Community Thrift & Vintage
41 W Cordova St. • (604) 682-1004
Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday – Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Community Thrift & Vintage is a social enterprise in Gastown, the heart of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver (DTES) selling handpicked thrift and vintage clothing in a warm and dynamic environment.
We aim to inspire positive transformation through fashion. We accomplish this by employing women with barriers to traditional employment and giving them valuable job skills during a transitional period in their lives, and donating all profits back into the community through key programs of the PHS Community Services Society. We have the best selection of hand-picked second-hand clothing at the best price.
Opened in 2011, our founder, Jenni Nelson, recruited a talented staff that collectively has over 25 years of experience in the rag trade to pick, grade and service the products we bring to you. We love what we do and we hope that shows.
Community Thrift & Vintage Unisex Shoppe (11 W Hastings St.) and Frock Shoppe (311 Carrall St.) are open Tuesday to Saturday, 12noon to 6 p.m.
All customers and staff must wear masks at all times in the store. We have disposable masks for sale for $0.50, or locally made textile masks for $10.
Change rooms are closed at the shops.
Customers may bring back items within a week for store credit. All returned items will be quarantined for a while before being steamed and returned to the sales floor.
The Studio (138 E Hastings St.) is only open for order collection Wednesday and Saturday, 12noon to 5 p.m., and is not open for in-person shopping.
Community Thrift and Vintage
An outline of how Community Thrift and Vintage works, their philosophy, and what they carry.