Thrift Shopping | Tourism Nanaimo
Thrift Shopping | Tourism Nanaimo

Your Guide to Nanaimo’s Vintage and Thrift Store Scene

People in Nanaimo love to embrace their unique style and this is reflected in the number of funky, treasure-filled thrift and vintage stores that can be found here. Why not grab a group of friends and head out for a day of thrifting – and find something ‘new to you’.

Vintage Clothing and Homeware Stores

If you’re looking to add a previously loved gem to your home or wardrobe be sure to visit these vintage stores in Nanaimo. For the best selection of vintage clothing don’t skip Commercial Street where old-school fashion is fully embraced!

  • Bella Vintage – Bowen Road – Beautiful collection of vintage and restored home and garden wares.
  • Old City Panache – Prideaux Street – A unique indoor market that is home to 50 collectors and artisans offering treasured vintage and unique items including furniture toys, artwork and houseware.
  • Rumours Vintage Collective – Commercial Street – Specially selected vintage clothing, home goods, books and oddities to browse and enjoy.
  • Lucky Cloud – Commercial Street – Vintage pieces chosen with love to find a new home.
  • Red Shelf Décor – Commercial Street – Vintage and antique lightly used and one-of-a-kind furniture and décor.

Consignment Stores

Someone else’s rags can be your most loved treasure when you shop at one of these consignment stores which share the sales price with the original owner.

  • Funk Revival – Commercial Street – Funky, unique and individual consigned clothing for all genders, shapes and sizes. Because life is too short for boring clothes!
  • Yours and Mine Consignment – Wesley Street – Consignment store focusing on fashion, accessories and small vintage and antique items.
  • CurVa Voom Consignment – Bowen Road – New and consigned clothing and accessories focusing on larger sizes.
  • Once Upon a Child – Metral Drive – Gently used children’s clothes, toys, books and equipment.

  • Plato’s Closet – Chain retailer buying & selling trendy secondhand clothing for teens & young adults.

Other Vintage and Antique Stores 

Black Diamond Antiques – Cedar Road – Specializing in unique and antique collectable video games, toys and fun vintage items

Charity Thrift Stores

These stores sell donated and gently used clothing, furniture and household goods to raise funds for Nanaimo charities:



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