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The Top 20 Thrift Stores in Calgary: Hidden Gems & Cheap Finds 

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Thrift shopping can be likened to treasure hunting. From vintage gems to contemporary fashion, you never know what you can unearth. 

Thrift stores like Goodwill, 17th Ave Thrift, and HG Vintage can be excellent sources for budget-friendly pre-loved clothing, home decor, small appliances, and other products. 

Learn about the top 20 thrift and designer consignment stores in Calgary, what items they offer, the cost, and their locations. 

Key Takeaways

  • The best thrift stores in Calgary include Goodwill, Thriftopia, WorldServe Thrift Store, The Good Samaritan Thrift Store, and the MCC Thrift Store.
  • Some of the best designer consignment stores in Calgary are Peacock Boutique, Vespucci Consignment, Kensington Konsignment, and Wilder’s Consignment House.
  • Thrift stores offer a broad range of items, from clothing to shoes, accessories, footwear, household goods, electronics, dinnerware, sporting equipment, and books. 

Best Thrift Stores in Calgary 

Goodwill

5707 Macleod Trail SW

Goodwill sells gently used clothing, household items, sporting equipment, etc. It holds a weekly Coloured Tag sale, where 25% of items are on sale for 50% off for the entire week. Household items sold on its online thrift store range from $4 for a baseball cap to $300 for a cabinet. 

Value Village

  • 104-58th Ave SE
  • 9737 Macleod Trail SW
  • 3405-34th St NE
  • 305 Shawville Blvd, Unit #D305

Value Village is one of North America’s most popular sellers of secondhand items. Pre-loved items for sale include clothing for the whole family, housewares, electronics, dinnerware, accessories, books, and more. Shoppers can save 20% on their next purchase when donating clothing and household items. 

Thriftopia

214 62 Avenue SE

Thriftopia offers a wide array of thrift items for poshmarkers and resellers. Calgary customers can avail themselves of all outerwear, footwear, or denim for $8. Adults and kids items cost $4 and $2, respectively. Featured branded fashion collections cost $400-$800. Orders have a $25 flat rate shipping in Canada. 

WorldServe Thrift Store

105 – 58th Avenue SW

WorldServe Thrift Store offers diverse products, ranging from furniture, home decor, books, accessories, tools, and electronics. Various household items being sold online at the Calgary store range from $12 (for a book) to $400 (for a piece of artwork by Robert Bateman). 

The Good Samaritan Thrift Store

5012 16 Ave NW

The Good Samaritan Thrift Store is a hub for the whole family seeking second-hand unique clothing from favourite brands, designer dresses, shoes, household goods, jewelry, and various items for the home. Most items in the thrift store are priced $3-$6.

MCC Thrift Store

2946 32 St NE

MCC Thrift offers second-hand quality clothing, furniture, toys, books, and other household items at affordable prices. The store holds a weekly sale, in which all tagged items are priced 50% off the entire week. 

Glenmore Thrift Store

3146 Glenmore Court Southeast

Glenmore Thrift Store sells pre-loved clothing for the entire family, furniture, household items, electronics, books, and toys. The store occasionally holds sale days and offers all items at 50% off. 

Change Is Good

1317 9 Ave SE

Change Is Good is a curated thrift store offering clothing, household items, accessories, and more. Prices of various items range from $12-$120, while clothing costs $16-$40. The store is operated by The Calgary Dream Centre, which provides 100% of the profits to the group’s homelessness and addiction programs.

new/ish

1312 1st Street Southwest

new/ish is a thrift store specializing in second-hand and vintage sustainable fashion and clothing for individuals of all styles and ages. The shop features a wide range of items, from clothing to accessories, home decor, shoes, and specific collections.

HG Vintage

720 17th Ave SW

HG Vintage is a clothing retailer specializing in vintage clothing, books, bags, hats, accessories, jackets and other types of apparel sourced from all over the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and other international hotspots. Clothing items are sold for $20-$1,950, while books range from $20-$250.

