Thrift stores are a great place to find unique, one of a kind items—and a great way to support your local community. From vintage gems to retro treasures, you’ll find all kinds of goodies at the great thrift stores of Indiana. Here are the 10 best.
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing worldwide. And not only have they been providing homes for low-income, hard-working families in St. Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana since 1986, they also have a great thrift store as well. Habitat for Humanity has a large, non-profit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home décor, building materials, as well as appliances. Whatever a new home owner could need, Habitat for Humanity has it all.
Plato’s Closet is a popular destination for families with young children in Indiana. The store sells gently used, young adult clothes for both boys and girls. The store in Bloomington is locally owned and operated, and carries brands such as American Eagle, Charlotte Russe, H&M, Free People, Zara, and more. Any items not accepted by Plato’s Closet that are left behind by the sellers are donated to various, non-profit organizations. The store is also committed to all aspects of recycling as well.
The Opportunity House has been serving the Monroe County and Bloomington, Indiana, area since 1968. It’s known as the “Op-House” and sells quality merchandise donated by various community members throughout the years. The store offers a unique selection of antiques, household items, jewelry and even those long-forgotten things called records! All proceeds benefit the Monroe County United Ministries which provide income-based, full-time children for preschool aged children, summer camp for young children, and assistance for Monroe County residents.
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The Bargain Box in Muncie, Indian, a is a resale shop owned and operated by members of the Psi Iota Xi Charities, and all profits collected is returned to the community through the organization’s philanthropic missions. The Box opened in 1962 and provides quality merchandise such as clothing, toys, housewares, books and linens at reasonable prices. It’s a great shop that supports the local community.
Amanda’s Exchange is THE place to find fashionable clothing and accessories as well as home décor. The store is locally owned and operated, and has a great selection of affordable products to choose from. They carry trendy, vintage style boutique and designer clothing, handbags, and jewelry, all at great and affordable prices.
Second Life Resale Shoppe in Crown Point, Indiana, has one mission: raise funds for Crown Point Christian School by selling tax-deductible donations and to make a difference in God’s kingdom. Second Life is an upscale resale shop and sells clothing of all sizes, prom dresses and other formal wear, accessories such as shoes, handbags and jewelry, housewares, linens and more. Whatever your needs are, Second Life has it all at a great price for a good cause.
The Purr-fect Treasures Animal Protection Association Thrift Store is another shop which believes in helping and protecting abandoned or abused animals, and has been doing so since 1999. All proceeds go to the no-kill animal shelter. Here you’ll find vintage, boutique, and re-gifted items, new clothes, shoes, furniture and more. Purr-fect Treasures has it all so come shop for a good cause.
Sometimes you find the most unique items when thrift store shopping, and the Thriftalicious Resale Shop in northern Wabash, Indiana, definitely has some unique finds. Items include furniture, home décor, vintage toys and video games, dating all the way back to the 1980s! If vintage thrift store finds are your cup of tea, Thriftalicious is the place to be!
The mission of The Mustard Seed Thrift Shop in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, is the healing of abuse survivors. The store opened in 2015 and sought to help survivors of abuse through charitable contributions. All proceeds go toward the funding for counseling, education and support resources for victims of abuse. It’s not your average thrift store. It has a boutique setting in which you’ll find new and gently used items, whether it’s clothes, home décor, electronics, and more.
For all the ladies out there looking for a quality wardrobe at bargain prices, it’s time to visit My Sister’s Closet in southern Bloomington, Indiana. My Sister’s Closet is a non-profit organization founded in 1998, and has been providing women with clothes to fit their new profession, prepare for that important interview, or maintain a fashionable wardrobe within a budget ever since. Have a special event coming up? See about their Special Group Shopping Hours in which you and eight of your closest friends or family members can shop and enjoy your very own shopping spree!
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