Swish vintage clothing stores along Queen West may surely snag your eye with that perfect ironic T-shirt, but true Toronto hipsters are so over the outrageous markups, which can run as high as $40 CAD. To hit the source of these boutiques, spend a few hours picking through one of the city's eight Value Villages, Wal-Mart-size superstores where bargain-hunting immigrants and fad-hopping teens fight over previously loved (yet still mint-condition) $6 Lacoste windbreakers.
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Published on Dec 13, 2006 as a web exclusive.