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Key Terms in the World of Thrift Shops

Because of increased prices, consumers are looking to second hand shopping to make small and large purchases. Thrift stores offer bargain and sale prices for gently used apparel, household decor and other items. Window shop through these key terms that might be useful next time you visit a thrift shop.

  • Consignment - An arrangement where a consignor delivers items or goods to a consignee to be resold or reused where the consignee pays a portion of the proceeds to the consignor. Clothes and furniture are among the many items that may be put on consignment.
  • Resale - The act of selling again or selling something that was already bought. Resale shops fall in the category of thrift shops because of the potential bargains that may exist and because used items such as furniture and clothes may be found in a resale shop. Resale shops often have sales for many items at cheap prices.
  • Vintage - Second hand garments from a previous era. Garments over 25 years old are typically considered vintage.
  • Charity Shop - A thrift store owned by a charity but is run as an independent business under contract. Charity shops are considered a retail establishment but only collect money from buyers for items purchased toward that independent charity.
  • Thrifting Community - Online community that share cheap deals for thrift stores in various regions. These communities also give general advice on thrift shopping for new and seasoned shoppers alike. There is often a forum, weekly newsletter and daily deals associated within the thrifting community.
    Association of Resale Professionals
    Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
    Featuring the best thrift shops with low rates and competitive services. We also offer educational meetings and resale information for anyone interested in learning more about what they can do.
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    User Review: "Well displayed and organized. Didn't feel like a thrift shop, more like a boutique. Furniture, pictures,china and other..."
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    Animal Lifeline Thrift Shop
    3304 Sw 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
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    (515) 288-7197
    User Review: "I love this place! I have found great stuff here. Candle holder, wine glasses, books," - Michele (IA)
    Accents N More
    824 35th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
    Mostly women's gently worn clothes. Some men's clothing, but we also carry junior and plus sizes for women. Jewelry, beads, collectibles and more! Second hand, resale, some vintage. Your source for bargains!
    (515) 401-6457
    Fashion Junction
    2625 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    Furniture and furnishings consignment, gifts, and more. We provide consignment services for a variety of clothing styles, including wedding dresses, suits, and casual clothes.
    (515) 255-5453
    Mila's Attic
    101 W Taylor St Ste A, Creston, IA 50801
    (641) 782-2180
    Too Good to Be Threw
    114 N Maple St, Creston, IA 50801
    (515) 473-1126
    Country Consignments & More
    502 Sw Kent St, Greenfield, IA 50849
    (641) 743-6299
    413 Washington St, Fontanelle, IA 50846
    (641) 745-2038
    Teddy Bear Turn Around
    118 S 1st Ave, Winterset, IA 50273
    (515) 462-1346
    Second Hand Rose
    66 E Court Ave, Winterset, IA 50273
    (515) 462-1471
    Madison County of
    1724 N 1st St, Winterset, IA 50273
    (515) 462-4704
    Cross Ministries
    1610 N Main St, Osceola, IA 50213
    (641) 342-2421
    Lamoni Service Center
    118 S Linden St, Lamoni, IA 50140
    (641) 784-3821
    Amish on Main
    115 E Main St, Lamoni, IA 50140
    (641) 784-7616
    Crowded Closet The
    218 E Main St, Clarinda, IA 51632
    (712) 542-3255
    New 2 U
    210 N Main St, Leon, IA 50144
    (641) 446-7995

    Thrift shops are stores that sell second hand items such as furniture, clothing, and jewelry. Thrift stores often give people the option to purchase these used items at the cheapest possible prices. The shop might be operated as a charity or a consignment store. Although some consignment stores focus on selling vintage and antique clothes, others concentrate on selling second hand clothes at cheap prices. They often carry a wide range of styles for men, women, and children. They might even have baby clothes for sale. Many thrift stores can afford to sell used furniture and textiles at bargain prices because they do not pay money for these items. Instead, they accept donations. They can then resale the items at extremely cheap prices. Although many people think of thrift stores as inexpensive places where they can buy costumes, many of the stores have modern fashions from name brand designers. Instead of spending a lot of money on these items at a retail store, people can choose to buy them much more cheaply from the thrift shop. Some of the stores will even have gold and silver jewelry at inexpensive prices. Since the types of items and fashions that stores keep in stock can vary significantly, you should consider using a popular Internet search engine to find the websites of several thrift shops in your area. This could help you decide which ones have the types of clothing, footwear, furniture, and jewelry that interest you. Instead of driving from store to store, you can decide which ones fit your style best.
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