VINTAGE IS HERE TO STAY

With the ever growing popularity of vintage clothing and housewares, part of my mission is to support those involved with it. Maybe you want to start your own shop, maybe you wish to discover more curators who can hunt for you, or maybe you seek to leave a smaller ecological footprint. This page is a collection of the articles I find that promote a lifestyle focused on sustainable living and the incorporation of secondhand pieces into our everyday lives.

 
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Inside the lucrative top-secret world of rare vintage fashion

CBC.ca | Maryse Zeidler

Entrepreneurs make thousands selling roughed-up Levi's and rock T-shirts

Kirby Fisher is always on the lookout for his next fix — the kind of garment that will prompt what he calls a "scream-out-loud moment." "I'm just constantly running around like an ant looking for a crumb, trying to find the diamonds in the rough," he says from his small showroom in East Vancouver, tucked away in a former sheet metal factory. The front section of the wiry 32-year-old's shop is crammed with old band T-shirts, jackets and jeans  —  The clothes he says he sells to "cool kids," or who others might call hipsters.

 
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Vintage fashion, a lifestyle choice for some Edmonton women

Edmonton Journal | Jodie Sinnema

Walk down Edmonton’s sidewalks and you’ll see little nods to past fashion trends: cropped pants and high waists ala the 1950s. Tassels and jumpsuits from the ’70s. Belly-baring shirts, Doc Martens, even acid-wash jeans from the ’90s.

But there are some women who don’t just dip their toes into the past, but fully embrace styles from previous decades. They typically combine vintage clothing found in second-hand or online stores with new items locally made or vintage-inspired.

 
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Where to Thrift Shop for Clothes in Calgary

Avenue Magazine | by Colin Gallent

Whether you’re on the hunt for premium vintage or a killer deal, this list will tell you the straight goods on the thrift store options in the city.

Going thrifting can be an exhilarating experience as long as you have the right attitude. Like a cross between searching for buried treasure and hunting prey in the wild, the quest for the perfect thing you didn’t know you needed is an adrenaline rush that could never be replicated in a department store. This list details donation, private source and buy-and-sell model stores. Buy-and-sell is different from consignment in that you get cash (or store credit) up front without waiting for your item to be sold

 
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11 Calgary Thrift Stores You Need To Check Out This Spring

Narcity | Clara Jaide

Pop some tags with $20 in your pocket.

Thrifting has become one of the best and most inexpensive ways to add to your wardrobe and change up your style. One man's trash is another man's treasure, right? Well, more like one girl's cute dress that no longer fits is another girl's new dress that fits perfectly. And it probably didn't cost her very much either. Ballin' on a budget!

 
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10 of the Best Vintage and Consignment stores in Calgary

The Daily Hive | Calgary

Over the last 10 or so years, thrifting has taken off in a major way.

Scavenging for the perfect piece – and at the perfect price – has become a game. It’s the thrill of the hunt that keeps people coming back for more. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best vintage and consignment stores in Calgary to make the hunt a little easier.



 
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Top 5 Vintage Clothing Shops in Calgary

Where.ca | Calgary, Alberta

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