Visit your local thrift shop, grab some supplies and save money on your ugly Christmas sweater this year

Visit your local thrift shop, grab some supplies and save money on your ugly Christmas sweater this year

It’s that time of the year again! Bring out your best, most ridiculous ugly Christmas sweaters for the holiday party season. And even though going all out for the tackiest ensemble is super-fun, you don’t have to break the bank on something you probably will never wear again.

Vancouver is home to a variety of thrift shops and craft stores where you can find second-hand sweaters or buy cheap materials and supplies to create your own DIY masterpiece. We've rounded up some of our favourite places to shop to make your ugly sweater experience easy, fun and creative. 

Click through to find out how...

Community Thrift & Vintage

Community Thrift & Vintage

With two locations in downtown Vancouver, Community Thrift & Vintage has a great selection of affordable ugly sweaters in different shapes, sizes, colours... you name it. All of their items are hand-picked and vintage, so you'll definitely be standing out at the holiday party this year.

41 West Cordova and 311 Carrall Street 

The HOB Thrift Boutique

The HOB Thrift Boutique

This Kerrisdale thrift shop sells gently used women's clothing, accessories, shoes and just what you needlots of bright, bold and very festive holiday sweaters. Head over today to find your favourite one!

2236 West 41st Avenue 

Salvation Army Thrift Store

Salvation Army Thrift Store

With locations all across B.C., you know there's no shortage of ugly sweaters at The Salvation Army's thrift stores. Click here to find one closest to you, and happy ugly sweater hunting!

Value Village

Value Village

You're bound to find the one-of-a-kind ugly Christmas sweater you've been looking for at Value Village. This thrift superstore has an abundance of true vintage gems for amazing prices. Click here for a location near you.

Ready to go DIY this year? Here are two of our favourite arts and crafts stores...

Ready to go DIY this year? Here are two of our favourite arts and crafts stores...

Dressew

We love making arts and crafts trips to Dressew, Vancouver's most popular supply store since 1961. From fabrics, ribbons, glitter, buttons and more, you'll find everything you need for your DIY sweater project. 

377 West Hastings Street 

Michaels
Credit: Michaels

Michaels

Get creative with your DIY ugly sweater with arts and crafts supplies from Michaels. Glue, tinsel, cotton balls, bows, this store has everything you require to go home with the best original ugly sweater award on Christmas.