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« on: March 17, 2004 12:24:24 PM »

I put "Dallas Thrift Stores" into google and got amazing results - see for yourself.

Do any of you know any of these? I'd love to hear of any reviews or recommendations.

I personally love the Goodwill at Shiloh and Beltline in Garland/Richardson. I find some really fun stuff there. I had a ball going through the necktie bin. I picked up several for around a $1 or less each that I am sure I'll make something out of.

And for clothes - I love the Buffalo Exchange on lower Greenville in Dallas.
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004 08:43:38 PM »

First post.. Smiley

I love Garland Road Thrift (appropriately enough, on Garland Road) ... it's like the Wal-Mart of thrift stores, it's got everything.  

Ditto on the Goodwill on Shiloh.
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2004 01:52:46 PM »

If you're willing to drive to Lewisville, there's a monster thrift store on 121 west of I-35. It's called Rethreads & it is HUGE! I've tried to hit every thrift store in the metroplex & that is far and away the best I've found.

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2004 09:04:24 AM »

The BEST vintage store in Dallas!

If you are coming of 75 get on Henderson and it will be on your left on the corner of the street right after Cuba Libre (I think).  I also love Mariposa and Once Upon a Time on the right. 

These gals are also crafty!  They make awesome jewelry and skirts.  I got all the girls in my family something for Christmas there last year.  I just got my cousin this kick @ss skirt made of old T's with a Frida Kahlo right in the crotch area.

Check it out, the place is tiny but I know you will get lost for hours looking at everything.  Here is their web site. http://www.pandemoniumltd.com/


PS:  My family keeps telling me to take them but I don't want to give away my SPOT, you guys are privilaged to get this info.  Smiley  Ciao!


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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2006 06:25:29 PM »

I have a national directory of charity thrift shops that I hope you'll find useful.


Don't forget to look in your local thrift stores for your crafting supplies. Please check out my national directory of thrift stores at www.TheThriftShopper.Com for your shopping convenience.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2006 10:25:13 PM »

I have tried thriftshopper.com and a lot of the information is outdated and there are a lot more stores that aren't listed.  Do you rely on others to help you update it or what?

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006 06:42:45 AM »

What a great post!  I'm in McKinney!
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2006 01:45:58 PM »

ahab bowen is a FANTASTIC vintage place. and all their prices are so reasonable.
2614 Boll St Dallas, TX 75204 in uptown.

also, i accidentally discovered several very large thrift stores one afternoon because i took the wrong bus.  Roll Eyes i'm not sure of the exact addresses, but they are at gus thomasson and ferguson. near the walmart.

and also, (during the day and WITH OTHER PEOPLE, it's not a particularly nice part of town)m wandering up and down jefferson st. in oak cliff, i found 4 thrift shops and a salvation army.
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2007 02:58:49 PM »

There's a pretty good thrift store on Skillman north of Northwest Highway.  It's kid of hidden in the corner of the shopping center on the right. 

If ya'll need better directions, let me know.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007 11:03:11 PM »

the BEST BEST BEST vintage store in town is dolly python in uptown.  they have the best selection of vintage clothing and the best prices.  while pandemonium is amazing...i do have to say dolly python out shines.  they have different collectors set up boothes there and sell their items, but the stores owner is always willing to work out a deal for you on the clothes.  you can get perfect condition dresses bags and shoes there for under forty dollars.  ive gotten chanel scarves for 12 bucks just to name one of the many good deals. 

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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2007 02:11:28 AM »

Great finds!  My favorites are Goodwill Stores! 

I love junk jewelry and old picture frames!

« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2007 02:59:56 PM »

I actually am planning to post up my thrifting map and reviews but let me see what I can share some now.

I'm in Garland so the beginning of my treasure hunt always starts there.

The New Beginnings Thrift store
. Its in the shopping center at Buckingham and Garland Road (southwest corner). note that it won't say new beginnings, i think it just says resale shop or something.

I just recently went to this thrif store and its on my permanent outing list.  Its a small store, half of it is packed with clothing, some furniture, my favorite part is a small room with lots of random househould items, dishes, etc.  You can usually find a good mix of vintage stuff in there.  As with most stores you don't always find something everytime but sometimes you get really lucky!  I've found the prices very reasonable here for the most part also. There is usually some bins up front where everything is 25cents and it includes a wide variety of random items.  (including frames)

personal finds: I got a brand new generations create a bag thing there for 5 dollars and it had tons of extra inserts in it.

I recommend this one if its not too far a drive Smiley it supports women and children escaping abusive relationships.

Texas thrift store1406 W Walnut St, Garland, TX at the corner of walnut and garland rd

One of my favorite stores, its rather large.  Lots of clothing, a literal mountain of stuffed animals.  I go to this one though for their furniture, craft supplies, and other random household finds.  For furniture they will usually be a little on the high end side at first, if it doesn't sell they quickly start slashing the prices.  They usually have a half price sale on something be it orange tag clothes or furniture.  I've found lots of great furniture here, some needed refinishing, some didn't.  Its hit or miss though, they will have droughts then all of a sudden have a huge delivery. 

Also they have lots of glassware and have found some cute items.  Everyonce in a while I've seen some pirex etc.  Lots of frames.

I love this store, the prices are usually very reasonable.  The service is off and on, but I haven't been treated badly yet.


I've scored the most from this store maybe I'll just link to a couple pictures:
 Wooden chest for art. This is amazing and I did pay more than I normally do but I didn't want to wait for the price to go down and have it sold  to someone else! (50 dollars)

Neat decorative bowls under a buck.

knitting needles and box for about 4 dollars... this find made me squeel with delight.

Ok There are a lot more on my list and one especially that I'd like to share (and a couple I would like to warn about!) but I don't want to post too much right now.

If you want me to post the others let me know Smiley otherwise I'll post a link to the reviews when I get them up.  Better organized and more informational reviews I hope. (with maps!)

Sorry this was so long  Tongue I hope its ok to share.  And thanks for the  information on other stores, I'm definitely going to be checking them out thrifting is so much fun! (an obsession maybe)


*edit* these two are in Garland, the rest I believe that I have to talk about are in dallas Smiley I tend to consider surrounding cities dallas also since we all blend together.
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2008 01:11:21 PM »

I can't believe noone has mentioned St. Vincent's!

Its basically a MONDO goodwill, complete with public outreach programs and the like, and it is GIANT.  The first time I went, I practically bought the whole store, and I have no regrets.  Although I DO wish I had known about the Weekly Specials the first time I went. 
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