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Common Sort – Curated vintage and thrift

I dislike malls (although for full disclosure, I admit that I often make a point of visiting malls whenever I travel to cities abroad, because they paint an interesting picture of local norms. So to avoid being a hypocrite, I suppose I will point you towards the Eaton Centre or Yorkdale Mall if you are interested in doing the same).

That said, I really prefer shopping at second-hand or consignment shops if I can help it. The thrill of the find, playing a part (however small) in reducing waste by avoiding new production, and paying less rather than more are all great reasons to shop consignment. One such shop that has become a regular destination for me is the Common Sort.

Common Sort has two locations, one on Queen St E in Riverside (pictured) and the other on 1414 Queen St W in Parkdale. Both are great, but I prefer the one in the Riverside in particular. It’s well-organized and thoughtfully curated (as opposed to being a hot mess like a typical thrift store that will accept literally anything), and I’ve had really good luck finding unique pieces for work and play at totally reasonable prices. And it’s just a cool, community-oriented space in a chilled-out neighbourhood that is worth a walkabout in and of itself.

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Address

800 Queen Street East, Toronto

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 11:00 - 19:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)