Ready for a vintage treasure hunt? One of the features that make a great vintage buy so exciting is knowing that you may have found something that no one else has. Winnipeg, Manitoba, known as the “cultural cradle of Canada,” is home to countless vintage shops where you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
Second Sensation Boutique
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If you’re looking for fantastic pieces from brands such as Chanel, Gucci, Prada, and Coach, then stopping by Second Sensation Boutique is a must. Located on Corydon Avenue, this boutique sells top-condition clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, watches, and more. The shop carries a variety of styles and sizes and, if you don’t know exactly what you want, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will gladly give you any advice you may need.
Redeemed The Consignment Place
Redeemed may carry labels ranging from Zara to Dolce & Gabbana, but the brands are not the only impressive feature about this store. Owner Allyson Linklator believes in supporting those in need. A portion of Redeemed’s sales are donated to local charities and nonprofits, and according to an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press, “Redeemed [also] partners with an RRC ESL program to provide clothes to new immigrants.” If you’re looking to buy a beautiful vintage piece and find yourself wanting to do some good at the same time, visit this store on Academy Road.
Vintage Glory is another amazing shop, and in a city with many fantastic options for vintage treasures, you may want to make a weekend out of your trip and stay at one of Winnipeg’s hotels. With incredible ratings and reviews, this diverse vintage shop has had plenty of happy, satisfied customers. Vintage Glory’s two-story boutique houses a collection of leather, shoes, accessories, and trinkets for both men and women at affordable prices.
Located in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, WildWoodRoseVintage carries pieces from the 1890s up to the 1990s. This store is bound to have a variety of unique pieces, as Patti Henderson, the owner of this vintage gem, says, “As a costume designer in the film and television industry, I have had the opportunity to travel the globe and create a beautiful vintage clothing collection.” The shop’s inventory is immense and carries dresses, tops, sweaters, jackets, coats, swimwear, lingerie, menswear, wedding attire, and more.
The Old House Revival Company
If you’re more interested in vintage pieces for your house rather than your wardrobe, check out The Old House Revival Company. Set up in a historic warehouse, this company sells antique lighting, hardware, tin tile, stained glass, and furniture. The Old House Revival Company has 30 vendors and dealers, making the store’s variety of items vast enough for the business to claim “there truly is something for everyone.”
Full of many one-of-a-kind vintage boutiques and shops, Winnipeg is the place where you’re more likely to find something that you love rather than walk away with nothing. While this list may contain only five places, you’ll find many more vintage boutiques — such as The Closet Chick — waiting to be explored.