That brand name purse you’ve had your eye on is super fashionable – but the $250 price tag? Not so much. Or maybe your new apartment needs freshening up with some funky deco – but anything from a department store doesn’t quite create a unique vibe. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your style and home without breaking the bank, take a trip to your local antiques store! It may take a bit of browsing, but you can unearth tons of cute finds and name brands for less. Here are just a couple examples of trendy finds from antiques stores and flea markets.
This peacock belt is perfect to cinch in a shirt or add a statement to a dress. The peacocks hook together in the center for easy closure. Price: $15, The Ottawa Antiques Market.
This polka dot top by Gerard Pasquier is the perfect summer look! The polka dots give off a playful vibe while the knot in the center adds some interest. The breezy fabric will keep you cool and relaxed! Price: $20, The Ottawa Antiques Market.
A fresh take on the classic black blazer, this purple hue by Koret Petites will add a pop of colour to your outfit. You’ll still look professional at school or great at the bar. Price: $25, The Ottawa Antiques Market.
This leopard print purse by Nine West is super cute. The black animal print makes a statement and the classic black trim pulls it all together. Even cuter? The price tag! Price: $20, The Ottawa Antiques Market.
This white clutch by Eaton is perfect for going out. Plus, it’s real leather, for style and quality combined. Price: $25, The Ottawa Antiques Market
These Nine West heels are fierce and fashionable! All of your friends will be amazed at how great you look, and at what you paid for them! Price: $30, The Ottawa Antiques Market.
These faux-snakeskin booties by HighLights would look great dressed up with a skirt, or casual with jeans. Price: $30, The Ottawa Antiques Market.
This Coca-Cola tray would make an awesome wall hanging! Though it’s a bit pricier, this authentic piece from 1977 will definitely give your space a classy and classic feel. Price: $45, The Ottawa Antiques Market.
These glass bowls are ideal as jewellery trays or to hold your everyday beauty items. They have a lustrous shine and neat colours. Price: $4 each, Hoffman’s Gore Street Flea Market, Perth, Ontario.
Look at this adorable little guy! The gold colouring would go great with any kind of décor, and the cuteness factor will win anyone over! Price: $6, Hoffman’s Gore Street Flea Market, Perth, Ontario.
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