If you’re looking for retro and vintage items, used clothing and home décor items, or just plain great deals, here are some of the best flea markets and thrift stores that bargain-hunters can explore in and around Quebec City.
Marché aux Puces Jean-Talon
Located in the Charlesbourg borough of Quebec City, the Marché aux Puces Jean-Talon is open year-round from Thursday to Sunday – though some traders are open seven days a week. The market covers over 125,000 square feet of of indoor stalls, stands, and vendors, so you can shop to your heart’s content and find everything in one place. You will find various new and used items, along with antiques and much more. Parking is also free.
1750 du Perigord Street, Quebec City, Canada, +1 418 623 3424
Marché public de Sainte-Foy
The Saint-Foy public market can be found in the Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge neighbourhood, and it’s open on Sundays from mid-May until late September, from 8am to 4pm. With free outdoor parking, you can explore a variety of different products, including crafts and jewellery, along with the primary draw: produce and gourmet items.
Aux Trésors d’Agapès
Aux Trésors d’Agapès is a thrift shop or ressourcerie with a charitable mission. You’ll find used goods for sale, including appliances, furniture, books, games, clothing, and more. Entraide Agapè, the not-for-profit organisation that runs the shop, provides material goods and food to the disadvantaged community in the borough of Beauport.
Aux Trésors d’Agapès, 3275 Chemin Royal Quebec City, Canada, +1 418 661 7485
Conveying a variety of retro, vintage, and kitschy items, shopping at Rétro Bordello is like going on a treasure hunt. You can find toys and games, dishes, records, décor items, and some furniture, all generally sourced from the 1950s to the 1980s. The perfect activity for a rainy afternoon; you’ll need a good few hours to explore all the treasures.
Rétro Bordello, 185 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City, Canada, +1 581 741 7707
La Friperie Du Pavois
La Friperie Du Pavois is a small thrift shop with very low prices. If you take the time to browse through the clothing sections, you’re sure to come across a great find or two. The store is a charitable component of the non-profit organisation of the same name, which has the mission of promoting the social reintegration of people experiencing mental health issues. Thus, disadvantaged people can come to the shop and find affordable clothing while socialising with the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
La Friperie Du Pavois, 799 4e Avenue, Quebec City, Canada, +1 418 522 4341
Magasin Général Rive-Sud
Located about a half-hour drive from downtown Quebec City, the not-for-profit Magasin Général Rive-Sud is a thrift shop that offers a treasure trove of items – if you’re willing to take the time to explore. Prices are low on clothing and shoes, dishes and kitchen items, books, linens, and more – some sales put prices as low as $1 or $2! It’s also a great place to donate your own used items.
Magasin Général Rive-Sud, 106 Côte du Passage, Lévis, Quebec, Canada, +1 418 833 2166