Designer brands and high end fashion don’t always have to break the bank. Shopping at 17th Ave’s consignment boutiques, clothing exchanges and Vintage stores is a savvy way to find brands and styles you love for less. The best part is, second hand shopping, thrifting and buying pre-loved gear is one of the most sustainable and ecologically friendly ways to shop. It’s a win-win – you get discounted, high-end styles, and you also inadvertently reduce your ecological foot print at the same time. Here’s our list of 17th Ave’s vintage and consignment shops you need to check out today.
Danielle Hadden has spent the last 25 years carefully curating a selection of previously owned high-end and designer clothing in near new condition for fashionable Calgarians. Find designer brands such as Wilfred, Free People, AGOLDE, Herschel and more in dresses, denim, footwear, and accessories – all listed at affordable, accessible prices. If you are interested in contributing some of your gently used, high-end gear to their collection, you can consign with them and receive 40% of the selling price by bringing apparel that is less than two years old, is trendy, and seasonal. Shop Danielle’s online here!
908 17 Ave SW, shopdaniellesconsignment.com
Shop your favourite men’s and women’s pre-loved fashion brands at SalvEdge Boutique, where in addition to finding high-end and designer pieces for attainable prices, you can also browse a variety of locally made items and apparel. When you shop online at Salvedge, you can have it shipped, or choose the pickup option. Find out more at their website!
1013 17 Ave SW #113, salvedgefashion.com
For that one-of-a-kind outfit you won’t find anywhere else, check out SylvStyle’s assortment of second-hand, designer clothing. Find unique items from designers such as Chanel, Calvin Klein and more, and a wide variety of dresses, shoes, and accessories. Check out their website to stay up to date on their most recent product drops!
333 17 Ave SW #329, sylvstyle.com
If you’re looking to update your wardrobe and don’t know where to start, Thrift Couture offers free one-hour styling appointments with a personal stylist to ensure you are getting pieces that are both flattering and affordable. Their selection of hand-picked, second hand items range from designer clothing, to home décor, to vintage treasures, all at a discounted rate. They often carry popular brands such as Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Lululemon, Aritzia, Coach, Holt Renfrew, Michael Kors and more. They also have a small selection of men’s clothing. Head to their website to shop online today!
1314B 17 Ave SW, thriftcouture.ca
Velour Clothing Exchange
Founded by Myra Miller, Velour Clothing is Calgary’s first dedicated buy/sell/trade clothing store, which carries a curated mix of 60s to 90s vintage and pre-owned items, in addition to more modern, pre-owned items. They also carry both men’s and women’s fashion, but have organized their store to be gender neutral to ensure that everyone feels included at Velour. Velour also has a selection of handmade items including apparel, pins, patches and jewellery made by a variety of multidisciplinary artists. Shop Velour online, here!
1022 17 Ave SW Suite 200, velourclothingexchange.com
HG Vintage is teeming with vintage tees and crewnecks, branded with your favourite brands, sports teams, musicians and more, brought to your from around the globe. The team at HG Vintage strongly believes in recycling, reworking and reusing vintage items, and doing their part to reduce waste. Once you enter their second story shop overlooking 17th Ave, you’re sure to feel a hint of nostalgia as your browse their massive selection of vintage items. In addition to their signature crew necks and tees, you can also find toques, denim and more! Shop HG Vintage online, here, and receive free shipping on orders over $60!
720 17 Ave SW, hgvintage.com
Bex Vintage sources distinctive vintage items including furniture, housewares and décor from throughout Alberta, and gives it a little love and attention before eventually making it available to shop at their downtown Calgary location. Find everything from living room seating made from teak frames and vibrant upholstery in colours like green soft moss or bright teal, or unique, vintage décor like original abstract paintings from local artists or mid century glass vases.
1611 14 St SW, bexvintage.ca
Mr. Mansfield Vintage
Step back in time at Mr. Mansfield Vintage, with their collection of vintage, retro and mid-century modern furniture, decor and accessories, as well as an assortment of vintage fashion. In its 17th Ave space, shared with fellow vintage purveyor, Bex Vintage, Mr. Manfield sources items from the past – think 1970’s bar cart or a classic 1960’s sofa– and makes them accessible to collectors and furniture shoppers alike.
1611 14 St SW, https://mrmansfieldvintage.com
For trendy, affordable and in season styles, head down to 17th Ave today to support local, sustainable shopping.
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