Home to more than half a million people and located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Waterloo Region is one of Canada’s fastest growing communities.
Its blend of urban cities and scenic rural areas include one of a kind boutiques and great vintage finds!
Here is some of what we’ve found:
56 King Street North Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 2X1
2 King St. South, Unit 5 Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1N8
72 St. Ledger Street Kitchener, Ontario, N2H6R4
8 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 2K6
More Than Half is a fair trade clothing retailer and proud fair trade federation member located in downtown Kitchener. Their website and blog are full of info and you will also be delighted by their vibrant selection of fair trade items. Each selection reflects their desire to showcase clothing that is beautiful, well made, and affordable.
More Than Half carry a wide variety of items and sometimes offer special sales. A big plus is the fact that they have so many options in terms of both items and sizes. Their clothes are also reasonably priced and very stylish! If you live in Waterloo region it is definitely worth heading into downtown Kitchener to browse for yourself!
78 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 2X4
New, pre-loved, and vintage: clothing, accessories, jewellery, shoes, and gifts. Meow Boutique offers vintage and off the hook funky retro styles. Great for quirky gifts, amazing jewelry and treasures. The prices are reasonable, but aren’t so easily accessable since their on-line presese is most via Facebook. However, fi your looking for retro clothing this is the place to be. Located towards the border of Waterloo, this is definitely a place to stop in for some interesting finds.
46 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario (Located in the Princess Twin Cinema)
Patina Vintage is a small independent shop, so the tall order is filling it with good quality vintage items and well-crafted current pieces that may invariably become tomorrow’s classics.
Their ever-changing inventory of consigned merchandise keeps up with today’s trends, while offering unique charm and affordability. Patina offer closet clear out services for those downsizing or transitioning an estate. They also love to pay top dollar for your vintage.
Items for consideration must be in MINT condition and preferably from the 1960’s and before. Please keep in mind that not all vintage will be desirable, and they are looking for unique and beautiful pieces to fill their store. Patina Vintage accepts vintage clothing, jewellery, furnishings, and home accessories. Clothing items may consist of shirts, pants, suits, blouses, sweaters, dresses, ties, outerwear, accessories, purses, jeweller,y etc. The list is long!
This is another great consignment shop and another great way to make money while getting rid of those items you no longer need or want.
The Atrium – 33 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 1S8
Twice is nice and twice the man isn’t a thrift shop. They sell fine quality, up-to-the minute pre-owned women’s, men’s, and maternity fashions that are in style and in pristine condition.
Their prices are diverse but very affordable and they advertise that most prices are 60-90% off regular retail pricing. They are also a consignment shop that takes your clothing to sell for you, accepting brand named clothing along with purses, shoes and even jewellery for women and men.
From jeans to dresses and business fashion to high fashion, they have it there.
700 Strasburg Road Kitchener, ON N2E 2M2
Plato’s Closet buys & sells quality used clothing for teens & twentysomethings. This is another consignment shop worth looking at.
The store is fairly big and has tons of clothing to search through, but keep in mind it is admittedly mostly geared towards teens and young adults. They offer a variety of sizes and their brand name clothes are very reasonable priced.
Plato’s Closet offer everything clothing wise for girls and boys including running shoes and dress shoes. And, even though geared toward younger generations, you’ll often see adults shopping for items still very fashionable items for those over 30.
Just like any consignment shop they go by season, so if you’re trying to get rid of some items from you or your children bring them in at the right times. It is fully worth going!