How to find a thrift store that has what you are looking for
Vintage clothing, valuable glassware, jewelry, and other items can be difficult to find in a thrift store. Unlike department stores, thrift stores have unique selections of items. Because of this unique selection, it’s challenging to find specific items unless you choose the right store. Learn below how to find a thrift store that has what you are looking for, so you can stop your endless searching.
Browse the website
If you want to purchase name-brand clothing or other specific items, you should consider checking the thrift store’s website before visiting. Usually, the thrift store will provide examples of the goods they sell on the website. However, this information might not be on the home page of the website, so you’ll need to do a little digging to find it. For example, 2nd Avenue Stores’ website lists this information in the “About Us” section. This section provides plenty of information about the types of items that 2nd Avenue Stores sells, such as electronics, furniture, name-brand clothing, and toys.
Follow stores on social media
Many stores update their social media channels on a daily basis with photos or videos of hidden gems. For example, 2nd Avenue Stores encourages customers to share and tag their #2ndAveFinds on social media so others can see all the amazing items and deals they’ve found and get inspired to visit a thrift store too.
Visit multiple times
To find a specific item, you might need to visit the thrift store multiple times. If you search the thrift store one day and do not find the item, you should try looking the next day or next week as most thrift stores restock each day. The inventory is everchanging and items are refreshed on a daily basis.
Try different locations
Who says you can only visit one store? For example, 2nd Avenue Stores has various locations within the US, such as our thrift store in Camp Springs, MD. Each thrift store has unique items to sell, so you never know what you’re going to find. For instance, if you are searching for a specific vintage jacket, you might not find it at one store. However, if you visit another location, they might have the jacket that you want and other interesting items for you to purchase.
Consult the experts
One of the best ways to find a specific item from a thrift store is to consult the experts. Online forums that discuss thrifting are an excellent resource to use. You can ask where to find a specific item, and people can post responses to your question. These people often have many years of thrifting experience and can easily help you find a store with your specific items.
With this information, you now know how to find a thrift store that has what you are looking for, even when it feels hopeless. Whenever you need a specific item, use these tips to find what you’ve been searching for at the thrift shop.