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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Express Your Artistic Side in Toronto


4. Insider's Tip

Value Village  

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.

Published on Dec 13, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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