The Best Thrift Stores Across Canada to Score Second-Hand Gems

Thrifting takes true commitment, but the feeling when you find a v. special piece makes the work so worth it. If you’re ready to take a stab at this more socially conscious shopping but you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help. Hit up these thrift, consignment and vintage stores loved by our local correspondents in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton and Halifax


If you’re tired of fast fashion, we’re right there with you. Poorly made, hyper-trendy clothes that are basically disposable aren’t good for your wallet, and they’re not good for the planet, either. That’s why we love shopping at thrift and vintage stores. You spend less and get better quality, and you’re helping to reduce the amount of waste the fashion industry produces. Not to mention the fact that you’ll get a unique piece of clothing.

But, not all thrift stores are created equal, and it’s not always easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. But that’s part of what makes it fun, and gives you bragging rights when people ask you where you snagged that amazing floral skirt.

Our Localists rounded up the best thrift shops in Canada where you’ll find amazing jeans, great dresses and steals on designer accessories. Click through to find your city and upgrade your spring wardrobe with bomb pieces on a budget.

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