‘Tis the season to look your festive best, and amid the Christmas lights, trees, and decorations, ugly Christmas sweaters have all but become a staple on the holiday scene.
And in Vancouver, there’s no shortage of places to find the style (or lack thereof) that best suits you.
Here’s our pick of the choice locations too find those fashionable threads. Happy shopping!
Sift through racks of used clothing to find that perfect knit. You won’t be sorry, and neither will your wallet.
Where: 11 locations in Metro Vancouver, see website for addresses
Get there early while the shopping is good. Ugly sweaters go faster than you might think.
Where: 15 locations in Metro Vancouver, see website for addresses
They’re not vintage, but they are ugly. Many of Urban Outfitter‘s sweaters play on pop culture, so if that’s your thing, get over there.
Where: 822-830 Granville Street, Vancouver
Hours: Monday to Thursday; 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday; 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday; 11 am to 8 pm.
Where: 2199 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Hours: Monday to Saturday; 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday; 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Park Royal Mall, West Vancouver
Hours: Monday and Tuesday; 10 am to 7 pm, Wednesday to Friday; 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday; 9:30 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm.
They are the largest wholesaler of vintage ugly Christmas sweaters in North America. You can either buy online or stop by their Main Street shop where the sweaters are already on the floor.
Where: 2425 Main Street, Vancouver, or online
Hours: Sunday to Thursday; 11 am to 7 pm, Friday and Saturday; 11 am to 8 pm.
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Stand
A sort of pop-up shop usually opens on the corner of Granville and Georgia each December selling a variety of cheap-ish sweaters right on the street. Keep your eyes peeled.
This little shop is said to have a good selection of ugly Christmas sweaters, and if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for you can always use their image transferring services to print your own design on one of their sweatshirts.
Where: 1008 Robson Street, Vancouver
Hours: 11 am to 9 pm.
Your closet + Michael’s
Dig up any old knit sweater from your closet, then hit up your closest Michael’s craft store and go to town on tinsle, glitter, fabric paint, ornaments and basically anything else you can stick onto a sweater.
Where: 6 locations in Metro Vancouver, see website for addresses