Thrifting in a fast-fashion world is the best way to shop, and Atlanta has some vintage gems.
Atlanta is an incredible city for shopping. With thrifting being a popular pass-time, there are so many stores in the city to snap up somebody’s unwanted fashions. Make it your own, switch up the style, or create a new look completely. Regardless, vintage will always be in and your wallet is thankful for it!
Although Five Little Points is the thrift store hotspot in Atlanta, there are great places to thrift all over the city. Here’s our Top 5 places to thrift in the city:
1. Psycho Sisters
Where: Little Five Points
When a thrift store organizes their stock by decade, you know they mean business. Psycho Sisters is a one-stop-shop for any fashion lover. Their extensive collection is highlighted with looks on show around the store. Go back in time, or become a complete character. There are wigs, 70s Disco gear, rocker boots and everything in between that you’d expect to find in a thrifting haven.
Where: Five Little Points
Atlanta’s premiere purveyor of unusual goods, you’ll leave this gigantic thrift store with something you didn’t know you needed. Opened in 1982, the owner’s father was a junkman who spent years buying and trading what some viewed as useless. The lesson learned was that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, which is certainly the case at Junkman’s Daughter. If you’re ever in Five Little Points, be sure to check it out. You wont miss it as the outside is decorated with vibrantly painted murals.
3. The Lucky Exchange
We’re briefly leaving Five Little Points for this SoNo vintage paradise. The carefully curated clothes at The Lucky Exchange will give your thrifting experience a boutique twist. Not afraid of contemporary styles, TLE blend the old with the new and inspire the customers to play with fashion.
4. The Clothing Warehouse
Where: Five Little Points
Organized by color, this rainbow dream of a thrift store will entice you as soon as you walk in. The Clothing Warehouse has over 1000 vintage tees so you’ll definitely leave with something. If the t-shirt collection isn’t enough, locals love searching for their next pair of boots here. Their rack of vintage dresses also makes the search for some vintage gems completely worth it.
5. Out of the Closet
Where: Piedmont Heights
Out of the Closet have become an established national thrift store. They donate their profits to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and are keen activists for ending the stigma surrounding HIV. Not only will you be shopping in one of Atlanta’s best thrift stores, but you’ll be supporting an important cause. This thrift store is also a pharmacy, and you can get a HIV test here as well.
Featured image: @psycho_sisters via Instagram