Thrifting in Abbotsford
March 23, 2023
It’s no secret that thrifting has become very trendy amongst people over the last few years. Abbotsford has made quite a name for themselves within the thrifting community as one of the most popular cities to discover unique finds!
Not only is thrifting a great way to save, but it’s also a sustainable way to give back to the community. It helps reduce your city’s environmental footprint by reducing landfill waste and providing a second home to previously loved items!
Learn more about sustainable fashion by checking out the University of the Fraser Valley’s Dress for Your Rights! Program or take part in the launch of the Fibre Museum at The Reach on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 by participating in the Abbotsford Thrift Crawl. The Fibre Museum is located in the Community Art Space at The Reach, and will be on display until May 1st, 2023.
Make Abbotsford your next thrifting destination by checking our list of thrift stores below:
Plato’s Closet buys and sells gently used clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories for people in their teens to twenties. They have all name brands and styles with savings off regular retail prices!
Whether you are shopping on a budget, a lover of all things vintage, or simply looking to declutter, Value Village is your champion of re-use. This store has something for everyone: from clothing for the whole family.
MCC Centre Thrift
MCC Centre Thrift Shop offers a large choice of clothing, furniture, and other household items. MCC Thrift Stores enable your purchase, donation, or gift of volunteer time, to support the disaster relief, sustainable community development and justice and peace-building work of Mennonite Central Committee locally and globally.
MCC Clothing Etc.
MCC Clothing Etc. use their vision for creative use of local clothing and household surpluses to raise funds for MCC’s World Relief, as well as many local initiatives. With their all-year round Christmas department, it’s always Christmas at MCC Clothing Etc.!
Located in Downtown Abbotsford, Hidden Treasures sells quality used goods from across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. Hidden Treasures help support M2/W2 Association, a local non-profit, by promoting community volunteerism, raising funds for programs, and providing work experience opportunities for people affected by incarceration.
Abbotsford Bibles for Missions
Abbotsford Bibles for Missions Society sells good quality, used items in a department store atmosphere, for shoppers who love to find good deals. Their product selection is always changing because it’s dependent on donations from people within the community.
LIFE’s Second Chance
The LIFE Second Chance Thrift Store operates through volunteer labor and sell furniture, household goods, and clothing. All proceeds from LIFE’s Second Chance go to women’s addiction recovery program at LIFE Recovery Association.
The Salvation Army
The Abbotsford Salvation Army offers clothing for every member of the family, but also home furnishing, craft items, antiques, and vintage items. They also accept quality clean and gently used clothing and household goods – items you would give to a friend or want to receive!
Once Upon a Child
Once Upon a Child buys and sells gently used kids’ clothing, shoes, toys, and baby gear. Upon selling, they pay you cash on the spot and provide a convenient way to recycle the items your children have outgrown, giving those items a second life. Every day you’ll find an ever-changing selection of top name brands with savings off regular retail prices.
Make sure to tag @tourismabbotsford and use the hashtag #ExploreAbbotsford as you check out these local thrift stores!
Image: Sharalee Prang via Downtown Abbotsford