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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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    Mission Mart
    3033 N Sterling Ave, Peoria, IL 61604
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    (309) 682-2495
    User Review: "Nice smaller store, very friendly staff, good prices, nice selection which includes furniture"
    Church Mouse Thrift Shop
    641 W Main St, Peoria, IL 61606
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    (309) 673-2363
    User Review: "Good prices and selection. I don't go often though as they only take cash."
    Under His Wings
    802 Liberty St, Morris, IL 60450
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    (815) 941-2831
    User Review: "For someone that works and likes to support their community through these shops, this store's hours are not convenient..."
    Closet The
    2026 N Main St, Princeton, IL 61356
    (815) 875-3145
    to Be Continued
    514 S Main St, Princeton, IL 61356
    (815) 875-1199
    Lakeview Estates
    12621 2770 East St, Princeton, IL 61356
    (815) 447-2015
    Finders Keepers Resale Store
    306 Backbone Rd E, Princeton, IL 61356
    (815) 879-7387
    Upscale Resale
    214 W Saint Paul St, Spring Valley, IL 61362
    (815) 664-2414
    Brandner Harlan
    108 N Bureau Ave, Ladd, IL 61329
    (815) 894-3034
    Dunkel's Auction Service Center
    2901 Peoria St, Peru, IL 61354
    (815) 780-8471
    Lilly Pads Resale Boutique
    4471 Progress Blvd, Peru, IL 61354
    (815) 224-7970
    Peru Estates
    1107 31st St, Peru, IL 61354
    (815) 223-2286
    Under Seller The
    1330 7th St, Peru, IL 61354
    (815) 224-4135
    Found Treasures
    504 Edward St, Henry, IL 61537
    (309) 364-3450
    Second Time Around
    805 1st St, La Salle, IL 61301
    (815) 993-6781

    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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