Thrift is a verb, a noun and a lifestyle. It couldn’t be less than the sum of those parts but it can ALWAYS be more for founder and owner of Thrift Couture, Gillian Skupa. For those who know local fashion eccentric Gillian, (and I mean, who doesn’t?) the term style goes hand in hand with affordability and inclusivity.
A HIDDEN GEM
Thrift Couture often shares a similar legendary reputation among the local community of 17th Ave in the same way Shangri-La and El-Dorado remain mysterious as secret cities. Opened just over 5 years ago, Gillian’s passion for the thrifting lifestyle has only continued to grow her curated collection. With hundreds of individual pieces ranging from dresses, skirts, blouses, and heels, to quirky decor, brilliant jewels and more – Thrift Couture has something for everyone.
UNSURE ABOUT YOUR STYLE?
Eclectic with all varieties of fashion as evidenced by her store, Gillian also does free hourly consulting for individuals hesitant about their wardrobes. Not only is it friendly to your budget but it’s also a functional way to freshen up your look with new and vintage apparel and accessories to match! Whether it’s a wild party that needs custom artist-created heels and a sparkly, shapely dress, an inspired professional wardrobe, or just fashionably unique casual streetwear, at Thrift Couture you can dress to impress and NEVER second guess.
FRIENDLY SHOPPING FOR ALL
Gillian is a firm and vocal supporter for body positivity and representation of minority groups; she strongly believes anyone visiting Thrift Couture should feel comfortable at all times. At Thrift Couture, feel encouraged to be your best self when browsing or trying on clothes, regardless of your size, weight, sexual preference, how you choose to identify yourself and/or all of the above – this friendly, inclusive space is for everyone.
If it’s your first time checking out Thrift Couture (we know it won’t be your last!), head on down to 17th Ave’s secret fashion hub and make sure you follow their social media for ongoing deals and updates!
1314B 17 Ave SW, (403) 966-4942