11 Adorable Ontario Secondhand Shops That Are Totally Worth The Drive

Thrift and consignment shopping, while an excellent eco-friendly alternative to fast fashion, can be quite the tiresome process. Sometimes, you can even spend hours sorting through racks of clothes without ever finding any worthwhile treasures. So, in order to hopefully save you some time and money, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite secondhand and thrift stores in Ontario so that you don’t have to. 

It’s not uncommon for true bargain hunters to go to multiple stores in one day just to find the pieces and brands they're keen on. 

And if you’re down for a bit of a road trip, you could likely hit up multiple shops on this list in just one day as well.

Whether you’re looking for vintage finds, beachside shopping, or Instagram-worthy interiors, this list has it all.

Of course, there are so many excellent thrift stores across the province that we couldn’t possibly fit them all in one list.

In fact, between Ottawa thrift stores and Toronto thrift stores alone, you won’t be starved for choice.

And while not all of these are traditional thrifts, all that’s left to do is take a peek at the shops below and get ready to find some true wardrobe gems out there.

The Den 

Price: Prices vary

Address: 455 Churchill Ave. N., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This hidden Ottawa gem is simply too cute for words. Plus, they have an incredible selection of designer items and high-quality brands at a discount. The in-store dog, Flo, is adorable as well.

Restyle Beauty Boutique

Price: Prices vary

Address: 59 Main St. N., Brampton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Not only can you amp up your wardrobe on a budget here, but they also offer a range of beauty services so you can really transform your style.

Filthy Rebena Vintage

Price: Prices vary

Address: 177 Dundas St., London, ON

Why You Need To Go: The interior of this shop is an actual Pinterest dream. Seriously, even if you don't end up buying anything, it might be worth the drive just to see this spot IRL.

Luster & Oak | Vintage and Consignment Boutique

Price: Prices vary

Address: 2 King St. S., Waterloo, ON

Why You Need To Go: With a focus on eco-friendly and price-friendly shopping, this boutique is full of adorable vintage finds. Plus, it's completely built by students for students.

What'll I Wear

Price: Prices vary

Address: 338 Princess St., Kingston, ON

Why You Need To Go: The space may be a little tight, but you can find excellent prices on trendy vintage items here.

Public Butter

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1290 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This amazing Toronto spot will have you feeling all kinds of nostalgia as you browse through their selection of vintage clothing, furnishings, bicycles, accessories, and salvage.

Odd Spot

Price: Prices vary

Address: 480 Brant St. Unit 7, Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: Whether you're looking for vintage clothes, records, or random oddities, this spot has it all.

Vintage Soul Geek

Price: Prices vary

Address: 279 King St. E., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can find truly unique vintage clothing and jewelry to spice up your wardrobe on a budget.

Thrill of the Find

Price: Prices vary

When: Reopening April 2020

Address: 136 Walton St., Port Hope, ON

Why You Need To Go: True thrifters will understand the name of this store. Here, you can score sweet vintage items from as far back as the '50s.

The Patch

Price: Prices vary

When: Re-opening this summer

Address: 316 Main St., Sauble Beach, ON

Why You Need To Go: Thrifting on the beach? We're in. From the perfect graphic T to your ideal pair of Levi cutoffs, you can find a wide selection of new and gently used clothing and jewelry at this adorable spot.

Fashion Closet

Price: Prices vary

Address: 11 Manitoba St., Bracebridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can browse a sizable collection and even score great deals on both new and consigned clothing items.

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