The fact that I’ve only just been to Vespucci after having lived in Calgary for 10 years makes me sad for all the fabulous clothing I could have purchased but did not because I didn’t know it existed. Although I had heard some mention of this store, I think its regular customers are happy to keep this gem under wraps because it is certainly one of Calgary’s best women consignment stores. If you are looking to build your work, casual, or party wardrobe, you will definitely want to visit Vespucci.
Vespucci is located in a brightly lit building on the corner of Elbow Drive and Heritage Drive SW. Inside you will be greeted with more than 8,000 square feet of footwear, clothing, accessories, bags, and jewellery. Clothing is organized by type (tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets), colour, and size, which makes searching for a specific item easy. They also stock high-end clothing as well as samples, which are located on their own racks. And if that wasn’t enough, head upstairs and you will find leather (super trendy this season), furs, and evening gowns.
Their stock is clean and in good shape, which isn’t always the case for consigned and pre-loved clothing, and they carry a range of sizes and labels. Notable labels spotted on my first trip included Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nougat London, Theory, Bebe, Nanette Lepore, and more. There is definitely something for everybody here and I guarantee you will have a hard time walking away from Vespucci without at least one item.
Vespucci is open seven days a week and late (8pm) on Thursdays. The floor is stocked daily so you’ll want to visit often.