Ask a Geek: Where to find Consignment Stores in the Greater Toronto Area – Updated December 2, 2010


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I want I got reader Miki wrote:

Hi Anita!

I was wondering if you could recommend some consignment shops to me. I’m looking for designer dressy casual clothing.

Hi Miki

Here is a list of consignment stores to check out. All the stores are located in the GTA. Have fun.

Consignment Stores

UPDATE: (Nov 12, 2009) Fashionably Yours – 632 Queen Street West

UPDATE: (April 6, 2010) Off The Cuff – Men’s Consignment

UPDATE: (April 6, 2010) Think Twice

UPDATE: (April 6, 2010) Twice Is Nice

UPDATE: (April 6, 2010) Inspired By You…

UPDATE (April 6, 2010: Contact info added)The Comeback – 4893 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON, [416] 231.0381

The Cat’s Meow

UPDATE (April 6, 2010: website added) Divine Decadence Originals

UPDATE (April 6, 2010: website added) L’Elegante Limited

Second Time Around

The Paperbag Princess

UPDATE (April 6, 2010: website added) Ex-Toggery

UPDATE (May 29, 2010) LAB Consignment – Was online and now has storefront on Ossington Ave

UPDATE (June 7, 2010) Revival Couture – Designer ConsignmentAdrian Mainella approved

UPDATE (June 15, 2010) Common Sort

UPDATE (December 2, 2010) Haute Classics

UPDATE (December 2, 2010) Logan Loves – Toronto based online only.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.

35 comments

  1. No problem. I left out Kensington Market because I don’t think it’s worth the time to visit.
    Stella Luna does rock the house though, check it out.

  2. Hi ,

    I recently went to this fabulous consignment shop in New Jersey called Duet, http://www.dueteveryday.com. I just bought a real beautiful Birkin bag there and more than 50% retail…If you are in NYC you should check it out.

  3. Re: Ex-Toggery being listed as a vintage shop – Ex-Toggery has a store on Avenue Road just north Lawrence that is all designer label clothing and everything within 2 years old, so I don’t think it should be in the vintage shop list. It should be in the consignment shop list, just like Elegante Limited.

  4. I’ve been to Ex-Toggery and I’ve seen things that are more than 2 years old there, so I don’t agree with that statement. But it is technically a consignment shop. Will I change this post, probably not.

  5. I’m looking for locations for consignment stores where I could sell my stuff. Got lots of stuff, mostly clothes & kitchenware. Any ideas? Thanks.

  6. Paula. This post has a list of clothing consignment stores in Toronto. Where are you?

    I can’t help you with the Kitchenware.

  7. Hi,

    Do you know of any consignment shops in Toronto that would consider non-designer clothes and accessories (Gap, unrecognized name, etc.). Also do you know of any shops that accept brand new giftware (photo albums, perfume, etc.)

    Having trouble finding any,
    Karyn

  8. I don’t know of any personally. Non-designer clothes just don’t have the resale value.

    You could always try to sell them yourself using Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

    I don’t know of any places that do brand new giftware. Again I would suggest Facebook or Craigslist.

  9. Does anyone (Anita?) know which consignment store would be the best place to resell my Hermes Kelly bags? I’m looking for a place who would have the clientele for this kind of item. Who would also have a good reputation with being fair and honest with the consignee (me).

    Any opinions on a better market in Montreal?

    Thanks for any advice you can give.

    Kim

  10. Just an FYI. I shop regularly at a great Consignment store in Port Perry. If you’re out and about on the weekend, it’s a great drive out, lots of interesting shops and restaurants in a small town on Lake Scugog.
    DejaVu Clothiers
    Casimir St., Port Perry
    Proprietor: JanetBrooks
    905-985-8515 janetbrooks@powergate.ca
    From casual to dress, designer to brand name, never know what treasure she’ll have.
    Once she’s met you, she’ll have your size and style down pat, then you can call or e-mail and she’ll let you know what she’s got for you. And….even better,she’s fun.
    Happy Shopping! Cheryl
    P.S. There’s a B&B next door if you have drinks with dinner, or spend the evening at the Great Blue Heron Casino.

