We all love getting new clothes, but if you're like me, you cringe at giving your money to big box stores or Amazon. A great alternative is buying recycled clothes that cut down on waste and feed money back into the community! Portland, Oregon has a huge selection of thrift stores to choose from and I've been to most of them, treasure hunting for that next great vintage find. Here are my top three picks to visit this week.
1. CAT Thrift Store 4838 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97225
The CAT Thrift Store has a great selection as well as a great cause. Find an amazing variety of reasonably priced, gently used clothing, accessories, and even craft supplies. Plus you get to hang out with a super cool cat! All proceeds from sales go to support the Cat Adoption Team, a non-profit, adoption guarantee cat shelter so you can feel good about looking good, and maybe adopt a new friend along the way!
2. The Village Merchants
4035 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Boasting one of the best selections in town as well as great prices, The Village Merchants is a unique thrift store that allows you to buy, sell, OR trade. Dealing in clothing, furniture, and anything else you can think of, this is the perfect place to get new stuff, get rid of old stuff, or both at the same time! With The Village Merchants, you can get paid for your items straight out, or leave them there on consignment.
3. Sellwood Union 8017 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Sellwood Union offers an amazing selection at even better prices. This is the place to be for affordable vintage fashion. The store is a collective of Portland-based vintage vendors that's constantly updating their inventory with new one-of-a-kind items. You never know what you're going to find here! Plus, the staff is super knowledgeable and friendly.
Do you know of a great thrift store that didn't make the list? Let me know in the comments!
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