Velour Clothing Exchange, founded by Myra Miller, is Calgary’s first dedicated buy/sell/trade clothing store. Velour builds on its reputation for carrying a thoughtfully curated, hand-picked collection of clothing and accessories.
Velour is committed to assisting customers define and expand their personal style by offering a curated mix of gender-neutral 60s to 90s vintage and contemporary pre-owned items in a relaxed environment.
Myra Miller - Founder +
Co-Owner of Velour
She / Her
Having experienced the 70s and 80s first hand, I'm thrilled to see so much of contemporary design influenced by previous eras. Since I bring the vintage element to the table with my age, I currently enjoy wearing contemporary minimalist, monochromatic clothing. I often blend oversized items, menswear, and tailored pieces to create unique fashion-forward outfits. I'm committed to diversity and inclusivity so developing Velour to be a safe, welcoming place for people to explore their personal style is important to me. The public is still heavily bombarded by fashion magazine messaging saying: 'You have to fit this mould' and 'This is what you should look like.' I'm happy to say that we at Velour are making a conscious effort to celebrate differences and to changing the narrative.
Michelle - Co-owner of Velour, Social Media + Online Store Manager
She / They
I have always had a passion for clothing, styling, and reworking old vintage items to suit my needs. In my personal style, I pair contemporary items with vintage pieces to give a unique spin on modern fashion trends. I am a big fan of blending high / low fashion, nothing beats a pair of sneakers with a beautifully made vintage romper. I am dedicated to educating customers on the environmental benefits of shopping preowned as well as the fun that can be had while exploring personal style. I enjoy showcasing our secondhand pieces and teaching our customers the wonders + uniqueness of vintage clothing.
Abby - Sales Associate
She / Her
Secondhand style is all about creativity. I love finding vintage/one-of-a-kind pieces and figuring out what to pair them with. Secondhand style also brings individuality! It's more fun when everyone isn't wearing the same thing. I like to mix casual basics with one or two distinct vintage pieces. I would describe my personal style as laid back. I prefer clothes that are unfussy and comfortable. My favourite piece from Velour is an amazing vintage faux snakeskin trench coat. Outside of Velour I am either reading or re-watching X-Files!