Halifax’s BEST Second-Hand Clothing Shops

Second hand shopping doesn’t just save you money, it’s a fun and eco-friendly way to find unique pieces for your wardrobe! Fortunately for Haligonians and visitors, we’ve got tons of great second hand clothing shops right here in Halifax. Let the shopping – and the saving! – begin.


Elsie’s Used Clothing
1530 Queen St.
A treasure trove of beautiful vintage finds, Elsie’s is arguably the most well known thrift store in the city.

Brilliant Clothing Boutique
1539 Birmingham St.
If you’re a label lover, this is the place for you.  You’ll find stylish, high-end items at a fraction of their original price.

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Put Me On! Consignment
1526 Queen St.
Come here for an eclectic mix of used clothing, vintage pieces, local jewelry, and the store’s own label CRANKY.

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East of Montreal
5486 Spring Garden Rd.
Got a special occasion?  Stop by East of Montreal to browse their selection of gently worn formalwear.  You’ll find cocktail dresses, gowns, prom dresses, and a range of accessories.

North End

MakeNew Curated Thrift Shop
2698 Agricola St.
This stylish, airy spot looks more like a fresh boutique than a second hand clothing store.  Come here for beautiful minimalist clothing and accessories.

Lost & Found Art Vintage Kitch
2383 Agricola St.
Offering hip vintage options and an impressive record selection, Lost & Found fits right into to the cool hipster neighbourhood in which it resides.

Penelope’s Boutique
5685 Cunard St.
A high-end collection of vintage and modern consignment pieces, this shop is aimed at a slightly older crowd that some of the other North End spots.


Room 152 Clothing Boutique
152 Portland St.
From the same owners as Brilliant, Room 152 in downtown Dartmouth offers a great mix of second hand designer clothes as well as brand new sample size items.

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Bay B Boutique
145 Portland St. & 3548 Novalea Dr. (Halifax)
Why should adults have all the fun?  With two locations, Bay B Boutique offers great deals on second hand baby and kids clothing.

Bayer’s Lake

Value Village
165 Chain Lake Dr.
Roll up your sleves and clear your schedule- a trip through the massive Value Village in Bayers Lake isn’t for the faint of heart, but it can earn you some great deals and awesome finds.

What’s your favourite spot for scoring a great second hand find? Let us know on social media!

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8 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss the 31st Annual Halifax International Busker Festival

Fire breathers, comedians, acrobatics and street magic; it’s all happening in Halifax from August 2-7, 2017 for the 31st annual Halifax International Busker Festival.300 shows. 6 days. 5 stages. 1 waterfront. Prepare yourselves. This massive FREE busker festival is hitting the Halifax waterfront and you’re not going to want to miss it!

1. The entire festival is FREE admission
Everyone is welcome, however it is strongly encouraged that audience members tip the performers following the show. How much you pay is up to you.

2. There’s a brand new stage this year with FREE live music.
This year the Halifax International Busker Festival is launching the Nova Scotia Marquee Stage. Located at Bishop’s Landing, you can see some awesome Nova Scotian musicians right on the Halifax Waterfront. In keeping with the spirit of the Festival, the entertainment is all free!
Check out the NS Marquee Stage schedule here.

3. This year’s program is right at your fingertips!
The Buskers event program is exclusively online this year so all the info is easily accessible, especially because of the BRAND NEW waterfront wifi!

4. There are some things that you have to see for yourself to believe
Bendy Em is going to squeeze herself into a tiny 16″ Perspex Box balanced on a 7ft rig.

5. You get to walk along the BRAND NEW seabridge!
While the Halifax Waterfront may be under some construction, Waterfront Development has come up with some awesome solutions and it’s totally worth it! The seabridge is 520 feel of floating dock that’s open 24/7 (the bridge gets lit up after dark!). The bridge connects between The Cable Wharf South Side, and the Museum Wharf North (where CSS Acadia is berthed).

Local tip: There’s also a brand new road train that operates daily from 10am-7pm in a continuous half-hour loop downtown and along the Halifax waterfront.

6. It’s not just buskers – there’s a carnival on the waterfront!
Who doesn’t love a classic carnival! Whether you’re a daredevil and can’t resist the rides, or you just want to check out some games and treats, the midway at the Salter Lot is always a festival highlight!

7. You can watch some homegrown buskers!
Halifax native, Mighty Mike is going to drive a nail through a board… with his hand…. You’re definitely not going to want to miss this.

8. You will never have to wonder…
The Buskers team is online during the festival answering questions on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, so any question you may have, just let them know and they’ll get right back to you. There’s also an FAQ section on their website.

Claire Parsons

11 facts about Sable Island that will surprise you

If you’re from the Maritimes you’ve probably grown up hearing stories about the mysterious, isolated, and wild wind-swept sand bar known as Sable Island. Often referred to as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” Sable Island is a place of wonder with strange origins and untouched beauty. Located far off the coast of Nova Scotia, for centuries the Island has captivated and continues to intrigue explorers, researchers, artists, and travelers from around the world.

You’ve likely seen photos and heard tales about the Island’s wild horses, but really how much do you actually know about Sable Island? Test your knowledge or get to know the Island a little better with our list of eleven facts about Sable Island that will surprise you!

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