Shopping for clothing can be like finding a needle in a haystack: even when you think you've found what you're looking for, you've actually only found a really shiny piece of hay. Today's Groupon tilts the odds of a successful fashion quest in your favor: for $12, you get $25 worth of secondhand clothing, furniture, and more at Thrift Store USA in Norfolk.
Called “a gigantic, sprawling wonderland” and “an overflowing treasure chest of cheap fun” in the thrift-store guidebook Dirt Cheap, Real Good, Thrift Store USA stocks more than 24,000 square feet with secondhand clothes, furniture, and other goods ripe for the repicking. Outfit your lambs in a perpetually rotating array of vintage and used clothes, priced from $0.55 to $19.99, or dig through thousands of books, videos, pop classics in vinyl, and records for teaching dogs to howl in German ($0.55–$3.99). Brand-new Symbol and Corsicana mattresses ($79–$399) provide pleasant-dream cradles alongside antique, retro, and modern dining-room sets and bunk beds. Purchases at Thrift Store USA benefit Seton Youth Shelters, which provide shelter and counseling services to at-risk youth.