Category Archives: thrift shops

A New Kind of Consignment

There’s a franchise that’s opened a new store in Abbotsford called “Plato’s Closet”. The store sells used clothing that it buys from people. Unlike a traditional consignment store, Plato’s Closet buys your clothing outright. I like this method. In a … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

I’ve been somewhat remiss in maintaining this blog and have been trying to figure out why. I think there’s a few reasons: I do not thrift shop as often as I once did and I think that’s because my work … Continue reading

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Spruce Collective

There’s a couple of great little shops in Abbotsford called Spruce Collective and The Market by Spruce Collective. The Spruce Collective is actually that: a collective of women who met as vendors at vintage markets and together opened up a … Continue reading

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The Perfect Clothes Pin

Yes, there is such a thing. I spent this week in one of my favourite thrifting places – Victoria, BC. There are tons of thrift shops in this city and many of them in the downtown core, within walking distance … Continue reading

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Granny and Grumpa’s

Last week, my son and I visited a place that’s been on my “to visit” list for ages: Granny and Grumpa’s Antiques. Truly, dear reader, this is a place to be experienced. The most honest way to describe Granny and … Continue reading

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Invaluable Advice

After reading some of these antiquing tips from  Invaluable  I decided to share some of my  my best tips when it comes to vintage/thrift shopping. (They have a pretty cool website, by the way, you should take some time to … Continue reading

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It’s a WIN!

I visited one of my favourite thrift shops this week: the WIN thrift shop in Victoria. I’ve blogged about this shop before because I visit it every time I go to Victoria. If there was an awards show for Thrift … Continue reading

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