Finding Treasures at Corpus Christi Vintage Stores

Jean Jones
(May 05, 2015)


There's a popular saying that styles will always come back in fashion. A great example is Midcentury Modern returning as one of today's hot furniture trends. Clothing styles from 1940s glamor to 1990s grunge have turned up on hip fashionistas.

Did you realize that your local thrift stores are a treasure trove of vintage items? You may think of them as simply places for people to unload their junk, but in reality you can find unique items from clothing to furniture to books at inexpensive prices.

Here are some thrift stores to include on the schedule for your next shopping trip.

Cottage Shop
3533 S. Alameda Street
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

You can feel doubly good about shopping at this thrift store where proceeds support the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children's Hospital. To date they have raised more than $500,000 through sales of gently used clothing, household goods, jewelry and electronics. Cottage Shop also receives donations from local businesses so you can usually find new items in the mix as well.

Family Thrift Center
4801 Ayres Street
Open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon - 7 p.m. Sunday

This store carries a rotating selection featuring thousands of used clothing items, including many from well-known name brands. In-store fitting rooms let you see just how an item looks on you before you purchase it. They also offer a number of household items along with toys and books. Sign up for their Rewards Program and earn discounts of up to 50 percent that can be redeemed on Sundays.

Goodwill Industries
2961 S. Port Avenue
Open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday

Goodwill is often the first name that comes to mind when people want to donate items, so their retail shop is a valuable source of hidden treasures. Organized departments and clothing sorted by color make browsing easy. Revenues from the Goodwill store along with your donations support their mission to create opportunities for people who can't find jobs due to disabilities or other reasons.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
1901 Lipan
Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

ReStore is primarily a source for building materials and supplies donated by local home improvement stores, but they do carry a selection of gently used household items at bargain prices. Proceeds fund the HFH mission of constructing affordable housing.

Shopping thrift stores also shows a commitment to green living, something we wholeheartedly support at our Springs Apartments community.

What's the most exciting purchase you've made at an unexpected place? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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