- Location: San Francisco, CA
- Website: thrifttown.com
It's not the biggest secret 'round town, but it's often one of the more undervalued resources for surprisingly awesome steals.
Thrift Town was one of our weekly haunts when we were in the neighborhood. You have to be willing to dig, for sure, but at the bottom of that pile of polyester pillowcases is quite often the gem of a beautiful vintage floral, or better yet, a vintage Marimekko or Vera print.
The piles can seem daunting and the constant influx of hipsters is enough to convince any bargain hunter that all of the good bounty has previously been pilfered, but don't be fooled! We snagged our gorgeous vintage desk for $40 and a vintage teak dresser that would make the most ardent Craigslist or Alameda shopper cry giant tears of jealousy....for a measly $60.
The aisles are filled with DIY projects; desks and cabinets waiting to be refinished and chairs to be reupholstered.
Our faithful treasure trove is in the housewares section. Racks of mugs, some tacky some fantastic, piles of pots and row upon row of wooden bowls.
Again, you must be willing to scavenge, but there is plenty of gold to be found, so visit often and look for the discount color tag of the day!