Volume 96, Issue 55
Monday January 6, 2003

 
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Best place to buy clothes someone may or may not have died in
Value Village

From kid-sized T-shirts with cool cartoon prints to surprise designer finds, Value Village (aka Thrift Heaven) has it all. The Dundas Street location is especially cool due to the massive amounts of new stock that arrives on its doorstep each day. For those who are grossed out at the idea of wearing other people's used things, washing them in hot water with some color-safe bleach removes potential cooties. If you're a label whore, then VV is definitely the place for you. Mainstream brands, such as Club Monaco and GAP, sit snugly alongside relative unknowns. There have even been stories of authentic Louis Vuitton and Fendi bags appearing amidst the collection of Jaclyn Smith reject purses. Finding those rare treasures usually involves sifting through many racks of oddly smelling purple sweaters, but if you're willing to put in the work, a trip to Value Village is always worth it.
1500 Dundas St., 659-0605
-Maggie Wrobel

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