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Gwinnett County's 14 Most Popular Thrift Stores

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Welcome home, travelers.  The time has arrived after the Fourth of July Holiday for parents of school-aged kids to begin planning for the Back-to-School Season in Gwinnett County.  All-too-often, that means obtaining the teacher's suggested list of school supplies, monitoring ads for the best prices online or at retail and joining the crowds at one of our fabulous malls.  It can be fun spending hard-earned cash and getting into deep credit card debt during the excitement of the moment.  After all, we want our kids to have all they need to be successful.

Before that day of reckoning when the bills come due, why not plan ahead?  Long before all of the back-to-school ads begin flooding our inboxes and social media threads with their suggestions on what to buy, why not have a look at one of the many thrift stores in Gwinnett County?  Visit often, learn the layout and see how things work before the madness begins in late July and August.  Granted, you'll sound like your parents saying, "Oh my gosh, I just saw that at ..."  But your kid will be happy and you too for saving some dough.

Here are a few examples of what you'll likely find during a weekly store visit.
  • Jackets, jeans and T-shirts with school logos at affordable prices
  • Gently used electronics, lamps, shelves, desks, ideal for a college student
  • Kitchen appliances, cookware, dishes, fans and other household goods
All of the stores seem safe (some in newer buildings), most are well-lit, fairly organized, some even merchandised with far lower prices than you'll find new at traditional retail stores.  What's more?  There's no need to be ashamed.  You'll frequently find late model luxury vehicles parked outside who's owners are not just donating, but shopping too!

Look, we all love our state-of-the-art Gwinnett County Shopping Malls, hardware stores and other retail destinations.  We still shop there, need them to stay open and employing our neighbors.  But you know how to identify a well-manufactured bag, garment, tool or whatever, often a brand name in good condition, new or used.  If a buck can be saved on something found at one of our thrift stores that still holds value, then consider rewarding them with your hard-earned dollar.  

Off topic, but these places also make great product sources for resale on your favorite online store platform.  Start the treasure hunting early at one of these thrift stores, some with multiple locations.  And be sure to ask about their price discount days.

City ThriftGood Deeds ThriftGoodwill
Habitat RestoreHelp is on the WayPark Avenue Thrift
Quinn HouseRestoration Thrift Salvation Army
Seven Springs Thrift ShopSmart Fashion Thrift Southern Thrift Market
St. Vincent de Paul Value Village

Yes, others are here. But these are open during typical business hours.