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« on: January 29, 2004 11:46:36 AM »

I'm in love with thrifting.  Anyone else?  Every Saturday my boyfriend and I go cruising our usual favorites or to the ones we haven't been to recently.  Here are some of my favs with basic locations:
  • Last Chance - Decatur (1/2 off every Monday)
  • Value Village - off of Lawrenceville Hwy (except they don't have dressing rooms)
  • Salvation Army - Avondale (1/2 off Wednesdays - clothing)
  • Smyrna Thrift Store - S. Cobb Dr.
  • The Bargain Story - Snellville/ US 78 (great bargains on Saturdays - tons of books!)
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  • The Thrift House (?) in Buckhead, off of Sidney Marcus & Piedmont
  • Two other thrift stores on S.M. and Piedmont in that area; can't recall their names; but they're good and cheap.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2004 11:51:04 AM »

 Awesome! So you must live near or in Atlanta! I live in a very boring town not worth mentioning that is an hour from Atlanta (so I don't get to go there often). I've been wondering where all of the good thrifts were, so thanks for posting!
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2004 09:05:56 AM »

there is a value village also on roswell rd (alpharetta highway area)--- they have those cute high heel shoe chairs there for $80 i think - i havent bought any but they always have them when i go there
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2004 05:53:55 AM »

My faves:

Goodwill in Lilburn off Lawrenceville Hwy and Rockbridge: This is in a shopping center that also has rad (did I just say rad?) flea market/antique shop places. One had a photo album FULL of 50's nudie pics. Not from mags, actual photos. They wanted $60 or I totally would have bought it.

Last Chance in Norcross - the corner of Buford and N. Norcross Tucker. They also do half price Mondays and they are a hop, skip, and jump from my house (yay!). I got a pair of Timberland shoes for $3.50 and a pair of Rockports for $5. My favorite jeans are from there - Old Navy, $4.50 - and I have bought many many shirts there for $2-$5. If you like 80's clothes, OH MY GAWD! They have you covered.

I also like the Value Village on Roswell Rd - I usually hit the Dick Blick art store over there too. It's near (I think) that 99 cent store divasteph mentioned in another thread.

For clearance racks (my other passion): Target on Peachtree Ind/Holcomb Bridge, Lowe's on Beaver Ruin, SuperTarget on Venture (off Steve Reynolds by Satellite), Joann's on Pleasant Hill (? - I always go in the parking lot entrance off Steve Reynolds by Old Norcross), Michael's on Pleasant Hill, and Hobby Lobby on Venture. Oh, and has anyone else noticed the clearance/dent & ding rack at Sam's? It's by the frozen food (they hide it). Sometimes you can find great stuff there with a minor scratch or that has just been discontinued.


« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2004 09:22:19 PM »

There's a Step-Up Society store on Monroe at Ponce.  You have to do some foraging to find what you need, but they usually have very very very cheap furniture (like my grass-green bow-tie jacquard sixties sofa for $30).  There's also a Salvation Army in midtown at Means and Marietta.  Also 1/2 off Wednesdays.  the furniture is expensive, but nice, and the clothes are excellent.  Neither one has much in the way of vintage kitchen ware, which is my real passion, so if anyone knows of a good place for that, let me know...  

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2004 04:17:09 PM »

hey adlib
i was just wonfering if you lived in or around norcross.  i live off spalding and go to last chance and a bunch of other places you named all the time!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2004 05:42:11 PM »

I actually live in Decatur now, but I used to live in Norcross and also Smyrna.  And when my beau and I go thrift store hunting, we travel all over metro Atlanta.  My favorite store - Ameria's Thrift Store - used to be in Norcross, but it closed down.  We recently traveled to Peachtree City to find one.  It was well worth it.  If you're unfamiliar with the chain (they have their own website too), they mark everything that's been there for two weeks, and then two more weeks, etc.  So, eventually, you may be able to get an item for 48 cents.   Kiss
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2004 07:18:41 AM »

Yep, I live in Norcross. Off Spalding? I'm down that way ALL the time! You should email me sometime - adlib77@email.com - maybe we could hang out.

There's an America's Thrift in Lilburn that ROCKS! How did I forget to list that one? Anyway, I've not had enough time to really dig at that store, but just skimming I came up with a great pair of shoes and a little rack for my craft booth and my hubby found a pair of Nordstrom pants - we spent a whopping $9. The Nordstroms would have been $79 new.

« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2004 07:16:22 AM »

Bluehairedmary -
The America's Thrift Store you referred to that used to be on Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross moved to the corner of Pleasant Hill Road and Hwy 29 a couple of years ago.  It's much bigger and much nicer than it was.  
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2004 08:20:37 AM »

Ooooh!  Good to know!  Thanks!
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