Thrift shops are treasure troves of items no longer needed by their previous owners, much like your vacationing neighbor’s house. Reuse and repurpose with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Thrift-Store Goods
In addition to digging up vintage clothing ($0.50–$4+) or discovering the perfect chair to complete a living-room layout (furniture $20–$350+), visitors peruse a selection of books ($1–$2), dishes and glassware ($0.50–$5+), and electronics ($3+).
Drew Johnson and his friend Jordan harbored a secret dream to own a thrift shop from the earliest years of their friendship, as far back as middle school. They schemed for years, and when a space opened in the heart of the community where they both grew up, they didn’t hesitate. The duo opened Urban Thrift, stocking it with recycled and reusable clothing, jewelry, appliances, and furniture.
Though they keep it spotlessly clean, Drew and Jordan still celebrate the raw, urban feel of their space. “Our dressing room utilizes cinder blocks and gas piping, our ceiling is exposed, our floor is unfinished concrete, and that’s how we like it,” said Drew. They don’t forget the community that fostered them and their dream, either, giving donations to local churches and school clubs.