Based out of Québec City, Canada, Boat People Vintage was founded in 2009 by vintage enthousiasts Mel and Ari. Since it's first initial concept, Boat People Vintage is dedicated to reselling cherry picked vintage wear from the past century. Our goal is to offer a fashionable and ecofriendly alternative to our independant minded clientele.
What is vintage?
products are pre-loved garments from the past decades which means each
piece is unique and has it's own history. We put a great deal of effort
in bringing you the finest, au gout du jour, vintage clothing that
crosses our path, from the 40's to the early 90's avant-garde creations.
When choosing an item for our store, we, of course, select it for it's
style and flavor, but we put extra attention on details like quality,
condition and cleanness of the garment. Our vintage products are all
inspected and carefully washed right when they arrive at our office so
you can enjoy your new-old clean piece right out of the box! Since
clothing and accessories sold on this site are pre-worn, it means they
might show a little bit of wear at some places. We will always mention
any visible imperfections on the item's description
Why buy vintage?
There are tons of great reasons why to purchase a vintage garment. On
the fashion argument, vintage offers unique and one of a kind
opportunities to express yourself and show off you own flavor in the
crowds of "chain store styled" people. The cycles come and go, and
vintage products always have their time to shine again. Plus, buying
vintage helps reduce your imprint on the environment because you do not
encourage production of new poor quality garments. It is an eco-friendly
activity that doesn't contribute in supporting unethical sweatshops
overseas or extra polluting garment factories. Yes! Dressing green is