Want to leave Calgary with a one-of-a-kind piece of clothing? Something no one at home will have? Head directly for one the city’s best vintage shops. The city is blessed with many, selling everything from upmarket brands to high-character pieces to basic Ts. Our local experts have compiled this list of the 10 best vintage shops in Calgary, and they are perfect destination for the savvy clothes shopper.
10. Danielle’s Consignment Boutique
A high-end women’s consignment boutique located in the Devenish building. This classic Calgary vintage shop is best for memorable labels like Betsey Johnson, Louis Vuitton and Burberry. All merchandise is less than two years old.
Danielle’s Consignment Boutique, 908 17 Avenue SW, 403-244-4752, daniellesconsignment.com, map and reviews
9. Kit Apparel
This shop features a variety of vintage and new consignment pieces for men and women, including a sizable selection of accessories and footwear. Formerly located in Inglewood, Kit recently relocated to southwest Calgary, on 17 Avenue SW
Kit Apparel, 926 17 Avenue SW, 403-452-3188, Facebook page, map and reviews
8. Trends Clothing Co.
Located in Kensington, this consignment store features a wide selection of trendy designer label clothing and accessories for women. Labels include Gap, Diesel, Seven For All Mankind and more.
Trends Clothing Co., 120 10 Street NW, 403-283-1167, map and reviews
This Calgary vintage shop and piercing studio on 17 Avenue SW features a mix of new fashions and older items including retro band shirts, frilly lingerie and more.
Divine, 720 17 Avenue SW, 403-228-2540, divineplanet.com, map and reviews
6. Sass Consignment
Owned by husband and wife Midori and Philippe, Sass lives up to its name by carrying mid-to-high-end brand name clothing for men and women from labels including Banana Republic, Coach, Lululemon and more.
Sass Consignment, Suite 101, 4803 Centre Street NW, 403-288-8354, sassconsignment.com, map and reviews
5. Cat’s Eye Vintage
This Calgary vintage shop specializes in high fashion retro apparel from 1920 to 1980, including numerous designer labels, collectables, costumes, accessories and furniture.
Cat’s Eye Vintage, 1235 17 Avenue SW, 403-640-4090, catseyevintage.ca, map and reviews
4. Better on You
A small vintage boutique in Calgary’s Beltline district that features high-end labels for men and women. This is the place to come for brands like Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Dior and Coach.
Better on You, 1222 8 Street SW, 403-228-9685, betteronyou.ca, map and reviews
3. Pretty Little Things
In Ramsay, you’ll find this cute little boutique with stylish and high-end consignment apparel, furniture and antiques—all of it personally selected by owner Debbie Dalen.
Pretty Little Things, 1317 9 Avenue SE, 403-237-5344, prettylittlethings.ca, map and reviews
2. A Vintage Affair
Appropriately located in the Design District, A Vintage Affair is an intimate Calgary shop with a variety of men and women’s clothing, as well as costumes, collectables and decor pieces.
A Vintage Affair, 638 11 Avenue SW, 587-351-7363, avintageaffair.ca, map and reviews
1. Vespucci Ladies’ Consignment
Specializes in the resale of designer and luxury ladies’ fashions. The largest consignment store in Calgary and one of the largest in Canada, Vespucci Ladies’ Consignment has been in business for over 20 years and remains vintage-seekers number-one shop for high-end clothing, furs and accessories.
Vespucci Ladies’ Consignment, 8244 Elbow Drive SW, 403-252-9558, vespucci2006.ca, map and reviews
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