Looking for good thrift stores in Toronto
October 19, 2010 10:26 AM Subscribe
Looking for good thrift (e.g. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc) stores in Toronto.
posted by jb to shopping (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I buy (almost) all of my clothes at thrift stores. But I have recently become very annoyed with the large Goodwill near Sherbourne and Bloor, as it's frequently overcrowded, extremely disorganised and the clothing is often not very interesting (lots of tacky polyesters and t-shirts that I could buy at any cheap store). It's just not much fun shopping there lately.
I would like to find other thrift stores to check out within Toronto. My preference is for non-profit/charity-based thrift stores, and for the cheaper end (I find Value Village can be quite pricy). What I'm looking for are stores that are
- larger (more chance of finding something good)
- well-organized (or at least, organised enough that you don't have to pull through children's toys and hats to find a purse)
- have donations of higher quality/more interesting clothing (especially pure cottons, South Asian styles, etc)
- are within easy TTC access (especially on the Bloor line or in west Toronto or Etobicoke)
Thank you in advance for your suggestions!