Finding true gems while thrift shopping is often a matter of skill, creativity, and luck. Whether you’re into rummaging or prefer a more curated selection of secondhand or vintage items, here are some of the best and most diverse thrift stores around Toronto.
Penny Arcade Vintage, found on Dundas West near Ossington, is a charming treasure trove of items that are hand-selected by founder Rachel Sheehan and restored by their in-house seamstress. There’s a range of clothing for men, women, and children, as well as art and antiques that decorate this welcoming space. Penny Arcade also carries a number of products that range from ethically produced swimwear to organic skin care.
Penny Arcade Vintage, Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 346 1386
Value Village is the main thrift chain in Toronto these days, and there are multiple locations across the GTA and beyond. The outlet on Bloor, just steps from the Lansdowne subway station, is particularly noteworthy, however, for being impressively big and carrying endless secondhand items, from clothing to furniture, books, household items, décor, and more.
Value Village, 1319 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 539 0585