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« on: March 16, 2005 07:31:47 PM »

i can't seem to find any inexpensive stores (even goodwill!) near me. i live in arlington heights, any help would be much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2005 10:37:29 PM »

What kind of stores are you looking for? I always find cheap fabric at JoAnn (Rand & Arlington Heights Rd). The sale section is amazing. As for other crafty type things, I opt for Michaels (there's one in Mt. Prospect and another in Palatine, check michaels.com for the one closest to you, if you haven't ventured to one before). Also, sometimes it's cheaper to buy supplies online from wholesalers and such--and eBay is always fun for random things. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2005 01:31:28 PM »

I don't know how close you are to the Naperville/Aurora area, but in Aurora on Farnsworth Ave is a great resale store called 'Village Discount' that has tons of clothes, knicknacks, books, housewares, etc.    It takes some digging but I have gotten some great buys there and lots of kitschy stuff to craft with.

Also in Aurora is a 'Community Thrift Store' (I think it's on Chicago Ave, but could be wrong) and a Goodwill on Aurora/New York Ave (by Fox Valley Mall).

In Downtown Naperville there is a small church resale shop on Aurora Ave (right by Naperville Central HS) and a shop called 'Serendipty' right in the heart of Downtown Naperville (on Jefferson I believe)

Even if you're not too close it might be worth the drive if you could make a day of it and hit all of them!
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2005 11:19:02 AM »

I don't go thrifting often, but Geneva is PACKED with antiques. like, it's not even funny. we need more vintage clothing stores. But....there is a goodwill store a few miles down Randall Road, if you are desperate. I've managed to find some awesome stuff there, btw. A tv...with a phone attached to it. A big plaid dress that I still haven't gotten around to altering. And millions of costumes for the plays I'm in at school! There's a Jo-Ann in Geneva as well. So...uhh....come to Geneva, land of the Antiques?
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2005 03:39:04 PM »

There's a Goodwill in Mundelien. That's somewhat close to Arlington Heights I believe?
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2005 01:59:22 PM »

oh yeah! and we have a resale shop downtown that's got mainly clothing that's in an old church as well, called the Hi-Hat house. and if you're an old woman/in search of some new fabric , you can go to Lynn's Limited Editions. both are in downtown geneva. can't believe I forgot those ones.....
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2005 11:37:02 AM »

There is a good resale store on Northwest highway, west of 53.  I think that it is called Wings.  It is a charity for women.  What I've found in the Chicago suburbs is that instead of big chains like Goodwill, there are smaller resale stores for charities.
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2005 01:15:32 PM »

i can't seem to find any inexpensive stores (even goodwill!) near me. i live in arlington heights, any help would be much appreciated.

there's a goodwill in villa park on roosevelt and midwest rd...it's about 35-40 minutes from Arl. Heights
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2006 08:05:38 PM »

I am a frequent visitor to many thrift stores in the nw burbs (I'm a BGer) and here's the names and locations of places I know...

Home of the Sparrow - NW Hwy and Hicks Rd in Palatine, located in the shopping center with Hobby Lobby
Wings, as stated above - corner of NW Hwy and Rohlwing Rd in Palatine
Twice Blest - NW Hwy and Plum Grove Rd in Palatine, in by where Quest Academy is
CatchPenny - Main St (Lake-Cook Rd) just east of Barrington Rd (Aka Hough St, I believe)
Goodwill - Midelothian and Rt. 45 in Mundelin, back behind stuff like Aldi's, but quite good
Salvation Army - 357 Townline Road, Mundelein, TONS of stuff, a wonderful store

I'm also a fan of the clearance table at Wal-Mart, which I'm sure you could get to.

Hope you have good luck with your thrifting!
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2006 12:42:37 PM »

At Good Samaratin Hospital in Lombard...er Downers Grove (edge?)  there is a resale shop called the Gingham Tree.  It is a mile south of I-88 on Highland Ave.  It has some interesting stuff sometimes -and it is clean!  I recently raided the crafts area though!
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