You never know what you’ll come across when you shop at a consignment store – and that’s half the fun! Whether you’re looking for an outfit or a home décor that’s new to you, Edmonton has lots of unique shops to check out for second hand treasures.
I. For the Closet – Where to Buy Second Hand Clothing
1. Red Pony Consignment
Red Pony not only focuses on great brands, but on sustainable fashion. They’re mindful of what they accept on consignment, doing the research behind each brand, so you know you’re shopping among some of the best clothing in the industry. Keep an eye on their blog for what’s new in store.
Address: 9940 82 Ave
2. Caprice West
Caprice West is Edmonton’s largest ladies consignment store at over 4,200 square feet. Carrying brands from lululemon to Louis Vuitton, they have something for every woman who walks through the doors. Plus, they’re open seven days a week, so it’s easy to stop by.
Address: 10630 170 St
It began with a passion for fashion, and now Nu2Yu is the place to go for high-end fashion in a boutique environment. Get brands such as Prada and Gucci – at a fraction of the cost. Owner Debbie makes it a priority that you leave looking and feeling your best.
Address: 7510 Gateway Blvd.
4. Plato’s Closet
Plato’s Closet is full of brands and fashions aimed towards teens and twenty-somethings. They have new items coming in all the time, so you can find new outfits each time you visit. Make sure to give yourself lots of time to browse through the extensive collection – especially the brand name handbags they’re famous for.
Address: 10339 80 Ave
5. Swish Vintage
One of the best parts of shopping at consignment stores is finding vintage and retro finds you can’t find in today’s new stores. And, Swish is the best place to find truly vintage outfits. Tucked into the downtown core, they know each piece is not only fashionable, it tells a story.
Address: Suite 122 10180 101 St NW
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II. For the Home – Where to Buy Used Furniture
1. Find Edmonton
Find Edmonton sells household items from books, to dishes, to art, to large furniture pieces. They partner with Housing First to help end homelessness and set people up with their first homes, making it a worthwhile place to shop. Keep an eye on their Instagram feed to see what’s new in store!
Address: multiple locations
2. Junque Cellar
Junque Cellar is known for eclectic collectables so you never know what you’ll find when you visit. From antique furniture to retro cultural highlights, a visit to the Junque Cellar is not only a shopping trip, it’s a walk into the past.
Address: 10442 82 Ave
3. Decade to DecadeDecade to Decade is a two-floor store full of furniture and home décor. While you may come across contemporary pieces, it’s really the place to find gorgeous antiques. Find a statement pieces or a comfortable chair that will have everyone talking next time they visit. Staff are knowledgeable about what’s on hand.
Address: 7425 72A St
4. Habitat ReStore
You’re probably familiar with Habitat for Humanity, but have you checked out their ReStore locations? Get a great deal on appliances, furniture, building materials, lighting fixtures, books…everything including the kitchen sink! Literally!
Address: multiple locations
5. Home Reusables
Make sure you give yourself lots of time when you shop at Home Reusables! Each room has more and more treasures to look through. They tend to focus on unique building materials, but a wide variety of home furniture and décor can also be found. Whether you’re looking for a new bedroom door or kitchen table, you’ll find something unique and one-of-a-kind.
Address: 8832 62 Ave NW
6. Salvage Reclaimed Furniture
Salvage Reclaimed Furniture’s main goal is to help efforts to alleviate poverty and homelessness – 100% of their proceeds go back into the community. You’ll be able to shop for all kinds of furniture in great condition for great prices. Each item is carefully cleaned and inspected before hitting the floor.
Address: 15308 Stony Plain Rd
III. For the Field – Where to Buy Sports Equipment
1. Allsports & Cycle
Sporting equipment can be pricey enough to hinder you picking up a new sport. Allsports & Cycle helps to alleviate that concern! While they do sell some new products, they are also a great place to find gently-used equipment for all kinds of games and sports, from kid’s skates to adult bicycles.
Address: 13016 82 St
2. Totem Outdoor Outfitters
Summer or winter, you’ll find the equipment you need to get out and get active at Totem, one of Edmonton’s leading sports consignment stores. Snowboards, skates, skis, tennis rackets, soccer shoes, and more – no matter your sport, you should check them out. They have rotating sales, so make sure to check in regularly.
Address: 7430 99 St
IV. For a Little Bit of Everything
1. My Favorite Aunt’sMy Favoruite Aunt’s has been around since 1979, making it one of the city’s first consignment stores. This boutique carries both women’s fashion and home décor, so you’re sure to find that one-of-a-kind piece that your home or closet is missing for just a fraction of the original price.
Address: 5212 86 St NW
2. Once Upon a Child
Find everything you need for the kids! From sleepers to Halloween costumes, Once Upon a Child is crammed full of children’s clothing and toys at great prices. You may have to dig through a little to find what you’re looking for, but you’re sure to come across lots of treasures as you do.
Address: multiple locations
By: Sarah Chestnutt
Sarah Chestnutt is a freelance writer and editor, working in the field for over 10 years. She calls Edmonton, home and loves to share it’s stories.