FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes! Though they vary each year, we have recurring sales and events we host almost every year. You can see a calendar of them here.
Though the exact details of how we are accepting external vendors is still being determined, our Vendor Application Form is currently live for post-COVID collaborations. We can’t guarantee anything quite yet, but we would love to hear from you!
Please note that you must fulfill one or multiple of the below qualities to qualify as a vendor with us:
- Local, small business
- Sustainable, environmentally conscious business model
- Hand-crafted or custom merchandise
If you do not qualify for the above but still feel you should be considered, send in your application anyway with your reasoning.
We are the first and only thrift store on UBC Vancouver campus. Find us at…
UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Basement level, Room 0016
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
To access the store, please enter through the basement of the AMS Nest via the basement corridor near Grand Noodle Emporium. Due to COVID-19, all external accesses to the Life building are currently sealed off.
Due to COVID, our store hours are updated frequently. You can find the most up-to-date hours here.
Currently, we are focusing on online store operations with limited store hours for item pick-up and donation drop-off. You may browse the store in-person if you wish to do so, but you must abide to the below COVID protocol:
- Masks are mandatory
- Hands must be sanitized prior to entry
- Maximum of 3 customers in the store at all times
Please note that our fitting room is open and we sanitize/air out the fitting room between each use. All items in the store are either kept in storage for 1 week or steamed prior to stocking.
That’s what we are aiming for. We’re still in the process of uploading all of our products to the online store. Stay tuned!
Please note that once COVID has passed, we will be returning to primarily in-store operations and the online store will be limited to consignment items, external vendor merchandise, and a select few higher quality donations.
Unfortunately not. Get Thrifty is currently pick-up only. We may consider expanding to shipping in the future with the growth of our operations.
No refunds or returns. All sales are final.
If an item purchased online has flaws that weren’t indicated in the product page, we will issue store credit for the item. However, this rarely occurs as we take great care and diligence in documenting all flaws/details for our online store.
If the item is purchased in-person, you are responsible for verifying the condition of the item.
Please see this link for open positions. Below is a list of positions we have:
- Graphic Designer
- Administrative Assistant
- Brand Ambassador
- Store Staff
- General Volunteers
- Store Manager
- Vice President HR
- Design & Media Director
- Lead Curator
Please note that the President & Treasurer positions require an active student status.
Absolutely! We welcome models of all backgrounds, age, size, gender, and occupation. Though carefully curated and designed, Get Thrifty’s goal is to be a support for a diverse and inclusive community.
You can sign up to be a model here.
Our most expensive item in the store is $16. Our cheapest is $2. We charge a flat rate for all types of clothing (ie. all T-shirts are $5). For a comprehensive list of prices, please see our online store catalogue.
Please note that the above does not apply to consignment items.
Yes! We accept…
- American Express
- Google Pay
- Apple Pay
Apart from our consignment catalogue, Get Thrifty is entirely donation-based. In return for your donations, 1 accepted item is rewarded with $1 store credit, up to a maximum of $10 store credit per batch.
Please note that a maximum of $25 store credit can be on a customer account at any given time. Store credit does not apply to consignment items.