OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Saturday, March 8


QUESTION: What are your favorite thrift stores? I'm not a KW native so I have no idea which thrift stores are good.
Thanks in advance!


  1. There are so many!

    My absolute favourite is Thrift On Kent, which is run by the Mennonite Central Committee (so the money you spent goes to charity). It has a huge selection- not just clothing- and the prices are bananas- pants for $4, scarves for 50 cents, beautiful mugs for $1.50.

    Near there is the big Value Village at Ottawa and King. It's a Value Village like any other. I like it.

    There are a number of good places in Uptown Waterloo. Unit 5 has a small number of items, good prices and a more modern focus; if you want to buy Zara pants for $10, this is the place.

    Patina Vintage has beautiful, carefully-selected vintage clothing. It's a bit pricier, but where else are you going to find fifties dresses and giant bowties?

    I have not been to Meow Boutique (also in Uptown) but I hear they have really, really nice stuff and apparently a room full of hats. I've been meaning to stop in for a while.

    1. I am not OP but this was so helpful! Thank you! :)

    2. I love all these places!

      I also recommend The Green Door and Bibles for a Mission.

      The Green Door has some cool recycled clothes and some crafty things volunteers make. It got started by The Working Centre and it's a great place to stop on the way to the Kitchener Market on Saturdays.

      I always find great house things at Bibles for a Mission - kitchen stuff and board games. I got Clue got $0.50 and a lasagna pan for $4. And it's right across from The Green Door.

  2. Value Village on Ottawa is really dirty. The one out at Sports World (Near the 401) is much nicer.

  3. Could also try Twice is Nice/Twice the Man. It's right uptown, same building as the Duke of Wellington pub.Some nice brand-name consignment stuff there