Published On: April 8, 2022 | By |
Earth Month continues! April is Earth Month and we are celebrating by giving you tips to living a more sustainable life. Downtown businesses can support you on your sustainability journey in countless ways. For example, downtown hosts lots of great second hand, thrift, and consignment retailers. Buying used is a great way step to lessen your impact on the planet.
Three reasons to buy second hand:
  1. It’s good for the earth
  2. It’s easier on your wallet
  3. You can find unique items
From clothes, to books, to household items, there are countless great downtown businesses that sell quality second hand items. We’ve put together a list of downtown businesses who sell used. Next time you need something new, consider whether you can buy it second hand.

Clothes + Accessories

Flavour Upstairs – 581 Johnson Street

Vintage After Death – 523 Pandora Ave

Upcycle Clothing Collective – 517 Fort St #100

Verve Consignment – 2013 Government Street

Duchess and Duke – 1824 Government Street


Russell Books – 747 Fort Street #100

Bastion Books – 14 Bastion Square


Tesseract 2.0 (refurbished computers) – 1001 Douglas St Unit G11

Thrift/Craft (arts and crafts supplies) – #15 – 560 Johnson Street (lower level Market Square)

The Turntable (records) – 3 Fan Tan Alley #107

Pray for Modern (upscale vintage furniture) – 537 Fisgard St A

A Little of Everything

Brica Brac Salvage – 605 Johnson Street

Women in Need – 785 Pandora Avenue

Value Village – 1810 Store Street

Salvation Army – 525 Johnson Street

Pandora Thrift – 715 Pandora Avenue


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