Best Thrift/ Antique Stores
Thrift and antique stores are my jam. I never thought of myself as someone who would be into it because it used to sound very pretentious and expensive to me, but I don’t go to those places. Everywhere I go I seek out the places that have the weirdest/coolest stuff. Sometimes it feels like I’m treasure hunting. You never know what you’re going to find.
This place has a lot of cool things but nothing that I loved was small enough it could fit in my suitcase. They have a lot of old books and very cool Austin specific finds. I also heard it might be haunted!
Out of the Past Collectibles
The thing I love most about this place was the larger than life size statue of the Witch from the Wicked West from the Wizard of Oz. It is one of those antique stores that are filled to the brim with things and you really have to look closely to find anything.
Address: 5341 Burnet Rd
Website: No Website
Top Drawer Thrift
Lot of cool things here! They have some clothes here and house items and vintage photographs.
Charm School Vintage
This store had really cute items but they were definitely out of my price range. If you have a big budget for thrifting they had some really cute clothes and shoes.
Austin Antique Mall
This antique mall reminded me of the St. Jacob’s Market in Guelph with the layout. They have a lot of big items here and cool decor pieces.
New York, NY
Love love love this place. They sell a lot of really great vintage clothes here, my favourite locations are in Brooklyn! Some of my favourite things I like to shop for here are sweaters and jackets.
L Train Vintage
After I discovered Beacon’s closet I frantically searched for more vintage clothing stores and found L Train Vintage. Also a great place for sweaters and jackets.
Vintage Thrift Shop
Lot of cool decor and furniture here. Out of my price range and size for my suitcase but worth checking out.
In Ontario, Value Village is something almost any civilian you ask will know about it. They kind of have everything from furniture to books to clothes to art. There are a lot more locations than what I’ve added below but I’ve just added my favourites.
Ransack the Universe
This is another one of those places where you really have to look hard for things because they have a lot of stuff – and a basement! I found some cool vintage Disney stuff here.
St Jacobs Antiques Market
This is my favourite antique place. They have a lot of stuff but it’s spread out in sections so you can easily find things. They have a wide range of things from vintage toys, books, Disney – you name it and it’s probably there.
Castle Antiques| Trophies & Engravings
This is a great place to hit up if you’re in the Muskoka area. They have a wide range of things from housewares, clothes, furniture, books etc. I bought a cool vintage suitcase and some old books from here last time I went.
Address: 30 Main St E, Huntsville
Website: No Website
Ignore the racks of ponchos outside. Lot of great summer crop tops, shorts, t-shirts. Great sweaters including some from Ralph Lauren and Polo.
Sauble Beach Antiques
The Saturday market in the summer outside has the best stuff. I once got really seasonal and bought a bunch of Christmas decorations there. Also got some really cool bookends.
Rockford Flea Market
I usually hit this place up on the way back from Sauble since they’re only open on certain days. Lot of interesting things here! Not much clothing, but great housewares, books, toys, etc.