Guide: 10 of the best vintage shopping spots in Vancouver
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Vancouver is definitely a hotspot for vintage. And with the changing seasons, we’ll bet you’re looking to add at least a few pieces to your closet. So we’re here to give you some hot tips on where to shop. Here are 10 of the best vintage shopping spots in Vancouver.
We love Community and their always changing inventory and affordable prices. Plus they have both a women’s and men’s/unisex store. And they just so happen to be a social enterprise with profits benefiting the PHS Community Services Society. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Where: 311 Carrall St & 11 W Hastings St
This might just be our favourite vintage shop in town. Why? Because this shop is always getting incredible new pieces and Erin’s bags are beautiful. So if you want a solid vintage score and a great leather handbag be sure to stop by Erin Templeton.
Where: 511 Carrall St
This small shop is a great place to find unisex vintage scores. And they pretty much always have something new, so you can hit ’em up often to keep your fits as fresh as can be. So if you want a great new piece or two to add to your wardrobe head over to Kool Thing.
Where: 433 Columbia St
If you want lots of items to choose from we recommend hitting up Mintage Mall. As the name suggests, this spot is a vintage “mall” full of vendors with great items and different styles. So whether you’re shopping or simply looking, you won’t be disappointed.
Where: 245 E Broadway
While we’re on the topic of Mintage you need to swing by their original store on Commercial Drive. Because they have all the unisex vintage items you could ever dream of. Whether you’re looking for shoes, denim, or accessories, they’ve got you covered.
Where: 1714 Commercial Drive
This spot is pretty much a classic for Vancouverites into vintage. And while their main store is great we’re big fans of the rag machine in the back where you can score some pretty great deals on clothing by the pound. It’s like shopping for produce that you can wear.
Where: 2425 Main St
If you’re all about true vintage by the decade you need to stop by Woo. The owner Natalie is incredibly knowledgeable and we always find a piece or two to take home. Plus, be sure to go through the bins at the front of the store for some cool accessories.
Where: 4393 Main Street
This small shop has a great space and even better old-school pieces. You can pretty much always find something unique, and just as often find something that you didn’t know you needed. Plus they’re always playing some excellent tunes. Shopping with solid jams is a win in our book.
Where: 165 E Cordova St
Studio 1111 is extra special because they do seasonal vintage sales. So that means they always have new pieces to check out, and with fall approaching this is the perfect time to keep an eye on them. We recommend checking their Facebook to stay up to date with their next sale.
Where: 1111 Commercial Dr
And to cap it off we’ll end with this higher-end vintage shop. Hey Jude specializes in women’s wear and also features some amazing items from makers around the world. So if you’re looking for those perfect vintage Levi’s you have to stop by Hey Jude.
Where: 315 Abbott St
Okay, folks, that’s what we have for the best vintage shopping spots in Vancouver. And as always please tag us in your fit pics because we’re excited to see what you guys score. Also, please be sure to respect all COVID-19 procedures set in place by these stores. Have fun out there!