Do you ever look in your closet and hate everything you own? We’ve all been there. It can be a serious nightmare trying to keep your wardrobe fresh and fashionable, especially when you’re on a budget! Well, Calgary, before you buckle in for an expensive and excruciating mall day you should probably check out some of the city’s fantastic thrift shops.
Whether they’re second hand, vintage, consignment, or thrift, these shops are perfect for anyone and everyone. Save money, find dope vintage clothing, and have a blast while you’re at it.
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12100 MacLeod Trail SE
This women’s consignment store should, without a doubt, be at the top of your must-shop list. Here you can find designer and name brand clothing, shoes, and accessories for prices you will not believe. Find a Kate Spade Watch, Coach Bag, Valentino Shoes, and all the other items you’ve been longing for all in one affordable place. Learn more here.
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1403 14th Street SW
Zoe’s Store is an adorable little shop that is filled with some of the coolest retro clothing, trinkets, jewelry, and more. Zoe’s Store has some amazing items for sale, but it also extends far past sales and out into the community. They support the local community and are socially focused. They also re-donate goods to a number of community service organizations. If you’d like to shop for unique finds and support an incredible local business, this is where you need to be. Click here for more info.
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8244 Elbow Dr SW
This massive women’s consignment store is 8,000 square feet and absolutely filled with next-level vintage finds. The items are perfectly sorted by type, color, and size to make finding that exact thing a total breeze. They also bring in designer labels and samples. Click here to read more.
3434 34 Avenue NE
Urban Thrift stocks a wide variety of high-quality clothing for men and women of all shapes and sizes. They carefully inspect each of their items and ensure you won’t be getting any missing buttons, stains, or rips like you may expect from other second-hand stores. You will fall in love with this place, we know we have! Check it out.
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738 17th Avenue SW
If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, this is the place for you! They have a wall of sunglasses, tons of jewelry and accessories, and a whole lot of footwear. Whether you’re looking for an outfit to wear to Ranchman’s or just to spruce up the closet, this is the place for you. See more photos here.
4625 Varsity Dr. NW
This lady’s consignment store will allow you to shop big without spending big. Here you will find a number of designer and name brand items for some of the best prices imaginable. The staff are friendly, the clothing is of excellent quality, and you will most definitely be spending some serious time in this little shop. Find out more.
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120 - 10th Street NW
Ladies, you are going to love Trend Fashions. This little consignment boutique only carries the best. Their colorful racks are curated mindfully in terms of quality and trends and their prices are alarmingly low for the incredible quality. Save yourself a trip to the mall and uncover your newest consignment obsession. Learn more.
200 - 1022 17th Ave S.W
Here we have Calgary’s first dedicated buy/sell/trade clothing store. Their gorgeously curated items can upgrade anyone’s wardrobe in the best kind of way (the affordable kind). The place itself is incredibly welcoming and cozy, you will have an absolute blast spicing up your closet in here! Click here for more info.
105 - 908 17th Ave SW
This consignment hot-spot has been going strong for over 20 years, and for good reason. This consignment boutique is so beautifully styled that you won’t even notice you’re shopping second hand until you look at the price. Each of the pieces are in nearly new condition and on trend. You will never regret stepping foot in this trendy 17th ave boutique. Learn more.
113 – 1013 17th Avenue SW & 1002 Macleod Trail SE
Buckle up, ladies and gents, your wardrobe is about to get a full-on facelift. From casual to dressy, everyone can find what they’re looking for here. Their helpful staff can help you update your look, or help you track down that specific, outfit-completing item you have in mind. Their always trendy men’s and women’s pieces will have you going back for more in no time. Click here for more info.