Why thrift store shopping? The environmental, social, and personal impact of second-hand shopping, and you save money too!
I began thrift-store shopping many many years ago. I have stopped for a while every so often but the lure of it keeps bringing me back. The inexpensive, gems I discovered by scrounging through racks garments , and so many other stuff has made the whole endeavor seem more like a real treasure hunt.
Thrifting has become such a way of life for me that I sometimes forget there are people who have yet to succumb to its charms. I believe that thrifting is the most morally responsible mode of shopping.
Here is a list of all the Thrift and Vintage shops I have found in the Lower Mainland of the Vancouver area. the list consists of shops I have personally visited only and I hope a pic or write up will be attached to each listing.
1. Mintage Vancouver’s premier destination for vintage clothing and accessories.1714 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC. 604-646-5243 Website: Mintage Vintage
2. miscellany thrift store for social change, 1029 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC Website: miscellany 604-215-9970 hrs of operation: mon to sat: 10am – 6pm sun: noon – 5pm
4. STILL FABULOUS 1124 Commercial Drive , Vancouver, BC and at 4355 Main Street, Vancouver, BC Website: STILL FABULOUS
(604) 566-9136 Monday-Friday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm & Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
5. Treasure Chest 435 Sixth St, New Westminster, BC Facebook: Treasure Chest 604) 516-8080
6. MCC Thrift 5914 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z7 (604) 325-1612 Website: MCC Thrift
7. YWCA Thrift Shop 4399 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R1 (604) 675-9996 Hours: Tues – Sat 10:30-6:00 Sun:12:00-5:00 Mon. Closed Website: YWCA Thrift Shop
9. C’est La Vie Consignment Boutique 3247 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3M6 (604) 876-2284 Website: C’est La Vie Consignment Boutique
10. Bohemia Gallery Inc. Iron Fairies Vintage Bazaar 3243 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3M6 (604) 874-2781 Website: Bohemia Gallery
11. St Vincent De Paul Society 2741 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E9 (604) 873-1065 Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm Closed Sunday Website: St Vincent De Paul Society
12. Salvation Army – Thrift Store, 1 of 9 stores in the Vancouver area 261 E 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2G9 · 9AM–9PM closed sundays Website:Salvation Army