The Best Flea Markets and Thrift Stores in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Hitting up thrift stores isn’t just fun, it’s also a great way to add unique pieces to your wardrobe and shop sustainably! Halifax has a number of great secondhand shops all over the city, with everything from high-end consignment boutiques to a massive weekly flea market.

1. Elsie’s Used Clothing

A trip to Elsie’s is like walking into your eclectic great aunt’s fabulous closet. Browse for beautiful vintage pieces and unique items at this popular downtown thrift shop.

Elsie’s Used Clothing, 1530 Queen St, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 425 2599

2. Brilliant Clothing Boutique

Label lovers shouldn’t miss a trip to consignment shop Brilliant, which carries chic gently worn designer pieces for a fraction of their original cost. This boutique isn’t the kind of store where you have to dig for good pieces; here, everyone is a winner.

Brilliant Clothing Boutique, 1539 Birmingham St, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 446 3662

3. Put Me On! Consignment

Carrying an eclectic mix of vintage and secondhand clothes, jewelry, and locally made products, Put Me On! has somewhat of a grunge feel that makes it popular among the younger crowd.

Put Me On! Consignment, 1526 Queen St, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 492 2572

4. East of Montreal

Stop by East of Montreal for gently worn formal wear. They carry everything from prom to cocktail dresses, and it’s a great spot to find something special for your next event.

East of Montreal, 5486 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 444 7774

5. Makenew Curated Thrift Shop

This beautiful airy shop in the city’s North End feels more like a chic boutique than a thrift store. Come here for minimalist secondhand pieces as well as brand new accessories and homeware.

Makenew Curated Thrift Shop, 2698 Agricola Street, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 444 4120

6. Lost & Found Art Vintage Kitsch

Fitting in perfectly with its hipster North End neighborhood, Lost & Found stocks up on secondhand Levi’s, records, and similar hipster-like items.

Lost & Found Art Vintage Kitsch, 2383 Agricola St, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 446 5986

7. Room 152 Clothing Boutique

Head over to Dartmouth for the second store from the owners of Brilliant. You’ll find the same gently worn designer pieces and new sample sizes as in its Halifax counterpart.

Room 152 Clothing Boutique, 152 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, +1 902 431 7660

8. Halifax Sunday Market


The oldest and largest flea market in Atlantic Canada takes place at the Halifax forum every Sunday. You’ll find baked goods, clothing, antiques, sports cards and so much more!

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