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« on: September 10, 2003 09:56:52 PM »

Salvation Army/2632 Morse Rd/Columbus, OH  and other locations Closed Sun.

The Salvation Army doesn't seem to have been hit as hard by the "hipster" crowd as some of the other thrifts. And usually they only look for funky t's anyway.... Wink

This is a GREAT store to score vintage clothing from the 60's and 70's. I've also seen 50's era stuff there at times.

They have a lot of great housewares from the above eras as well. I got some really cool kitschy glasses w/names of alcoholic drinks on them among other things.

Ohio Thrift Stores/SR 161 and 7 other locations
These stores are not run by charities and tend to have a mixture of old and new stuff.  They are also pretty good about marking up the "kitschy collectible" stuff. Not much vintage. If you can stand the crowds they have 50% off days once a month, usually on Wednesdays. The 50% only applies to wearable stuff though. Open Sundays.

Goodwill Columbus/2100 Morse Road and 3 other locations
These stores are largely hit and miss for vintage and collectable stuff. The Campus location (2768 N. High) prices their vintage stuff higher, the other locations don't. Open Sundays, which is nice.

VOA Thrift Stores/Various locations
None of the VOA stores are near me, so I don't go very often. They seem to fit the (evil) stereotype of thrift stores, though. Kinda grungy and they seem to take stuff that the other thrifts wouldn't.

If you are thrifty/crafty and live in (or are visiting)  Ohio or the Central Ohio area, let me know! It would be fun to meet other Craftster gals!


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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006 06:22:08 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 #2 on: September 18, 2006 06:12:49 AM »

A couple of places I've stumbled over recently that have good prices and interesting selection:  The Trading Post at First Community Church (corner of Cambridge and W. 1st Avenue in the Grandview/Marble Cliff area) and Things on Third, on W. 3rd Ave.  between Olentangy River Rd. & Northwest Blvd.  Things on 3rd doesn't have clothing, but they have a lot of household/decor things and the prices are CHEAP, plus it's consignment, so if you have things in good shape that you'd like to get rid of and make a little money in the process, but don't want to go thru the hassle of doing your own garage sale, check it out.  (They've apparently been there quite a while - several years? - and are flourishing, so you don't have to worry about getting ripped off by a shop that goes belly-up within a few months of opening.)

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009 04:18:59 PM »

Thank you so much I am always looking for sales and especially thrift stores...
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010 10:41:01 AM »

I live in the Clintonville area, and there are tons of fun kitschy places. Unfortunately, most of those places are getting more expensive by the day.  Sad

As pricey as it is, I still love to go to Rag-O-Rama sometimes. Plus, they have their famous Dollar Sale every summer (where they give you a free laundry bag!) and it's completely worth the insanity. Any other time of the year and it's pretty much a hipster hangout.

The Goodwill on North High St. (161) usually has GREAT stuff. I've never been disappointed with the things they have.


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