10 of San Diego’s Best Local Thrift and Thrift Stores


The seasons change. Trends are resurfacing. Personal styles evolve.

Our cabinets are an expression of self. However, constantly buying new clothes can be expensive and costly for the environment.

Enter: thrifty.

Thrifting, or shopping at thrift and thrift stores, is a cheaper and more sustainable way to add style and function to your wardrobe and home. By doing so, you breathe new life into unique clothing, books, furniture, and more, while donating items you’ve outgrown instead of sending them to landfill.

At many thrift stores, a percentage of your purchase directly supports local charities and community projects. Thrift, thrift, and vintage stores also often help enrich the community by promoting small businesses and local events.

While Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Veteran’s Thrift Stores are numerous and well-known in San Diego County, there are many other unique thrift stores to explore in the area. I worked hard to find the best ones, researching and visiting stores across the county, and narrowed it down to a selection of must-have stores.

Here’s our list of the top 10 thrift and thrift stores in San Diego County to explore for books, furniture, clothing, and more.

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