Second-hand clothing: beautiful, good and inexpensive

One piece of clothing can lead multiple lives. These Montreal boutiques offer pants, dresses, shirts and other clothing items in need of love…and a new owner.

Eva B

2013, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2T3

This shop on The Main will offer you an unparalleled experience with its two full floors of second-hand clothing. In addition to welcoming you with tea or lemonade and homemade pastries, the owner will be happy to tell you the story behind this cult shop on Saint-Laurent Street. The decor and atmosphere will invite you want to spend the day there and, thanks to the affordable prices, your bank account will not suffer for it. With pieces ranging between $10 and $40, it is what one would call the ultimate discovery of the beautiful, the good and the inexpensive.

Citizen Vintage

5330, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1

The Citizen Vintage shop offers accessible vintage clothing by reworking certain cuts to bring them up to date. Their lookbooks and their famous inspirational layout photos on Facebook and Instagram perfectly demystify how to wear vintage pieces for those who would not usually dare to wear them. Exceeding customer service expectations, the staff is happy to offer valuable advice help you find your ideal second-hand piece. Both a shop of used and new pieces, Citizen Vintage is a must-see destination on your shopping circuit.

Empire Exchange

5364 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1

Annex Vintage is a shop that knows immediately how to sense when an old trend is resurfacing. The shop always knows how to select vintage pieces that return to the Montreal street style and we really appreciate this avant-garde approach. The shop carries some new Montreal collections and enjoys an impressive inventory of second-hand clothes.

Lost & Found Shop

5319, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G9

The shop Lost and Found offers used clothing at good prices, so it was quickly added to our list of essential stops. For all fans of the ’70s and ’80s, you will find something to delight you at this little treasure on du Parc Avenue. The shop is a bit far from downtown, but it is certainly worth a visit.

Local 23

23, rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2J6

Located on Bernard Street, Local 23 is one of the many thrift shop destinations on this main vintage artery. You can spend a full day visiting the Bernard Street shops but it is likely that you will spend half of your shopping session at Local 23. The shop is divided into three rooms: the main area housing all the beautiful vintage clothing and jewellery, the shoe section and the lower section, with collection pieces from before the ’60s. All of your favourite classic pieces can be found there, in addition to less predictable pieces that will complement any ensemble.

Marche Arterie Prunella

176, rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2

This shop is the general headquarters of thoughtful and classic second-hand clothing. Arterie is known for its wide selection of clothing, always chosen for feminine, vintage style. In fact, the brand even designs some its own pieces, marked by the Arterie logo. Arterie provides the perfect opportunity to purchase a unique and original piece!

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