We all love a good deal. Why pay full price when you can buy a second-hand item at a fraction of the cost? Let’s face it – nabbing that pre-loved gem off the racks is all part of the thrill of the (bargain) hunt. And here in Penticton, you can browse for hours while exploring our vintage shops.
Find designer garments, bags and shoes. Pick up a trinket or adorable nick-nack for that special someone. Purchase housewares to stock your kitchen. Search for games, toys, books, collector items – you name it.
On the flip side, maybe you have a designer handbag in your closet, collecting dust? See below for some local consignment shops where you can sell it to the next happy owner – and make a few bucks in the process.
We’ve pulled together this roundup of local vintage, consignment and charity shops throughout Penticton alone (there are also many other great shops throughout the region) to help guide your next shopping exploration. Have fun!
4th Meridian Art & Vintage
Venture over to the Cannery Trade Centre to explore this wonderful vintage shop, which specializes in the secondary art market. They have a warehouse full of art, furniture, collectibles and other curiosities. They also run monthly online art auctions featuring Canadian and international artists. Visit their website for hours of operation and don’t miss their Etsy shop, Instagram and Facebook pages. 104-1475 Fairview Road
Care Closet Thrift Store
If you love perusing shelves for hidden gems, this thrift store has lots of cute trinkets and previously loved items at affordable prices. Or maybe you need some household decorations or kitchen items? Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates. 574 Main Street
Fig & Lily
Reopens Jan. 18 after the holiday! Think high quality vintage clothing, adorable antique items and quirky collectables. You’ll find pretty little items that look good on shelves and on your body. The owners say they value how each item has had a previous life. In a way, you’re buying a piece of history. Check out their website and follow their Facebook and Instagram pages. 416 Main Street
Elizabeth O. Vintage
This stylish shop offers a curated collection of vintage, thrifted and upcycled goods, “ready to live a beautiful life with you.” You’ll find clothing, accessories and home décor inside, with plenty of nearly one-of-a-kind gift ideas. Visit their website to find out more or to shop the online collection and follow them on Facebook or Instagram. 102-218 Main Street
Shops like these are always fun to explore. You’ll find vintage clothing, vintage artisan décor, jewelry, plants, crystals and locally made items. The shop will be reopening Jan. 12, 2021, after the holiday break. Visit their Facebook or Instagram pages for some inspiration. 428 Main Street
Newfound Treasures Boutique
Billed as an “amusement park of treasures,” you can shop for unique and hand-picked antique furniture, home décor, clothing, luggage and collectibles. Check out their website and follow their Facebook page for info. 246 Main Street
Pipsqueaks & Damsel’s Consignment
This 10,000-square-foot store is said to be the largest consignment store in the Okanagan. And if you’d rather shop from the comfort of your couch, they have an excellent selection of clothing items and accessories available to purchase online (available for shipping or in-store pickup), including Lululemon hoodies, Fluevog shoes and designer handbags. Need to earn some cash? Drop by with your lightly used items to consign. Follow their Facebook and Instagram pages for updates. 2498 Skaha Lake Road
Polka Dot Purse Consignment Store
Find great labels at amazing prices. This cute shop is a fun place to explore, with apparel for women, men and kids, including shoes and accessories. Nab items for the whole family and unique gifts. Polka Dot Purse will also sell your items for you. They note that items that are cute, current and clean sell the best. Visit their Facebook page to find out more. 120-564 Main Street
Salvation Army Thrift Stores
And let’s not forget…
The Book Shop: Can you say: 5,000 square feet of reading? Choose from rows and rows of previously read books, located downtown at 242 Main Street. Word on the street is it’s one of the largest second-hand book stores in B.C.
BC SPCA Sunday Flea Market (April to October): This local favourite is organized by the BC SPCA South Okanagan Similkameen and takes place in the vacant lot in front of the Wholesale Club. Find some bargains while helping the animals.
Value Village: A global thrift retailer.
This roundup covers just locations throughout Penticton. Are we missing your favourite? Tell us about it – we’ll add it to the list! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.