• Lindsay Rootare

Top Atlanta Thrift Shops




Hello! It's been awhile! The last post on The Hand Me Up Club was March 7th, 2020! Right when Season One ended, and right before the Earth crashed down in the pandemic. A lot has changed since then, including relocating to Atlanta, GA! When I first moved down here in Fall 2020, I made it my mission to explore all the "top" thrift stores in Atlanta and found some were....not great. But, over the last few months I've been able to explore way beyond the places you find on all the "Top 5" lists and discover some real gems! Here are some obvious best thrift stores in ATL, and some less picked over dream stores!




1) The Clothing Warehouse

420 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307


This is one of the Atlanta classics in Little 5 Points, and holds up to the hype! More vintage than thrift based, this shop has a ton of 70s items, leather (jackets and boots!), vintage t shirts. Separate sections for "mens" and "womens" clothing and both are well stocked!


Also, bathrooms, seating, dressing rooms, sales racks!








2) The Odd's End

2774 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030


So the Odd's End is exactly what the name says - ODD. Located in Decatur, this funky place is less clothing based and more oddities and antiques based, has quack medical devices, vintage horror movie posters, and truly unique!


Located in an old house, has parking and bathrooms!


On this strip of College Ave, you're also near a lot of other great thrift stores and can make it a fun thrifty day trip in Decatur!




3) Ecologie Resale & Vintage

2615 George Busbee Pkwy NW #12, Kennesaw, GA 30144


Ecologie is the Atlanta answer to the Williamsburg/Greenpoint Beacon's Closet. Small in size, ultra COVID safe. This store has some contemporary items, but also lots of 80s and 90s vintage. Huge size range, nice shoe and accessory collections as well.


This store has dressing rooms, bathrooms and parking.


This store is WONDERFUL, but it is a hike located outside the perimeter in Kennesaw!



4) Kudzu

2928 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Similar to Odd's End, this awesome antique store skews home and furniture based, but functions as a massive antique mall and has several incredible vintage clothing vendors! Plus, they have a super cool soda section with lots of old school flavors!


This store has parking, bathrooms and some vendors have dressing rooms.





OTHER INCREDIBLE ATLANTA THRIFT STORES:

Goodwills - Abundant, all over! Quickly stocked, worth a stop!

Secondlife

Drug Store Vintage

Lost-n-Found

Finders Keepers



SKIPS

The Lucky Exchange Vintage - Tiny and hard to find parking!

Buffalo Exchange - Small stock, picked over

The Junkman's Daughter - Mostly gag gifts and fast fashion, very little vintage

Psycho Sisters - Mostly costumes and gag gifts

Rag-o-Rama - Super long lines, meh pricing

LC Thrift Store - Dirty and disorganized




Happy Thrifting in the ATL!