It’s no secret that Vancouver leads the country in the buying and selling of used goods. As a second-hand market leader, the city has a bustling eco-system built around buying, selling, renting, donating, swapping and consigning.
Different mediums for thrifting get used like online classified mammoths Craigslist and Kijiji as well as the photo-sharing app Instagram which gets used like a consignment catalogue.
Brick and mortar traditional outlets like thrift and consignment stores are still popular destinations for anyone looking to refresh their wardrobe.
The following is a list of 5 must-visit thrift and consignment stores around Metro Vancouver recommended by andshedressed fashion blogger Rina Doria.
The Main Exchange
This consignment store is known for their current and selective fashionable pieces. Well known ‘Love It or List It’ host, Jillian Harris consigns her clothes here.
Front and Company
This Main Street consignment shop houses both designer and everyday labels. There’s even a selection of new boutique-like clothing.
Mine & Yours
Looking for designer brands at affordable prices? Mine and Yours consigns high-end goods at a fraction of the cost. Be sure to check their in-store location or conveniently shop their online site.
Turnabout offers a mix between high-end and affordable consigned fashion. You can shop both men’s and women’s designer and contemporary fashion here. They have 4 locations to choose from throughout the lower mainland.
If you venture across the bridge and head eastbound and you have to visit Unika. This store offers a mix of contemporary pieces and an earthy/bohemian selection. They have both consigned and boutique apparel. You can also shop their collection online.