Fashion, Local

Vancouver finds: My favourite places to thrift

Hey guys!

I’m starting a new series of posts dedicated to some of my favourite places/things to do in Vancouver. This will be the first of many as I will be covering beauty, health, fashion, food, sightseeing/activities, and general lifestyle– essentially the premise of my blog but based around Vancouver. So, here we go!

Front and Company
3772 Main St

If you live in Vancouver, you know that Front and Company is one of the more popular places to get some great second hand pieces. They tend to carry some mid-high end brands like Artizia’s Wilfred, Babaton and Community; Banana Republic, TopShop and occasionally designer brands like Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch. Half the store is consignment and the other half is new product, but often their consignment pieces still have the original tags.  If you are looking to consign clothes of your own, do be aware, they are very picky! I’ve gone many times and they’ve never taken a thing, but to be fair, I’d rather they be picky so that when I shop there, I know I’m getting good quality consignment pieces.

multiple locations

Another great place to find higher end pieces is Turnabout. Depending on what location you go to, you can always find a different selection of pieces. I find the stores on Granville and 4th tend to have a bit higher quality items, but with that being said, you can always find those diamonds hidden in the rough.

F as in Frank
2425 Main St

F as in Frank is the for the person who wants to indulge in their inner 90’s child. Here you will find vintage/re-worked jerseys, jean shorts and jackets and plaid galore. There is even a smaller store in the back called The Rag Machine where older, more worn items are sold by the pound! If you really want to get in touch with your ghetto-fab, hipster-self than this is the spot to go!

Van Caissey
3463 Main St

I had to include one of my favourite boutiques, Van Caissey. Although it’s not a thrift store, they do sell a small section of second hand clothing and shoes. One of my favourite boho-style dresses was bought here and I never wear it without getting a TON of compliments! They also carry a great selection of gemstones and jewellery!

Value Village
1820 E Hastings St

A thrifting/second hand blog post would not be complete without mentioning VV Boutique. The Hastings location always surprises me in that I go in never expecting to find anything great, but I always leave with at least one solid piece. Sometimes it’s a dud, but usually it’s great.

If you are in Vancouver or the area, check some or all of these places out. Thrifting takes patience and persistence but can be well worth it in the end, not to mention it’s GREAT for our environment. It cuts down on needless consumption and trash and also saves you some money! Leave me a comment telling me if you’ve checked any of these places out or if I missed some of your favourite spots.