Shop sustainably and stylishly by picking up some apparel or home decor at these vintage shops in Calgary.
The resurging trend of shopping for vintage goods means that beloved pieces from the past are getting a new lease on life. The term “vintage” is used to describe items from eras past (anywhere from 20 to 100 years old) that have been impeccably maintained, and here in Calgary, there’s no shortage of stores that specialize in vintage goods. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe or add the perfect statement piece to your living room decor, these seven shops are fantastic options for vintage finds.
While its brick-and-mortar shop in Inglewood is no longer in operation, Antiquaire Boutique is still adding new items to its e-commerce store daily. You can shop for everything from women’s clothing and menswear to accessories, household items and even wedding dresses.
If you’re looking for fabulous mid-century furniture, art and houseware, look no further than Bex Vintage. The current collection here features a variety of pieces, from minimalist to statement, which means there’s something to suit just about anyone’s style. Bex Vintage also has a Charity Click + Collect section, where 20 per cent of each item sold goes to charities that help humans and animals, alike.
1611 14 St. S.W., 403-472-5213, bexvintage.ca
Bonnybrook Junction is run by a collective of Calgary-based artists, makers and curators. This means the vendors in the space change every so often, making each shopping trip unique. The current vintage-focused members of the collective include Birdie and Jules (selling clothing, homeware and vinyl) and Left and Found (which offers mid-century furniture for modest budgets).
4108 17 St. S.E., bonnybrookjunction.square.site
Located in the heart of Chinatown, Bù Vintage Shoppe has row upon row of colourful clothing, curated to evoke a fun and charming vibe. Staff at Bù Vintage also aim to foster a sense of community by hosting various events, such as movie nights at the shop, pop-up markets and walking tours of Chinatown.
110 3 Ave. S.E., @buvintageshoppe
Who doesn’t love a throwback? HG Vintage sells fashion and footwear styles that dominated the 1990s and early 2000s. Items for sale include Disney t-shirts and crewnecks, reworked crop tops, oversized varsity jackets and more.
720 17 Ave. S.W., hgvintage.com
Just down the stairs at Tigerstedt & Friends you’ll find Prairie Bazaar, a trove of vintage clothing and home decor. Curators Ellen and Lee have created a whimsical vibe with a selection of feminine clothing for all occasions, as well as charming household trinkets that will have guests asking, “Where did you find that?”
918 Centre St. N., 403-860-5921, prairiebazaar.com
This vintage warehouse buys, sells and consigns authentic mid-century, Danish modern and teak furniture and decor. The shop also specializes in upholstering, reupholstering, refinishing and restoring furniture products. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or revive a piece of furniture, it’s sure to be in good hands at Reclaim.
8 5510 3 St. S.E., 403-465-2235, reclaimvintage.ca