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20+ Thrift Stores in North County San Diego (2017 Guide)

20+ Thrift Stores in North County San Diego (2017 Guide)

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If you love thrift stores, then you’re bound to find one that you’ll love in North County San Diego. Find everything from brand-name clothing to unusual finds at these local thrift shops. Stop by often, though, so you can get first pick of their ever-changing inventory.


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1. St. Peter’s Thrift Shop

St. Peter’s Thrift Shop has brand-name clothing and unique items. Check out their constantly revolving inventory. All proceeds go to the ministry’s programs that support local communities.

2. Rancho Coastal Humane Society Thrift Shop

Rancho Coastal Thrift Shop carries an extensive selection of items to benefit homeless animals in their care. Make sure to sign up for their customer rewards program.

3. Hospice of the North Coast Resale Shop

Head to their brick and mortar or eBay shop for clothing, jewelry, accessories, furnishings, and more. All proceeds support services provided by the Hospice.

4. Fabulous Finds

With a 100% volunteer staff, all sales go to the Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito. This upscale resale shop offers 50% off one items for military members on Mondays. Customers over 55 get 50% off one item on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Customers under 55 get 50% off one item on Wednesdays.

5. CRC Resale Store

CRC Resale Store offers a variety of weekly discounts including a daily 10% discount for seniors and active duty military. On Tuesdays, shoppers get to pick out of discount out of a fish bowl of envelopes which can be applied at the register. On Wednesdays, customers get half off books, music, and movies. Saturdays and Sundays offer discounts based on colored price tags. All sales will go to providing funding for social and domestic violence preventions services.

6. Brother Benno Thrift Shop

Buy new and gently used items at affordable prices.

7. Women’s Resource Center Thrift Store

This 5,300 square foot thrift store offers a variety of items, often at 50% off prices in order to generate funds for the Women’s Resource Center.

8. DAV Veteran’s Thrift Store

You can find a huge selection of items at DAV Veteran’s Thrift Store including clothing, electronics, furniture, household goods, books, sports equipment, cars, motorcycles, and more. This non-profit thrift store uses its income to help disabled Veterans in San Diego County and also carries items like wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, commodes, hospital beds, and more medical equipment. If you want to donate, schedule a free pickup with them

9. TERI Inspired Resale

TERI’s Inspired Resale offers brand-name clothing, handmade crafts from TERI students, knick knacks and other bargains. TERI is a non-profit organization that helps people with autism and other developmental disabilities lead fulfilling lives. This upscale boutique resale store has frequent flash sales and 20 percent off the entire store on Tuesdays.

10. Assistance League of North Coast

The Assistance League of North Coast is dedicated to helping low-income families, especially children in need in Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista. Visit their thrift store for clothing, housewares, furniture, books, and small appliances at affordable prices. Stop by on Mondays to take advantage of their surprise specials and help support their 12 philanthropic programs including children’s education programs.

11. Kit N Caboodle

No matter your fashion style, Kit N Caboodle offers trendy, bohemian, affordable and upscale clothing options. Many of the clothes even have the original tag on them. Each clothing item is washed in the laundromat next door before being sold to provide an unparalleled level of service. Kids can enjoy the tree-themed children’s area with a television built into the tree. Open seven days a week, you’re bound to find something you’ll love here.

12. Last Chance at Life Thrift Store

Last Chance at Life All-Breed Rescue uses the proceeds from its brick and mortar thrift shop and eBay store to help homeless animals. Come check out the new and improved thrift shop with a Doggie Lounge (coming soon) where you can check out adoptable dogs practice their obedience drills while you shop for furnishing, household goods, clothing, or books.

14. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

This thrift store carries higher-end items to support the fight against cancer. Special discounts include a 10% military discount everyday, 10% senior discount (55+) on Tuesdays, 10% off on your birthday, and 10% off if you check-in on Yelp.

15. Bargain Hunters Thrift Store

As seen on the show “Storage Wars,” Bargain Hunters Thrift Store acquires their items from auctions at storage facilities. If you can’t make it to their retail shop, check out their eBay store.

16. St. Bartholomew’s Thrift Shop

Located in the Carriage Shopping Center, has a variety of high quality items. Schedule a free pickup for large items.

17. St Vincent De Paul

Enjoy their frequent 50% off sales at this thrift store location.

18. Mi Segundita

Purchase reasonably priced furniture, baby items, appliances, shoes, clothing, books, vinyl records, tools, and more at this intimate thrift store.

19. The Salvation Army

20. Escondido Clearance Center (Goodwill)

Escondido Clearance Center offers a big selection of products sent from other Goodwill retail stores at even lower prices. Merchandise is up to 50% off Goodwill retail store prices including furniture, clothing, household goods, and more.

21. Valley Thrift Store

Valley Thrift Store boasts one of the largest selections of clothing, shoes, electronics, household goods, furniture, musical instruments, books, games, and more in North County San Diego. Stop by for weekly specials where you can get half off selected items. This cash-only thrift store has an ATM at checkout.

22. Straight From the Heart Resale Store

Straight From the Heart is a non-profit resource for foster families all over San Diego County. Made up 100% foster parent volunteers, Straight From the Heart’s resale store has quality children’s clothing, toys, books, and adult clothing packed into a small hidden gem location. Make sure to call ahead before stopping by since store hours change.

23. Catholic Charities Shopportunity

This non-profit thrift store, run by the Catholic Charities Diocese, sells clothes, shoes, furniture, toys, and books. All sales support their in-house food resource center which provides food, clothing, and application assistance for CalFresh applicants.
  • 917 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

24. St. John’s Thrift Shop

St. John’s Thrift Shop sells high-quality and reasonably priced merchandise to provide support for those in need in the Fallbrook community and beyond.

Fred Hernandez: Fred Hernandez is a freelance writer, blogger, and musician from North County San Diego. Fred currently covers pop culture, travel, food, and politics on his blog, FredsGuideToLife.com with his signature biting wit. Fred's work has been featured on MerryJane.com, SanDiegoReader.com, and a variety of B2B and B2C companies.