Top 5 Thrifting Stores in Atlanta
If you're visiting Atlanta or recently moved here, you've got to go thrifting. It's one way to maintain your individuality and style without breaking your budget and risking someone else trying to pull off your look. Here's a list thrift stores where I've had luck finding clothes:
First up is Buffalo Exchange located on Ponce De Leon Avenue. It's located in a mini strip mall surrounded by a crossfire studio and a theater that has drag shows from time to time. It's not too pricy and the clothing options are quality. The different brands you can find are amazing. It's no Goodwill price but it's worth a visit.
Rag-O-Rama is just another hype beast's dream. They have the best second-hand sneaker collection I have seen thus far. The clothes are curated to attract a younger, trendy crowd, which means the prices aren't going to be dirt cheap. But it's probably better to pay $10 for a Stussy sweatshirt as opposed to the $60. Last time I was there I saw some Yeezy Ultra Boosts on sale for $250.
Another location (usually out of my budget unless I am really wanting to treat myself ) is Labels Resale Boutique. When I say high-end, I mean it. Your Gucci and Chanel can be found here and at prices that are steep, but still less steep than brand new, straight off the assembly line. Their two locations are in Buckhead and Vinings.
Have you ever heard of Value Village? With the motto "Rethink Reuse" Value Village is changing how consumers recycle gently used clothing so they don't end up in landfills. With over 350 stores across the US and Canada, Value Village has influenced the culture of thrifting and is working to streamline the retail recycling process.
Last but not the least is Versus ATL. It's located on Flat Shoals Road in Decatur and it's one of my favorite locations. The prices aren't like any typical thrift store so that means the clothes aren't something you will find just any where. They have hip-hop vintage attire and rare sneakers you would be lucky to stumble upon. I just started visiting this store in 2017 after I get my haircut. It's like getting two therapy sessions in one evening.