Ultimate Consignment and Thrift Store Guide:An International Guide to the World's Best Consignment, Thrift, Vintage, and Secondhand Stores

Ultimate Consignment and Thrift Store Guide:An International Guide to the World's Best Consignment, Thrift, Vintage, and Secondhand Stores

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by Carolyn Schneider
     
 

If you're looking for the perfect addition to your old-style dining room set but can't find anything appropriate at your local furniture emporium, why not head out to the thrift stores? They have a wealth of stuff -- from records to vintage dresses to old-style cup-and-saucer sets. The Ultimate Consignment and Thrift Store Guide recommends the best secondhand…  See more details below

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If you're looking for the perfect addition to your old-style dining room set but can't find anything appropriate at your local furniture emporium, why not head out to the thrift stores? They have a wealth of stuff -- from records to vintage dresses to old-style cup-and-saucer sets. The Ultimate Consignment and Thrift Store Guide recommends the best secondhand shops around the world.

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Entertainment Weekly
...[The] no-frills listings [are] invaluable...
Library Journal - Library Journal
These inexpensive guides represent both sides of the secondhand market craze. For those who like their haute couture on the cheap, Schneider lists hundreds of consignment stores nationwide, as well as in Australia, Ireland, France, Canada, and England. The listings include name, address, phone number, hours of operation, and specialties. From Alabama's Birmingham Antique Mall to St. Alban's Born Again Clothing in Worland, Wyoming, this has just what the converted consignment store shopper will need. Hoff, creator of the zine ThriftSCORE, offers not so much the where but the why and why not of thrift stores. Her philosophy is simple: life is a never-ending treasure hunt, and if you like what you dig up and it's cheap enough, buy it. She offers tips on finding the best collectibles, how to browse shops, and even how to analyze the cars in the parking lot for obvious yuppie interlopers. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Hoff makes thrift-shop hunting seem like the only way to go. Her book is funny and might convince those who think of thrift-shops as just this side of the town dump that the value of anything is in the eyeand pocketbookof the beholder. Both books are recommended for public libraries.
-- Bette-Lee Fox

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965657112
Publisher:
Consignment & Thrift Store Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Pages:
399
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.90(d)

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Chapter One


Alabama


Alexander City


A Second Act
Unique Re-Sale & Consignment Shop
640 Cherokee Road
Alexander City, Alabama
35010

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm
Thursday 9:30am-7pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm (Winter)

Phone: 205-329-3621

New & "nearly new" clothing for the entire family, toys, children's furniture, maternity wear, plus sizes & uniforms

Store Specials: Clothing rentals from the 50's, 60's & 70's, costumes, prom & bridal dresses


Birmingham


Alabama Thrift Stores, Inc.
1248 Centerpoint Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama 35215

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 7:30am-9:30pm

Contact: Buford Salmon
Phone: 205-856-1234

Clothing for the entire family & electronics

Thrift Policy: Donations welcome


Birmingham Antique Mall
2211 Magnolia Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35205

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

Contact: Connie Nolan
Phone: 205-328-7761

Furniture, china, crystal, art glass, jewelry & much more!


Collage Consignment Boutique
2810 Crescent Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35209

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Contact: Tracy True Dismukes
Phone: 205-879-6163

Upscale apparel & accessories for women Accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover/Novus

Consignment Policy: 50/50 split Items consigned for 90days Better labels & current style

Store Specials: Weekly specials & semiannual clearance sales


Second Hand Rose
2015 Valleydale Road Suite 5
Birmingham, Alabama 35244

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Contact: Nancy Klasterka
Phone: 205-987-7027
Fax: 205-987-7027
e-mail: SHANDROSE@aol.com
Web site: www.htmp.net/ves/shrose

Upscale women's & children's clothing and lots of great accessories Accepts cash, checks, all major credit cards

Consignment Policy:
50/50 split No appointment necessary to consign items; items accepted Monday-Friday 10am-3pm
Friday 10am-3pm

Second Hand Rose features exceptional jewelry from worldwide designers, i.e. Judith Leiber, Lagos & Stephen Dweck, in addition to many unique pieces.


