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.
Vancouver: F as in Frank
Address: 2425 Main St.,
Vibe: F as in Frank carries vintage sportswear, perfect for athleisure lovers. Brands like Champion, Adidas, Nike and Fila, abound, and they also rework old pieces into new styles, like cropped sweaters and tube tops.
What you’ll find: Adidas coordinated sets and ’90s tearaway pants.