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Second Hand Stores in Winnipeg: 5 Best Vintage and Consignment Shops

Second Hand Stores in Winnipeg

The best second hand stores in Winnipeg: Ragpickers (Photo: AJ Batac)

Second hand stores in Winnipeg may trade under different names—vintage, consignment, thrift—but whatever you call them, these shops are a natural fit for this renowned art city, home to many creative types oozing personal style. Locals in the know frequent second hand stores in Winnipeg to score one-of-a-kind items and designer duds without having to suffer from sticker shock. Below, our shopping guide to the best such stores will help you suit up in pre-loved style with unique hard-to-find items.

THE CLOSET ON RIVER
A shining star among the polished lineup of Osborne Village retailers, the Closet on River offers current and vintage looks for ladies and gents. Peruse a choice supply of designer denim and hats from all eras. The Closet is also a good spot to shop for locally crafted jewellery.
• The Closet on River, 470 River Ave., 2nd level, 204-233-2442, Facebook page
• Map and reviews

RAGPICKERS ANTIFASHION EMPORIUM, COSTUME & BOOKS
Among the second hand stores in Winnipeg, Ragpickers stands out as a tried-and-true original. Since 1984, it has been a cultural cornerstone of Winnipeg’s popular Exchange District. The place is a trove of locally re-worked vintage pieces, and also houses the city’s largest collection of costumes. Find Western fringe leather jackets and a sweet selection of demure A-line skirts.
• Ragpickers Antifashion Emporium, Costume & Books, 216 McDermot Ave., 204-942-7992, Facebook page
• Map and reviews

RUBY SLIPPER VINTAGE SHOPPE
Ruby Slipper was named one of Fashion Magazine’s top five shopping spots in Winnipeg, and it’s easy to see why. The second hand store in Winnipeg’s St. George district is packed with discount name brands for both women and men. Feeling overwhelmed? Seek guidance from the quirky and energetic owner. Her encyclopedic knowledge of the shop’s stock and ability to size up a customer with a glance is uncanny—and invaluable.
• Ruby Slipper Vintage Shoppe, 370 St. Anne’s Rd., 204-257-3949, Facebook page
Map and reviews

RHYMES WITH ORANGE
Open just over a year, this thoughtfully merchandised store is already influencing Winnipeg’s retail scene with its second hand apparel, accessories and housewares arranged in an orderly and easy-to-browse fashion. Guys and gals can navigate the plush selection of ’40s through ’70s styles, including a rainbow of silver rings set with semi-precious stones.
• Rhymes With Orange, 233 McDermot Ave., 203-946-5212, Facebook page
• Map and reviews

SECOND SENSATION
Adored by divas, this a classy second hand store in Winnipeg’s Corydon district is stocked with mint-condition pieces from established design houses like Chanel, Prada and Diane Von Furstenberg. Tons of glittering evening gowns line the walls, along with smart suits and a wealth of stellar shoes.
• Second Sensation, 725 Corydon Ave, 204-475-0457, secondsensation.com
• Map and reviews

 

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