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Best Thrift Store

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Value Village Thrift Store

Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Lost-N-Found Youth - Thrift Store

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Lost-n-Found Thrift & Consignment Store

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Goodwill

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Goodwill
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Goodwill
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Goodwill

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Goodwill on Northside Drive
The opening of a new thrift store is cause for celebration. If you're a weekly or even every-other-weekly thrifter, your old tried-and-true spots tend to get to a point where you can flip through the racks and recognize the very same clothes you saw last time. It's a bummer. The Goodwill on Northsidemore...
The opening of a new thrift store is cause for celebration. If you're a weekly or even every-other-weekly thrifter, your old tried-and-true spots tend to get to a point where you can flip through the racks and recognize the very same clothes you saw last time. It's a bummer. The Goodwill on Northside Drive (just west of Atlantic Station) has been a welcome - and spankin' new - addition to our thrift rotation. Opened in March, the familiar chain of charity shops' new location is huge and has Goodwill's standard flat pricing. (Men's shirts are a flat price, dresses are a flat price, etc.) So, you can occasionally find high-end, designer pieces hidden on a rack next to a bunch of Fruit of the Loom "Spring Break '98" T-shirts - and for the same exact price. Shoes are the exception to the rule, so designer pairs in good condition will likely end up on the fancy rack with individual prices based on their fanciness. Also cause for celebration: By simply spending money, you're helping people with employment issues get their lives back on track. Used clothes. New store. New lives. less...

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Goodwill

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Last Chance


2525 N. Decatur Road, 404-296-1711, www.lastchancethriftstore.com

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up
Rag-o-Rama
1111 Euclid Ave., 404-658-1988, www.ragorama.com


Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers

Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
And other metro area locations.

Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Junior League of Atlanta Nearly New Shop
3154 Northside Parkway 404-355-3547 www.jlatlanta.org

Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
The Salvation Army
Shopping at any thrift store is a crap shoot: Sometimes you luck out, sometimes you go home empty-handed. But the fact that lots of nice, concerned people need the kind of tax deduction that can only come from donating to a recognized charity means your chances of finding some decent stuff at THE SALVATIONmore...

Shopping at any thrift store is a crap shoot: Sometimes you luck out, sometimes you go home empty-handed. But the fact that lots of nice, concerned people need the kind of tax deduction that can only come from donating to a recognized charity means your chances of finding some decent stuff at THE SALVATION ARMY aren’t half bad. During a couple of recent trips to the store just outside Avondale Estates — less picked-over than some intown locations — we picked up like-new shirts by Lorenzini and Ike Behar, saving us from having to go slumming in Neiman-Marcus.
2857 E. College Ave., Decatur. 404-299-0703. www.salvationarmy-georgia.org.

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Best Thrift Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Picked By » Readers
OK, so you may not be giving a leg up to widows and orphans when you shop here or lending aid to Christian soldiers. But, dammit, Value Village has the most stuff at the best prices of any other thrift joint in town. This is where hipsters have been picking up their retro threads for years, from discomore...
OK, so you may not be giving a leg up to widows and orphans when you shop here or lending aid to Christian soldiers. But, dammit, Value Village has the most stuff at the best prices of any other thrift joint in town. This is where hipsters have been picking up their retro threads for years, from disco shirts to vintage Pendleton jackets. less...

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