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BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores
BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of Neighborhood Thrift Stores for you to purchase some eccentric and timeless pieces.

In today’s economy, it’s important for shoppers to get the most bang for their buck and the thrift store is where you can do that. Open your mind fashionistas and fashionmistas, the thrift store isn’t only for those in need.

Want to do some shopping that’s good to your heart and your pockets? Visit the Attic Treasures Thrift Shop. This non-profit thrift shop is owned and operated by the Assistance League of Atlanta which helps senior citizens. The store sells gently used clothing, household items, books, jewelry and collectibles. Most items are priced between $3 and $10. The store is located at 3534 Broad Street in Chamblee.

Upscale boutique/thrift store Thrifty Finds has “raised the bar” for thrift stores in Atlanta. The boutique's upscale feel makes it a thrifters paradise and the store sells electronics, women’s clothing, shoes, small appliances, you name it they’ve got it. The store also picks up donations, so if you want to donate just give them a ring. The store is located at 1745 Defoor Place in Atlanta.

Popular thrift store, Rag-O-Rama advertises themselves as a “buy, sell, trade” store. The store, which is situated in the middle of Little 5 Points (L5P), caters to the younger and more alternative crowd in Atlanta. The store carries: one-of-a-kind items, wigs, designer items, sunglasses, costumes and more. The store is located at 1111 Euclid Avenue in Atlanta.

Want to find some trendy items come to the Goodwill located West End. The store is organized into colors making it easier for the shopper to find, exactly, what they want. The selection is usually stylish because of the stores proximity to the Atlanta University Center and to some of the older neighborhoods in the city, a perfect mix of current and vintage fashion. The staff is accommodating and according to shoppers, “the soundtrack is nice”. The store is located at 888 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.

The old-faithful America’s Thrift is good for those who enjoy bargains and thrifty finds. The store, like most others is color-coded and they offer discounts daily, depending on a daily color coded discount system. Shoppers can receive from 30% to 50% off select purchases. Customers complain that they aren’t able to try on clothes before they buy them, however, the store offers a store credit to all returned clothing. For information on store locations visit America’s Thrift online.

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