The Ultimate Guide To Thrift And Vintage Shopping In The Shipyards District


If you’re looking for some new pieces to spice up your wardrobe this season, there are several thrift and vintage shops to be explored in The Shipyards District. With a deep love and appreciation for all things upcycled, recycled, and new-again, this neighbourhood loves to share its favourite style finds, and could easily fill your whole weekend with amazing deals. Since good things come to those who know where to look, here are some of our top picks for thrift stores and boutique vintage shops in town:

1. Hunter and Hare


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We not only love this consignment shop for its attentive staff who provide a thoughtful retail experience every time, but also for its curated selection of name-brand clothing in good-to-excellent condition. Their racks and shelves are filled with consignment pieces, but they also have well-appointed display tables showcasing new jewelry, candles, beauty products, and other great gift ideas from local and independent vendors. When you’re in need of some on-trend staple items that are also made to last by trusted brands, Hunter and Hare is a perfect place to visit.

225 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, V7M 2E9


2. Neighbours Thrift Store

If you’re more of a thrifting type, don’t miss the chance to head over to Neighbours Thrift Store, because there may be nothing this store doesn’t sell! From second-hand clothes, shoes and bags, to kitchen appliances, home goods, and even the occasional exercise machine, this little shop really stands by its mission of neighbours helping neighbours. They accept donations too, as long as they have the room, so stop by with some of your own treasures, and you never know what you might head home with.

154 2nd street East. North Vancouver. B.C.


3. The Salvation Army Thrift Store

While you’ll find store locations in at least 132 countries worldwide, we have a special place in our hearts for The Salvation Army Thrift Store in The Shipyards District. This place is massive and filled to the gills with furniture, books, art, and racks of second-hand and retro clothing. They have an impressive kitchenware section too, with some of the best prices in town. Since they accept donation drop-offs regularly, the selection of offerings here is always changing, so you’ll find lots of variety to choose from. When you shop at this thrift store, we dare you to leave empty-handed!

241 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7M 2E9


4. Secret Attic Vintage


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Discover hidden gems and timeless clothing at Secret Attic Vintage. Sourced from the top providers in the scene – their passion for authentic vintage expertly curates pieces that will elevate your wardrobe. Check them out for vintage sneakers, 90s prints and the coolest sports Ts.

119 Lolo Ln, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B2


5. Tima.G Design


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This will likely be your new go-to spot for upcycled fashion and vintage denim. If you’ve never explored the Tima.G custom designs before, you’re in for a treat, because this mother-daughter team is not only hand-crafting some of the most unique pieces around, but they’re also sustainably focused and passionate about reducing textile waste through fashion! They even offer 10% off your purchase when you bring in some of your old jeans to donate. Offering alteration services as well, Tima.G Designs is the place to go for a one-of-a-kind piece that’s doing its part for the planet as well.

16 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B2


6. Wild Honey Goods


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Alphabetically last, but surely a first-name in cool, Wild Honey Goods is everything you wish you already had in your closet. From classic vintage clothes, shoes, and accessories to throwback styles and some leather jackets to die for, this impeccably-dressed boutique is carefully curated by two sisters whose personal experience in fashion is reason enough to pop in for a look. Be sure to follow them for updates on the popular community events they put together as well, and we hope to see you there!

106 W 1st St unit 205, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3H2


You never know what you might find when you take yourself out for a good thrift and vintage shopping adventure! Unlike buying from big box stores, or mindlessly point-clicking your way around Amazon, the thrift shopping experience is something truly special that can leave you feeling inspired, delighted, and maybe even a little surprised with yourself. Another true gem for the comic specialist is Pete’s Collectibles. Why not take the time to slow down and re-envision a previously-loved item in hopes of discovering all the wonderful new possibilities it might bring to your life? We think you’ll be glad you did.

Check out our directory to see all of the wonderful shops and businesses The Shipyards District has to offer and happy picking!