Wearing vintage clothing saves money, reduces waste from fedora factories, and reminds everyone that shoulder pads make great coasters. Flaunt old-school dos and don'ts with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of designer, vintage, and costume clothing at Ragpickers Anti-Fashion Emporium, located on McDermot Avenue.
Ragpickers Anti-Fashion Emporium, winner of Uptown magazine's Best Vintage Clothing Store in 2010, drapes customers in an array of local and national designer clothing, vintage pieces, costumes, used books, local music, and more. Keep shoulders warm with a vintage mink stole ($50–$65), or cover cold calves with a pair of 1980s leg warmers ($15). Eyes are fashionably shaded from the sun's cruel glances with a pair of original new old-stock 1960s sunglasses ($20) and roots colourfully obscured by a feather headpiece ($45). Channel the dormant disciplinarian within with a men's army surplus jacket and pants ($25–$45), and recognizable-slogan enthusiasts can publicly declare their passion and ability to read with a customized T-shirt ($15–$25). Upstairs, Ragpickers Theatre Annexe (known as "Viva Libre" Theatre) hosts bands, plays, community events, and international-space-shuttle launches.
- Ragpickers Anti-Fashion Emporium is a Winnipeg institution — and it has earned the designation. Boasting an impressive collection of vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery (to rent or own), the Exchange District haunt is the kind of treasure-filled place that makes vintage aficionados swoon. – Uptown
216 McDermot Ave.
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