From vintage clothing to unique antiques, Chicago’s thrift shops have it all. But with 313 different stores in the city, how do you know which ones are the best? Bargain hunting is easier than ever using this handy guide.
KNEE DEEP VINTAGE
From artwork to clothing, this place has it all. Like any good thrift store, Knee Deep will make you dig, but the huge selection makes the chances of finding a gem very good.
WOOLLY MAMMOTH ANTIQUES AND ODDIITIES
PETA supporters might want to steer clear of this resale store, which specializes in taxidermy and anatomy pieces that are conversation starters, if nothing else. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything, it’s fun to visit this unique store.
THRIFT & THRIVE
Thrift & Thrive is just the sort of community-minded store that we love to support, with a strong focus on reducing environmental impact by using gently used items instead of new ones. They sell everything from clothing and jewelry to furniture and housewares.
THE BROWN ELEPHANT
This is actually a local chain resale shop that sells anything and everything. Whether you’re looking to rifle through cheap records, buy a vintage dresser, or get your hands on some retro clothing, this is the store for you.
LUXURY GARAGE SALE
If you want to score designer threads without breaking the bank, head to Luxury Garage Sale. This store is a bit pricier than your average thrift shop, but you’ll find plenty high-end items in excellent condition.