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The Best of Montreal’s vintage stores

For students and local trendsetters alike, thrift shopping is possibly the best way to find one-of-a-kind vintage items while sticking to a budget. Luckily for Montrealers, the city offers a plethora of local vintage, consignment, and thrift stores. To help students navigate the map of businesses spread across the city, The McGill Tribune found the… Keep Reading

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Uncovering Saint-Henri’s Marché Underground antique collective

Above his home bar hangs Dan Tranquili’s most prized possession: A nine foot long, $10 swordfish that normally sells for hundreds of dollars. If one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, Tranquili, the owner of vintage boutique Pionnier Rétro, is making the most of it by buying second-hand. “It’s the collecting part [of thrifting] that… Keep Reading

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The importance of conscientious thrifting

For most McGill students, the term “thrifting” inspires a host of sensory images—dusty fur coats and yellowed lace, Grandma Martha’s prom dress, those perfect light-wash Levi’s shorts with just the right amount of distress, and an astounding quantity of unnamed articles from the ‘70’s. From Value Village to vintage boutiques on St-Laurent, Montreal offers a range… Keep Reading

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A walk through Eva-B

While walking down the glittery, busy St-Laurent, it’s easy to pass by a store like Eva-B. The storefront is boarded up and covered by graffiti and stickers, looking more like an abandoned building than a vintage store. Yet beyond this front lies one of the most popular vintage haunts in Montreal. Eva-B is a go-to… Keep Reading

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