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Discover Columbus' Hidden Gems: 5 Thrift Stores You Can't Miss

Ash Jurberg

With the higher cost of living thanks to rising inflation, everyone could do with some bargains, so check out these five must-visit thrift stores in Columbus, Ohio.
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With their eclectic mix of pre-loved items, thrift stores can offer hidden gems waiting to be discovered. From vintage band t-shirts to designer handbags, thrift stores offer a treasure trove of possibilities - and a fun shopping experience like no other.

So it's no surprise that thrift stores are becoming increasingly popular.

Let's take a look at five thrift stores in Columbus, Ohio, that are worth checking out.

1. Out of the Closet- Columbus

Out of the Closet is the number one ranked thrift store in Columbus, according to Yelp users.

When you shop or donate at Out the Closet Thrift Stores (OTC), 96 cents of each dollar goes directly into HIV care and services provided by AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

1230 N High St, Columbus

2. Ohio Thrift

Ohio Thrift is a for-profit organization that has been serving Central Ohio since the late '80s. They have 13 locations in Ohio, including five in Colombus.

647 Harrisburg Pike, Columbus

3. Family Thrift

Family Thrift has a large selection of new and gently used products: clothing, shoes, furniture, housewares, books, toys, electronics, and miscellaneous accessories. They use the proceeds from sales to supply low-income individuals and families within the Ohio community.

4815 E Main St, Columbus

4. Volunteers of America

When you shop at one of their "100% non-profit thrift stores in Greater Columbus or Cleveland, Ohio, you are helping veterans, individuals, and families rebuild their lives. The proceeds from your purchases support life-changing programs and make a difference in your community."

3620 Indianola Ave, Columbus

5. One More Time

One More Time opened in 1975 and has been in its current location since 1985. One More Time specializes in the resale of gently-used furniture and home accents, from antique and retro to classic and contemporary.

1641 W 5th Ave, Columbus

Your thoughts

What is your favorite thrift store in Columbus? Have you been to any of these? Where do you recommend visiting to find the best bargain? What tips do you have for bargain hunters?

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