Montreal is undeniably the cultural epicenter of Quebec. It’s arguably the most significant city in Canada for all things fashion, food, shopping, art, and theatre. So it’s only fitting that this Franco- Canadian cultural hotbed comes jam-packed with some of the Great White North’s best vintage shopping destinations. Between Mile End and Le Plateau, Atwater, and countless other hip neighborhoods, any fashion obsessed Canadian queen can make out like a chic bandit by exploring Montreal’s thrift shops. See below for Leading Fashion Influencer’s definitive shop-till-you-drop list of vintage boutiques and thrift shops.
Annex Vintage is one of Mile End’s trendiest thrift shops. With clothing and accessories ranging in styles from classic ‘60s vintage to ‘90s grunge, modern streetwear, and everything in between, Annex Vintage offers a massive selection of effortlessly chic looks. As if that wasn’t enough, Annex has two sister stores in the same district. Local 23 and Empire Exchange work in tandem with Annex Village to offer more accessories, arts and crafts items, gorgeous vintage pieces, and other style necessities. Annex Vintage, Local 23, and Empire Exchange offer majestic Montreal-natives endless options for a perfect style.
With several stores throughout Montreal, including in Mile End and on Rue St. Laurent, Citizen Vintage employs a unique and sustainable approach. Their stated goal is to provide Montreal locals with environmentally friendly alternatives to fast fashion brands like Fashion Nova and Uniqlo. In addition to offering classic thrift store attire (funky used tops, oversized overalls, playful jumpers, etc.), Citizen Vintage has its own collection of fierce, handmade clothing from local designers and artists. It’s an absolute must-see on your Montreal vintage shopping hit list.
Eva B has raving reviews online for good reason. This keystone Montreal thrift shop combines bohemian aesthetics with high fashion shopping, incredible coffee, and a live performance event space. Eva B is filled with the most stand out vintage items of any thrift shop in Montreal. The potential to find adorable and affordable outfits and accessories here is endless. The store even features a $1 section where you can find headbands, bracelets, paperbacks, and other cute items at an unbeatable price. You will certainly leave this monument to Montreal hipsterdom with full shopping bags, a full wallet, and an incredible almond milk latte.
This retro-vintage clothing store in the lower plateau has mastered the art of vintage apparel. The store features funky ‘90s clothing and is known as a favorite among many local vintage shoppers. The outside of this boho chic establishment is part biker bar, part taco shop, and part tattoo parlor. The tiny interior of the shop is jam-packed with gorgeous tapestries, flowy used dresses, and endless options for accessorizing. Make sure Les Folles Alliees is on your list of vintage shops to stop by on your Montréal vintage tour.