Vancouver's top consignment shops for designer clothing

Vancouver continues to establish itself at the forefront of sustainability with a growing market for eco-friendly vintage fashions. As style-savvyshoppers change their mindset about how to invest their money, upscale consignment shops are popping up to meet the demand for pre-loved luxury labels. Hit these local resale stores to snag a coveted designer handbag at a reduced price point. [Photo credit: iStock.com/ Armin Staudt]

Mine & Yours

1
1025 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1P6

This beautifully curated resale boutique recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of their new Howe Street location. Budget-conscious shoppers who lust over designer labels will love the collection of authentic handbags, shoes and jewellery from cult faves like Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Prada and Gucci. For everyday ensembles, the rotating array of options from street-fashion brands like J Brand, Alice + Olivia, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang and Mackage will have you covered for all seasons. It’s no wonder Mine & Yours is known as one of the city’s best vintage boutiques for on-trend pre-loved pieces.

The Main Exchange

2
185 16th Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R2

A fairly new addition to Mount Pleasant, this consignment shop has already established a name for itself among Vancouver’s style mavens. Owner Miranda Dendewich has an eye for fashion and carries only the trendiest of high street brands (Artizia, Club Monaco, Oak + Fort, and many more) and well-priced designer pieces from the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Elisabeth & James, and Isabel Marant. So if you’ve been eyeing a new collection from a label you love but can’t fathom paying retail price, keep your eye on Main Exchange’s social media as they’re always updating followers on new arrivals.

Turnabout Luxury Resale

3
3135 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3K1

Turnabout’s multi-level flagship store in South Granville is affectionately known as the Nordstrom of second-hand luxury clothing. This spacious designer resale shop stocks a vast selection of high-end clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women from internationally renowned fashion labels such as Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, Marni and more. Bonus: free parking at the back of the building makes bringing your haul home a total breeze.

Front & Company

4
3772 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7

This cherished Main Street landmark is known for its vast collection of stylish must-haves for guys and gals. The once-small shop first opened its doors back in 1993, and has now blossomed into a large storefront with gorgeous seasonal window displays. Racks are line with carefully selected, high quality pieces that are no more than two years old. Label-lovers can shop for blouses, jackets, jeans, dresses and even workout gear from beloved high street brands and select designer items. In addition to the secondhand section, Front & Company also stocks new items from Vancouver-based companies like Herschel and Native shoes.

High End Resale Inc

5
813 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1T9

On the hunt for designer handbags and accessories? You’ll want to check out High End Resale. Their inventory not only includes the latest on-trend fashions, but also features a treasure trove of discontinued vintage pieces from international luxury brands. If you’re searching for a limited edition monogrammed Louis Vuitton speedy bag or a vintage Chanel clutch, this is the place to go. Stop in regularly to peruse the ever-changing inventory, and if you find something you love, jump on it before it gets scooped up!

Once Again Resale For Men & Woman

6
2-1874 1st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5

This adorable resale boutique is a hidden gem among the heritage row houses in Kitsilano. As you step foot into the boutique, you’ll be greeted by a grand piano and a huge selection of luxury labels for both him and her. With more than 10 years of experience, owner Angel Hung carefully inspects each item before it hits the sales floor. However, if you have your heart set on a sought-after Hermès Birkin bag, fret not; Angel has them safely stored at a secret location that can be viewed by appointment.

Modaselle

7
943 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M1

Tucked between Yaletown and the downtown core, Modaselle prides itself on a strict anti-counterfeit policy, so shop worry free and focus on picking out the perfect handbag, bracelet or watch for yourself. The shelves are lined floor to ceiling with gorgeous goodies and premier luxury brands including Chanel, Prada and Hermès.

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