I love to find the best vintage clothing item, decor, furniture, and Vancouver its amazing how many stores support my vintage addiction! From clothing stores to antique malls, Fort Langley to Victoria, I’ve narrowed my picks for the best stores to find the perfectly unique piece to complete your vision.
Village antique mall- Fort Langley
Located in Fort Langley’s heart, Village Antiques Mall is a 10,000 square foot mall with 60 independent dealers. They have helped the community find Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage, Mid-Century Modern, Home & Store Decor items, Movie Props & Set decorations over the last 35 years. New stock arriving daily, including rare and one-of-a-kind items. I can always find a beautiful gem here, from a nice glass catch-all dish to records, they have almost everything. Make sure you sit in the village courtyard after a long trip around town located right beside the storefront.
Mintage Mall – 245 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T1W4 Canada. Mintage is a great vintage shop on commercial, but with its popularity, they grew to a mall like a vintage store, with mini vendors that focus on their supply of vintage goods. From T-shirts, decor, accessories and more! It’s a great way to hit everything at once, like a better flea market. I recommend going with a friend and making a day out of it.
F as in Frank – Main Street Vancouver
F is a very well-known place in Vancouver to get all the coolest T-shirts and more sporty, jackets jerseys and fun 90s pieces. They also have their well-known upcycling business called Frankie collective, which takes old garments and creates unique two pieces, tank tops and more for everyone. And don’t forget to stop into the back store called “rag machine,” where you can find unique less-expensive pieces as they go by weight instead of prices.
Community thrift and vintage
This store is a big name in Vancouver, with covid hitting the success of their store, In my opinion, doubled because of them already selling online. This store curates vintage and antique pieces for the public to enjoy for a better shopping experience. You could dig through a thrift store for a few hours, but community does all the heavy lifting for you. Check out their online store; their sales can be great! Founded in 2011, Community Thrift & Vintage supports at-risk people through their compassionate and supportive work training program, and all profits are donated to the PHS Community Services Society.
Wildlife is a for-profit business that donates to local, neighbourhood charities quarterly. Everyone can find something for them at wildlife, and they have a great furniture section as well. Family-owned & operated, they believe in one single, simple concept: by recycling, they believe in preserving the environment and having the privilege of giving back to the community. What began supporting The Wildlife Rescue Association now supports people-oriented charities, focusing on helping those dealing with Homelessness & Mental Health issues. Each charity holds a special place in their heart: Coast Mental Health, The Gathering Place and Covenant House.