Alert Alert, It’s National Thrift Store Day

national thrift shop dayThrifting in the City

In the perfect world of shopping in Chicago, there’s this little thing akin to a cult in which we refer to as “thrifting!”  Many of you may not be aware that today, August 17th, is National Thrift Store Day.  Thrifting, which differs from consignment shopping mainly because of quality and prices, is pretty common in the Chicago shopping culture.  As an avid “thrifter” myself @iva_of_girlgoodies, I enjoy seeking both vintage and brand name items for a great bargain.  As you set out to purge remember not to overload your carts with items that you have no use for, be prepared for the possibility of lengthy lines, make a “thrift wish list” prior to going out and last but not least, have some fun!  Whether you happen to be a treasure hunter, avid thrifter or a thrift store newbie, cheers to a lovely day of thrifting and Happy National Thrift Store Day!

Below is a list of some of Chicago’s most preferred and over shopped thrift stores:

Unique Thrift Store 

Recommended Stores: 

3000 S Halsted St., Chicago, IL

5040 S Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL

3041 W 159th St., Markham, IL

Click here to find additional locations.

Village Thrift Store 

Recommended Stores:

2032 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 

4027 N Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL

Click here to find additional locations.

Family Thrift Store 

Recommended Stores:

2160 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL  

2527 W Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL

Click here to find additional locations.

Goodwill Store & Donation Center 

Recommended Store:

1201 W Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL

Click here for store finder.