Best Thrift Stores in Chicago, IL

Best Thrift Stores Chicago, IL | Thrift Shops Chicago, Illinois

Best Thrift Stores in Chicago, IL: Brown Elephant Resale Shop

Brown Elephan Resale Shop
Andersonville, Edgewater
5404 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-9382

Yelp Rating:

Mon 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

I've usually been on the "giving" end of things with Brown Elephant. Today, I had several large pieces that I wanted to donate: Writing Desk, Game Table, Tufted Chairs, etc. So I arranged for a pickup. They arrived on time and in under 15 minutes everything was out the door and they were saying good bye. No damage, no hassle, just great movers that got to work and got the job done professionally. Nice guys, as well. Only glitch was that the website didn't post my donation to the dispatcher's records. After a few days, I called the number to inquire and he took my information and scheduled me over the phone. From there, it ran smoothly.

Milan V.

Best Thrift Stores in Chicago, IL: New to You Thrift Shop

New to You Thrift Shop
Rogers Park
1545 W. Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

Yelp Rating:

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wed Closed
Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun Closed

It's not a "vintage boutique." It's an honest-to-goodness, old fashioned thrift store, like the kind you remember. A place where you can buy the basics for your new apartment's kitchen for just a handful of bucks. It's a small space, but packed with goodies, and really fun to explore. The neighborhood donates interesting stuff, so I always walk out with something cool. The ladies that work there are wonderful. Half-price on Tuesdays, which is amazing since the prices are already low. The money goes to the church that's attached, so I usually throw in a couple of extra dollars on top.

Caey W.

Best Thrift Stores in Chicago, IL: Second Chance Thrift

Second Chance Thrift
Near West Side
1674 W Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 924-9643

Yelp Rating:

Mon Closed
Tue 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun Closed

Variety of name brand items quality items. Priced higher that thrift stores where I'm from. I spent $18.00 for 1 pr of shoes & a hat. That being said, they cost new of these 2 items is around $200.00. Shoes are in brand new condition. Staff was polite and helpful.

Marcie M.