  11. hello
    do u know of any store that buy clouthing by pound?
    i have a lot of clothing (no name brand )
    thank u so much
    Jackie

  12. Hey ladies
    There’s two stores I know of that will not sell your non-brand name clothing on consignment, but WILL give you credit in the stores (basically, a trade). One is Common Sort on Queen Street E. of Broadview; the other one is Melanie’s Closet which I believe is located around Dundas and Ossington. Google them. Full disclaimer: Melanie I know personally and she is a fabulous lady! But she also has great and unique taste. Don’t go with random items. Choose carefully.

  13. Hi…I’m looking for locations for consignment stores where I could sell my handmade jewelries and clay flowers (home decoration or wedding gift). I prefer in Mississauga , Brampton, Milton, Oakvile, Toronto area. If you have any information, please give me an advice. Thank you

  14. Hi,
    I’m a jewellery designer and I’m looking for locations for consigment stores in Toronto where I could sell my work. Any idea? Thanks

  15. Hi there,

    I was wondering if there were any stores in Toronto that bought clothing brands like American Eagle or Converse shoes.

    Thanks!

  16. I am looking for a consignment store to help me sell about 3 large boxes of old albums. I live in California. Does anyone have a suggestion?

  17. I have a lot of jones new york and anne klien west clothing with the tags still on them. do you know of any shops I can sell them to?

  18. I`m selling all of my fetish items, including 25 pair of knee/ thigh high exotic boots, latex clothing, catsuits, accessories, and much, much more…I`m looking for a store, or private collector to buy it all…I will be moving to another province in the Spring, so I must downsize…email me at; dianwinsor@hotmail.com DianMarie

  19. Hey Anita and other commenters!

    I am currently curating a consignment shop online with hopes to open in the spring in downtown Toronto. I will be collecting some winter and resort starting Feb 1. At this point in time I am full and cannot handle any more stock!
    If you are interested in consigning with me please check out my about me page on my website to see if your duds fit in with my collection and tastes.
    http://www.labconsignment.com/about

    I will not take fetish, mass manufactured goods like Forever 21, GAP (unless vintage), Abercrombie and Lululemon etc. More so 2 years current designer, or better brands and vintage.

    Thanks!

    Lauren Baker

    ps Anita if this post is in bad form, please let me know!

  20. This was such a great list of the consignment and vintage stores near downtown. I’ve almost hit every store on your list now, and its opened up a whole new fabulous world of shopping to me.

    I found these beautiful pair of Louboutins at Second Time Around (pretty shoes) and the cutest dresses at Stella Luna (pretty dress)

    Thank You
    shopTOlive

  21. Hi, I’m looking for a store that will buy my used clothing .. not looking for the hassle (regarding checks) or waiting for the season to be over. Do you know of any places that will buy it out right?

    Thanks

  22. Hi Anita!

    I was just wondering if you knew of any good consignment shops for teenage clothing? Things like t-shirts, jeans, etc. from like Stitches, Urban Behaviour, etc. I have tons I want to get rid of.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Mina

      There aren’t many who take items of this nature. There isn’t any resale value in it for them. You could try selling them via Craigslist or ebay. Check the earlier comments, there was a suggest of a place that does take items from The Gap.

  23. Hi there,
    Are there any stores that would take Guess handbags (new without tags) and Guess clothes that are almost brand new (worn once or twice)? Thanks in advance.

  24. Hello, I need to sell my collection of Fetish clothing, and thigh high boots, including accessories..
    I have latex, and PVC dresses, and catsuits, with over 20 pairs of highend stilleto, and
    platform thigh, and knee high boots; would be perfect for the fetish model, or exotic dancer..
    I`m willing to sell at a very low price for the entire collection, and the sizes for the
    fetishwear are mostly small, with some medium…the boots are sized at 7 to 8`s..
    Please contact me at 416 949-9084, or online: dianwinsor@hotmail.com ALL ITEMS MUST GO!!!
    DianMarie

  25. Many thanks for this great list! I’m new to Toronto and wonder if you know whether there’s a store in Toronto like Century 21 in NYC. Thanks!

  26. FYI re Revival: Expect to be over-sold and not allowed to just browse on your own, at least that was my experience. Also, remember the bitchy rich girls in high school who would say really mean things about your appearance to your face without breaking their smile? And then whisper about it while you’re still in earshot? Yeah, well now they work at Revival. Seriously. The prices are also quite high, although they do have good product. My advice for shopping there is either don’t, or be prepared to scratch back. Sorry Adrian Mainella, but for the rest of us it’s an exercise in restraint.

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