By Heather Gunn
When we need new clothes or home decor, it’s easy to head over to the nearest mall and shop at chain stores like Old Navy or H&M. But ‘fast fashion’ as it’s called isn’t always the most sustainable way to shop.
Next time you’re looking for some cool new home items or need a wardrobe refresh, try shopping at secondhand, thrift, or vintage stores!
These are some of our favourite secondhand shops in Edmonton:
This West Edmonton consignment boutique features women’s wear, accessories, and shoes. Being a consignment store, they buy your gently used designer items for a certain price, and women shop the items for lower than retail prices. Consignment is a great way to find unique pieces and not have to pay brand-new prices.
Learn more here: http://www.capricewest.com/
This large boutique near downtown features higher end consignment. They also have a Calgary location!
Learn more here: http://www.vespucciconsignment.com/edmonton/
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
With several locations and a great reputation as a secondhand retailer, Goodwill should be first on your list when it comes to thrift shops. They offer a huge selection of women’s, men’s, and kids clothing and accessories, as well as home wares and other miscellaneous finds. Goodwill is also an awesome organization to donate your old/gently used items to.
Learn more here: https://www.goodwill.ab.ca/
The Junque Cellar
This is one of the best hidden gem stores in Edmonton. Located in a basement shop on Whyte Ave, this quirky store has almost anything you can think of. They often have vintage clothing, records, jewellery, and more (even candy!).
Learn more here: http://www.oldstrathcona.ca/Directory/282/junque-cellar
Old Strathcona Antique Mall
The Old Strathcona Antique Mall is where you’ll be sure to find interesting antique treasures. They have a huge space in Strathcona, including a retro cafe where you can fuel up before shopping!
Learn more here: https://www.oldstrathconamall.com/
We can’t forget about Value Village! It’s one of the most popular thrift stores, and they have multiple locations in Edmonton. They offer a variety of clothing, home decor and other items. Around the fall, you can even find brand new Halloween costumes, accessories and makeup here!
Learn more here: https://www.valuevillage.com/
What are your favourite secondhand shops in Edmonton? Let us know!
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