Hoover


Deja Vu, Inc.
2146 Tyler Road
Suite 200
Hoover, Alabama 35226

Store Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday &
Friday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Contact: Jackie MacFarland
Phone: 205-822-8835

Upscale clothing for men, women & children including plus sizes, formal wear, wedding dresses, shoes, handbags, belts, lots of jewelry & some new items too!

Consignment Policy:
50/50 split An appointment is necessary to consign merchandise

Deja Vu offers great clothing & great prices all the time!


Huntsville


Act II Consignment Shop
Act II After Five and Bridal
6125 University Drive
Suite D14-D20
Huntsville, Alabama 35806

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

Contact: Judy Chassay
Phone: 205-971-2282

Choose from three fantastic shops of merchandise. The first shop carries upscale gently used designer clothing & accessories for women. The second shop carries children's & maternity wear & some casual wear for men. The third shop carries After Five & Bridal wear. Some new items can be found here too!

Store Specials: Check with the shop for daily markdowns


Madison


Chic Street
181-4 Hughes Plaza
Madison, Alabama 35758

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Contact: Anita Homsley
Phone: 205-461-9650

Clothing for the entire family, furniture & accessories

Store Specials: Half price & dollar racks


Mobile


Fine Things
220 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, Alabama 36606

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Contact: Crystal Daw
Phone: 334-478-6111

Gently used clothing for women & children

Consignment Policy:
50/50 split Items consigned for 90 days


Thrift Town
261 Western Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36607

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

Phone: 334-476-9504

Clothing for the entire family & much more!

Store Specials: Tuesdays seniors receive a 20% discount

Thousands of new items added to stock daily!!


Montgomery


Kids Kloset
2055 Carter Hill Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36016

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Phone: 334-262-4946

Clothing for newborn to preteens, shoes & toys Accepts cash & checks

Store Policy: Items purchased outright


Alaska


Anchorage


Alaska Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals, Inc.
A.S.P.C.A.
549 W. International
Airport Road, Suite B-2
Anchorage, Alaska 99518

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

Contact: Dee Hipom
Phone: (907)-562-1092

General thrift merchandise including furniture, jewelry, fine art, antiques & collectibles

Store Policy: Donations are welcome & consignments accepted on certain items, i.e. furniture. The consignor receives 50% of the selling price for furniture & 60% of the selling price on other items. A tax receipt is provided for donated items.


Palmer


Bishop's Attic No. 2
840 South Bailey
Palmer, Alaska 99645

Store Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday &
Saturday 10am-5pm
Thursday & Friday 10am-6pm

Contact: Cloudy Rockwell
Phone: (907) 745-4215

Clothing & bric & brac

Store Policy: Donations welcome & a receipt is provided for tax purposes

Store Specials: Monthly select color tag sales

All proceeds are donated to local charities which include food banks, parishes, women's shelters & runaway houses, in addition to helping those in dire need.


Arizona


Bisbee


On Consignment In Bisbee
100 Lowell Traffic Circle
Bisbee, Arizona 85603

Store Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday
10:30am-5:30pm & the first
Sunday of every month
12pm-5pm

Phone: 520-432-4002

Over 12,000 square feet of antiques, jewelry, glass, kitchenware, dolls, toys, furniture & much more! Accepts cash, Visa, Mastercard & Discover

Consignment Policy: Items accepted must be in good condition. Clothing or crafts are not accepted.


Chandler

Rose's Closet
6045 W. Chandler Blvd. #13
Chandler, Arizona 85226

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 10:30am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm

Contact: Rose McCoy
Phone: 602-961-1837

Designer apparel for women, bridal wear, mother-of-the-bride & after-five gowns

Consignment Policy: 50/50 split

Store Specials: Birthday discount


Hardy


Hardy Thrift Shop
Highway 62-412
Hardy, Arizona 72542

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm

Phone: 501-856-3547

Clothing, books, furniture & bric-a-brac

Proceeds from the shop benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for cancer research.


