St., Vancouver

Phone: 604-559-4273

9. Community Thrift and Vintage 

Image: Community Thrift and Vintage/Facebook

Image: Community Thrift and Vintage/Facebook

Community Thrift and Vintage carries a wide selection of  well-kept pieces that will make a great addition to any fashionista’s closet. There are two separate locations: a unisex store on Cordova Street and a women’s shop on Carrall Street. All profits go to the Community Services Society.

Unisex Store: 41 W Cordova St., Vancouver 

Women’s Store: 311 Carrall St., Vancouver
Phone: 604-682-8535

10.Value Village 

Image: Value Village/ Facebook

Image: Value Village/ Facebook

Any thrifter will know that Value Village is the ultimate place to go for all things consignment. Give yourself some time (and patience) to search through the racks, and you never know what kind of hidden treasures you may find.

Address/Phone: Various locations. Check website for details.

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