This past week brought on a great revelation, thrift shops do exist and still have some real gems waiting to be taken home and loved once more. I popped into The Wits Hospice Store in Orange Grove and found the most amazing items; a 100% wool blazer, white shirt and clutch that in-total cost me R75. Thrift shops can definitely be disappointing at times, but my experience of late has proved to be fruitful. Here are the three thrift stores that I believe hold some real thrifted goodness.
I have only been to the one in Orange Grove, which housed masses of beautiful blazers, fun shirts and a serious amount of most-loved books. Spending money here goes further than the items you take home, it goes to a cause which is an additional incentive to take more home.
Corner Louis Botha and 9th Street
011 725 1052
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 17:00
Saturdays 08:00 – 16:00
Sunday (and public holidays) 08:00 – 14:00
Many will argue with this one. The thrift store that is home to masses of cats, which not very inviting to some. However, Bounty Hunters is an abundant unpretentious space that is home to some great bargains and unexpected finds.
80 4th Avenue
011 482 6094
Monday – Saturday 09:00-16:00
3) Rags and Lace
This is more of an ‘high-class’ thrift store, or rather, a vintage store. Rags and Lace ensures that it stocks great quality with a good name on the label. With an in-house tailor, this shop brings to life the great desirables of old.
358 Jan Smuts Ave
011 787 2130
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00
Saturdays 08:00 – 14:00