Thrifting has become one of the best and most inexpensive ways to add to your wardrobe and change up your style. One man's trash is another man's treasure, right? Well, more like one girl's cute dress that no longer fits is another girl's new dress that fits perfectly. And it probably didn't cost her very much either. Ballin' on a budget!
Clothes shopping on a budget can be pretty tough. Especially for students and those of us who aren't able to drop $400 on a jacket. (Although, it seems pretty unorthodox for any regular person to drop $400 on a jacket.) While some people may have their negative opinions on thrift shops, I truly believe those people just aren't doing it right. Thrifting can definitely take you from Napoleon Dynamite to Napoleon Fine-amite. *hysterical but nervous laughter*
These Calgary thrift and consignment stores will help you do exactly that this spring. Who knows, you'll probably find outfits better than my jokes. (Unlikely, but close.)
Closet Raid // @closetraidinc
Closet Raid is the perfect place to snag a new outfit this spring. The pop-up consignment store hosts their events at popular bars and restaurants featuring live music from local DJs and artists. Closet Raid also allows shoppers to donate their old clothing to a partnering charity as a way to give back to the community while you shop.
Danielle's Consignment // 105 - 908 17th Ave SW
Danielle's Consignment is the perfect place for every Calgarian fashion queen. Danielle's carries the hottest fashion trends at prices that you'll absolutely love. Never have another dull outfit this spring.
Trend Fashions LTD. // 120 10th Street NW
Get your trend on at TREND Fashions Ltd in Kensington! This thrift shop contains everything from clothing to shoes and at super affordable prices. The perfect place to scope out some spring threads!
Urban Thrift // 3434 34 Ave NE
Jump into spring with all the bright colors at Urban Thrift! Located in the NE, Urban Thrift contains everything from jewelry to clothing. All which will add a lovely pop of colour to your wardrobe this spring.
Used House Of Vintage // 738 A 17th Ave SW
Used House Of Vintage has all your spring essentials this year. What says "spring" better than an adorable floral dress? USED specializes in vintage clothing because the 80's/90's are back like they never left.
Velour Clothing Exchange // 200 – 1022 17th Ave SW
Velour Clothing Exchange is Calgary's first vintage and modern unisex clothing exchange store. With outfits fit for the freaks, the geeks, and everyone in between, Velour Clothing Exchange is your YYC thrifting wonderland.
Peacock Boutique // 4 – 1145 Kensington Crescent NW
Second Location: 1415 - 11 St SW
From Vera Wang to Rag + Bone, Peacock Boutique will have you looking like a dime this spring. Their large selection of brand name/high end clothing is perfect for those who love to look a little fancy without having to break the bank.
Expressions Consignment // 202-12100 MacLeod Trail SE
Expressions Consignment has an outfit for every woman. With all their products 50-80% off the shelf prices; Expressions is the perfect consignment shop to help you find your perfect outfit and spring style this year without having your bank account file for divorce.
Vespucci Consignment // 8244 Elbow Dr SW
Jewelry, shoes, clothing and accessories; Vespucci Consignment will have you decked from head to toe in designer gear without you having to spend tons of $$$. Specializing in formal/evening-wear, Vespucci is definitely the place to grab your outfit for your next date.
SalvEdge Boutique // 1002 MacLeod Trail SE
Second Location: 1222 8th Street SW
SalvEdge Boutique is an adorable and classy unisex consignment store with two locations; one on MacLeod Trail and the other in Beltline. Fall in love with their gorgeous accessories and jewelry pieces as well as their large selection in clothing and footwear.
Moda Consignment // 1418 9 Ave SE
Moda is a women's consignment shop that prides themselves in their modern and mainstream women's fashion options. If you're looking for a wardrobe makeover this spring at great prices, Moda Consignment is your right-hand, your go-to.
Co-written by: Delainey Lockett