What is the best second hand shop or thrift store in your area?
I live in Illinois. I know a lot of attention is given to Goodwill and Salvation Army stores and I'm happy to support them, but they have really gotten more expensive. There are a couple of "mom and pop" thrift stores here that are much better for kids clothes. I'm not buying brand new jeans for a kid who grows like a weed There are also consignment shops that are reasonable here and the clothes are in better condition. For home improvement stuff I adore the Re-Stores by Habitat for Humanity - very affordable. What second hand or thrift stores are the best in your area?
We have a great place here ran by Mennonites that is amazingly cheap!! Cute kids jeans in great shape for $2. Under age 5 clothes usually $1 each. They also sell all of the home improvement type stuff. Last time I was in there they had a 13 ft piece of granite counter top for $50! I love the place. Other than that place all we have is Goodwill, which prices USED jeans at $7-$8. I can get jeans new for that much on sale.
that sounds like a cool place for sure! Goodwill here is 7 bucks for used jeans - often not in great condition - seriously? no. I definitely prefer the family owned or consignment on young kids clothes. My teen is getting hard to shop for though.
Do y'all have a Plato's Closet there? They sell used in style "teen" clothing super cheap. I get some of my clothes there and jeans and tops are on clearance often for $3-$5! Just a thought if y'all have them.
I haven't heard of that one, I'll look and see if we do though for sure. thanks
I frequently visit a thrift store in my town to scrounge through the CDs. The store benefits a local women's charity. It's located in a former church building that's extremely run down...it's dank, cramped and smells like feet on hot days but I keep finding all these amazingly cool, weird, hard to find CDs there so I keep going back. I've probably added 50 or 60 CDs to my collection over the past couple of years thanks to this store. I don't know where they're all coming from but I hope the well never dries up!
Goodwill has some excellent stuff. I go there when I want something kicky. I know of no other stores except for consignment stores. Goodwill has some nice black plus size dresses. I got a black velvet dress there for $4.00 years ago. Recently got a black linen dress for $9.00!
we have a $2 store, and a $5 store, i like the cute gifts but some are not practical gifts. look like a cheapskate
I live in Illinois too but in the suburbs. We have some great Goodwill here. I go to two of them one is on Plainfield Rd next to the Joilet Mall and the another one is on 59th & 127th Street. Every Sundays and Mondays they both have half-off prices.
My absolute favorite is Community Thrift on Freedom Drive in Charlotte NC. The neighborhood is sketchy but I always find the best brands of clothing and sometimes even cute jewelry. I go there weekly.
I really don't know of any other than the SA and the G in my area. but I can spend hours in there looking at old radios ,pottery books and everything old.
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