Lake Havasu City


Sherry's Consignments
2169 Swanson Ave
Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm
Closed on Sunday

Phone: 520-680-9677

High quality gently used clothing for women, accessories & small household items

Consignment Policy: 50/50 split


Mesa


Cash For Clothes®
Clothing Outlet-Buy, Sell & Trade
830 West Southern
NWC Southern & Extension
(next to Circle K) Mesa, Arizona 85201

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 10:30am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Phone: 602-464-1791

Second Location:
Cash For Clothes
2050 North Alama
School Road
NWC Alma School & Warner
Chandler, Arizona 85224

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 10:30am-6pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm

Phone: 602-963-0663

Clothing for guys, gals & kids. Lots of denim jeans, dresses & jackets for under ten dollars. Featuring labels i.e. the Limited, Gap, Levi's, Calvin Klein & more!

Store Policy: Items purchased outright


Wear It Again Kids
730 E. Brown Road #17
Mesa, Arizona 85203

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Contact: Donna Winton
Phone: 602-644-0484

Clothing for children, toys & equipment Accepts cash, checks, Mastercard, Visa & Discover

Store Policy: Buy or trade


Phoenix


My Sister's Closet
Recycled Design Apparel
2033 East Camelback
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Store Hours:
Monday-Tuesday 10am-7pm
Wednesday-Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Contact: Ann Siner
Phone: 602-954-6080

Designer apparel sizes 2-22 & accessories for women

Consignment Policy: No appointment is necessary to consign items Consignor receives 55% of the selling price for the item in store credit or 45% in cash

Store Specials: January & August annual sale

Named "Best of Phoenix" by The New Times in 1994 & 1996!


People's Thrift Shop
2946 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Contact: Kaye Counts
Phone: 602-274-3451

Clothing for the entire family, furniture, jewelry & dishes Accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover


Yesterdaze Wearables & Costuming
2413 E. Osborn
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Store Hours:
Wednesday-Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 12pm-4pm
Vintage & Bridals by appointment

Contact: Ann Grossman
Phone: 602-957-3944

Featuring sales & rental of period & vintage wear Accepts cash, checks & debit cards

Store Specials: Specially marked items discounted 20% & 50%


Scottsdale


Back To The Rack Kids
7121 E 5th Avenue
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm

Contact: Mary Ellen O'Connor
Phone: 602-949-9609

Clothing for kids, maternity wear, toys, baby equipment & more Accepts cash, Mastercard & Visa

Consignment Policy: Items are consigned for six months

Store Specials: Items reduced 10% to 25%


Consigning Women
7120 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Store Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Phone: 602-947-1717
e-mail: CONSIGN602@aol.com

Featuring American & European designer resale fashions on consignment

Consignment Policy: 50/50 split Items are consigned for 90 days


Gigi's Second Time Around Ltd.
7126 E. Becker Lane
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm

Contact: Gigi McMillen
Phone: 602-998-5978

Upscale resale clothing for women featuring labels designed by Escada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Carol Little & more, lots of North Beach Leather, sizes casual to plus & accessories


Secrets/What The Butler Saw
4436 N. Miller Road #100-200
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm

Phone: 602-941-0167

Upscale clothing for women, bridal wear & jewelry

Consignment Policy: Designer & couture labels only, less than three years old


Tempe


Gracie's Cottage
1520 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, Arizona 85283

Store Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm
Thursday 9am-7pm

Contact: Linda Smith
Phone: 602-967-5231
Web site:
www.theclothestree.com/shops/Graciescottage

Clothing for the entire family, furniture, household items and a great book department

Store Policy: Donations accepted Store Specials: Seniors receive a 20% discount on Tuesdays

Proceeds from Gracie's Cottage benefit the Grace Community Church.


Tucson


Thrift Store For Children
3601 N. Flowing Wells Road
Tucson, Arizona 85705

Store Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
10am-3pm
Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm

Contact: Dorothy Howard
Phone: 520-293-8873

Clothing for the entire family, housewares, small furniture, books, records, jewelry, artwork and much more! Accepts cash only

Store Policy: Donations welcome at the back door

Store Specials: Adult clothing-three pieces for one dollar & special sales at the holidays Proceeds benefit the Arizona

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