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Started in 2000, this ever growing bookstore is one of the largest in Canada. With over 80,000 titles and growing, Pulpfiction Books carries both new and used, rare and popular from every genre imaginable! So spend a few hours getting lost in this Main Street location and leave with a few new books in hand.
Giving off an old vintage charm, the C'est La Vie Consignment Boutique is small consignment store that offers a variety of secondhand clothing at affordable prices. Whether it is party wear or regular casuals, you will find it here. The best part about this place is the availability of retro and vintage style of clothing. You won’t find many high end brands here but you are sure to find whatever it is that you are looking for to complete that retro wardrobe of yours. Hats, jewelry, sunglasses, shoes and other accessories can also be found here.
ReFind, as the name suggests, is a perfect way you can love your old furniture and home decorations again. The items are refurbished as new to change the entire look of your homes. Materials such as Rosewood, Teak, and Mid Century Modern Danish are used to create these unique collections. Also look out for exclusive lighting, tables, desks, lamps, ceramics, glass work and lots more to choose from. With a great price range, they also provide home delivery. To know more, check out the website for details.
Located in the famous neighborhood of Kitsilano, Front & Company is one of the most sought after stores. Find products here from beautiful clothes, handbags, accessories, jewelry, hair accessories, shoes, and everything fashionable. From former samples, consignment, and new items for men, women, children and even home accessories, this chic shop is a must visit for any wardrobe update.
The Turnabout Clothing Consignment is a great deal more than your ordinary resale or secondhand shop. Part of a chain of shops which are scattered all over the city, the store is renowned for the designer brand clothing and accessories which can be found here at much more affordable prices than in the original shops. From boots and handbags to blouses and dresses, you can find everything you need to jazz up your wardrobe. Find brands like Marc Jacobs, Pink Tartan, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors and Burberry at pocket-friendly prices.
Record lovers rejoice! This humble neighborhood shop stocks both new and used CDs and vinyl, specializing in rarities and local stuff like the masterful "Rock is Hard" by Vancouver's own Rodney Graham. In addition to the compelling music selection, Red Cat also plays host to gallery openings by local artists and in-store concert performances by local acts and even international superstars such as the Black Lips. Perhaps most important, the staff is eminently helpful, and gracious as can be. Check website for event announcements, ticket sales, online shopping, and adorable photos of Buddy, their cat.
Thrift shops are not a cup of tea for everyone but certain ones in Vancouver, like the YWCA Thrift Shop is a great way to get your hands on some decent clothes at cheap rates. The thrift store stocks amazing labels at discounted prices, so be sure to peruse through their collection thoroughly - who knows, you might land a designer dress at a steal!
With their mantra of recycling used products, the Wildlife Thrift Store is secondhand boutique, which has been in Vancouver since the late 1990s. With rows upon rows of shelves, all lined with clothing, this store offers a fun browsing experience. From quirky hats to fashionable dresses, you will find whatever you are looking for at pocket-friendly prices if you just look hard enough. Shoes and books can also be found here. The money collected from the store goes to a number of charities.
This second hand shop is an oasis of the funky, the retro and the cheap amid a desert of the brand-spanking new, the relatively dear and the shiny of Vancouver's Downtown shopping Mecca, Robson Street. Let the heavy bass or disco thread you downstairs to this grand vintage lover's dream. Sift through the racks of nostalgia-inducing gear while rubbing shoulders with city glam. The staff, though young and painfully hip, is nevertheless attentive.
Albion Books is located in the heart of downtown and is a well known book shop. The shop sells second-hand books and old records too! You will see several collectors here browsing around for a good buy. The staff here is really helpful and polite too.
MacLeod's Books is any book lovers paradise. Stacks of books piled up and looking like it needs just one more to fall! Every bay in this store is packed with books and makes a great place to browse around. Collector's books, books on history and many more can be found here. Come in for one, and you are sure to walk out with at least three!
The book worms will find it hard to resist visiting this place. Located in the Kitsilano neighborhood since 1985, Kestrel Books is a used books provider with a collection 50,000 that is rare to find. The intelligent collection comprises of antiquarian books, philosophy, psychology, children's, fiction and other fine prints. Do not miss meeting the ambassador, Ruby, the cat. For more information on their collection, visit the website or call ahead.