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« on: August 04, 2005 02:20:52 PM »

Okay, I found these two really AWESOME thrift stores in Knoxville!   The first one is Smart Cents right off of Western Avenue, next to Food City in that little shopping center.  There isn't really anything there under 0.99, but the deals are pretty good and they have an entire section for fabric, patterns and miscellaneous sewing stuff. 

The second one is between Kingston Pike and Parkside Drive, right next to (sort of -- perpendicular) to the Ryans off Kingston Pike.  This place used to be a roller skating rink - so you can imagine how big this place is!  It supports the Knox Area Rescue Ministries, so all their profits go to help homeless people in our area.  THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!  They've got awesome furniture, lots of fabric, LOTS of clothes!! 

If you're in town, check them out!!

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2005 12:08:48 PM »

oh!oh!oh!  I work near the KARM Thrift Store, so I go there on my lunch break.  IT ROCKS ~ I definitely second this place.

I'll have to check out Smart Cents - thanks for the tip  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2005 07:03:10 AM »

if you love these drive down magnolia until you see the amvets sign and go in there! its the best by far! they get allot of there stuff from other cities so its much better.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2006 10:51:56 AM »

there is also the habitat for humanity on central. it's got lots of random household things like kitchen sinks and rusty bicycles. always a blast to rustle through.

smart cents is ok. i never really find a whole lot.

amvets and the junk store next to it are by far the best thrift stores in knoxville. amvets is on magnolia, past the fairgrounds a couple stop lights. it will be on the right.... just look for the sign.

there are thrift/junk stores all the way down magnolia. and central. all of these are worth checking out.

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2006 07:21:53 PM »

Do any of these stores have plus sizes? I live close to K-Town.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2006 05:42:55 AM »

The (west knox) KARM thrift store has their clothing dividing into sizes pretty well.  I have seen a "Plus size" sign, and an XL sign.

http://www.karm.org/stores/index.html
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006 03:35:26 PM »

My fiance and I have also discovered the Goodwill store in Farragut.  This one is especially awesome because they don't get their contributions from the regular center.  They get all their stuff from the locals -- and it just so happens that the locals are all .. doctors and lawyers and engineers and swimming and frolicking in mounds of cash.  So, that means they take all their awesomely cool neat stuff there!!  Smiley  Its next to Gondolier, behind the KFC off Kingston Pike in downtown farragut. Enjoy!
 
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2006 05:40:09 AM »

I go to the Farragut Goodwill often, I can second that opinion. 
Also, don't forget that on the last full weekend of every month, everything at Goodwill is 50% off!  (I don't know if this is nationwide or just local).
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2006 12:05:00 PM »

The Habitat for Humanity in Lenoir City sells all their clothes for .10 cents every saturday.  Get there early though because there is usually a line to get in.  It's kinda like those sales at christmas, people all but knock each other down to get to the racks (and sometimes they knock down the racks).  In Harriman, there is a store that sells their clothes by the bag, $5 for a paper bag and as much as you can fit in it. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2006 06:24:12 PM »

I hope I can add to this list...

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

http://www.TheThriftShopper.Com
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