There's always a new treasure to be found thrifting- especially in Madison, WI where there are so many thrift stores of all shapes & sizes! Vintage, curated or jumbled, the thrill of the find is real, and here are 6 of the best thrift stores in Madison, WI that you've got to check out on your next visit there!
6 Best Thrift Stores in Madison, WI
Rethreads is a "sustainable fashion boutique featuring highly curated items for both men and women." You can find unique and vintage items, as well as your high-end pieces too. In my opinion, think of it as a classier Plato's Closet. This consignment shop has the same atmosphere and similar prices, but you'll see less Aeropostale and more designer highlights!
2. Habitat for Humanity Restore
Ahh, home lovers rejoice. If you've never heard of a habitat restore before, they are the mecca for bargain hunters and DIYers.
If you're renting your current above or not totally into home projects, then these stores may not be for you, but for those that are, they are gold. Pure gold, baby.
I love the thrill of the find, plus the prices are insane. Insane as in way lower than you'd expect!
They have everything from furniture to sinks to leftover paint. It's the best store to find great deals to improve your space or make a cozy home!
Goodwills are not local to Madison, but this is good news because this means you can find them all over the United States! Road trip, anyone?
This type of store will be the most typical thrift store out of the bunch, but arguably, it could be one of the best thrift shops too. True, there is no designer spotlight and the clothes are more "basic", but on the flip side, the prices are way cheaper and sometimes you can find an amazing hidden gem.
Higher-end thrift stores will know when a designer piece makes its way into their shop and charge accordingly, but sometimes these goodies fly under the radar at a Goodwill. If you're not familiar with Goodwill it's comparable to traditional thrift stores, like a Salvation Army or St. Vincent De Paul (St. Vinny).
4. Habitat for Humanity Restore
This ReStore is smaller and has less selection, but still definitely worth checking out. You never know what home/project gems you could find! With similar great prices as its sister store, shopping here is a great way to find some new home accessories.
5. Pink Poodle
I don't say the words need & have to a lot (as in you have to go here or need to do this), but with this place, I'll boldly say it: You have to go! It's an amazing place for fashionistas to find vintage, designer, or just well-curated pieces.
The atmosphere is fun, the selection is insane, and there are just so many goodies!! Prices are midrange to high (it's an upscale boutique after all), but they do have sale racks that are worth checking out.
6. St. Vincent De Paul
This place is similar to a Goodwill but I've found some of my best gems at this particular location. Have you seen my thrift haul video? You can see some of them there!
I took a picture of the prices so you can get an idea, but I think they're a little bit all over the place. Meaning you could find something for $2 or $40! Though stylish people must drop their stuff off here because this place is good. Overall, it has reasonable prices so it's one of the best places in my opinion.
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