Get thrifty: Our 7 favourite vintage clothing stores in Vancouver

Sep 18 2018, 2:20 am

Fashion trends often come and go as fast as the weather changes.

Of course, you want to keep up as much as you can but it can get expensive if you’re in and out of high street stores all of the time.

That’s where vintage shopping comes in and Vancouver is home to a selection of amazing stores where you can find one-of-a-kind pieces from different eras to complement your style. Vintage shopping also allows you to be part of the sustainable clothing movement while supporting local businesses.

We’ve teamed up with¬†Chevrolet Spark¬†(the ultimate city car) to showcase our seven favourite vintage stores in Vancouver that need to be on your radar.



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Founded in 2005, Mintage is one of the best places you’ll find vintage clothing in East Vancouver. The store is home to a selection of curated new vintage-inspired pieces, clothing and accessories. The store has an amazing vintage denim collection and leather jackets that will have you turning heads. Plus, Mintage recently opened another location on Broadway!

Address: 1714 Commercial Drive
Instagram: @mintage

Woo Vintage Clothing


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With an inviting storefront, Woo Vintage catches your eye when you’re walking along Main Street. It was founded in 2004 and it’s home to an awesome collection of clothing from eras ranging from the 1950s onwards. It’s a super cozy boutique so don’t be surprised if you stay for a longer than you expected talking to the friendly business owners.

Address: 4393 Main Street
Instagram: @woovintage

Duchesse Vintage


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Tucked away on Columbia Street, this quirky vintage store is one of the city’s hidden gems. It’s home to a collection of hand-selected wearables and curated small home furnishings so you can elevate your wardrobe and your living room after just one visit. Pro tip: This boutique has an awesome selection of jackets and sweaters to take you through winter.

Address: 430 Columbia Street
Instagram: @duchessevintage



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Another hidden gem in Vancouver, faulknerandco is located above a coffee shop on East Hastings. If you get lost, look out for the streetside sign! Founder James Faulkner has filled this space with designer vintage pieces hand-selected from the UK, Europe, the US, and Canada. Try on your favourite pieces to get a feel for the sizing!

Address: 136 East Hastings Street
Instagram: @shopfaulkner

Community Thrift and Vintage


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Community Thrift and Vintage have one location on¬†Carrall¬†Street in Gastown and another on West Hastings. It’s a social enterprise initiative and thrift store where you’ll find everything from oversized tees, to perfect leather bags, and all kinds of vintage denim jeans and jackets. Check out the accessory collection while you’re there.

Address: 311 Carrall Street | 11 West Hastings Street
Instagram: @communitythriftandvintage

C’est La Vie


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You’ll find C’est La Vie in the bustling heart of Main Street and you definitely won’t miss it with its bright pink storefront. It’s a vintage and consignment boutique with a selection of quality, up-to-date pieces for men and women. You can search through baskets filled with scarves, try on one-of-a-kind hats, and find your feet in pristine condition footwear.

Address: 3247 Main Street
Instagram: @cestlavievintage

Far Out Vintage


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Far Out Vintage is another downtown boutique where you’ll find all kinds of creative pieces from well-known brands and labels. If you’re on the lookout for some cool and casual wardrobe staples like shirts, tees, and denim jeans, make sure to check this place out the next time you’re in the city.

Address: 165 East Cordova Street
Instagram: @farout_vintage

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