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flyingfish
« on: May 23, 2004 01:41:00 PM »

Let's put together a list of Wisconsin thrift's for when we are driving out of our towns on road trips.....

Milwaukee has a ton and I actually found an online list you can refer to that is awesome!!!
http://onmilwaukee.com/articles/resale.html

anyone else? especially those of you off the beaten track!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2004 01:46:46 PM »

Hi--

I live in Madison, and there are absolutely TONS of thrift stores here, good and bad.  I actually worked at one of them for awhile (a strange experience...).  Do you want a list with addresses and stuff?  I could post them right here, I guess.  It would be quite a long, long list.  But a GOOD one.
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flyingfish
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2004 01:56:53 PM »

Yeah, let's list em' here. I just put a link because there is a page of address all organized and everything... i'll just paste it right here to get things going....

Salvation Army
1725 S. 13th St.
8601 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek
313 Bank St., Waukesha
6341 S. 27th St., Franklin
7711 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis
4747 W. Bradley Rd., Brown Deer

Goodwill
6055 N. 91st St.
5675 S. 27th St.

St. Vincent DePaul(aka St. Vinny)
1862 Fond du Lac Ave.
7125 W. Greenfield Ave.
2320 W. Lincoln Ave.

Value Village
324 W. North Ave
324 W. North Ave.
729 S. Layton Blvd.
3100 E. Layton Ave.
Cash only, Closed Sundays. Not huge, but good selection of new and vintage clothes organized by type. Not much for knicknacks, a basement full of well-priced furniture. Sales include half-price clothing.

Disabled American Veterans
1730 S. 13th St.
2430 N. Murray Ave.
7632 W. Hampton Ave.

Thrift Mart
A former Kohl's food store, the National Avenue location was better when it was a Vietnam Vets thrift, but interesting merchandise can still be found. The usual color tag specials of the day; it's well organized. Clothes, household goods. Not much jewelry or furniture. Handy ATM inside.


7619 W. National Ave.
10220 W. Silver Spring Dr.

St. Jude the Apostle
734 Glenview Ave.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2618 N. Hackett Ave.

St. Mary's Thrift Shop
13000 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove

St. Paul's Thrift Shop
1324 N. Marshall St.

St. Sebastian's
1725 N. 54th St.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2004 05:55:06 PM »

I'd love a list of GOOD madison thrift shops.  I went to Goodwill today and was somewhat disappointed...seems their prices keep getting higher.  I mean, $13 for a used dress? They are suppose to be $7.99 but I guess the take the nicer ones and mark them up to $13 which i think is wrong.  And every time I find a t-shirt I like it's a $3.99 one instead of $1.99...I'm getting fed up with them.

I do find a lot of good stuff at garage sales as well but you have to really look because most of it is baby clothes are old farty stuff LOL
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milwjamie
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2004 03:18:09 PM »

It's sad in the past few years because a lot of good Milwaukee thrifts have closed Sad  is anyone else really missing the Thriftmart on S. 76th?? Or the other thrifts that used to be in downtown West Allis?? I think Thriftmart broke my heart though... Any new ones open that anyone's excited about?
--Jamie
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flyingfish
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2004 11:41:42 PM »

There is a newer thrift way out on National which i'v passes on the way to the salvation army on National and 77th... it's something-or-other for the blind and it's in a strip mall on the left side of the street if you're heading west, before you hit joanne fabric (which is on the right).... these are silly directions but i don't know the address... they have cheep furniture there and put stuff out daily... barley any records though....
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2004 07:07:39 PM »

The only thift store I go to regularly right now is Value Village on North. I've gotten some good clothing there, a like-new esspresso machine for 3$, and they have a great selection of wierd records. I was sad to see the SalVal on Prospect close, not to mention all the resale that used to be on Greenfield. Why are they all closing? And is it related to all the used bookstores that have closed too? I know, I know, getting off topic.... Angry
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2004 08:21:59 AM »

I like the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Madison.  It's new & used building materials.  We just bought a cool old door ($15) and pretty art deco style light fixture ($5) there this weekend. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2004 06:00:19 PM »

oh, I miss the thriftmart, too!! It was one of my favorites!!! The goodwill out in Waukesha is usually pretty good, too, if your out that way!
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milwjamie
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2004 08:26:17 PM »

Hey--
Yeah, Idigmusic, I have heard good things about that Waukesha goodwill, where exactly is it?! That's the huge one, right? And ravenheart--that one on greenfield was the best ever I do believe...Got my fave "it's better in the bahamas" tee there..Yeah totally don't understand what is up with the closing of the thrifts lately. You're right about the used bookstores too. Does anyone remember the one that used to be near Southgate on S. 27th probably 10 years back?!! That one was great. flyingfish- thanks for the heads up about the thrift in the strip mall, I think I know what one you're talking about? Is it across the street from a huge shoe store? Have not made it to the W.A. lately for anything. Did score some great Schlitz glasses earlier today though, they match my fave blatz glasses. But records was mainly a bust. Does anyone else have an obsession with old ad or sales recordings?? Or those Recordio discs?
--Jamie
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