Chicago’s best thrift stores. If you’ve never tried thrift store shopping it’s a great way to save money. With the Marie Kondo craze people have been dumping off their junk for a few years now. After a long period of lock down with nothing to do I’m sure people have dumped off more once the thrift stores reopened. Some stores are offering online shopping. Of course you should go with a list of things you need rather than just buying “good deals”. That’s just buying more junk you don’t need. Please check websites for hours and restrictions before heading out.
Brown Elephant All stores closed due to the current surge in COVID-19 cases. Locations: Lakeview 3020 N. Lincoln Ave. 773.549.5943, Andersonville 5404 N. Clark St. 773.271.938, Oak Park 217 Harrison St. Oak Park, IL 60304 708.445.0612.
Buffalo Exchange Andersonville 5252 N. Clark Street and Wicker Park 1478 N. Milwaukee Ave
Crossroads Trading, Andersonville Lincoln Park 2711 N Clark St, 773-296-2438 and Wicker Park 1519 N Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-5300
Family Tree Resale, 5066 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-918-9260.
Goodwill Store & Donation Center, 1201 W Washington Blvd, (312) 563-1187 Store and Hours
Luxury Garage Sale, 900 N.Michigan Avenue Level 4, 312-468-1706.
Maxwell Street Market: Thrift Shopping every Sunday Currently closed due to Covid.
Mercy Beaucoup 1545 N. Wells Street, 312-202-6794 Benefits Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Monarch Thrift Shop 2866 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-797-2090
Mount Sinai Resale Shop, 2902 N. Clark St Benefits Mount Sinai Hospital.
Nearly New Thrift Shop, 735 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
New Elephant Resale Shop 2325 N. Clark St (773) 770 – 3488
Randolph Street Market Plumbers Hall , 1340 W. Washington, 312-666-1200. Currently closed due to Covid.
The Real Real, 940 N. Michigan Avenue, (312) 626-0340
Salvation Army, 2258 N. Clybourn Ave.
Village Discount Outlet, 2043 W. Roscoe (multiple locations)
Chicago’s best thrift stores – Suburbs
Crossroads Trading, 1730 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
Goodwill, 1521 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (847) 699-7019 Store and Hours
Goodwill, 675 W. North Avenue ElmhurstIL60126 (630) 516-0319 Store and Hours
Goodwill, 1916B Dempster Street Evanston, IL 60202 847) 905-1202 Store and Hours
Hazel Crest Attended Donation Center 3401 W. 183rd Street Hazel Crest, IL 60429 708-647-8055 Store and Hours
Goodwill, 3679 Ridge Rd, Lansing, IL 60438 (708) 474-4102 Store and Hours
Goodwill, 1900 Harlem Ave, North Riverside, IL 60546 (708) 442-3606 Store and Hours
Goodwill, 7400 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60462 (708) 429-9030 Store and Hours
Goodwill, 5518 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, IL 60067 (847)745-5044 Store and Hours
Goodwill, 3054 S. Wolf Road, Westchester, IL 60154 (708) 562-6166 Store and Hours
Vintage Garage Sale Canceled due to covid.
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