Good Neighbour Community Market

149 5 Avenue SE

Good Neighbour Community Market is Canada’s first pay-what-you-can market that doesn’t use price tags but relies on what a shopper can afford to pay. It offers clothing, shoes, household goods, books, houseplants, and non-perishable food items.

Imagine Vintage Wear

1325 9 Ave SE

Imagine Vintage Wear specializes in vintage clothing and accessories. It offers a curated selection of women’s fashion and men’s wear from the 1940s to the 2000s. Sizes available are up to 3X. The boutique also offers a diverse range of jewelry, such as necklaces, brooches, and earrings. 

Bù Vintage Shoppe

110 3rd Ave SE

Bù Vintage is a vintage shop offering clothing in vibrant colours that evoke fun vibes as well as handmade and vintage jewelry collections. Their jewelry pieces cost $15-$75, while clothes cost $30-$75. Other items for sale are shoes, bags, and accessories. 

MEOW Charity Thrift Shop

110, 336 – 41 Avenue NE

MEOW Charity is a consignment centre offering a range of items, including clothing, decor, and accessories. On its online store, clothes cost $30-$85, and home and office products range from $8-$45. Also available are cat beds and pads ranging from $18-$25; cat toys $3-$10; and pet accessories $1.50-$12. 

Mission Thrift Store

  • 3423 26 Ave SW, Calgary 
  • Calgary Midnapore, #21 – 240 Midpark Way S.E.

In operation for over 50 years, Mission Thrift Store runs more than 50 thrift stores in Canada. It offers second-hand clothes, accessories, books, furniture, and office supplies. During sale days, shoppers can get items at 50% off. Seniors (60+) get a 15% discount on their entire purchase.  

17th Ave Thrift

2631 17 Ave SW Calgary

17th Ave Thrift offers various high-quality clothing, bags, and purses at reasonable prices. It accepts donations of new or gently used clothing, jewellery, purses, lamps, housewares, small appliances, etc. Complete women’s outfits range from $20-$60, while boutique quality items start at less than $5.

Best Designer Consignment Stores in Calgary 

Peacock Boutique

1226 9 Ave SE

Peacock Boutique, Calgary’s original consignment clothing shop, sells high-quality, pre-owned garments at affordable prices. It specializes in women’s mid-to-high-end brand name consignment. Its offerings include tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories. Consignors earn 40% of the revenue. 

Vespucci Consignment

8244 Elbow Dr. SW

At Vespucci Consignment, shoppers can choose from a wide array of women’s clothing, men’s fashion, footwear, accessories, handbags, jewelry, and homeware. Essentials cost under $250. Shoppers enjoy discounted prices of up to 80% off and 15% sitewide discounts.

Kensington Konsignment

130B-10 St NW

Kensington Konsignment Calgary sells gently used women’s apparel, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and body products like perfume and makeup. Women’s clothes range from $7-$90, bags $36-$350, jewelry $11-$60, and footwear $35-$80.

Wilder’s Consignment House

7702 Elbow Drive SW

Wilder’s Consignment House is a source for luxury consignment for pre-loved and gently-used mid to high-end designer items, including clothing, handbags, leather goods, and other items. Consignors get 40%-70% on eligible items. Handbag prices range from $240 for a Burberry small tote bag to $7,070 for a Louis Vuitton Capucines handbag. 

FAQs

Does Calgary have Goodwill bins?

Yes, the Calgary Impact Centre opened its doors to the public on April 15, 2023. It is located at 2731 57 Ave. S.E. in Calgary.

What are the best thrift store brands?

Coveted thrift store brands include luxury labels Gucci, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Prada. For mainstream brands, Levi’s, Nike, and Patagonia are equally worth the hunt.

Why is thrifting affordable?

Thrift store items are second-hand goods, so they’re priced lower than the original retail price. Many of them are donated or consigned, so inventory is minimal to zero. Thrift stores also have reduced overhead costs and are often operated by non-profit organizations.

What is the most expensive thing found in a thrift store? 

The Faberge egg, which was bought by a scrap metal dealer for $14,000 at a flea market, was sold for $30 million at an auction. It was found to be one of the 50 Faberge Imperial Eggs, which were created for the Russian Imperial family from 1995 to 1916.

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