Want to leave Calgary with a one-of-a-kind piece of clothing? Something no one at home will have? Head directly for one the city’s best vintage shops. Calgary is blessed with many, selling everything from upmarket brands to high-character pieces to basic Ts. Here are our picks for the top vintage shops in Calgary — perfect destinations for any savvy clothes shopper.
Danielle’s Consignment Boutique
A high-end women’s consignment boutique located on the main floor of the Devilish building on 17th Ave., this classic Calgary vintage shop is known for carrying memorable labels like Betsey Johnson, Louis Vuitton and Burberry. All merchandise is less than two years old.
Danielle’s Consignment Boutique, 908 17 Avenue SW, 403-244-4752, daniellesconsignment.com
Trends Clothing Co.
Located in Kensington, this consignment store features a wide selection of trendy designer label clothing and accessories for women. Labels include Gap, Diesel, Seven For All Mankind and more.
Trends Clothing Co., 120 10 Street NW, 403-283-1167, www.trendfashions.info
Cat’s Eye Vintage
This Calgary vintage shop specializes in high fashion retro apparel from 1920 to 1980, including numerous designer labels, collectables, costumes, accessories and furniture.
Cat’s Eye Vintage, 1235 17 Avenue SW, 403-640-4090, catseyevintage.ca
Previously known to shoppers as Better on You Consignment Clothing, this small vintage boutique on 17th Avenue features high-end labels for both men and women. This is the place to come for brands like Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Dior and Coach.
SalvEdge Boutique, 1013 17 Avenue SW, 403-228-9685, www.salvedgefashion.com
Vespucci Ladies’ Consignment
Specializing in the resale of designer and luxury ladies’ fashions, Vespucci’s is the largest consignment store in Calgary, and one of the largest in Canada. Vespucci Ladies’ Consignment has been in business for over 20 years and remains vintage-seekers number-one shop for high-end clothing, furs and accessories.
Vespucci Ladies’ Consignment, 8244 Elbow Drive SW, 403-252-9558, www.vespucciconsignment.com
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