Wednesday, March 14, 2018

5 of Richmond's Best Thrift Shops

Photo by Elissa Rumford
Photo by Elissa Rumford

Hello! If you know me then you know that the majority of my wardrobe is second-hand. I enjoy shopping Poshmark, Unitiques, yard sales and thrift stores in particular for most of my clothing. I've been on a bit of a thrifting kick lately as I start to fill my wardrobe with new styles for spring. I try to go to a wide variety of thrift shops in Richmond but I'm definitely guilty of hitting a few thrift shops more frequently than others. And I wanted to go ahead and share those favorites with you all- maybe you'll soon add them to your list of faves too? Anyways, keep reading to check them out!

1. Fan Tastic Thrift1914 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220. Located in the Fan area of Richmond- as the name suggests! I'd definitely say that you can find the best prices at Fantastic Thrift and I find that their merchandise moves through the store quickly so you're always looking at new (to you!) items. I discovered the cutest bubble gum pink vintage dress for around $5 there last year and it's still one of my favorite dresses in my wardrobe.

2. Diversity Thrift. 1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220. Diversity Thrift has a great selection of clothing as well as bags and shoes. Like Fan Tastic Thrift, merchandise moves very quickly through Diversity Thrift and it seems like they often put out new items. I purchased the green Black House White Market top that I'm wearing above from Diversity for just a few dollars recently.

3. Hope Thrift. 11260 Patterson Ave, Henrico, VA 23238. I found a Juicy Couture dress in my size at Hope Thrift for just TEN dollars last week. Need I say more? You can often find nicer brands in this thrift shop; I also purchased a Mink Pink dress and Urban Outfitters dress on the same trip. Unfortunately, there's not as much vintage at this thrift shop and I usually prefer vintage.

4. Salvation Army. 2601 Hermitage Rd, Richmond, VA 23220. Half price clothes on Wednesdays! You can't beat that.

5. CHKD Thrift Store. 8032 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23294There's a wide selection of clothing at this thrift shop and they also offer a 25% off coupon on Mondays. Discounts on already inexpensive clothing? Yes please!

Do you have any favorite thrift stores in your area?

Photos shot by Elissa Rumford and edited by myself.

Green top: Black House White Market, secondhand from Diversity Thrift
Blue and white striped shorts: c/o Zaful
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Earrings: secondhand via a clothing swap
Green clutch: Vintage, secondhand from a yard sale
Green, open-toe booties: Urban Outfitters
Lipstick: ColourPop