UVic thrift market highlights Victoria’s vintage fashion scene

Michele Pujol Room transformed into UVic’s first large-scale vintage market

A rack of vintage T-shirts, photo by Gabby Elhav.

Photo by Gabby Elhav.

Entering the Michele Pujol Room in the Student Union Building at UVic, one would expect to find white walls covered with old displays from corporate events. Last month,  2nd Degree Vintage’s thrift market turned that expectation on its head. The usual everyday humming of ZAP Copy printers and the murmuring of Health Food Bar employee gossip was replaced with blaring 90’s hip hop, while the Michele Pujol Room was adorned with rows of vintage clothing racks as far as the eye could see.

The vintage clothing market, hosted by UVic alumni Julio Martelino and Oliver Coyle of 2nd Degree Vintage, ran from Jan. 23–27, creating a week-long home for 30+ Victoria and Vancouver based vendors, all with different visions and missions.

After speaking with some vendors I got an idea of what their thrifted

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