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Montréal’s Top Ten Best Vintage Stores

As Associate Editor for WGSN’s City by City directory, I have the very cool job of travelling for a living. I journey to fashion-centric cities and find out which retail stores our clients should have on their radar. About a week ago I flew to Montréal where vintage is having a major moment. The city was packed with thrift stores, or as Montréalers call them “friperies,” which offered well-priced clothes that looked different than anything I’ve seen in New York. I go to thrift shops whenever I travel as a way to find original pieces that have that perfect lived-in quality. In Montréal, I snagged some notable gems including a leather fanny pack (or bumbag if you are British), a Canadian Olympic scarf and a pair of wide legged jeans, which look like 90s JNCO pants.

Next time you’re in Montréal be sure to hit these vintage spots ( and WGSN subscribers be sure to check out the full city guide live on site now here).

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ANNEX VINTAGE

56 rue Saint-Viateur Ouest / 1 514 903 4404

Neighbourhood: Mile End

This thrift store features vintage clothing, accessories and footwear from the 90s and 80s alongside Montréal made greeting cards, stickers and pins.

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CITIZEN VINTAGE
5330 Boulevard Saint-Laurent / 1 514 439 2774

Neighbourhood: Mile End

Citizen Vintage prides itself on thoughtfully curating on-trend vintage digs for both men and women.

LOCAL 23

56 rue Saint-Viateur Ouest / 1 514 903 4404

Neighbourhood: Mile End

Shop well-priced 90’s vintage, second hand clothing and locally designed jewellery as well as zines, records and publications.

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RUSE BOUTIQUE

5141 Boulevard Saint-Laurent / 1 514 948 1717

Neighbourhood: Mile End

Shop a curated mix of vintage and second-hand clothing that’s contemporary and trend centric.

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EX-VOTO
6534 Boulevard Saint-Laurent / 1 514 544 8230

Neighbourhood: Mile-Ex

Ex-Voto specialises in curated vintage clothing and accessories for men, women and children as well as modern designs, handmade goodies, local jewellery and perfumes.

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FRIPE FABRIQUE

388 rue Saint Zotique Est / 1 514 271 8989

Neighbourhood: Mile-Ex

With a focus on playful vintage and ethically produced brands from around the globe, this men’s and women’s shop also offers sewing workshops that will teach you how to recycle, alter and repair your own clothing. Befriend the shop owner, Michelle, like I did and ask her to take you around to other vintage stores.

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THE LITTLE SHOP

10002 Avenue Ogilvy / 1 514 992 3364

Neighbourhood: Parc Extension

A Montréal townhouse full of vintage, up until recently The Little Shop was only accessible to professional renters and appointments. Now it’s open a few hours a week, offering up three floors of historic vintage clothing and interior goods from decades past.

FRIPERIE SAINT LAURENT

3976 Boulevard Saint Laurent / 1 514 842 3893

Neighbourhood: Plateau Mont-Royal

With slightly higher prices, here you’ll find high-end items as well as on-trend women’s and men’s vintage clothing. Shop thrifted men’s flannels, varsity bomber jackets and printed 60’s dresses.

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KILO FRIPE

3800 Boulevard Saint Laurent / 1 438 878 8234

Neighbourhood: Plateau Mont-Royal

Out of all the Fripes we loved, Kilo Fripe had the most comprehensive selection of vintage. Here you will find everything you’re looking for from patterned scarves to 80s leather jackets to denim mini skirts.

E.R.A. VINTAGE

999 rue du College #44 / 1 514 543 2774

Neighbourhood: Westmount/Saint-Henri

Known as the best vintage shop in the city, E.R.A is hidden in a factory warehouse. Here you will find women’s vintage clothing from the 1920s – 1980s that is repaired, refurbished and then organized by colour. Don’t miss the bathroom full of censored pornographic selfies.

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  • thank you Sarah Radin for the mention. I wish we would have add a picture.

  • I love these stores , the best place to shop vintage stuff.Awesome collection.you people have done a great job.

  • Sara

    Amazing – Keep up the great work!

  • dicarodo

    you guys forgot Eva B. on st=-laurent.

    • Carlene (Team WGSN)

      Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

  • Vanessa Vandenberghe

    Sorry but besides the Little Shop, there isn’t much in Montreal for good vintage. And I grew up in Montreal… In my opinion the best vintage comes from Toronto and the US. But you did miss a great vintage store in the West end of Montreal called
    Rudston-Brown. Just the name itself is authentic vintage. She carries everyday vintage wear not costume looking. And she has the best taste for fabric!

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