Get To Know Us….

Community Thrift & Vintage is a social enterprise in Gastown, the heart of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver (DTES) selling hand picked thrift & vintage clothing in a warm & dynamic environment.  Our aim is to inspire positive transformation through fashion.  We accomplish this by having the best selection of hand-picked second-hand clothing at the best price, by employing women with barriers to traditional employment & giving them valuable job skills during a transitional period in their lives & then by donating all profits back into the community through key programs of the PHS Community Services Society. Opened in 2011, our founder, Jenni Nelson, recruited a talented staff that collectively has over 25 years experience in the rag trade to pick, grade & service the products we bring to you. We love what we do and we hope that shows.



We have 2 locations in Gastown. The Mens & Unisex store is located at 41 West Cordova Street & the Frock Shoppe for ladies at 311 Carrall Street. Both within a block of each other.


You can also visit our online shop at  // //  It is an updated weekly site that features speciality, extra rare & branded items for men & ladies that are not available in store. We offer free shipping within Canada & in-store next day pick-ups for locals.


Make a small positive change!  We do accept donations of clean, gentle used clothing. Sorry, we do not accept items on consignment. Please contact us at for drop off information.