Calgary is a city with so many amazing things to offer and great shopping is definitely at the top of the list! Along with traditional stores, Calgary has several really great consignment stores all within walking distance from the heart of the city. With the economy in a bit of a rough patch out here, now is the best time to check out thrift shopping if you haven’t already. There are so many awesome deals to be found on amazing clothes and accessories, and today I’m sharing my top 3 favourite consignment shops in and around downtown Calgary!
1. ReFind Consigned Fashion
Located in the trendy Kensington neighbourhood, ReFind Consigned Fashion looks and feels like a hip boutique! Inside you’ll find tons of footwear, clothing and accessories at a range of price points that will fit any budget. All of their items are carefully inspected before going out on the floor, so you can be sure that everything is in great condition when you shop here. If you’re a newbie in the thrifting world, this is a great place to test out consigned fashion that won’t feel overwhelming! The store is set up in the same style as a traditional store with racks on the floors and walls, and clothing divided up based on garment type and size, so it’s very easy to look around without needing to get elbow-deep in someone’s old clothes. The sales staff are extremely friendly, very knowledgable, and love to help. This is also a must visit spot if you’re entering the working world or are looking to find some professional attire as they have a fantastic selection of blazers and other work clothes. Check them out on Facebook at ReFind Consigned Fashion and on Instagram at @refindyyc!
2. Danielle’s Consignment Boutique
With the slogan “A Budget Fashionista’s Dream”, I knew this was a place I had to look into (hello, that’s the whole idea behind this blog!). Set up like a cozy little clothing shop, inside you’ll find lots of items from Aritzia, J.Crew, and Banana Republic. They have a great selection of on-trend clothing for younger women trying to look fab on a budget, and lots of designer shoes coming through their store regularly (think Prada, Chloe, YSL). You can walk right in and get shopping, or they offer individual appointments that you can book with a stylist to help you snag something great. Clothing and accessories are organized based on garment style and colour, making it easy to shop if you’re looking for something specific and fun if you’re just browsing. You can find them at www.daniellescosignment.com and on Instagram at @daniellesconsignment!
3. Curated Consignment
This little shop might look tiny on the outside, but the inside is full of awesome designer finds! While their selection may be a bit smaller, they have some truly awesome deals on previously loved designer shoes and accessories. I’ve definitely seen a few pairs of Christian Louboutins on their shelves for around $300, but of course they weren’t my size (always the case!). Located just off of 17th Avenue on 14th Street, this place is definitely one to check on a regular basis. With a smaller sized store and clothing broken down based on size, it’s easy to stop in quickly to see what they have. Check out some of their items on Facebook at Curated Consignment and on Instagram at @curatedconsignment!
Fellow Calgarians, if you haven’t been to these consignment stores already, you definitely must! Nobody ever said you need a ton of money to look like a million bucks, and these stores will help you get there. There are tons of other bargain stores in Calgary and I will be doing more of these posts as I check them out and find new places that I love and want to recommend to you.
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*This post is not sponsored! All opinions are my own 🙂